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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Using MapSource]] with detailed information on using it to upload Malsingmaps map tiles onto your respective GPSr.
 
* [[Using MapSource]] with detailed information on using it to upload Malsingmaps map tiles onto your respective GPSr.
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* [[How to install MapSource]] and [[How to install MSM map to view in MapSource]] illustrated guides by drtamil
 
* [[Video tutorials#MapSource]] about uploading maps, downloading tracks/waypoints and creating waypoints.
 
* [[Video tutorials#MapSource]] about uploading maps, downloading tracks/waypoints and creating waypoints.
 
* [[Viewing maps using MapSource]] on your PC, where it is much easier to plan routes with the much bigger PC screens and better user interface.
 
* [[Viewing maps using MapSource]] on your PC, where it is much easier to plan routes with the much bigger PC screens and better user interface.
 
* [[Where to get MapSource viewer]] for the latest updates, and if your GPSr does not comes with Mapsource.
 
* [[Where to get MapSource viewer]] for the latest updates, and if your GPSr does not comes with Mapsource.
 
* [[Adding new maps to Mapsource]] on how to create new Mapsource mapsets.
 
* [[Adding new maps to Mapsource]] on how to create new Mapsource mapsets.
* [[Main Page#Windows PCs and Mapsource]]
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* [[General Reference#Windows PCs and Mapsource]]
 
* [[Troubleshooting Problem Opening MapSource]]
 
* [[Troubleshooting Problem Opening MapSource]]
 
* [http://www.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/tripandwaypoint.jsp Garmin Mapsource Trip and Waypoint Manager] program CD, with list price of USD30.
 
* [http://www.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/tripandwaypoint.jsp Garmin Mapsource Trip and Waypoint Manager] program CD, with list price of USD30.

Revision as of 00:05, 18 September 2008

What is "Mapsource"?

Simply put, Mapsource - Trip & Waypoint Manager (commonly known as "Mapsource") is a program CD provided by Garmin to facilitate the transfer of maps, waypoints, routes and tracks between your Garmin GPSr and your PC via serial or USB port. It is a Windows based program (Windows 98 or later) and is not MAC compatible. According to Garmin, this program can be used with nearly all Garmin GPSr other than the GPS100 family (GPS 100AVD, GPS 100MRN, GPS 100MIL, and SRVY II) and panel-mount aviation units. It is also not compatible with iQue.

"Mapsource" is a proprietary program packaged with a Garmin GPSr. After the program is installed, free updates to the program are available from Garmin International website mapping section or simply click on the "check for software updates" under "Help" menu of the Mapsource program. Besides the Mapsource program, the CD that comes with the Garmin GPSr also include an USB device drivers.

Other than the transfer of data between the GPSr and PC, "Mapsource" can also be used to create, view and edit waypoints, routes and tracks as well as to find items, addresses and POIs, if these are included in the map data.

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