How to put different maps on Dakota 20? I downloaded three different routable OSM-maps (gmapsupp.img) of three different countries. I renamed them and cpied them to the Dakota 20 on a SD-card. When I open Dakota 20, it sees the three maps at one place that I can open to use. I would like to see three different maps to open. In one country I use one map. Who can help me?

asked 08 Feb '12, 10:49

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edited 04 Aug '13, 13:59

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Name your files so that they end up in .img, for example

Garmin/
    GMAPSUPP.UK.IMG
    GMAPSUPP.FR.IMG
    GMAPSUPP.DE.IMG
Once you have that, if your dakota's firmware is recent enough, you should be able to switch between maps by going into
setup -> map -> select map

If your device only shows zero/one map there, maybe it is because you have an old firmware that only handles one gmapsupp at a time. Go to the garming website and follow instructions to update your firmware.

See also the wiki of course.

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answered 08 Feb '12, 11:38

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Dear Vincent, Thank you, but it doesn't work. It is an updated new Dakota 20

(08 Feb '12, 11:53) Phylos
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Nearly 1.5 years later (and maybe too late for Pylos) I had a similar problem (with my Dakota 20, newest firmware): multiple gmapsupp-files on my sd-card, but about 50% of them worked (could be selected). After I read the notice in the wiki about changing the name I gave it a try and it worked :-)

So you can use multiple maps with the Dakota 20, but only if they have unique names...

(04 Aug '13, 12:54) daniel

Thanks Daniel,

It didn't works with a large map. Now I split a large map in two pieces. And I followed a solution in Dutch. This works very well (see http://forum.gps-expert.nl/viewtopic.php?t=635)

Phylos

(05 Aug '13, 16:25) Phylos
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