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Re: QUESTION

Post by 1coolbanana » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:44 pm

Agreed, Shonky is as good as it gets for free :lol:
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Re: QUESTION

Post by Carl » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:06 pm

I've got the Zumo 660 with maps from www.oztopo.com.au loaded onto SD card when I bought it off them. Has all the tracks as far as I can make out when I've been in the bush, but you can't know which ones are public or private.
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one67

Re: QUESTION

Post by one67 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:01 pm

I've done a bit of a search and have come up with this thread to ask a question regarding shonky maps,

I just bought a garmin GPSmap 62 and am not keen on paying $230 for topo maps.

So after a quick search, came up with shonkymaps.

I've downloaded garmin mapsource and shonkymaps, but can't open shonky in mapsource.

Any help would be appreciated.

P.S. I'm a computer gumby.

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Re: QUESTION

Post by 1coolbanana » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:14 pm

Geeez, I can remember :ne_nau:
I just followed the instructions from the shonky site and its worked on 3 different computers now!

So Mapsource works and uses City avigator ok?

Did you run the setup.exe file after downloading and after setting up Mapsource??
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Re: QUESTION

Post by rmarmbruster » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:21 pm

one67,
Does Mapsource work OK with City Navigator maps? If so open Mapsource and it just drop down the box in the top LH corner and load Shonky Maps. I have no trouble using Shonky with Mapsource and then the Garmin 660.

Good luck.

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one67

Re: QUESTION

Post by one67 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:00 pm

I'm at work atm, so can't play with it .

But I haven't seen City Navigator maps and don't know what it is.

All I know is that I'm supposed to open shonky in mapsource, but when I try this , mapsource doesn't see any file to open.

Don't know if I'm making sense to you guys, but I've tried it on a Mac and two different windows laptops.

Thanks for your help, I'll try again tomorrow. keep hitting me with whatever info you can think of.

EDIT: ok, I was just on the phone to the missus, who had another look at it. apparently mapsource was having a bit of a glitch yesterday and there was no drop down box.

But it's there now, when she tried to upload shonky to my gps, it says you must choose a map or trail ???

I'll have a look tomorrow.

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Re: QUESTION

Post by 1coolbanana » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:01 pm

I would think that you need a base map installed first.
Did your garmin come with maps installed?
Did it come with a map CD?
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Re: QUESTION

Post by one67 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:13 pm

Yes it came with a very basic map installed.

I got shonky sorted, it's not much more detailed than the standard map.

Now i've just got to play around and figure out how to use it.

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