Garmin to Magellan
How To join custom map with MapSend WorldWide BaseMap
Since Nygma (Varga Csongor) has suggested to use MobileMapper Office for Magellan receivers (Sept. 30, 2003), many successful attempts were done to create custom maps and join several maps in one. Joinmaps program was created by Tim Ford (see File section of the mobilemapper group) to simplify the joining process. But if the whole MapSend application is joining with a custom map, there are some tricks specific to the type of MapSend.
If you are not familiar with MMO, please visit mobilemapper yahoo group to find instruction how to create custom maps from either GIS data or scanned maps. Several perfect documents written by members of the group are available at the File section.
Here you will find step-by-step instruction how to join MapSend WorldWide Basemap (WWBM) with custom map created with MMO. The joined map can be exported from WWBM to GPSR as a secondary (and primary) basemap or detailed map (see below). The procedure described is for MMO1.00, if the later versions (1.10, 2.00) are used, the layers *.lay (in a custom map) must be converted with MMOconverter or convertMMOoutput prior to joining.
1. Create custom map with MMO (say in NewMap folder)
Example: I add
trail as a trail line, and shelters as a points with numbers (corresponding SHP files are available at
trail conference web site).
1. if in the [GROUPS] section of export.cfg some entry goes with 0 or 1 (exampe: 7=BackgroundMap 0) labels will not be visible in the MapInfo field at the bottom of the GPSR screen; if 1 U 2 follows (example:7=BackgroundMap 1 U 2) the labels are visible in the MapInfo field when pointed with marker
2. wwbasemap can also be exported as a detailed map from
MapSend WWbasemap (+custom maps if needed). Change to
I did not find what means "Export_Basemap=1" (in this case map is exporting as a basemap, similar to =2). if wwbasemap is exported as a detailed map, GPSR authorization is not an issue: map can be used with any GPSR serial number.
3. Basemap created with WWBM can be used as a primary basemap, I'm using uploadGPSserial to upload primary basemaps. This was found by Jesse (csit95217)(Msg# 189 mobilemapper group) for SporTrack Color, I just confirm with my Merigreen.