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    Posted: 08 May 2018 at 1:51pm
  I am planning a trip out west, with my 17yo son in a few weeks, and navigational pre-planning is well under way. I am trying to figure out how to get the maps from the BDR (Backcountry Discovery Routes) website to work in my NuVi. I know it can be done, as i bought the TAT (Trans America Trail) file from GPSKevin and that works just fine. Stuck the SD card in the NuVi and the TaT becomes a selectable map and i am able to view it perfectly. I've downloaded mapsource and basecamp but neither seem to be very intuitive.

All I really want to do is get the maps from the BDR website to work on my NuVi. Can anyone educate me on this?

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lots of good info here:  http://gpsinformation.org/forum/
 
When I've used mapsource and basecamp, I only used .gdb files.  And I've only used them for hand-held trail type garmin gps units.
 
 
 


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Thanks for that.  I will dig through there.  I think I am getting close.  Last night, I was able to create a map, using mapsource, and install it on the GPS.  I am able to see it in the mymaps, in the setup screen of the GPS, and i am able to select it (turn it on).  But, it will not display yet.  When I do the install like this, the format appears to come out just like the gpskevin file format.
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Well, I gave up.  Broke down and bought an etrex 20x for offroad duty.  Could never figure out how to get tracklogs converted to routes, so i could download them onto the Nuvi.  Had hoped to accomplish all this without another purchase, as all this is currently for just one trip out west, here in a couple weeks.

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Why not just use your phone?  I havent found anything that a single purpose GPS can do that my Android wont do as well, if not better.
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I looked into that, briefly.  Decided to throw money at it and be done, after spending so much time trying to get the Nuvi to do everything. 
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