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Import google maps

Postby jaap » Mon Jul 02, 2007 12:05 am

Hi all!
This is probably a stupid question, but is there a way to convert and upload google maps to my explorist? I've been told that it is possible with sony psp.

Re: Import google maps

Postby Aroy » Tue Jul 03, 2007 9:33 am

If you want google maps on a handheld, then consider getting a phone + gps or a phone + a bluetooth gps combo that works with mobile gmaps. You would need to be under data coverage to use these apps, but if here in India I can make it work in most parts and get sat images within 2 mins of entering a location, then it should not be a problem in US/EU.

I currently use my explorist 210 to get a gps fix and then enter that into the mobile gmaps or official gmaps client installed on my phone and get to see sat images of where I am. It is not the same as having the thing as a stored map in your handheld, but for things like hiking or exploring new places, it is a great system.


Re: Import google maps

Postby Aroy » Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:06 pm

The link to mobile gmaps is: Do go thru the site.

I am myself thinking about getting a bt gps plus a phone that supports bt gps with mobile gmaps! Or a phone that supports mobile gmaps and has built in gps receiver. Would make a good backup gps too!

Magellan Interface Solutions

Postby carpeneto07 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:28 am

Hi all
Just came across this on the Magellan site.

Beverly has much of this info already on his site. Good to see this info from the "horse's mouth" so to speak.

It gives the structure of the files system as well as that of each of the different file types. The eXplorist, Meridian and SporTrack models are covered.


Re: Magellan Interface Solutions

Postby ppp603 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:48 am

How did you open the file? What extension does Magellan use?



Re: Magellan Interface Solutions

Postby Ricardo » Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:42 am

Sounds like you are not using Microsoft IE browser. How dare you! ;-)

It is a .zip file. I ran into this a few weeks back.

I'm not an HTTP wiz, but it seems like either the web server doesn't
set the mime type correctly, or it serves up the filename with spaces
in it instead of using the code for an ASCII space (%20). IE guesses
(correctly in this case), but browsers that stick to the HTTP
standards only read the "Magellan" part.

Add .zip to the end, and you should have no problem.


Re: Magellan Interface Solutions

Postby carpeneto07 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 12:11 pm

Hi Skip
The files are zip archives. The file inside the archive is in .PDF (Adobe Acrobat Reader) format.


Re: Magellan Interface Solutions

Postby ppp603 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 3:08 am

Thanks, David and Ricardo... you're right; I use Mozilla!


Re: Magellan Interface Solutions

Postby onovielo » Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:13 pm

I'm using firefox and got that same problem!! damn bill gates!! :-) is there a way to send it to the group or directly to my e-mail if anybody got time.

i'm trying to understand the differences between magellan, garmin and the other to make my own maps, when done for the explorist i'll make them

thank you all for you info


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