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tag212



Joined: 22 Feb 2006
Posts: 7
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Nov 10, 2006 12:49 pm    Post subject: magellan maps Reply with quote

hi it looks like i might finally get my gps back from ginny212 as we bought a magellan explorist 500 from london drugs for 199.00 yep it is the best price i have ever seen on that model. i was wondering if anyone knows where i might find the maps for it on the net or do i have to buy them



thanks in advance



 



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junglehair



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 374
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Nov 11, 2006 1:07 am    Post subject: RE: magellan maps Reply with quote

Hi Tag/Ginny,



I actually have a copy of the MapSend DirectRoute software for U.S. and Canada (metro areas) that I am not using.  I gave the Magellan Meridian Platinum unit I had to a friend of mine in Europe, and the North America maps were not much use to him.



I assume that it would work on an eXplorist unit.  I bought the software a few years ago, before the eXplorist units were out, so it's not listed on the package as one of the units it supports. 



I could sell you my copy for $50 or so.  I paid about $100 for it originally.  And, of course, if it didn't work for that unit, you could certainly return it to me for a full refund.  Let me know if you're interested.



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tag212



Joined: 22 Feb 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Nov 14, 2006 5:21 am    Post subject: RE: magellan maps Reply with quote

hey that sounds good ill get ginny to get in touch with you

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slippery_1



Joined: 23 Apr 2006
Posts: 228
Location: Manitoba

PostPosted: Nov 14, 2006 8:55 pm    Post subject: RE: magellan maps Reply with quote

tag212 wrote:




hey that sounds good ill get ginny to get in touch with you




I also have Magellin streets and destinations too...I'll bring it down with me this week, tues, wed and Thur...want a copy come an grab it...copy it and send it back if ya want. Let MHz, grnbrg or Turdle know and I'll set ya up.

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Ginny212



Joined: 04 May 2006
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Nov 15, 2006 1:42 pm    Post subject: RE: magellan maps Reply with quote

Thanks very much Slippery!  I'll take you up on that offer. 

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the wanderers
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PostPosted: Jan 19, 2007 9:25 pm    Post subject: RE: magellan maps Reply with quote

Hi, my wife and I are new to this geocaching craze,  and to GPS's in general.  After putting  some cash  (no pun intended!)  into a very nice Explorist 500LE  I'm  curious to know if  there  is  any way  to copy Magellan maps to cd? I'm looking in particular for the Canada topo 3D and/or the Canada street direct route.Some may find this practice to be unethical  but I think  the  money Magellan  asks for the software is RE-diculous! Cheers! the wanderers


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junglehair



Joined: 05 Apr 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jan 19, 2007 10:12 pm    Post subject: RE: magellan maps Reply with quote

The problem is, they have gotten smart and added strict licencing rules to their software.  I don't think you can just get a copy of someone's software and expect to be able to load in on the eXplorist like you used to be able to with the older software/units.

I have often wondered what would happen if someone loaded the maps on the GPS, then saved them to disk. Could the disk then be used in a different GPS to load the maps from.  Has anyone tried this?



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ertyu



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
Posts: 553
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jan 20, 2007 12:01 am    Post subject: RE: magellan maps Reply with quote

Afaik, both Magellan and Garmin generate maps that are tied to the specific unit and its serial number, no transferability.

 

Gotta suck it up and buy the maps pretty much. 



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the wanderers
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PostPosted: Jan 20, 2007 12:30 am    Post subject: RE: magellan maps Reply with quote

Thanks for poop on the maps! guess I'll be  sending some more cash to Mr. and Mrs. Magellan and all those little Magellans. I wonder if  the magellan family ever does tea with the Gates??...Hmmmmm. Cheers Again!


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