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HOW DO YOU LOAD MAPS TO THE GPS UNIT?

I HAVE JUST PURCHASED A GARMIN LEGEND HCx FOR MY HUSBAND. I ALSO PURCHASED A GARMIN TOPO MAP. WHERE DO I FIND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO LOAD THE MAP TO THE GPS UNIT?

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You will need to load the MapSource software on your PC then load the maps into MapSource. After the maps are loaded and unlocked you can plug your GPS into your PC with the USB cable and load the maps.

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Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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