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Putting maps on sd memory card

I managed to update my c330 with the 2008 map update but could only load lower north America, United States, Hawaii, an etc. I would like to put Canadian map on an SD memory card. Is this possible, and what is the best way to accomplish this.

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  • arbutus_bill Feb 15, 2008

    Yes I did know that you can order the sd chip from Garmin. My problem with that is I just spent $75 dollars for the ver 8 update. I believe that it is wrong for Garmin to charge me another $80 for the Canadian maps. A blank sd card can be purchased for as little as $10. The procedure to download the maps is what I need. It is not as simple as downloading to the sd card.

  • Garry D Mar 04, 2008

    Exactly the same problem, exactly the same sentiments about Garmin.

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    I tried Gary_D's solution.

    I did not have a 512MB card, so I used a 1GB card.

    It did not work.

    The c330 may not recognize a 1GB card

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    Map update 2009 does not have the gmappromU.img file
    Any ideas how to do this for Map update 2009

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For C330 owners that want to have both Canada and US 2008 map update on their GPS this is what you have to do.

Must have:
1 - Street pilot C330

2 - 512mb SD card
3 - SD card reader of some form (some cameras will suffice)
4 - Garmin 2008 Map Update North America

What to DO:

1 - connect the GPS to the computer
2 - Insert the Map update disk
3 - Install the Lower 48 states, United States
(Reason - the C330 has around 1000mb of memory and the "US 48 states" map uses around 900mb" while Canada uses 400mb...which is why you will need that 512mb SD card later)

4 - Once the GPS is updated with the US map. Browse the Map update disk contents. This can be done with going to "My Computer" right click on your CD/DVD drive and click on "Explore"

5 - Open the folder called "img"

6 - Copy the file called "gmappromU.img" file is around 430mb. (This is the map file for Canada)

7 - Insert your SD card into your card reader and connect it to your computer. A window should pop up. If not you should see it on your "My Computer"

8 - Once you have navigated your way into the SD card directory. Create a folder on the SD card named "garmin" (no caps)

9 - Go into your newly created "garmin" folder right click and paste the "gmappromU.img" file. (This may take upto 20 to 30 mins)

10 - Once the process is complete, Rename the "gmappromU.img" file to --> "gmapsupp.img" (watch for spelling, no caps at all)

11 - Remove the SD card, Turn off your GPS, Insert SD card into GPS.

12 - Turn on GPS, let it load, and there you have it, the FULL North America Map.

When you are searching a state or province (depending where you are located) it will give you an option which map to use, Canada/Alaska or the lower 48 US states. Select your map and you are set to Go.

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

I have a kodak easyshare c330 and was wondering what it can hold up to in terms of memory, i had a 256mb sd card that worked, but when i bought a 2 x 2gb sd cards from two different stores they didn't work and both came up with the same error.

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The restriction on the C330 is due to memory limitation. It cannot hold all the 2008 updates. Canadian maps are available on an SD card from Garmin:
microSD/SD data card, City Navigator Canada NT Part Number: 010-10966-00
Suggested Retail Price: $ 79.99 USD Normally ships in 1 - 3 business days

As far as doing it yourself, I believe these can usually be downloaded to a blank SD card, but I also believe the cost is the same from Garmin.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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