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I have inserted micro SD card for Europe but have no recognition on the 1490T. Do the European maps only appear when in Europe ?

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Hello,

When adding maps via the SD card slot they will automatically be activated, to see this go to Tools > System > Maps > "Map Info" from here you will be able to see what mapping you have on your unit.

Hope this helps!

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If you have the TOPO maps loaded to an SD card and the card is inserted all you should have to do is go to Tools > Settings > Map > Info in this menu you will find your map sets if you see TOPO make sure it is activated if not you may need to re install them to the SD.

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