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I can't get the map on the screen of my eXplorist 500

My unit does not recongnised a map copied form my pc to the memory card. The extension of this map is: .ecw

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  • prisow Dec 28, 2007

    tried downloading discover aus to my explorist 500 and directly to 128mb sd card and could not find file on explorist but file is their when you look at sd card on card reader

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No solution exists.
.ecw files contain raster maps not compatible with GPSRs.
only .imi files compatible with eXplorists can be loaded

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My explorist Gc unit...on start up is looking for an active tracking file which is missing. I have a copy on my desktop. How can I get it back into the unit?


You can download the US basemap for the 500 at
http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=EJTNQH03
Rename it BASEMAP.MGI
Then copy it in the directory "background maps" in the SD card of your 500, by using a SD card reader/writer.
Insert the SD card in your 500 and connect it to your PC; then turn it on;it will turn on regularly, because the basemap in the card will be detected; turn it to USB file transfer mode, and copy the basemap from the SD card to the directory "background maps" of the 500.
If you already have the file ..just rename it like I said ..and copy it ..using the sd card in the reader...Than if it is not functional ..just reset it ..and reload the file the proper way by reloading maps..

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No base map message


heres the basemap
http://rhamphorinkx.newmail.ru/maps/na_lb112%20(ex_400-500-600_na).rar

Copy attached "BASEMAP.MGI" to eXplorist, in "Background maps" folder.

These downloads are in rar compressed format if you need a free decompressor one can be downloaded from www.rarlabs.com

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The necessary map software is not installed - did you buy the unit with software?

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  • Try to check the Sd card if its already formatted. because if the sd card is still not formatted it will not work to your GPS.


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Hi Guys: On turning on my explorist 400 a message appears. UNIT CURRENTLEY CONTAINS NO MAPS! INITIATING MAP UPLOAD This message wont go away, and all buttons refuse to work. The only way I can turn it off...


Jeff, I had the same problem with my explorist 500. Your unit lost the "BASEMAP.MGI " file. You will need to get a copy of that file. Then install it.
Try this site http://imhz.com/2006/05/my-explorist-is-screwed.html
(I would recomend all explorist GPS owners copy and save that file and store it in a safe place. I have mine on a thumb drive).

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Ciao, mandami una email a [email protected] altrimenti tramite questa via ci mettiamo fino all'anno prossimo. hai messo una basemap europea sulla SD card? nella directory "Backgroud maps"? se hai fatto così avrebbe dovuto sentirtela. Se in ogni caso metti la basemap europea nella directory USBTRANS della SD card dovrebbe caricartela nella memoria interna del GPS (dopo il caricamento non è più presente nella SD card, per cui se devi ripetere l'operazione devi rimettercela).
Ciao
Alberto

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You can download the US basemap for the 500 at
http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=EJTNQH03
Rename it BASEMAP.MGI
Then copy it in the directory "background maps" in the SD card of your 500, by using a SD card reader/writer.
Insert the SD card in your 500 and connect it to your PC; then turn it on;it will turn on regularly, because the basemap in the card will be detected; turn it to USB file transfer mode, and copy the basemap from the SD card to the directory "background maps" of the 500.

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You can download the US basemap for the 500 at
http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=EJTNQH03
Rename it BASEMAP.MGI
Then copy it in the directory "background maps" in the SD card of your 500, by using a SD card reader/writer.
Insert the SD card in your 500 and connect it to your PC; then turn it on;it will turn on regularly, because the basemap in the card will be detected; turn it to USB file transfer mode, and copy the basemap from the SD card to the directory "background maps" of the 500.

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You can download the US basemap for the 500 at
http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=EJTNQH03
Rename it BASEMAP.MGI
Then copy it in the directory "background maps" in the SD card of your 500, by using a SD card reader/writer.
Insert the SD card in your 500 and connect it to your PC; then turn it on;it will turn on regularly, because the basemap in the card will be detected; turn it to USB file transfer mode, and copy the basemap from the SD card to the directory "background maps" of the 500.

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