MFM-Garmin Map (cGPSmapper) Installation Step-by-Step Guide

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MFM-Garmin Map (cGPSmapper) Installation Step-by-Step Guide

Postby fancheng » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:57 pm

To All Newbie / New Users of MFM-Garmin map :welcome:

Latest Version MFM-Garmin-(YYMMDD).exe

  1. Install Garmin Mapsource
    Mapsource is a very useful program to view and upload maps into your Garmin device
    Read How to install Garmin Mapsource
    Mapsource can be downloaded from Garmin website
    Use Garmin Mapsource 6.13.7 if the latest Mapsource is too slow for your PC
    P/S for Windows 7 Please use Mapsource 6.16.2 or newer.
  2. Download the latest MFM map Here Look for the latest Map Image.
  3. Step by Step Install MFM Map
    1. Double click MFM-Garmin-(YYMMDD).exe [Year-Month-Day]
    2. Please Select what Language you want, when Intallation.
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    3. Next
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    4. Accept the agreement
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    5. Recommended to use the default folder for MFM map
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    6. Map display in Mapsource
      1. Full Customistion (recommend for Mapsource Display) ---> view custom icon and road display in Mapsource
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      2. Original Roads ---> displays only custom icon in Mapsource
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    7. Ready To Install MFM Map
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    8. Installation in progress...
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    9. Create MFM-Garmin gmapsupp.img
      After installing the map files into your computer, you will be asked if you would wish to create a Garmin map for your Gamin device. Answering "Yes" will bring you to a wizard that will complete the map creation in a few simple steps. You can also opt to say "No" and upload MFM-Garmin map to your Garmin device via Mapsource.
        If you prefer to generate MFM-Garmin map using MFM's own generator, refer to the next post for further instructions.
        If you prefer to upload MFM-Garmin map using Mapsource, refer to the here for further instructions.
    10. Ok! You have done (On unit and try) Be Happy :lol:
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MFM-Garmin Map Installation Step by Step Guide

Postby fancheng » Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:12 pm

Creating MFM-Garmin map using MFM Garmin Map Generator

  1. Create MFM gmapsupp.img
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  2. Options
    1. Exclude Colored Polygons (Less laggy) Good for Garmin Mobile XT
    2. Include Miscellanous Business POI (Like Insurance campanys, and Others Company Name POIs)
    3. Include Road POI (you can search road name under Points of Interest. This option may slow down your Mobile XT)
    4. Include Chinese POI (POIs in Chinese Simplify 简体)
    5. Enable custom icon for Nuvi 765, 1460, etc (for Garmin 765 and Garmin 1xxx series)
    6. Full [Full Custom (the road display a bit different) + Custom Icon & Polygon (House & Shop in color)]
    7. Custom Polygon & POI only [Dispaly custom Polygon (House & Shop in color) & POI Icon (Shell station will display in Shell Logo)]
    8. Default (Original Garmin Display)
    9. Large POI Icons (Display Large Icons in GPS Device)

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  3. Proceed to generate gmapsupp.img with above Options (Yes or No)
    Yes, then gmapsupp.img is created in "C:\Garmin\Malfreemaps" (you may copy this file to others unit/SD Card after installation)
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  4. MFM gmapsupp.img has been created. (Do u want to send this map to U unit/SD Card Now)
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    If Yes, please select your Nuvi drive {"F:" or "G:"}. Map must save within the "Garmin" folder. For example, "F:\Garmin"
    P/S: Garmin 1xxx series the "gmapsupp.img" can be change to any names as you like and put in your's device drive {"F:" or "G:"} "Map" folder. FYI don't put 2 same map with difference name, it will hang and PC can't re-connect it agian
    It takes a while to transfer your map into your Nuvi or SD card.
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    Please wait until the "Process Completed" message is displayed before disconnecting your Nuvi or removing your SD card to avoid damage to your Nuvi or SD card.
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Re: MFM-Garmin Installation Step by Step Guide

Postby fancheng » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:59 am

Uploading MFM-Garmin using Mapsource

  1. Select MFM-Garmin Map Tiles
      Please set Zoom to 500KM
    1. Click on Map Tool Icon
    2. Move your mouse cursor to the bottom right of the map as indicated by "Start Here"
    3. Press and hold your left mouse button then drag your mouse towards the top left corner as indicated by "End Here"
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    4. As you drag your mouse, the map outlines will turn to yellow. Map tiles will turn into pink once you completed Step 3.
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    5. MFM-Garmin map have 31 map tiles. It is recommended that you select all of them.
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    6. Make sure "Include route Calculation Data" is checked (If you don't tick this then the map can't do routing)
      Some of time the "Include route Calculation Data" option is greyed out but don't worry. Just ignore it and proceed with map transfer.

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    7. You can opt to exclude our polygon maps. Without the polygon maps, map display is less attractive and informative but screen refresh rate will be faster. It is recommended that you omit polygon maps if you are using Mobile XT on older mobile phones or earlier Garmin devices.
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    8. Topo maps are also optional. You can delete it if you want
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    9. If you want complete coverage of Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei, you should select a minimum of 14 maps
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  2. Select Other Map Tiles (optional)
    After selecting MFM-Garmin maps, you can select maps from other mapsets such as Navnet maps to be uploaded together onto your Garmin device
    1. Set Zoom to 1000KM
    2. Click on Map Tool Icon
    3. Move your mouse cursor to the bottom right of the map
    4. Press and hold your left mouse button then drag your mouse towards the top left corner
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    5. Total Map tiles Selected
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  3. Renaming the mapset (optional)
    1. Mapsource will name your mapset automatically. If you want to rename it, follow the steps below
    2. Click on Map Set name
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    3. Untick Autoname
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    4. Type the New MapSet name
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    5. Verify the New MapSet name
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  4. Send maps to device
    1. If you have just bought a new Garmin device, or your Garmin device is uploaded with another map, it is strongly recommended that you back up your original maps before starting the map transfer
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      To back up, make a new sub-folder in Garmin Folder & move all files to new sub-folder
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    2. Please click on "Send to Device"
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    3. Select the correct drive. MapSource will auto copy to "Garmin" Folder
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    4. Wait for Mapsource to finish the transfer
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  5. Lastly Please check your GPS Device/SD Card "Garmin" Folder have the "gmapsupp.img" or not, If no file then resend it again or post the problem here, Senior member will answer it. :thumbsup: O:)

You Have Done it !!! :peace: Please Test the new Map in your Device. Bye-Bye. :-'

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How to use Mapsource to transfer Map(s) & Combine maps

Postby fancheng » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:17 pm

Turn off U-turn avoidance for better route guidance

For Nuvi Serial (Tools -> Settings -> Navigation -> Avoidances -> untick "U-Turns")
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For Mobile XT (Tools -> Settings -> Routing -> Avoidances -> untick "U-Turns")

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Re: How to use Mapsource to transfer Map(s) & Combine maps

Postby chee_loong » Sun Sep 20, 2009 8:44 pm

Thanks for the guidance. =D>
Regards,
Chee Loong (Nuvi 1350)

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Re: How to use Mapsource to transfer Map(s) & Combine maps

Postby simseair » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:06 am

Hi Bro Fancheng,

This is a good guide for users. Thanks for the effort to provide all the details for users, especially the new ones. It will also be a helpful reference in the library section. Good job.

:rox: :prayer: :prayer:

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Re: How to use Mapsource to transfer Map(s) & Combine maps

Postby singawon » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:23 am

I have been not able or successful on transferring the map together with the topo map to my device, wonder where goes wrong? :-k
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Question abt MFM-Garmin Installation

Postby gpsnerd » Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:30 pm

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am i right to say if we choose this, this is for mapsource(PC) use only??

can we use this choice for Nuvi / XT device?
User of 205 / 205W
Currently using 255W and 205W

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Re: Question abt MFM-Garmin Installation

Postby antyong (retired) » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:17 am

gpsnerd wrote:Image
am i right to say if we choose this, this is for mapsource(PC) use only??

can we use this choice for Nuvi / XT device?

Yes, you can use this choice for Nuvi/MXT

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Re: MFM-Garmin Installation Step by Step Guide

Postby syamsulmi » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:57 am

Hi,
First and foremost, tq for this useful web and forum.

I have actually transfered all map file to my garmin xt. After installing it, I have a problem to search using 'address'. It's only appear 3 state in my list i.e Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak.

Can any sifu/other experience members explain what is going on? Please advice what should I do.

Thanks in advance.

Regards


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