MapSource is a geographical replacement for Garmin's well known PCX5 PC interface software and is compatible with all GARMIN GPS systems except the early GPS 100 family of products (GPS 100AVD, GPS 100MRN, GPS 100MIL, SRVY II) and panel mount aviation units.
Mapsource provides route and waypoint and trip planning features and allows upload/download of track logs, routes and waypoints. In addition, MapSource provides a map transfer feature for use with compatible Garmin GPS units. Geographic map data is provided in a CD-ROM format to augment the information already on your compatible GARMIN GPS basemap.
The MapSource software allows you to view color maps on a personal computer, with zoom and pan functions for easy map browsing. Use the trip and waypoint manager functions to create waypoints, routes, and tracks, and transfer them between your PC and nearly all GARMIN GPS units. This is excellent for planning your next outdoor adventure, business trip, vacation, or recreational outing without ever leaving your house.
For those units that accept the map transfer feature, users can also select individual maps in areas of interest and download the selected maps to a compatible GARMIN GPS . Simply connect your GARMIN GPS to your PC using a PC interface cable. Select the map areas on screen, and with the click of the mouse, the information downloads to your GPS. Some units require a blank 8 or 16 MB data card to download.
The current line of MapSource CD-ROM products includes the basic 'World Map' for general world coverage, 'City Navigator' and 'Metroguide' for detailed street level mapping and 'BlueChart' for detailed marine charts. The 'World Map' includes general coarse level map data showing cities, towns, main roads, railway lines, rivers and lakes. Your preference for map detail and your specific activities will determine which MapSource CD is right for you. MapSource gives you the flexibility to select the mapping coverage you need.
- IBM-compatible PC with Pentium Processor running Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT 4.0 operating systems.
- An available Com 1, 2, 3, or 4 port.
- PC Interface Cable for your GPS unit.