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Copying Summit & City maps to the internal memory
March 20, 2011
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Thanks Phil, I now feel truly part of the forum.

March 20, 2011
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Oh my, I have careless. :blush:

Welcome to the forum, this is the place for tips & advice.
You have got one of the best GPSr on the market.
The 710 is truly amazing! I have been using handheld GPS receivers since the mid 90s and the 710 is far and away the best I've seen.

I'm happy to hear that all I need is to get the Canada maps for my 710 to work when I head north.

BTW, I'm not much of a statesman and I'm a Platinum Boarder because I've got a big mouth and too much time on my hands. 🙂

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

March 20, 2011
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Your all heart!!!

Phil,

Yes, turn by turn for all of Australia, works well takes you to the cache and then go point to point.

Also includes Topo, you can buy then combined together like I did or separately.

Phil, as the Platinum Boarder and senior statesman I had been hoping for one of your renowned welcomes.

Graham.

March 20, 2011
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Graham, a question for my own curiosity;

Does the Australian Summit & City Series maps on an SD card you bought give you the driving directions in WA on your 710?

I'm curious about it because I'm planning a trip to the UK next year and to Canada later this year.

BTW, I've found no real advantages putting my after market maps on internal memory so I load all my maps on the card.

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March 20, 2011
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ShortcutHicksy wrote:

Guys, I was hoping for a more beneficial answer.

Graham.

We're sorry to have burst your bubble....

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

March 20, 2011
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Guys, I was hoping for a more beneficial answer.

David, have the X710 been released in any other country bar the US and do you know why it is not available in other countries like Australia.

Graham.

March 20, 2011
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Graham,

There is a unique ID imprinted on the SD Card and it is also in the map data so you're not going to be able to use them unless they're on the SD Card. Trust me, I've looked into this and I've talked to the guys at Magellan and this encryption is highly protected and as to date no one has cracked it!

Sorry,
David


 

 

 

March 20, 2011
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ShortcutHicksy wrote:

Hi Everyone,

There is obviously a bit of data possible embedded in the maps or something that makes them incompatible with the US X710.

Has anyone got any ideas on how to get around this issue?

Graham.

I've gone thru this very issue with Magellan's Topo Canada, issued on an SD card. You can copy files off of and onto the card, but this particular card is authorized with the maps on it, and no other ones.

Therefore you can use the maps on the card, but not anywhere else. So far as I know, you can't transfer the maps to the memory or another card, they just won't work.

The best alternative is to keep this card for the Street maps, and buy another one for other features you want. You can add other maps to this card, if there's room and they should work, but the maps on that card will ONLY work if they're on that card.

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

March 20, 2011
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Hi Everyone,

I’m very new to the world of GPSr ownership having received my very first, an eXplorist 710 for Xmas from my son. I have been following the discussions on the forum and found them a great source of knowledge and information.

I live in Western Australia (WA) and we can only purchase X510 or X610 not sure why this is (Same in Canada I believe) therefore no turn-by-turn on the internal memory. My X710 from my son came from the US with the US Summit & City Series maps, not of great use in WA; will by usefully when I visit the US. I have purchased the Australian Summit & City Series maps from the Magellan distributor on a micro SD.

I decided it would be advantageous to copy them from the SD to the internal memory and thereby freeing up the SD slot. I can copy them successfully but they show up with an X over them and I can’t activate them. If I use VP to copy them it indicated that the maps are not authorised for this GPSr.

There is obviously a bit of data possible embedded in the maps or something that makes them incompatible with the US X710.

Has anyone got any ideas on how to get around this issue?

Graham.

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