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Old 07-29-2005, 03:38 PM
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I got the marine kit from garmin. Comes with a cd rom I have installed as well as a chip and USB chip reader. I can not figure it out. I want to.

1) Download Software updates from the Garmin site to this chip and then into my 182 unit.

2) Upload my #'s from the 182 to the software so I can have them saved as a back up and also edit the names of the waypoints/add info.

How can I do this? The directions are vague and I am not having luck figuring it out....

Thanks....
Old 07-29-2005, 05:04 PM
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If you have installed the card reader/programmer (probably needed the cd for that). You should be ready to go as follows:

1.Go to the GARMIN site and find the downloads /updates for the 182. (Either at the top under "SUPPORT>Updates & Downloads" or by going to the section with all the specs on the 182 and looking at the inset box for "Updates & Downloads".

2. Select Unit Software, by clicking on the word "Download". Agree to the license agreement at the next window. You have a choice between two (2) types of update: Serial Port or USB Card Programmer. You want the USB Card Programmer, so click on "Download" in that option box. You will see a message box asking if you want to Save or Open the file. Click on Save and then save it to your hard drive or desktop.

3.After the Save is completed, double click on it to install it . (The file should have a name like"GPSMAP182_XXX_USB.exe". This will extract the zip files and install them in the default directory: C:Garmin

4. After the install is completed, look in the C:Garmin directory. There should be at least 2 files. One should be "program_card.exe" The other should be a text file beginning with your unit and the version of the software to be uploaded ("GM182C_ XXXX.TXT"). XXXX would be the version number (most recent is 0610).

To upload new software, make sure the card reader is hooked up to a USB port on your PC and the PC has recognized it. Insert the chip into the card reader. Double click the "program_card.exe" file installed in step 4. You will see a dialogue box indicating that it has detected the card reader and asking if you want to install the software. Click Install and it will give you a status screen and then tell you when the software has been installed. After it is complete, you can remove the chip from the card reader.

To install the update into your unit, make sure the 182 is powered on. Insert the chip in the slot where the Blue Chart chip usually goes. The unit will detect that a software upgrade is present and will either start to upload immediately or you will have to select Install to do so. It will display a message when the upload is complete. You should now see the new version of the software when the unit is rebooted (in the LICENSE, I Agree" screen).


Saving waypoints is a function available from your MENU. I am not thoroughly familiar with the process on the 182, but in the MENU you should see CARD TAB. Insert the data card (chip) and select the check box next to each item you want to save from the unit to the card (waypoint, route or track ). Highlight SAVE TO CARD or UNIT and then press the Enter key. If you MERGE to CARD/UNIT, you will add the data on/from the card to what is already in the card/unit. If you REPLACE From Card, you will overwrite anything in the unit !! Be Careful.
Old 07-29-2005, 06:02 PM
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Cool...that all worked..thanks!


Now, I have all the waypoints in my computer and have done some name over writing.


I want to do three things

1) Erase the waypoints in my 182 and add the new ones with the updated names.

2) This is kinda related to 1, but I want to add to the 182 ONLY my Waypoints for South Carolina ( I also have a bunch of #'s for Florida and I do not want them on the 182 unless I plan on going to FL as they clutter up the goto scroll)

3) I want to print out all my #'s for safe keeping.



thanks for the help.....
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1) mapsource will automatically erase everything on the chip when you download new data
2) you'll need to create a separate mapsource file with just the ones you want...open mapsource, go to file, save as, and save as All Waypoints or whatever; click on waypoints, delete the ones you don't want, go to file & save as, and save it as SC waypoints, or whatever...then go file, open, choose SC waypoints file, click upload, select waypoints, and go
3) don't know how to do that...
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Above should work as cgrand expalined.

Basically, you want to create 2 files containing just the waypoints and routes that are specific to each. You start with your entire (master) collection. Delete the ones that don't want, and SAVE AS with a name that makes sense to you. Then reopen the Master again and now delete the other waypoints that don't belong. SAVE AS again, as another name that makes sense. You should now have 3 collections: "Master", "Fl" and "SC".

MAPSOURCE saves the different files as "XX.gpd" files. the gpd is for GarminData Base. You can easily copy these on to a floppy or burn them to a cd for safekeeping.

If you really want to print out the entire list(s). Dwnload EasyGPS from the web (do a Google for "easygps") and import all your waypoints and routes to there. You can segregate them into various files as well. Then display the particular set and click on "EDIT", then "SELECT ALL". After selecting all the waypoints, , Copy and Paste them into a WORD Document or NOTEPAD. You can then print from there. You might have to play with the formatting in WORD or NOTEPAD.

Have fun!
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I'll try it and get back to you...thank you very much for your help y'all.....
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Here's another way to print out your waypoints that I find easier.

1. Open the waypoint file in Mapsource that you want to print.

2. Go to the waypoint tab and click on the first waypoint to select it.

3. Scroll down to the last waypoint and Shift-left click on it (this selects all waypoints - they should all be blue at this point.) (Alternatively you can go to edit menu and click on select all.)

4. Right click over one of the waypoints and select copy. (or go to the edit menu and select copy)

5. Open excel, and copy this information into excel (by right clicking and pasting or paste from the edit menu.)



All your waypoints should show up in Excel and you can edit field widths or contents as you wish and print and save. I always do this before a long trip - just in case and carry with me.
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The nice thing about mapsource is that you can have more than one open at a time, and can categorize your waypoints. You can then copy and paste waypoints from one to the other.

In your case, you can categorize the waypoints, then show only those on your screen. Select all the points showing and copy them to the unnamed file that is also open on your computer. Then upload that file to your 182.

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