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Posted - 15 mai 2012 : 18:57:32 I have, among my GPS units, an ancient Garmin eMap. The thing is working perfectly and I'd love to use it when out in the AZ desert. I would like to update the map, which is from the northeast and from 2001!
There is a memory "chip" inside the unit (in the battery compartment) of 128 MB size. I don't see any other way to upgrade the map. Any ideas as to where to find either an upgraded map or somehow download one into this device?
Click on the compatible products tab and you will see a list of Garmin's maps. But I think you will find that free third party maps, like the ones at GPSFileDepot and OpenStreetMap also work. The problem will be getting them into the unit. You would need a serial cable (see the accessories tab at the link), then would need a USB to serial converter unless your computer has a serial port. Once you get it hooked up you can use Mapsource (Basecamp won't work with serial devices) to send maps - you will find tutorials for doing that here: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tutorials/
However, unless you already have the cable(s), I would question where it's worth spending anything on a device this old which is worth very little in today's market. I suppose it could perform OK out in the desert, but it will probably struggle to maintain satellite lock under tree cover.