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Re: DesertDawg's Montana Thread

Post by Fox » Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:11 pm

Anxiously waiting for the update and the new !

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Post by Dune_Phantom » Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:14 am

Thanks DD. will load on the Montana and check out during the next Sweihan trip. ;)


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Re: DesertDawg's Montana Thread

Post by wolle » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:00 pm

Great - but,

if I read posts like this I get depressive, it always shows me very clear how little I know about my Garmin :oops:

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Re: DesertDawg's Montana Thread

Post by Allan » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:48 pm

Hi Dave,
Just downloaded it! Great job. Very help indeed!
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Re: DesertDawg's Montana Thread

Post by DesertDawg » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:04 am

Does anyone have a comprehensive list of the Sweihan gate numbers?

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Re: DesertDawg's Montana Thread

Post by Fox » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:43 pm

Gate No 02 40R 0301029 2701616
Gate No 03 40R 0303380 2701283
Gate No 04 40R 0305978 2701039 (Nahshalah Gate)
Gate No 05 40R 0308020 2701645
Gate No 06 40R 0311174 2703044
Gate No 07 40R 0314444 2703861
Gate No 08 40R 0316836 2703994
Gate No 09 40R 0322798 2703920
Gate No 10 40R 0324099 2704168
Gate No 11 40R 0325609 2704463
Gate No 12 40R 0326933 2705248

Sorry that's all I have, unfortunately no gate numbers on Sweihan - Al Saad Road.

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Re: DesertDawg's Montana Thread

Post by DesertDawg » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:47 pm

Thanks Fox!
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Re: DesertDawg's Montana Thread

Post by Code Red » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:27 pm

Great job Dave.

I downloaded the file on a Mac, and it automatically launched a map folder and loaded it into base camp. It was on my screen before I had time to finish reading the instructions. Great job.

It gave me about 35 errors when I tried to eject the device, but everything showed up and it seems to be working.
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Post by scotchyl » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:26 pm

Jon, just put a backup on the desktop in case as I lost a few maps when I got error messages. Painful reloading maps and points you have saved yourself from trips. Still missing about 20 waypoints I had from previous drives like play areas, viewing points etc.


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Post by scotchyl » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:27 pm

Tomorrow I may have a few from sweihan saad road I use.


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Post by Scorpionita » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:30 pm

Dave ,,, I am facing issues updating my GPS maybe next time I see you if you can just check it for me :)
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Re: DesertDawg's Montana Thread

Post by DesertDawg » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:22 pm

Sure!
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Re: DesertDawg's Montana Thread

Post by DesertDawg » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:55 pm

Useful Montana Resources

Here are useful resources for anyone wanting to learn how to drive their Montana

1. Garmin MONTANA GPSr Wiki

http://garminmontanagpsr.wikispaces.com/

2. Garmin BASECAMP Wiki

http://garminbasecamp.wikispaces.com/
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Re: DesertDawg's Montana Thread

Post by DesertDawg » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:49 am

Montana / MAC /SD Card

How to get Montana to display info stored on the SD card.

by Iain (FlyinYian)

The solution is to use your mac to re-format the SD card and select the correct format type.

Make sure there is no information on the SD card that you need, as it will be completely cleared.

Put the SD card in the Garmin Montana (I assume this will work for all Garmin devices).

Connect the Garmin to your mac.

Make sure all Garmin applications are closed (eg Base camp etc). I did this just to be certain no other applications are “reading / talking to” the SD card.

Open the “Disk Utility” which can be found within the “Utilities” folder, which is within the “Applications” Folder.

Select the SD card, which should be shown on the left hand side of the disk utility along with all the other media devices attached to your computer. Make sure you select the SD card and not the Garmin internal memory (as both should be shown).

Select the “Erase” tab (you choices are “First Aid”, “Erase”, “RAID”, and “Restore”.

You are now about to delete all the data on the SD card and reformat it.
1 – Select Format: “MS-DOS (FAT)”
2 – Rename to the SD card to a name of your choice. I chose MONTANA_SD (i.e. Name: MONTANA_SD).
3 – Click (select) the Erase button (to be found on the lower right of the Disk Utility window).
4 – You will be asked to confirm - Click (select) the Erase button on the “Are you sure you want to erase the partition “ORIGINAL SD CARD NAME”?” prompt window that opens.
5 – Watch and wait (progress bar will be on the lower right of the Disk Utility window).
6 – DONE…. The SD card is now ready to use with the garmin.

Open base camp and copy data (waypoint, map, birdseye image etc) to the SD card.

Disconnect the Garmin from you mac and test to see if you SD card data is now visible.

I used a 64 gig card and copied loads of data across which was all stored and is now visible..
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Re: DesertDawg's Montana Thread

Post by Ray1 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:10 am

DesertDawg wrote:DesertDawg's Desert Maps

I have spent an inordinate amount of time creating desert maps which show fence lines / NoGo areas/ Gatchs /Tracks.

The first one is SweihanWest and covers this area:
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Here are some screen shots:
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607.jpg
Green Lines = Gatch /Tracks
Red Lines = Barriers (fence/pipe/wall)
Blue Areas = NoGo (farms/residential)
Blue Line = Tarmac

Here is the latest map.
DesertDawgSweihanWest v2.4 27 June 2014.gmap.zip
Load instructions:
's Desert Maps v1.0 21 Nov 2103.pdf
Hope you like it.

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Hi Dave, I downloaded your custom map from the link here but it gives me a folder without a gmap file to import to Base Camp - am I doing something wrong?

Any advice appreciated, thanks :)
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