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  • Unable to use MapInstall: "An error occured while building the map"

    Hi,
    I'm using the latest version of MapInstall on my macbook with MacOS 10.6.1. I'm trying to get the map "Topo Deutschland V3" on my Etrex Vista HCx. The map as well as the Etrex work perfectly fine on the Mac. I can use Roadtrip to view the map and also load track-logs from and to my Garmin device. When it comes to MapInstall I can also see the the device and the map and I'm able to select parts to upload to the Garmin. But when I try to transfer the map to the connected device I get the following error:



    I already tried to use a cardreader to copy the map-files to the SD-card and reformatted the card with FAT32 to no avail. But to be honest, I didn't really expect these steps to help, since the error seems to occur before MapInstall even attempts to transfer the map (maybe 2 seconds after clicking the transfer-button).

  • #2
    Originally posted by POILKJH View Post
    "Topo Deutschland V3"
    Same here: Will not install in micro sd card for Garmin Edge 705.
    Snow Leo 10.6.1, MapInstall 2.1.0.
    Greetings from
    Georg L.

    My GC · MyBlog (German)

    Garmin Edge 820 • Garmin Edge 800 • Garmin Edge 705 • Garmin Edge 305 • Forerunner 405 • MacOS X Sierra • MacBookPro Retina 15"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by GEORG-L View Post
      Same here: Will not install in micro sd card for Garmin Edge 705.
      Snow Leo 10.6.1, MapInstall 2.1.0.
      Did you create a "Garmin" folder on the SD Card?
      - Steve

      my GC digest

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SAEEDI View Post
        Did you create a "Garmin" folder on the SD Card?
        No. Is this mandatory for it to work?
        Greetings from
        Georg L.

        My GC · MyBlog (German)

        Garmin Edge 820 • Garmin Edge 800 • Garmin Edge 705 • Garmin Edge 305 • Forerunner 405 • MacOS X Sierra • MacBookPro Retina 15"

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        • #5
          It seems to be broken for "Topo Deutschland V2" as well. Friend of mine uses this version on Mac OS 10.5.8 with an Vista HCx. Same error.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GEORG-L View Post
            No. Is this mandatory for it to work?
            Can't hurt to try, especially with a new card.
            - Steve

            my GC digest

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SAEEDI View Post
              Can't hurt to try, especially with a new card.
              Tried it and made a folder called "garmin" on the card->still no luck.
              Both of my macs don't even get that far on writing to the card.

              I guess I have to fire up the Windows PC again to install maps. What a pain…
              Greetings from
              Georg L.

              My GC · MyBlog (German)

              Garmin Edge 820 • Garmin Edge 800 • Garmin Edge 705 • Garmin Edge 305 • Forerunner 405 • MacOS X Sierra • MacBookPro Retina 15"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GEORG-L View Post
                Both of my macs don't even get that far on writing to the card.
                Yes, that's exactly what I observed. I think the error message is pretty precise - the error occurs while compiling the map data not during the transfer to the GPS device.

                @GEORG-L: Did you ever write to the garmin support?

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                • #9
                  Same Problems on OS 10.5.6

                  I'm having what seems to be the same problem on Mac OS 10.5.6. I bought a new SD card (4 gig) and have connected directly to the USB port. I have been successful loading only the Colorado and Utah portion of Topo 2008, but I want to load the majority of the US since I'll be traveling extensively this year. First the message says this will take approx 2.16 hours to complete but it kind of sticks there. I let it run all night and this morning there was a messages saying there was an error.

                  I wonder if there may be some corruption on some section of the TOPO 2008 causing the problem or something in the conversion of the Windows version of Topo to the mac usable file?

                  Anyone fix their problem?

                  THanks

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                  • #10
                    tried the same procedure under parallels with mapsource and the 4GB SanDisk MicroSD Card and all transfered flawlessly.

                    I assume that there is a problem with cards bigger than 2 GB and the Mac Application GarminMapInstall

                    Is somebody from Garmin Tech Support out there who is willing to reproduce the problem and try to fix it?
                    Greetings from
                    Georg L.

                    My GC · MyBlog (German)

                    Garmin Edge 820 • Garmin Edge 800 • Garmin Edge 705 • Garmin Edge 305 • Forerunner 405 • MacOS X Sierra • MacBookPro Retina 15"

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                    • #11
                      I have the same problem. Since upgrading to MacOS X 10.6, I am not able to update the maps on my StreetPilot 510c. I downloaded the latest European Map Update two weeks ago and was not able to install it. I had to switch to windows (boot camp) in order to install the map.

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                      • #12
                        I hate to say this but - "me too". I am trying to use Mapinstall on a PowerMac with 10.6.1 and a Garmin 60Cx and it gets almost to the bit where it starts to copy the map file over to the memory card before crashing with an error. Can Garmin please fix this asap?

                        Thanks
                        www.fachwen.org

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by KWROBERTSON View Post
                          PowerMac with 10.6.1
                          Sorry, but those two, do not work: 10.6.1 does not run on a PowerMac.
                          Greetings from
                          Georg L.

                          My GC · MyBlog (German)

                          Garmin Edge 820 • Garmin Edge 800 • Garmin Edge 705 • Garmin Edge 305 • Forerunner 405 • MacOS X Sierra • MacBookPro Retina 15"

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                          • #14
                            I'm having the same problem. What seems to work better is to select and load areas no bigger than a U.S. state or maybe two. l tried to load the whole U.S. first go and it broke down so I tried roughly just my home state of Washington and it worked. Loaded Oregon and Cali next no problem. Then I tried the whole midwest and it crashed with the same error. It says dumb things too like it crashed while building the image when it clearly had completed building the image and was in the transferal phase. Again I tried to load a smaller image and it worked.

                            Definitely a seeming correlation between the size of the maps I'm trying to load and the probability of failure. This friggin program is taking upwards of a day sometimes to complete also... It's a buggy program right now, I hope there is some bright people working on it!

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                            • #15
                              Same sort of deal with US Topo 24k Southwest. Cant do the whole thing at once and haven't been able to do it piece meal. Mac 10.5.8. I guess I could open Fusion and do it from the PC side but I thought we were over that.

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