Installation Instructions For Windows
Below are instructions and links to help get your new maps loaded into your GPS unit.
STEP 1 - Download/Install Garmin Basecamp
Garmin Basecamp is used to manage maps for your GPS unit and must be installed on your computer before you view and transfer your map to your GPS. Please install Basecamp on your computer by clicking the icon.
STEP 2 - Instructions to install and transfer map to your GPS using Garmin Basecamp.
Once purchase of map is complete, you will receive an email confirmation that your map is ready to download from the store.
Log in to your account in our online store. You can login at: GPSTravelMaps Online Store
Then go to "My Account" and then "Review Orders / Track Packages." You should see your map purchases and an option for "Download your New Map." Click on this option and follow the prompts to download the map. (Remember the location on your computer of where the .zip is downloaded.)
Once the .zip file is downloaded to your computer, you will need to open or extract it to view its contents. This can be done by right clicking the file and choosing Open or Extract. The .zip file contains 3 different files, an .exe and two .txt files.
Run the .exe (double click it), and it will install the map files into the right location on your computer for Basecamp to use. (See link above to download and install BaseCamp if you have not done so already).
The exe file opens an installer, the first screen allows for language selection. Select a language, then Click OK.
This message reminds you to have Garmin BaseCamp installed. Click Yes.
You will see the map License Agreement. Read through and click “I accept the agreement”. This will activate the NEXT button to continue. Click Next.
Insert the password that was sent to your email address after your purchase. (You may need to check your junk/spam folder). This will activate the NEXT button to continue. *NOTE: Passwords are case sensitive. Make sure there are no spaces before or after the password. If copy and paste does not work, then type the password in manually.
Information regarding the update progress of the map you purchased. Click Next.
The location on your computer where the map is to be installed. DO NOT CHANGE Make sure the path name goes to “C:\Program Files\GPSTravelMaps\ . . . . . . .” Otherwise, the map will not be viewable in Garmin BaseCamp. Click Next.
You are now ready to complete the installation. Click Install to complete.
Click Finish. You have installed your map onto your computer and are now ready to view it in Garmin BaseCamp and/or transfer it to your device using Garmin MapInstall.
IMPORTANT: Close all programs and restart your computer.
Congratulations! Your map is now installed and ready to be used on your computer in Garmin Basecamp!
STEP 3 - Transferring to GPS with Garmin MapInstall
IMPORTANT: You may or may not see the same installation windows pictured below. Exact installation steps vary depending upon what Garmin model you have. If you see different installation windows or buttons than those in our instructions, then simply follow the prompts given by MapInstall to select and transfer your map(s) to your device.
Plug in your Garmin GPS to your computer.
Open Garmin MapInstall (Start - All Programs - Garmin).
You should now see your device name listed. (You may use an SD card as well).
Select your map by clicking it either on the map screen or in the list on the left side. You may need to pan and/or zoom to see the map(s) you purchased. Select everything you want to transfer (you will need to select all the maps in a mapset or bundle). The white progress bar at the bottom of the window will tell you how many maps you have selected and how much memory your device has. You can deselect a map be right-clicking it.
Click Install. (The installation will not take hours, but less than 30 seconds). You should see a message that says “The data was successfully sent.” The map is now installed on your Garmin device.
To view your map on your Garmin GPS (for Nuvi models):
- At the main screen, choose the following: Tools → Settings → Map → Map Info. You will now see a list of all maps installed on your GPS including your new map from GPSTravelMaps.com. Uncheck all maps except the one you would like to view.
- At the main screen, choose the following: Where To → Near… → A Different City → (input or select a city that you want to view) → Browse Map (Scroll down to find Browse Map. Browse Map is different than View Map from the main screen).
You should now see the city you selected. ZOOM IN to see more map detail; ZOOM OUT to see more area. (As you zoom out you will see less detail on the map; for example, you may not be able to see roads.) You can browse the map and see different areas by dragging your finger across the screen.
To view specific points of interest on your new map (for Nuvi models):
At the main screen, choose the following: Where To → Near... → A Different City → (input or select the city to which you want to navigate) → Points of Interest → (select the place that you want to search for, such as a hotel or restaurant) → Map. You should now see the POI and the map detail.
For more tips on navigating with your GPS visit: Tips for Using your GPS!
If you have any other questions visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Are you interested in helping us keep our maps updated? Visit sending tracks to find out how you can send in your tracks and POIs and receive a free update.