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Installation Instructions for SD Cards


This is how to install your new map from a SD card to your GPS device.

  1. Insert SD card into the side of the Garmin GPS unit. If your GPS uses Standard Sized SD cards, please use included adapter to allow micsoSD card to fit the card slot in the GPS.
  2. Turn on GPS unit.

View Your Map On Your Garmin GPS

Follow these instructions to view your map on your Garmin GPS device.

  1. At the main screen, choose the following: ToolsSettingsMapMap 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.
  2. At the main screen, choose the following: Where ToNear…A Different City → (input or select a city that you want to view, for newer Garmin GPS models YOU MAY NEED TO USE CAPITAL LETTERS)Browse Map (Scroll down to find Browse Map. Browse Map is different than View Map from the main screen).
  3. 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.

View Specific Points Of Interest

Follow these instructions to view specific points of interest on your new map.

    From the main screen, choose the following: Where ToNearA Different City(input or select a city you want to view; for newer Garmin GPS models YOU MAY NEED TO USE CAPITAL LETTERS)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!

NOTE: It is recommended a standard speed card, no larger than 32 GB, be used in order to get the best performance from the device. Class 4 to Class 10 is considered standard speed. GPSTM uses 2 GB cards.

If you have any other questions visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Or send an email to Support. You can also contact us here.

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.

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