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FAQs

We make digital and printed maps for the outdoors so you don't get lost.


Maps for GPS

Discover digital GPS topographic, marine, ATV, snowmobile and cycling maps of the outdoors across Canada & USA

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Printed Maps

Discover printed topographic & marine maps of the outdoors across Canada & USA - printed on our waterproof & tear-proof paper.

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We strive to provide you with the highest quality maps using the most reliable data.

Through partnerships with a wide variety of associations, federations, government ministries and other data suppliers, we bring you memorable moments in the outdoors.

If you are paying in person, we also accept payments by cash and Interac.

If you are a retailer, payments can also be made by cheque or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).

Find out which format works best for you.

Preprogrammed Card

EASY TO USE
Requires a microSD/SD card slot on your GPS unit

Download

FOR COMPUTER EXPERTS ONLY
Will take several hours of your time

Preprogrammed Card

Requires a microSD or SD slot on your GPS unit
Much like maps for road networks, certain of our maps contain routability functions. This is stated in each product containing routability functions.
Our topographic maps do not contain water depths, however we also offer marine charts.

If you require assistance installing your product, we offer a remote support service.

Your map can be viewed on one GPS unit at a time. It cannot be viewed on multiple GPS units simultaneously, though you can transfer your preprogrammed card from one GPS unit to another.

If you've changed GPS units, please contact us.

The process varies from one GPS unit to another. You can find your specific model's manual on Garmin's website.

In Garmin BaseCamp or Garmin MapSource, additional details on a specific area can be viewed by hovering your mouse over it.

On a GPS unit, additional details on a specific area can be viewed by selecting the spot you'd like. This procedure varies from one GPS unt to another. You can find your specific model's manual on Garmin's website.

Report an Inaccuracy

We strive to provide the best service to you and your input enables us to improve the accuracy of our data and we welcome any feedback.

Certain digital products for Garmin contain multiple maps.
There is one unlock file/code for each map or area covered.

  • ATV maps may contain up to 4 unlock files/codes (Summer routable, Summer transparent, Winter routable & Winter non-routable)
  • Snowmobile maps may contain up to 2 unlock files/codes (routable & transparent)
  • Marine charts may contain an unlock file/code for each area covered

A transparent map can be enabled in the GPS unit alongside a topographic map.

Causes

  • Files on the preprogrammed card have been manipulated

To Fix

Causes

  • The wrong GPS unit ID was entered during activation
  • The product was transferred to another GPS unit
  • Your GPS unit has been replaced

To Fix

Cause

  • The unlock file or unlock code has been imported in Garmin BaseCamp but the map has not been installed

To Fix

Choose a Suitable Routing Mode

If you plan on following turn-by-turn routing on your GPS unit, make sure to choose a suitable routing mode.
Otherwise, the GPS unit may generate a straight line as the route.

  1. Choose Setup or Tools or Settings
  2. Choose Routing

Options may include:

  • Guidance Method: On Road For Time or On Road For Distance
  • Calculate Routes for: Car, ATV, etc
  • Lock On Road: Auto
  • Avoidance Setup: specify what types of roads to avoid

Full Installation Instructions

Please choose your product's format below:

Your product is already on the preprogrammed card. This comes with an SD adapter if your GPS unit supports it, or if you wish to view your product in Garmin BaseCamp.
You can transfer your map to as many microSD or SD cards as you wish. Please note that the product will only work on GPS unit(s) you've activated the product for.

These complex steps do not come with technical support and are reserved for computer experts.

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Windows (XP or more recent) and Mac OS (OS X or more recent)

Your serial number has the following format: XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

It's located inside the TrakMaps product case (left-hand side) or in My Account.

If you cannot locate your TrakMaps serial number, please contact us.

Your GPS unit's firmware may need to be updated to be able to read preprogrammed cards over 4 GB in size. Make sure to remove the preprogrammed card from your GPS unit during the process.

Update firmware

Our topographic maps do not contain water depths, however we also offer marine charts.

If you require assistance installing your product, we offer a remote support service.

Your map can be viewed on one GPS unit at a time. It cannot be viewed on multiple GPS units simultaneously, though you can move your preprogrammed card from one GPS unit to another.
On a GPS unit, additional details on a specific area can be viewed by selecting the spot you'd like. This procedure varies from one GPS unt to another. You can find your specific model's manual on Lowrance's website.
Report an Inaccuracy

We strive to provide the best service to you and your input enables us to improve the accuracy of our data and we welcome any feedback.

Your TrakMaps serial number has the following format: (XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX)

Located inside the TrakMaps product case (left-hand side, behind instructions sheet).

If you cannot locate your TrakMaps serial number, please contact us.

TrakMaps and Raymarine have officially partnered together to begin producing TrakMaps content for Raymarine devices. TrakMaps has begun development and will begin launching these products in Spring 2016.

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We use waterproof and tear-proof synthetic paper, providing you with a durable and high-quality product that will withstand almost any conditions. It can be written on with a lead pencil with the possibility of erasing if necessary Please note that there could be slight fading of colour.

Product Search

You can also search by name in the search box at the top of the page.

Report an Inaccuracy

We strive to provide the best service to you and your input enables us to improve the accuracy of our data and we welcome any feedback.

Garmin, MapSource and BaseCamp are registered trademarks or trademarks of Garmin Ltd.
Lowrance is a registered trademark of Navico.
Microsoft, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
Mac and Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.

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Our priority is to ensure you have the map you need to make your way around confidently and safely.