Instructions for Garmin | TrakMaps

Instructions for Garmin


Install or Update a Map for Garmin

Exclusive to TrakMaps, just sit back and relax as we install & update your map on your computer & GPS with TrakUpdate!


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Once the setup file has been downloaded, make sure to run it and follow the steps to run TrakUpdate.

Trouble with the setup file?


Settings to Configure

Make sure to configure your GPS unit and computer using the steps below.

Inserting a microSD/SD card

Using one of the methods below.

OR


Selecting a map

  1. Turn on your GPS unit
  2. Choose Setup or Tools or Settings
  3. Choose Maps
  4. Choose Select Map or Map Information or Configure Maps
  5. Enable the TrakMaps and disable all other maps

Raising the level of detail

  1. Choose Setup or Tools or Settings
  2. Choose Maps
  3. Choose Advanced Map Setup
  4. Choose Detail
  5. Choose Highest

Certain units may present these menus differently. Please refer to your Garmin Owner's Manual for more information.

Choosing 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
  3. Select Car or Automobile

Certain units may present these menus differently. Please refer to your Garmin Owner's Manual for more information.

Opening Garmin BaseCamp

In Windows:

  • Press the Windows key on your keyboard > type BaseCamp > select Garmin BaseCamp

In Mac OS:

  • Finder > Applications > select Garmin BaseCamp

Selecting a map

In the top menubar, choose Maps > [Your TrakMaps map]


Raising the level of detail

Windows

  1. Click on the View menu
  2. Choose Toolbars
  3. Choose Detail Level if it is not already checked
  4. A new dropdown menu (usually set to Medium) will appear just below the File menu - change it to Highest

Mac

Move the Detail slider (located below the map) to the right


Tips & Tricks

Check out these tips and tricks from our blog to get the most from your map.

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