How to Download Maps to a DeLorme Earthmate GPS

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How to Download Maps to a DeLorme Earthmate GPS
Map downloads make it convenient to use a GPS. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

The DeLorme Earthmate GPS allows you to download DigitalGlobe data maps through its Online Map Center. An online account with DeLorme and a subscription to the DigitalGlobe data product gives you access to global maps. If you have an Earthmate GPS PN-30/40, you will also need the 2.8 version of the GPS firmware to view the DigitalGlobe data.

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  1. 1

    Open the DeLorme Online Map Center in your computer's browser. Choose to allow non-secure information to be delivered to you. Click "Create Web Account" if you do not have one, create a user name and password and add your e-mail address. Click "Create." Log into your new account, which will open to the United States tab. Click "Manage Devices" in the upper right page corner.

  2. 2

    Select your GPS from the drop-down list, enter its serial number and click "Add Device." Click "Back to the GPS Library." Click "Activate Subscription." Enter your DigitalGlobe subscription key and click "Activate Key." Select the check box for the PN-Series GPS that you want to use with your DigitalGlobe subscription and click "OK." Click "OK" when the PN Verification message screen appears.

  3. 3

    Use the side and corner buttons that are attached to the onscreen map to find the area you want. Left-click to zoom to the location and hold and drag your mouse to create a zoom box. Let go of the left mouse button to zoom to the box you created. Select a map type and click "Select." Click grids to select them. Name your selection and click "Submit."

  4. 4

    Read your license agreement and click "Process Order." Check your e-mail to find a notice that your map order is ready. Click the "Downloads" tab on the Online Map Center. Click the "Download" button. Download and save the map as a ZIP file to your desktop.

  5. 5

    Select "Settings" on the PN-60 GPS, select,"Connect to Computer" and "Open Internal Drive." Extract the map file to the GPS map folder. Select "Menu" on the PN-30/40 GPS. Select "Device Setup," "Connect to Computer" and then "Open Internal Drive." Extract the map file to the GPS map folder.

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