How to load a map into my gpsmap 60csx

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How to load a map into my gpsmap 60csx
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The GPSMAP 60CSx isn't your standard automotive global positioning system. The device is designed for backcountry travel, using topographic maps to help hikers set waypoints or map trails. Garmin, the unit's developer, sells the 60CSx with a program called "MapSource," which allows you to upload your desired maps to the device's microSD card. The software even gives you the ability to highlight your desired section of the map to upload, which can help save memory.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • USB cable
  • MicroSD card

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove the battery cover from the rear of the 60CSx.

  2. 2

    Remove the batteries from the exposed battery compartment. This reveals the microSD card slot.

  3. 3

    Unlock the microSD card slot by sliding the metal harness upward.

  4. 4

    Place your microSD card into the slot.

  5. 5

    Lock the harness into place by sliding it downward.

  6. 6

    Reassemble the battery compartment.

  7. 7

    Connect your 60CSx to your computer using the 60CSx's USB cable.

  8. 8

    Install MapSource to your computer using the 60CSx's provided MapSource installation CD.

  9. 9

    Run MapSource.

  10. 10

    Click the drop-down list in the top-left corner of the program.

  11. 11

    Click your desired map from the drop-down list. The map will appear in the main pane.

  12. 12

    Click the map drawing tool, resembling a five-cornered yellow and black shape.

  13. 13

    Highlight the section of the map that you wish to load to your 60CSx by drawing on the map. The selected area will be marked yellow.

  14. 14

    Select "Send to device," located in the toolbar. A dialogue window will appear.

  15. 15

    Click the "Maps" check box, then click "Send" to load the map to your 60CSx.

Tips and warnings

  • The 60CSx includes a 64-MB microSD card. You can purchase larger cards to load more map data, with a limit of up to 2 GB.
  • Do not disconnect your 60CSx from your computer during the map loading process.

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