Originally Posted by maldhorror
I would like to know if its possible to run a third party chart( downloaded in microSD memory card)in a garmin
I just received a Garmin GMSMAP 64 from Santa, and I have had the same question.
So far the answer is, not really. Specifically - that it's not possible to directly load electronic maps of other formats into the Garmin.
There is an 'official' way to scan and import scanned maps
, and there are some 3rd-party software
) that simplify the process and can also convert other raster-format files.
There are some crowd-sourced maps out there too, but I haven't yet found a marine
one that would immediately load.
Santa was so thoughtful in giving me this gift, I spent the extra $$ to get the offishul Garmin BlueChart SD card marine
chart - I got a sale price
at the Toronto Boat Show
, and there are some online retailers that will sell them below MSRP. Not cheap
, but up-to-date, and saves me hours of scanning and futzing.