Supplementary map names

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HarveyM
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Supplementary map names

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While adding Open Street Maps to my XT’s sd card I ran across this: I added a 3.9 gb topo map directly to the SD card as gmapsupp.img but found it too slow to refresh on the XT. Rather than deleting it, I thought to ‘deactivate’ the map by renaming it OSMTopo_gmapsupp.img and loaded a smaller OSM map as gmapsupp.img. Checking MyMaps on the device showed both OSM maps available. The XT recognized OSMTopo_gmapsupp.img as a valid map name.
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Re: Supplementary map names

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Modern Garmin devices aren't restricted to specific map names like the older devices
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Re: Supplementary map names

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Good to know. Would any name with the .img extension work, or there some known limitations?
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Re: Supplementary map names

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I've seen some say if the name is too long it fails but otherwise you can choose what you wish.

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