Gpsfiledepot topo maps not working on etrex30x

Discussion in 'Garmin GPS' started by driscollr4, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. driscollr4


    Jan 5, 2019
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    I recently bought an extrex 30x for backpacking and wanted to download some topo maps. I got a few off of which look good on garmin basecamp( image 1) but dont show up properly on the gps itself( image 2). Does anyone know what Im doing wrong?

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    driscollr4, Jan 5, 2019
  2. driscollr4

    Nuvi-Nebie Moderator

    Aug 16, 2015
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    I am guessing that the file you have downloaded from gpsfiledepot is in *.KMZ format, this is basically a 'picture' of a map rather than containing Tracks, waypoints etc, I don't own an Etrex30x but I have read that this sort of map can be viewed on the Etrex30x by placing the *.KMZ file in a sub directory on the Extrex30x Called /Garmin/CustomMaps/ (you may need to create the CustomMaps sub folder), however there are further restriction in order to make the map useable, e.g. :-
    There is also some info. on this Garmin page :-
    Nuvi-Nebie, Jan 6, 2019
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