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Help: Montana 600 in need of Mongolia maps, near tashanta Barnaul

Hi there I'm in Barnaul at the moment and heading towards tashanta tomorrow. I have a nice new Montana 600 in my bag basically being pretty useless, I tried to download some maps to it and failed.

I then thought I solved it and thought I brought some maps on some sd cards, and I haven't. (Unless I have and don't know how to load them on).

Ok so I now have a Montana and a cradle being pretty useless.

I need a computer and a person to help me put some maps onto it....... It's a long shot I know but I think it's worth a go.

I'm registered to smelly biker maps if this helps....

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have you seen this link from Colebatch about how to install OSM maps? they've got Mongolia, and it is pretty easy to install. You will need a computer though!
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motoreiter is right.

OSM maps are really good, but you need a computer!!!

and also download they waypoints, they are worth it
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No I haven't.... I doubt I wil be able to do it. I spent a few days trying to get the other maps onto it.

Totally confused.

I'm just hoping someone will be around to help me, failing that... I get a computer and someone helps me over Skype or something similar.
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oops, I forgot to post the link:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...eet-maps-64135

the instructions are pretty clear, i think i you can get access to a computer you should be all set.
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If your email fails Robert- I've opened a Dropbox account this morning.

I can send you links to the files directly from there whether you have- or not- a Dropbox account too.

Can't make it any simpler! Good luck onwards.
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Managed to sort this now. Thanks to all of you for your messages/emails.....
Met a couple of Swiss bikers who helped me out
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Hi there I'm in Barnaul at the moment and heading towards tashanta tomorrow. I have a nice new Montana 600 in my bag basically being pretty useless, I tried to download some maps to it and failed.
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My Garmin 650t deleted its self in Poland just as i was entering Ukraine, it was the best thing to happen to me on my trip as it forced me to use local road maps which then made me ask for direction alot of locals in which i made some great friends from.

The only time i will ever use a GPS again will be to bang in my tent pegs with

my advice to anyone would be to ditch the GPS and use local maps
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Sorry to hear if your woes Wesley.
As you say you will not be using it again (aside from as a hammer) can I please have it if I pay you postage and a few pounds?
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Sorry to hear if your woes Wesley.
As you say you will not be using it again (aside from as a hammer) can I please have it if I pay you postage and a few pounds?
Hi Bertrand I have already got rid of it sorry.

I never felt the GPS was for me sitting on my bike looking at the screen telling me to turn left / right here and how many hours to my destination I kind of felt like a horse with blinkers on.

I advise anyone who is always using/dependent on directions from a GPS to buy a local map and turn there GPS off for a few days and see what is a more interesting / fun way to travel ?
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Ah what a shame!
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My Garmin 650t deleted its self in Poland just as i was entering Ukraine, it was the best thing to happen to me on my trip as it forced me to use local road maps which then made me ask for direction alot of locals in which i made some great friends from.

The only time i will ever use a GPS again will be to bang in my tent pegs with

my advice to anyone would be to ditch the GPS and use local maps
There is one "design flaw" that means if you touch the screen while its booting up, it flashes up with "do you want to delete all user data", and if you keep touching the screen it automatically seems to assume yes you do.

On a positive note, I am sure Terry will get many happy miles out of it
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