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Garmin 60/76-series map switching shortcut

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  • Garmin 60/76-series map switching shortcut

    Anyone who has both the Topo Maps and the City Navigator maps on their 60/76-series Garmin GPSs will know that switching between Topo and CityNav maps is easy, just a pain in the butt.

    I have all of Arizona and most of NV and NM topo maps loaded in my GPS. When I go out to do stuff requiring the topo, I have to "turn off" the City Navigator maps in order to see the Topo stuff.

    Until today, I would need to scroll and select/deselect each map I wanted. On another board, a member gave this link on how to do it in 3 steps:


    Having multiple map sets loaded on your Garmin GPS unit can lead to frustration if the different map sets overlap and the map set you want to view is covered by another. The rendering order used by the GPS unit is based on the internal draw priority of each map set and these values are not configurable by the user.

    A few years ago Garmin, via a firmware update for its mapping units, delivered a solution to this issue. Unfortunately they didn't document it very well (at all?). The directions below demonstrate how to switch map sets using this new functionality.
    GPSmap 60/76 Series and Similar Units

    To switch between map sets perform the following simple steps:

    1) From the Map display hit the MENU key, then select "Setup Map" - see Figure 1.
    2) Hit the ROCKER key left or right to select the "Information" tab - see Figure 2.
    3) Hit the MENU key to access the menu shown in Figure 3.

    From this menu the map sets loaded in the GPS unit can be toggled (Hide Product Name.../Show Product Name...) or all sets can be toggled at once (Hide All/Show All).
    This will save a LOT of time.