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Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4: A Guide to Basic Worldwide Maps for Your Garmin Device


Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 Setup Free




If you are a Garmin device user who likes to explore remote parts of the world, you might be interested in Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4. This is a software that provides basic worldwide maps for your Garmin device, including areas where no other detailed maps are available. These general maps display political boundaries, coastlines, cities and towns, major interstates and highways, lakes and rivers, urban areas and railroads. WorldMap also includes U.S. Interstate exit information, including fuel and service stations, restaurants, hotels, campsites, hospitals, and banks.




Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 Setup Free



In this article, we will show you how to install and use Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 on your Windows PC. We will also highlight some of the features of this software that make it useful for your travel planning. By the end of this article, you will be able to transfer waypoints, routes and tracks between your computer and your Garmin device using WorldMap How to Install Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4




Now that you know the features of Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4, you might be wondering how to install it on your Windows PC. The installation process is not very complicated, but you need to have some basic requirements and follow some steps. Here is how to install Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4:


System Requirements




Before you install Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4, you need to make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements. These are:



  • Windows 2000 or later



  • Pentium processor or higher



  • 16 MB RAM



  • 800 x 600 display, 256 colors



  • CD-ROM drive



  • USB port or SD card reader (for transferring data to Garmin device)



  • Internet access (for downloading updates)



If your computer meets these requirements, you can proceed to the next step.


Download Link




The next step is to download the Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 CD (ISO) from the official Garmin website. This is a compressed file that contains the installation files for the software. You can download it from this link:


https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209


The file size is about 253 MB, so it might take some time to download depending on your internet speed. Once you have downloaded the file, you need to extract it using a program like WinRAR or 7-Zip. You will get a file named WorldMapV4.iso, which is an image of the CD.


Installation Steps




The final step is to install Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 on your computer using the CD image. You can do this in two ways: either by burning the image to a CD and running it from there, or by mounting the image using a virtual drive program like Daemon Tools or PowerISO. We will explain both methods below:


Burning the Image to a CD




If you want to burn the image to a CD, you need to have a blank CD and a CD burner on your computer. You also need a program that can burn ISO files, such as Nero or ImgBurn. Here are the steps to follow:



  • Insert the blank CD into your CD burner.



  • Launch the program that can burn ISO files.



  • Select the option to burn an image file.



  • Browse and select the WorldMapV4.iso file that you extracted earlier.



  • Follow the instructions on the screen to burn the image to the CD.



  • Eject the CD when the burning process is complete.



  • Insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive.



  • The installation wizard should start automatically. If not, open My Computer and double-click on the CD drive icon.



  • Follow the instructions on the screen to install Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 on your computer.



Mounting the Image Using a Virtual Drive




If you want to mount the image using a virtual drive, you need to have a program that can create and manage virtual drives, such as Daemon Tools or PowerISO. Here are the steps to follow:



  • Launch the program that can create and manage virtual drives.



  • Select the option to create a new virtual drive.



  • Select the option to mount an image file.



  • Browse and select the WorldMapV4.iso file that you extracted earlier.



  • The virtual drive should appear on your computer as a new drive letter.



  • The installation wizard should start automatically. If not, open My Computer and double-click on the virtual drive icon.



  • Follow the instructions on the screen to install Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 on your computer.



Troubleshooting Tips




Sometimes, you might encounter some issues while installing Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 on your computer. Here are some troubleshooting tips that might help you resolve them:



  • If you get an error message saying that MapSource is not installed on your computer, you need to install it first before installing WorldMap V4. You can download MapSource from this link: https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209



  • If you get an error message saying that your device is not compatible with WorldMap V4, you need to check if your device supports this software. You can find the list of compatible devices here: https://www8.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/worldmap.jsp



  • If you get an error message saying that your device does not have enough memory to store WorldMap V4, you need to free up some space on your device or use an external memory card. You can find the instructions on how to do this in your device manual or on the Garmin website.



  • If you have any other issues or questions, you can contact Garmin customer support or visit their online help center. You can find the contact details and the help center link here: https://www.garmin.com/en-US/support/



How to Use Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4




Once you have installed Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 on your computer, you can start using it to view and create maps, waypoints, routes and tracks for your Garmin device. Here is how to use Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4:


Launching MapSource




To launch MapSource on your Windows PC, you can either click on the MapSource icon on your desktop or go to Start > All Programs > Garmin > MapSource. You will see the MapSource window with a toolbar, a menu bar, a map display area and a data list area.


Selecting WorldMap Product




To select WorldMap product from the Product drop-down menu, you need to click on the Product button on the toolbar or go to View > Product. You will see a list of map products that are installed on your computer. You need to select WorldMap from the list. You will see the WorldMap logo on the top left corner of the map display area.


Viewing Maps




To view maps on different zoom levels and switch between map types, you can use the following tools and options:



  • To zoom in or out on the map, you can use the + and - buttons on the toolbar or the mouse wheel. You can also use the Zoom In and Zoom Out tools on the toolbar or go to View > Zoom In or Zoom Out.



  • To pan the map, you can use the arrow keys on your keyboard or click and drag the map with your mouse. You can also use the Pan tool on the toolbar or go to View > Pan.



  • To switch between map types, such as political, physical, shaded relief or nautical, you can use the Map Type drop-down menu on the toolbar or go to View > Map Type. You will see different colors and symbols on the map depending on the map type you choose.



Creating Waypoints, Routes and Tracks




To create waypoints, routes and tracks on the map using various tools, you can follow these steps:


Creating Waypoints




A waypoint is a location that you mark on the map for future reference. To create a waypoint, you can do one of the following:



  • Right-click on any point on the map and select New Waypoint from the pop-up menu. A waypoint dialog box will appear where you can enter the name, symbol, comment and other information for your waypoint.



  • Click on the Waypoint tool on the toolbar or go to Edit > New Waypoint. A crosshair cursor will appear on the map. Move it to any point on the map and click to create a waypoint. A waypoint dialog box will appear where you can enter the name, symbol, comment and other information for your waypoint.



  • Select an existing waypoint from the data list area and click on the Edit button or double-click on it. A waypoint dialog box will appear where you can edit the name, symbol, comment and other information for your waypoint.



After creating or editing a waypoint, click OK to save it. You will see a waypoint icon and name on the map and in the data list area.


Creating Routes




A route is a series of waypoints that form a path for navigation. To create a route, you can do one of the following:



  • Right-click on any point on the map and select New Route from the pop-up menu. A route dialog box will appear where you can enter the name, comment and other information for your route. You can also add waypoints to your route by clicking on the Add button and selecting them from the map or the data list area.



  • Click on the Route tool on the toolbar or go to Edit > New Route. A crosshair cursor will appear on the map. Move it to any point on the map and click to create a waypoint. Repeat this process until you have created all the waypoints for your route. A route dialog box will appear where you can enter the name, comment and other information for your route.



  • Select an existing route from the data list area and click on the Edit button or double-click on it. A route dialog box will appear where you can edit the name, comment and other information for your route. You can also add, delete or reorder waypoints in your route by using the buttons on the right side of the dialog box.



After creating or editing a route, click OK to save it. You will see a route line and name on the map and in the data list area.


Creating Tracks




A track is a record of your movement on the map. To create a track, you need to have a Garmin device that can record tracks, such as a GPS receiver or a fitness watch. You can do one of the following:



  • Connect your Garmin device to your computer using a USB cable or an SD card. Launch MapSource and go to Transfer > Receive from Device. Select your device and check the Tracks option. Click OK to receive the tracks from your device. You will see the tracks on the map and in the data list area.



  • Click on the Track tool on the toolbar or go to Edit > New Track. A crosshair cursor will appear on the map. Move it to any point on the map and click to create a track point. Repeat this process until you have created all the track points for your track. A track dialog box will appear where you can enter the name, color, comment and other information for your track.



  • Select an existing track from the data list area and click on the Edit button or double-click on it. A track dialog box will appear where you can edit the name, color, comment and other information for your track. You can also add, delete or reorder track points in your track by using the buttons on the right side of the dialog box.



After creating or editing a track, click OK to save it. You will see a track line and name on the map and in the data list area.


How to Transfer Data to Garmin Device




Once you have created waypoints, routes and tracks on MapSource using WorldMap V4, you can transfer them to your Garmin device for navigation. To do this, you need to have a Garmin device that is compatible with WorldMap V4 and has enough memory to store the data. You can transfer data to your Garmin device using a USB cable or an SD card. Here is how:


Using USB Cable




To transfer data to your Garmin device using a USB cable, you need to have a USB cable that fits your device and your computer. You also need to have Garmin USB drivers installed on your computer. You can download them from this link: https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=591. Here are the steps to follow:


  • Connect your Garmin device to your computer using the USB cable.



  • Launch MapSource and go to Transfer > Send to Device.



  • Select your device and check the data types that you want to transfer, such as Waypoints, Routes or Tracks.



  • Click OK to send the data to your device.



  • Wait for the transfer to complete and disconnect your device from your computer.



Using SD Card




To transfer data to your Garmin device using an SD card, you need to have an SD card that fits your device and a card reader on your computer. You also need to have a folder named Garmin on your SD card. Here are the steps to follow:



  • Insert the SD card into the card reader on your computer.



  • Launch MapSource and go to Transfer > Export.



  • Select the data types that you want to transfer, such as Waypoints, Routes or Tracks.



  • Browse and select the Garmin folder on your SD card as the destination.



  • Click OK to export the data to your SD card.



  • Eject the SD card from your computer and insert it into your device.



Conclusion




Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 is a software that provides basic worldwide maps for your Garmin device. It is useful for travelers who want to explore remote parts of the world, as well as for water activities, such as fishing, boating or kayaking. WorldMap V4 allows you to view political boundaries, coastlines, cities and towns, major interstates and highways, lakes and rivers, urban areas and railroads, and U.S. interstate exits information on the map. You can also create and transfer waypoints, routes and tracks between your computer and your device using WorldMap V4.


If you want to install and use Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 on your Windows PC, you need to have some basic system requirements and follow some steps. You can download the software from the official Garmin website and install it using a CD or a virtual drive. You can also use a USB cable or an SD card to transfer data to your device. If you have any issues or questions, you can contact Garmin customer support or visit their online help center.


We hope this article has helped you understand how to use Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4. If you are interested in this software, you can download it from this link: https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209. Happy traveling!


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions related to Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4:


Q: How much does Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 cost?




A: Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 is a free software that you can download from the official Garmin website. However, you need to have a compatible Garmin device that supports this software.


Q: How often is Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 updated?




A: Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 is not updated regularly, as it is a general map product that provides basic worldwide coverage. If you want more detailed and updated maps for specific regions or countries, you can purchase other map products from Garmin, such as City Navigator or BlueChart.


Q: Can I use Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 offline?




A: Yes, you can use Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 offline on your computer or your device. However, you need to have internet access to download the software and updates from the Garmin website.


Q: Can I print maps from Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4?




A: Yes, you can print maps from Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 using your printer. You can also save maps as image files or PDF files on your computer. To do this, go to File > Print Preview or File > Save As on MapSource.


Q: Can I share maps from Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 with others?




A: Yes, you can share maps from Garmin MapSource WorldMap V4 with others who have compatible Garmin devices or software. You can do this by transferring data using a USB cable, an SD card, an email attachment or a cloud service. dcd2dc6462


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