Zimbabwe & Zambia GPS Map Download v18.12

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

R200.00 for 1 year

for Garmin GPS Systems only

This T4A GPS maps covers both the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia. This map is routable and provides detailed coverage.

We have an incredibly rich set of points of interest which is absolutely relevant to the independent traveller in Africa, ranging from activities, attractions to fuel stops and emergency services. We have accommodation such as hotels, guest lodges, backpackers as well as the most comprehensive listing of campsites in Africa.

If you subscribe to this single map set, you will be entitled to:

Please visit our FAQ Page for more information on our GPS Maps.

SKU: SUBSZIMZAM Category:

Description

Prerequisites: This map is compatible with Garmin map capable GPS units only.

If you are a tourist or business traveller and looking for a GPS map to guide you in Zimbabwe or Zambia, then you would appreciate the accuracy and detail of T4A GPS Maps.

Our maps are constructed from GPS data sourced from the T4A Community of travellers. People just like you who record their travel experience and share it with the community via our maps. Do not expect complete wall to wall coverage from our maps. We only map places that are relevant to travellers and we endeavour to construct the safest routable GPS maps in Africa.

  Software Required: In order to view this map on your computer, to perform route planning and to transfer the maps to your Garmin GPS unit, you will need free Software from Garmin, which can be downloaded from Garmins’ website:

  • For Windows: Mapinstall. Then Basecamp or Mapsource too.
  • For MAC: Mapinstall. Then Basecamp too.

Find all technical info and detailed steps in our user-friendly T4A User Guides:

Please visit our FAQ Page for more information on our GPS Maps.

2 reviews for Zimbabwe & Zambia GPS Map Download v18.12

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Alexis MALLARD (verified owner)

    Very good map to prepare your itinerary. Not as complete and upgraded as the maps of Namibia and Botswana, but very helpful. I recommend it.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Hall (verified owner)

    We have used T4A maps for our self drive travels through Namibia, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Uganda over the last 10 years. I would not dream of going to a new country without a T4A map and I am confident that this one will do us well in Zambia in October.

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Additional information

Countries

Zambia, Zimbabwe

Product Type

GPS MAP on EXE Downloadable link

Current Version

18.12

Routable

Yes

Compatibility

Garmin GPS – Mapsource or BaseCamp required

Points of Interest

9 411

Roads

100 844 km

Publishing House

Tracks4Africa

GPS Map size

14.43MB

General

GPS Maps for Garmin

  • 1) GPS MAPS: BASECAMP VER 4.7.0.0 MAPS TRANSFERRED TO GPS ARE NOT SHOWING ON THE GPS (WINDOWS ONLY)

     The problem lies in Basecamp.

    We have advised Garmin of this issue.

    Temporary Solutions:

    If you have an older GPS unit (ie. Mapsource is only compatible with older units) – Click here to download a free version of Mapsource and to use that instead of BaseCamp. Your problem should then be resolved

    OR

    Contact our sales staff for assistance.

    Our sales staff will then send you a temporary download link, containing an .img file which you will have to install on your Garmin unit.

    Please follow these steps once you have received the download link email / download link:

    Please download this file in the email you will receive from Tracks4Africa. You will be directed to a downloads webpage where you will find the .img file to download unless you have been emailed the .img file directly you don’t have to access it from a downloads page then.

    It is advisable to access the webpage on the internet, via a Google Chrome or Firefox browser for best results. (ie. do not try to open the downloaded file or run it on your PC – its an .img file for a GPS Unit).

    Then connect your Garmin GPS unit to your PC.

    Then in Windows Explorer, or from a relevant spot in your PC, you need to copy this .img file to either: (Please note different GPS units are behaving differently):

    • an SD Card in your GPS unit directly into a Garmin folder. If that does not work, try to copy the .img file to a Map folder (ie. create this folder on your SD card if there is no such folder yet)
    • or your GPS units’ internal memory – to a Garmin folder. If that does not work try to copy the .img file to a Map folder (ie. create this folder on your GPS units internal memory if there is no such folder yet)

    Also, please note:If there are any older Tracks4Africa GPS Map files in your Garmin folder, please copy all these old files to your PC in a safe folder, and then remove them from the Garmin folder on your GPS Unit. Be careful not to remove your Garmaps and their associated license (.lic) files from your GPS units internal memory.

    Your GPS Maps will then be visible on your GPS Unit.

    Troubleshooting:If you loaded the .img file to your GPS units internal memory, and it didn’t work, please remove it from there and try loading it to a GARMIN/MAP folder on your SD Card instead, and vice versa following the instructions as per above.

     

  • 2) GPS MAPS: WHICH GPS UNITS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH TRACKS4AFRICA GPS MAPS?

    Our Tracks4Africa GPS maps are only compatible to Garmin GPS devices only.

    Requirements for your GPS to be compatible with our maps:

    • Must be able to read Garmin maps
    • Must be able to receive maps (a SD card slot is not a requirement)
    • Should be able to receive automotive maps from PC /Mac

    Examples of Compatible Garmin Devices: (ie. please note there are many more compatible Garmin Devices, these are just a few examples. Some may be outdated. All new Garmin Devices should be compatible with Tracks4Africa Maps).

    • Garmin BMW Motorrad Navigator
    • Garmin Dezl 780LMT-D HGV 6.95″ Sat Nav
    • Garmin DriveAssist™ 51 LMT-S
    • Garmin DriveSmart™ 50 LMT-D
    • Garmin Drive 60 LMT
    • Garmin Drive 61 LMT-S
    • Garmin Edge Touring
    • Garmin Edge 1000
    • Garmin eTrex 20 (is a good option, but the screen is a bit small)
    • Garmin eTrex 30 (is a good option, but the screen is a bit small)
    • Garmin GPSMap 276Cx
    • Old Garmin GPSMap 276C (refer to also to FAQ ‘Using T4A GPS Maps on the Old Garmin GPSMap 276C’)
    • Garmin Monterra
    • Garmin NuviCam
    • GARMIN NuviCam LMTHD
    • Garmin Montana 600
    • Garmin Colorado 300
    • Garmin Nüvi 205W
    • Garmin Nüvi 3790
    • Garmin Nüvi 3760
    • Garmin Nüvi 2595
    • Garmin Nüvi 40
    • Garmin Nüvi 42LM
    • Garmin Montana 650t
    • Garmin Zumo 595

    Incompatible Garmin Devices:

    • Garmin Edge 820 (ie. If trying to load the T4A GPS Maps onto this device’s internal memory, the T4A GPS Map might wipe the Topo Map that is pre-loaded on the Garmin Edge 820).
    • Garmin eTrex 10 (ie. it cannot handle maps)
    • Garmin Forerunner 610 (ie. Garmin Forerunner 610 does not support any kind of mapping. It is a fitness device not intended for navigation).
    • Garmin GPSMAP® 60CSx (ie. The T4A GPS Maps on SD card will not work on this unit, as our SD cards are 4MB, and this unit only accepts data cards of 64MB. Individual Mapsets purchased per region from our online shop will work, taken their sizes do not exceed 64MB. These maps are then opened in Mapsource/Basecamp on the customers PC, where they are then transferred to the connected GPS Device, to an SD Card of size 64MB).
    • Garmin inReach Explorer+ (ie. Garmin compatible maps does not work on Garmin inReach unit, hence T4A will also not work on it).

    Garmin Devices Discontinued: (ie. Note that Garmin still provides support for these devices)

    • Garmin Drive 50LM (P/N: 010-01532-4B) and Drive 60LM (P/N: 010-01533-4B).
    • Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT (P/N: 010-01541-4A)
    • Garmin DashCam 35 (P/N: 010-01507-04)
    • Garmin DriveSmart 60LMT (P/N: 010-01540-4A)

    Tracks4Africa Blog articles for more information:

    The right GPS for navigation with Tracks4Africa Maps.

    The Garmin GPSMAP 276 Legend is back.

  • 3) GPS MAPS: HOW DO I ENABLE MY T4A GPS MAPS ON MY GARMIN GPS DEVICE?

    Depending on what GPS unit you have, it will differ from GPS range to GPS range. (i.e. the procedure you will follow on the Garmin Nuvi will differ from a Garmin Montana etc) Your installed GPS Maps will always be listed under your Map information which is located under your settings / tools option on the GPS.

    Steps on the newer Garmin Nuvi range: (Please note that the older Garmin Nuvi range will work differently to the newer units)

      • Switch on your GPS and select Settings on the home page.

      • Then select Map & Vehicle on the next page.

      • On the next page, scroll down and select myMaps. All your installed GPS Maps will be listed here.

      • Enable the map you wish to use on your GPS by selecting the tick box
      • Remember that you may only have one map product enabled (ticked) otherwise the GPS won’t know which map to use and will give navigation errors.

    Steps on the Garmin Montana range:

      • On the home page of the GPS, click on the arrow on the left-hand side of the screen.

      • Select Setup on the next page

      • Then select Map.

      • Click on Map Information and then Select Map.

      • Click on the map you wish to enable on your GPS device.

      • Select Enable in order to have the GPS map of your choice enabled.
      • Remember that you may only have one map product enabled otherwise the GPS will give navigation errors.

     

  • 4) GPS MAPS: Can I load my T4A Maps onto my Garmin Satellite Navigation System?

    To us a sat nav and GPS is the same thing.
    Our maps are compatible with any map-capable Garmin GPS.  Garmin will specify in the specifications section if a GPS is map-capable and if one can load additional maps, but this is true for almost all of them.
  • 5) GPS MAPS: Basecamp Export to Excel

    If you save your Basecamp/Mapsource file as a .gpx file (not .gdb),  you can open the .gpx file with excel. You are going to get a few warning messages before the final file will open:

    Click yes.

    Open as an xml.

    Click OK

    If you have tracks and routes in the same file, you will get another error message (you can only open waypoint locations, not tracks and routes)

    Click OK.

    You will now get a spreadsheet with a lot of columns.

  • 6) GPS MAPS: What are Tracks4Africa Maps?

    T4A GPS Maps are a set of 16 regional GPS maps covering most parts of the African continent. If you are a tourist or business traveller and looking for a GPS map to guide you through Africa then you would appreciate the accuracy and detail of T4A GPS Maps.

    T4A GPS Maps can be bought as individual downloads from our website or on a Plug & Navigate SD card from our online store or from most outdoor retailers. See our comprehensive list of retailers. For updates and coverage of our latest maps, see what is new on our latest T4A GPS Maps on the SD Card product on our shop.

    Our maps are constructed from GPS data sourced from the T4A Community of travellers. People like you who record their travel experience and share it with others via our maps.

    Tracks4Africa collects, catalogue and process these data submissions in order to create a very reliable GPS map. Because we can link a name of a data contributor to each place or road on the map our maps are trusted for its high level of integrity.

    Our uniquely African GPS maps are routable in most parts of Africa and can in fact give you turn-by-turn directions from Cape to Cairo. Do not expect complete wall-to-wall coverage from our maps. We only map places that are relevant to travellers and we endeavour to construct the safest routable GPS maps in Africa.

    Have a look at our Africa Map on our website.

  • 7) GPS MAPS: CHOOSING A GPS FOR TRACKS4AFRICA MAPS

    Our Tracks4Africa GPS maps are only compatible to Garmin GPS devices.

    Requirements for your GPS to be compatible with our maps:

    • Must be able to read Garmin maps
    • Must be able to receive maps (a SD card slot is not a requirement)
    • Should be able to receive automotive maps from PC /Mac

    The choice of a GPS can be daunting and it is based on a couple of questions (ie. Compiled by T4A Directory, Johann Groenewald: 2015):

    • Will you use it in the car only? Or, would you want to use it for hiking or MTB as well? If so, look for something with replaceable AA batteries and robustness. This is typically your Oregon and GPSMap62 ranges. If you would use it in the car only, look at the Nuvi range. The Nuvi500 is sold as an offroad GPS because it is waterproof, but it really is not necessary to have a waterproof GPS in your car. If the dash is under water you have far more serious problems than a GPS to worry about…

    • Do you intend using the GPS on a motorbike? If so, you want something waterproof and purpose built. Look at the garmin Zumo range – Garmin Zumo range is the BMW bike range and comes with glove friendly interface, bluetooth connectivity etc. Our maps will work on these units. A lot of bikers use the Zumo 660, but there are newer models. See the website: http://www.garmin.co.za/motorcycle_gps.php

    • Do you intend to record tracks with the GPS? All GPS can record waypoints, but only a few can record your tracks. This is handy if you want trace back on a route you have just driven, but only really necessary in extreme off the road driving. T4A maps are based only on such track recordings so we always encourage users to record their tracks and to submit these to us so we can update the maps with more or better data.

    • Do you intend to do city navigation with GPS? i.e. would you be looking for addresses in South Africa cities (they don’t exist outside of South Africa)? We call this ‘pizza delivery’ where a street address is the only thing to go by. If yes, then get (any) GPS loaded with a city map. All Garmin Nuvi’s come with this type of map preloaded and it’s the most cost effective way to get such a map. If you buy an Oregon or GPSMap 62 it will not come with a city navigator map preloaded, in which case you have to factor the cost of such map in separately (normally R1000).

    • Tracks4Africa will be more than adequate for navigation to places in the cities, i.e. to rerecorded points of interest on the maps. We cover camp sites, fuel, lodging and a very extensive range of other features related to travellers on our maps. The further away you from the cities the better our detail becomes.

    The Garmin Nuvi range can be bought for a very good price. You would be looking at anything from R1200 to R4000 and to be honest, there is not much difference between the entry level units and the more advanced ones. The latest craze is things like lane assist, 3D buildings and other city features. These would hardly be of any use to the overland traveller.

    Also note that the Oregon and GPS Map 62 does not give voice guidance. For some people this is not a problem because they mute the voice guidance in any case, but it could become a deciding factor. The Oregon and GPSMap62 is far superior GPS units for the wilderness navigator, so if you intend any hiking or related type of navigation, I would seriously look at these two units.

    Tracks4Africa Blog articles for more information:

    The right GPS for navigation with Tracks4Africa Maps.

    The Garmin GPSMAP 276 Legend is back

  • 8) GPS MAPS: WILL I BE ABLE TO INSTALL MY TRACKS4AFRICA GPS MAPS ON MY WINDOWS OR MACBOOK?

    Tracks4Africa maps are compatible with Windows OS systems and Mac OS. Our maps are provided in both these formats for customers to install on their PCs / Macs.

    Mac users, please note:

    We have found that the OS X Lion 10.07 and Lion 10.7.5 operating systems are incompatible with our maps. In order to install the T4A maps on your system you will need to upgrade to the latest Mac operating system.

  • 9) GPS MAPS: HOW DO I UPGRADE MY EXISTING TRACKS4AFRICA MAPS?

  • 10) GPS MAPS: HOW CAN I SUBMIT DATA TO TRACKS4AFRICA?

    The T4A GPS Maps are built from the collective travel experience of the travelling community. Anyone can join and contribute to the map.

    Please read this helpful T4A Blog Article on how to submit your trip data to T4A

    Please click here to read for more info on the T4A Community, how you can help etc.

    Then see technical info here on how to extract track and trip logs from your GPS in order to submit to T4A:

    Below are the steps to extract the track log from your Garmin GPS unit onto Garmin MapSource and Garmin BaseCamp.

    GARMIN MAPSOURCE

      • Connect your GPS to your PC.
      • Open Garmin MapSource.
      • Click on transfer at the top of your toolbar.
      • Select receive from device.

      • The following window will open up.

      • Tick the boxes of what you would like to receive.
      • Click on receive.
      • The data will be listed on the left hand.

      • Save it to your desktop by going to File > Save As.Save the file in the file format as Mapsource prescribes ie. .gpx format

    On GARMIN BASECAMP

      • Click on Device on the toolbar.
      • Select Receive from Device.

      • Select the device name to receive data from and click OK.

      • The data received from your GPS unit and imported, will then be listed on the left hand side.

    • Save it to your desktop by going to File > Save As.Save the file in the file format as BaseCamp prescribes ie. .gdb format
    • You can then send the saved file to Newdata at Tracks4Africa.
  • 11) GPS MAPS: IS IT POSSIBLE TO SEARCH FOR STREET NAMES ON MY TRACKS4AFRICA MAP?

    T4A maps are not street maps; however, you can search for streets that are labelled. Most of the streets in South Africa are included.

    Street names that are labelled on our maps are searchable but you won’t be able to search for a specific street number.

    All Suburbs in South Africa are searchable.

  • 12) GPS MAPS: WHAT IS GARMIN BASECAMP AND MAPINSTALL AND WHY DO I NEED IT?

    Garmin BaseCamp is an application which enables you to view Garmin compatible maps on your Windows PC and Macintosh, do route planning and transfer waypoints, tracks and routes between your PC/Mac and your Garmin GPS device. This is a FREE application from Garmin and it will eventually replace MapSource.

    Click here for the link to install BaseCamp for Windows

    Garmin MapInstall is also a FREE application which enables you to transfer Garmin compatible maps on your Windows PC and Macintosh to your Garmin GPS unit. Note that MapInstall is a feature incorporated within Garmin BaseCamp too.

    Click here for the link to install MapInstall for Windows

  • 13) GPS MAPS: WHAT IS GARMIN MAPSOURCE AND WHY DO I NEED IT?

    Garmin MapSource is a FREE application which enables you to view Garmin compatible maps on your Windows PC, do route planning and transfer maps, waypoints, tracks and routes between your PC and your Garmin GPS device.

    MapSource is very similar to BaseCamp, although many people prefer it as it’s easier to use. However, MapSource will eventually be phased out.

    NOTE: You must have Garmin BaseCamp installed on your PC before you can install Garmin MapSource.

    Click here for the link to install MapSource for Windows

  • 14) GPS MAPS: IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE BOTH THE TRACKS4AFRICA MAPS AND THE STREET MAPS LOADED ON MY GARMIN GPS UNIT?

    Yes, you can have both map sets on your Garmin GPS device, but you may not have them both switched on at the same time.

    Please note that some of the Garmin GPS units have the Street maps pre-loaded on the internal memory of the GPS unit which in some cases can’t be overwritten by sending a new map to the internal memory.

    If your Street maps aren’t pre-loaded on your GPS and you wish to have both the Tracks4Africa maps and the Street maps on your GPS, then you’ll need to transfer both these mapsets simultaneously to your Garmin GPS unit.

    If you don’t have the Street maps loaded on your PC to transfer to your GPS (using Garmin MapSource or Garmin MapInstall) you can transfer our Tracks4Africa maps to a separate SD Card. This will then provide you with the option to have both maps sets available simultaneously on your Garmin GPS unit, which will enable you to switch between the two map sets.

    Please note that you can only have one map set selected at a time otherwise your GPS device will give navigational problems.

    NB! If you bought a SD Card from one of our retailers, then please ensure that your SD Card is registered on our website. We will then have your details on our records and provide you with your upgrade if eligible as well as discounts on our online shop.

  • 15) GPS MAPS: I HAVE A GARMIN 76CX, 276, 60CSX AND I’M HAVING DIFFICULTIES LOOKING UP A STREET ADDRESS ON MY GARMAP MAPS WHEN THE TRACKS4AFRICA MAPS ARE ALSO ON MY DEVICE. HOW CAN I SOLVE THIS PROBLEM?

    To solve this problem you must have your Street maps and T4A maps on two separate memories. You can have the one on the GPS internal memory and the other one on a separate SD card.

    REMEMBER! Each time a map set is sent to a Garmin GPS the previously loaded maps are erased from the GPS. If your Garmap maps are on your SD card, send your T4A maps to the internal memory on your device and vice versa.

  • 16) GPS MAPS: I AM UNABLE TO LOCATE ANY POIS ON T4A WITH MY GPS.

    The GPS will only search for POIs (Points of Interest) within a certain radius (typically 1 000km) of your current location and won’t pick up any POIs outside of the radius.

    The way around this is to:

    • Ensure that the T4A maps are the only maps switched on.
    • Set the GPS into Demo mode / Simulation mode. (under Settings > Navigation).
    • Then set New Location to a point closer to the area you want to search for POI’s. Select a New Location by pointing the arrow to a position on the map and select Enter. You will then be able to search for POI’s within the radius of the new location that you have just entered.
  • 17) GPS MAPS: “A REFERRAL WAS RETURNED FROM THE SERVER” INSTALLATION ERROR WHEN TRYING TO INSTALL T4A GPS MAPS EXE FILE.

    When attempting to install applications in any Microsoft Windows version, some users may experience an error that says “A referral was returned from the server”.

    This is generally due to an incorrect system setting.

    You can find detailed instructions on the internet to bypass this error. We suggest you google for a solution for your particular Windows version eg. “a referral was returned from the server Windows 10”.

    A Windows 10 Fix is typically: To solve this problem, try these steps.

    Fix 1 – Registry Setting:

    Download and run referralfix.zip and run referralfix.reg to automatically apply these changes to your computer.

    • Hold the Windows Key and press “R“.
    • Type “regedit“, then press “Enter” to bring up the Registry Editor.
    • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies \ System.
    • Open “ValidateAdminCodeSignatures” and set “Value data” to “0“
    • Open “EnableUIADesktopToggle” and set the “Value data” to “0“.

    Fix 2 – Group Policy

    • Hold the Windows Key and press “R“.
    • Type “gpedit.msc“, then press “Enter” to bring up the Local Group Policy Editor.
    • Expand “Computer Configuration” > “Windows Settings” > “Security Settings” > “Local Policies” > “Security Options“.
    • Change the “User Account Control: Only elevate executable that are signed and validated.” policy to “Disabled“.
  • 18) GPS MAPS: I HAVE A GARMIN NUVI GPS UNIT, AND THE POI’S (POINTS OF INTEREST) AREN’T VISIBLE AT A CERTAIN ZOOM LEVEL.

    On the Garmin Nuvi range you will have to zoom into the map to about 30 – 50m to see any POIs displayed. Garmin Nuvis are City Navigators i.e. it won’t display all your POIs at the same zoom level as an outdoor GPS unit would.

    Examples of the map at different zoom levels on a Garmin Nuvi.

    500m Zoom Level

    30m Zoom Level

    The newer Nuvi units were purposely engineered to limit the amount of POIs that display on the screen to avoid cluttering. Therefore you won’t be able to see all POIs at 80m zoom level. To view POIs (Points of interest) on your GPS, either search for the point under ‘Where To’ (on the main menu) or make a waypoint on the GPS or transfer a waypoint from MapSource / BaseCamp in order to have the POI displayed on the map when viewing.

  • 19) GPS MAPS: CAN I LOAD MY TRACKS4AFRICA GPS MAP ON A SD CARD BIGGER THAN 8GB?

    Most Garmin GPS units won’t function with an SD cards that has a capacity of more than 8GB, as the memory will be too big for the GPS to handle and you won’t be able to locate the Tracks4Africa GPS Maps on your GPS unit.

  • 20) GPS MAPS: IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET THE T4A MAP ON MY CELL PHONE IF IT HAS A GPS SETTING?

    Yes, we have an app available for iPhones, iPad’s and Android devices. Tracks4Africa Overland Navigator brings you the Tracks4Africa maps for Southern and Eastern Africa as an app. Once installed and activated via internet connection, the app and content is available offline and can be used without an internet connection.

    The countries covered in this version of the app are: South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya.

    The app itself is based on iGO navigation, provided by NNG. They specialise in developing navigation solutions for mobile, PND and automotive applications.

    The download is approximately 622MB.

    Have a look at our FAQ Page for T4A Overland Navigator – iPhone/iPad/ Android

    Attention iPad Users:

    If you want to take full advantage of the Tracks4Africa Overland navigator you need to have an iPad with a GPS installed. (Note: some iPads only have WiIFiI and no 3G, in which case you will have a problem with our app). What you need to understand is that iPads with 3G also have a GPS receiver built in. The iPads with only WiFi does not have a GPS receiver built in but can still determine your approximate location when in range of a WiFi network.

    This holds true for all iPad models: iPad2, iPad3 and iPad Mini. This information is valid up to August 2014 when this document was written, Apple may in future change how they package their products.

    For a more detailed explanation on this, please read more.

    ANDROID USERS: Please note!

    If you want to take full advantage of the Tracks4Africa Overland navigator now available on the Google Play as well for Android users. Follow this link to the Google Play store:

  • 21) GPS MAPS: IS TRACKS4AFRICA COMPATIBLE WITH A WINDOWS 7, 8 AND 10 OPERATING SYSTEMS?

    Yes, Tracks4Arica maps are compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 Operating Systems.

  • 22) GPS MAPS: I SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED THE T4A MAPS BUT, I CAN’T LOCATE THE MAP ON MY PC / MAC?

    To view our Tracks4Africa maps on your PC / MAC, please follow the steps below:

    PC:

    Go to Start > Garmin Folder.

    Look for Garmin MapSource / Garmin BaseCamp and open it.

    In Garmin MapSource, look for View on the top toolbar > Switch to product > select the map you wish to view on the dropdown menu.

    In Garmin BaseCamp, look for Maps on the top toolbar > select the map you wish to view on the dropdown menu.

    MAC:

    Select Go on the top toolbar > Applications.

    Under Applications select Garmin BaseCamp.

    In Garmin BaseCamp, look for View on the top toolbar > Select > Switch to product > select the map you wish to view on the dropdown menu.

  • 23) GPS MAPS: I CAN’T SEE MY GPS LISTED ON MY COMPUTER

    If you have an old Garmin GPS unit like a Garmin 276csx and have a computer with a Windows 7, 8 or later operating system, then your PC won’t detect the GPS as it’s too old for the operating system. This applies to the newer Macintosh operating system Maverick as well.

    If you can’t detect the GPS on your PC / MAC whilst having one of the latest GPS units and operating systems, try to install Garmin USB drivers from Garmin’s website:

    http://www8.garmin.com/support/agree.jsp?id=591

  • 24) GPS MAPS: THE T4A MAPS AREN’T VERY DETAILED IN GARMIN BASECAMP. WHAT CAN I DO TO SEE MORE DETAIL? (INSTRUCTIONS FOR WINDOWS AND MAC)

    You can increase the map detail by doing the following:

    • Zoom in and out of the map in order to see more detail (on the top toolbar go to View > Zoom in)

    Example of GPS map at two different zoom levels:

    70km Zoom Level

    700m Zoom level

    Then also check the following:

    Windows PC:

    • Open BaseCamp
    • On the top of the toolbar go to View > Toolbars > Click on Detail level (you need to enable it).

    Your map detail is now set to Highest.


    On a MAC:

    • Open BaseCamp.
    • Look at the bottom of the BaseCamp screen for this window.
    • Move the cursor towards the plus sign to increase the map detail on your map.

    Your map detail is now set to highest.

  • 25) GPS MAPS: NEW GPS MAPS RELEASED POIS’ SEEM TO BE LESS THAN PREVIOUS RELEASES?

    Firstly, please check that your Map Detail on Basecamp is set to highest – refer to “22. The T4A maps aren’t very detailed in Garmin BaseCamp. What can I do to see more detail? (Instructions for Windows and Mac)” on our FAQ page.

    Secondly, please note the following:

    As our map products grow and the maps get larger with more information, map performance and functionality have to be compensated for. We do not remove any information or release a map with less information on it as a previously released version. For example a town e.g. Palapye: on our 14.10 release you may have seen this town and its POIs appear as follows at a certain zoom level: 

    Then, when you view the same town on our new map version, for example 18.05 at the same zoom level you may see the following:

    This difference in appearance has to do with at what zoom levels the different kinds of info is switched on and displayed. More info at higher zoom levels makes the maps much more heavy and slower. On the contrary, 18.05 has more info than older maps e.g. Palapye: 

    The info in 18.05 is thus only switched on at one or two zoom levels lower than the previous versions, but there is definitely more info. This is a necessary evil in order to have a balance between good performance and information. A heavy and slow map will cause much frustration regarding usability.

  • 26) GPS MAPS: LOADING T4A GPS MAPS TO THE NEW GARMIN NUVICAM LMTHD WITH 2 MEMORY CARDS

    The new GARMIN nuviCam LMTHD with the built-in Camera comes with 2 memory cards.

    When loading the map to the device using Mapinstall, the installer loads the map to the memory card but, since this is a new model GARMIN with 2 cards the installer does not know the difference between the camera memory card or the map memory card.

    With both cards slotted in, the Tracks4Africa map could be loaded to the camera memory card – the GARMIN nuviCam LMTHD will then show an error asking to move the memory card to the map slot.

    To overcome this problem: remove the camera memory card to ensure Mapinstall can see only the map memory card and try again. The Tracks4Africa GPS map should then be successfully loaded onto the correct memory card in the maps memory slot.

  • 27) GPS MAPS: THE GPS TELLS ME THAT THE NEWLY BOUGHT SD CARD VERSION 18.05 REACHED THE END OF ITS LIFE AND THEREFORE COULD NOT LOAD IT.

    This problem has been reported mainly on the Garmin Drive/Assist range – but follow the instructions below for any Garmin model.

    Copy the contents of SD Card to your desktop and then format the SD Card, then copy only the “Garmin Folder” to the SD Card.

  • 28) GPS MAPS: HOW DO I TRANSFER MAP/S TO MY GARMIN GPS OR COMPATIBLE DEVICE USING GARMIN MAPINSTALL ON MY WINDOWS PC?

    Maps are viewed in Garmin BaseCamp and then transferred via Garmin MapInstall from your PC to the GPS.

    Step 1: To install BaseCamp on your PC, visit http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4435 and follow the on screen instructions.

    Step 2: To install MapInstall, visit http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3291 and follow the on screen instructions.

    You now have a legal working copy of Garmin BaseCamp and MapInstall.

    If you already have BaseCamp on your PC, go to HELP to CHECK FOR SOFTWARE UPDATES and make sure you are using the latest version. The steps below are applicable to BaseCamp v3.3.3 (or later) and MapInstall v4.0.1 (or later).

    When sending the map/s, MapInstall should be open and your GPS system switched on and plugged in. Each time a map set is sent to a Garmin GPS the previously loaded maps are erased from the GPS. If your Garmap maps are on your SD card, send your T4A maps to the internal memory on your device and vice versa.

    To transfer maps to your device, open MapInstall.

    NB! If you have a older version on your internal memory of the GPS or an SD Card then, you must remove it before transferring the new maps to your GPS unit. Explore the internal memory  / SD Card and look either under the Garmin folder or map folder for the file ending with img. Cut this file and place it on your desktop for safety. After following the steps below, where the new maps are place successfully on your GPS. You may remove the img file form your desktop. 

    The device + SD card should be listed in one line. If you want to transfer maps to the internal memory of your device, make sure that no SD card is inserted in the device.

    If you want to transfer maps to the SD card in your device, simply insert the SD card into the GPS.

    For some older units (GPS units from 2010 and earlier) the SD card and unit name will be listed separately. In that case, make sure you select the destination for the maps. Click on Continue and select the maps you want to send:

    If you are using a newer device, click on CUSTOMIZE to select the map(s) you want to send to your device.

    Click on the map name of the map that you want to send to your device. Your map will be highlighted on the screen. Click on continue:

    Click on Install.

    The following screen will appear:

    To check whether the maps were successfully sent, switch on your Garmin GPS device, go to SETTINGS >MAP & VEHICLE >My MAPS and check whether T4A is listed (note steps to check whether the maps are loaded may vary depending on which GPS you’re using).

    This can take a few minutes (note it shouldn’t take hours). When the installation is done, click FINISH.

  • 29) GPS MAPS: CAN I SEND THE WAYPOINTS WHICH ARE LISTED UNDER MY FAVOURITES ON MY GPS TO GARMIN BASECAMP / GARMIN MAPSOURCE?

    Yes, all listed waypoints which are under your Favourite, can be retrieved. Please follow the steps below:

    On Garmin BaseCamp, follow these steps:

    • Connect the GPS unit to your PC / MAC.
    • Open Garmin BaseCamp.

    Look for the GPS unit listed under devices on the left-hand corner of the screen and click on Iinternal Storage.

    The waypoints will be listed under the Internal Storage window. You may then save the waypoints under My collection (Edit > Send to > My Collection) for easy retrieval once needed.

     

    On Garmin MapSource, follow these steps:

    • Connect your GPS to your PC.
    • Open Garmin MapSource.
    • Select Transfer> Receive from device.

    All the waypoints saved under your favourites on your GPS will now be listed on Garmin MapSource.

  • 30) GPS MAPS: “NEW EXTRAS DATA FOUND ON CARD. INSTALL THIS DATA TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE IF THE CARD IS REMOVED?” – WHAT TO DO WITH THIS MESSAGE WHEN GARMIN GPS UNIT IS SWITCHED ON?

    When switching on your Garmin GPS Unit, while the T4A GPS Maps on SD card is inserted in the unit – you may see the message as per below appear – choose “NO”.

    This means that the Garmin unit has picked up that there is an extra data file on the SD Card. In this case it has picked up on the Africa Guide, that is supplied by T4A, and included on our SD Cards. It is not necessary to install this onto your GPS unit, as you can access it directly from the SD Card. This is also a very large file, of over 800MB in size. See here for more info on the Africa Guide.

    Also note – if you choose “YES” here : The ‘extras’ that are transferred to the GPS are the T4A Africa Travel Guide file not the maps. The SD card HAS to be inserted in the GPS when you want to use T4A maps.

  • 31) GPS MAPS: MAPSOURCE COMPATIBILITY WITH OLDER GARMIN GPS UNITS

    Mapsource will only be compatible with older Garmin GPS units.

    Mapsource was phased out many years ago by Garmin, so there is no new updates on it, hence it keeps on working. But as Garmin introduces new GPS models these are not compatible with Mapsource. Mapsource will not work with new units from the last three years.

    Basecamp is compatible with new and old Garmin GPS units – however in the latest Basecamp update there is a problem with transferring GPS maps from Basecamp to a GPS unit. (June 2018).

  • 32) GPS MAPS: LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF WAYPOINTS THAT CAN BE SENT TO A GPS UNIT FROM BASECAMP

    GPS units, like most other Garmins would take up to 1000 waypoints. But some units seem to limit users to say 100 waypoints.

    Here is a workaround you can try:

    Take your collection of waypoints in Basecamp and export it as a GPX file. Then copy this GPX file (give it a userfriendly name) to the GPS. Place it under Garmin/GPX/ folder.

    You should see several other GPX files in this location. The one called current.gpx is the tracks that currently display on the device.

    There may also be an Archive folder under /GPX/. In here the GPS will store archived track logs, handy if you need to get it in future. Note that GPS stores only 10k track points in current/gpx and then it will archive.

  • 33) GPS MAPS: ANYDESK FREE SOFTWARE WILL ALLOW US TO REMOTELY CONNECT TO YOUR PC!

    From time to time, it’s easier for us to take control of your PC remotely, to assist with a problem.

    AnyDesk is free software that will enable us to do this. Please follow the steps below in order to install it onto your PC.

    1. In Google, search for “anydesk download”. You will see search results similar to this. Go into this link to download it.

    Or go to this link.

    As soon as you go into the AnyDesk webpage, the EXE for AnyDesk starts downloading in the bottom left of your screen.

    If not scroll down to click on the download button on the AnyDesk webpage. 

    Then click on the AnyDesk.exe (in the bottom left corner of your PC / or find the exe in your Downloads folder on your PC) in order to run and install it onto your PC.

    You then get this screen – you can give someone else your AnyDesk address to access your PC or vice versa. “This Desk” represents your PC, and the “AnyDesk Address” is the ‘address’ you need to provide the Tracks4Africa operator with.

    Once access is gained to a PC – the PC owner will see an option to click “allow” in order to allow the Tracks4Africa operator to take control.

    AnyDesk is very easy to use!

  • 34) GPS MAPS: How do I transfer maps from Garmin MapSource to my Garmin GPS or compatible device?

    Firstly maps are sent from Garmin MapSource to your GPS system (if you don’t have Garmin MapSource, please download it from Garmin’s websiteGarmin MapSource is more compatible with GPS units released in 2010 and earlier.

    When transferring the maps;

    • Garmin MapSource should be open, your GPS system switch on and plugged in.
    • With MapSource each time a mapsets is sent to a Garmin GPS the previously loaded maps are erased from the GPS. If your Garmap maps are on your SD card, transfer our maps to your internal memory and vice versa.

    Step1: In Garmin MapSource, go to View, switch to Product and select the mapset you wish to send. The map will be visible in front of you. If not, zoom in and out to find the map.

    Step2:  Now go to Tools (at the top of the toolbar) and select Map.

    The Map Tool is now selected. With this you can select the map/s you want to send to your GPS. When you click on the map with the Map Tool, the map will becomes pink (see below).

    If you want to send more than one map to your GPS system then just repeat step 1 and 2 or make a big block over the whole of Africa (full set only).

    Step 3: To transfer the maps to your GPS, select Transfer on the toolbar and then select Send to device.

    Step 4: The screen below should appear. Under “Device” you can either choose between the internal memory of the GPS which will be the name of your device (Montana  650t) or the SD card (if you have one inserted in the GPS) which will be listed as Removable disk (F:/) on the dropdown menu.

    Step 5: Your device should be listed. Ensure that Maps are ticked. If you made routes or waypoints on the maps, then this should also be ticked. . Now click Send. The maps will be transferred to your device.

    Your maps should now be listed under Settings > Map > Map info.

    (Please note that the Tracks4Africa GPS Maps may not be used inconjunction with any other GPS Maps).

  • 35) GPS MAPS: The T4A maps aren’t very detailed in Garmin MapSource. What can I do to see more detail?

    You can increase the map detail by doing the following:

    • Zoom in and out of the map in order to see more detail (on the top toolbar go to View > Zoom in)

    Example of GPS map at two different zoom levels:

    70km Zoom Level

    700m Zoom level


    • Ensure that your Map detail is set to Highest (on the top toolbar go to View > Map detail >  Highest).

    Underneath View it must say HIDE GPS MAP DETAIL as below. If it says SHOW GPS MAP DETAIL, click on SHOW GPS MAP DETAIL to display detail.

    Go to EDIT > PREFERENCES > DISPLAY and ensure that your settings are set up as below:

  • 36) GPS MAPS: My PC runs on Windows 7/ 8 OS. I have trouble viewing my T4A maps in MapSource. After installing my Tracks4africa maps on my PC, Garmin MapSource becomes very slow and sometimes it completely loses the map. Only grid lines and waypoints are visible then.

    You will need to update Garmin MapSource on your PC. Restart your PC and see if the problem persists.

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

    If you still have issues with MapSource, then rather use Garmin BaseCamp and Garmin MapInstall, installation instructions below;

    • Garmin BaseCamp is an application which enables you to view Garmin compatible maps on your Windows PC and Macintosh, do route planning,  make waypoints and create tracks and routes between your PC/Mac and your Garmin GPS device. This is an application from Garmin and it will replace MapSource one day.
    • Garmin MapInstall is an application which enables you to transfer the map to your GPS unit. You will use this application with Garmin BaseCamp.
  • 37) GPS MAPS: I bought the links online for my Windows PC. How do I install them unto my PC now?

    1. Click on the link (T4A Map).
    2. You’ll be asked to Run or Save the file. Select the Save option.
    3. Save the file to desktop (this is to find it easily again).
    4. When the download is completed, open the saved file on your desktop by double clicking on the zip folder.
    5. Click on the file inside(exe file) and follow the instructions given.
    6. Open Mapsource / BaseCamp and select the map/s to view.
  • 38) GPS MAPS: How do I install the maps on my T4A SD Card on my Windows PC?

    Please see our User Guides for SD Cards, under our Tutorials & Videos FAQ category.

    The SD Card is supplied in a package, which contains the installation instructions.

    The instructions will be as follows:

    (You need to have Garmin MapSource or Garmin BaseCamp installed to view T4A GPS Maps on your PC).

    • Insert the SD card into a SD card reader connected to your PC (your Plug & Play GPS can be used for this purpose).
    • If it is still open, close MapSource or BaseCamp on your PC.
    • Browse the SD Card and double click on ‘PC Install Files/T4A GPS Maps_Travellers Africa_xxxx.exe’.
    • Follow the instructions to install the maps on your PC.
    • Now open Garmin MapSource or Garmin BaseCamp and select T4A Maps from the Product menu.
  • 39) GPS MAPS: How do I uninstall previous versions of Tracks4Africa map/s on my PC before installing the new version?

    It is imperative to please uninstall any previous versions of T4A before installing newer T4A Maps. The GPS Map Installers may throw all the files into a different directory on the PC and then BaseCamp and MapSource gets confused. But this can easily be avoided if the customer just uninstalls all previous maps of the same region/map and reinstalls.

    How do I uninstall T4A Maps?

    See these examples of different ways in which you can do this – depending on what type of PC you are using:

    Generally, on any Windows PC you go to: Control panel >> Programs and Features. Click on the Tracks4Africa Map from the list and then on “Uninstall” to uninstall it.

    Or try these steps on a Windows PC:

    1. Go to Start (at the bottom left side of your taskbar).
    2. Click on All programs.
    3. Look for a Tracks4Africa / T4A Maps Pro folder. 
    4. Highlight it (Tracks4Africa / T4A Maps Pro Folder).
    5. The drop down list will show all T4A maps that can be uninstalled.
    6. Uninstall all unwanted map/s by clicking on the map option to uninstall. (Ie. if all maps must be uninstalled, there is an option to “Uninstall T4A Maps Complete”).

    On Windows 10: You have to go to your settings where you add/remove programs.

    You can go to the start menu (bottom left on windows) – Settings (ie. The gear icon) – Apps – Apps & features.

    OR You can type “remove programs” into your windows search box. Example:

    Then note further up in the small screen box area, where you can click to go into the area to search and remove programs.

    Then once in the Apps & Features menu:

    – Scroll to Tracks4Africa maps, click on the map, and then on “Uninstall” to uninstall the relevant map.

    Can I uninstall T4A GPS Maps directly from Basecamp/Mapsource:

    No, not that we are aware of.

     

    Do I need to Uninstall T4A GPS Maps on a MAC?

    This is not necessary for MACs, because they make use of the gmapi file.

    You can however remove programs on your MAC – see our FAQ: “GPS MAPS: How do I uninstall previous versions of Tracks4Africa map/s on my Macintosh before installing the new version?

     

  • 40) GPS MAPS: Error message when I install my Tracks4Africa maps on my Windows 7 PC?

    If Tracks4Africa maps are first downloaded onto Windows XP or Windows Vista PC you will receive the above error message. When downloading a Tracks4Africa link from an online purchase, you have to ensure that you download and install it on your Windows 7/10 PC in order for it to work.

  • 41) GPS MAPS: I accidentally deleted my maps on my Tracks4Africa SD card. Will it be possible to reinstall my Tracks4Africa maps on my PC and Garmin GPS unit?

    Yes, you will be able to reinstall the Tracks4Africa maps on your PC and Garmin GPS.

    If you purchased your GPS maps from Tracks4Africa, we will have record of your purchases, and downloadable maps/subscritpions will also be accessible from your profile on our system for re-download. Contact sales for assistance if required.

    Firstly, our Tracks4Africa SD card contains the installation files for Windows and MAC. Explore the contents on the SD card and look for either the PC (i.e. Windows) installation files folder or the Mac Install files folder.

    The folder contains the installation file for your PC (.exe) or Mac (MAC.zip).

    Once you’ve installed the maps on your PC successfully, you can transfer them from Garmin MapSource/ Garmin MapInstall to your GPS unit.

     

    Each time a mapset is sent to a Garmin GPS the previously loaded maps are erased from the GPS. If your Garmap maps are on your SD card, send our maps to your internal memory and vice versa.

     

    Secondly, if you purchased downloadable GPS Maps from us, they should be in your Account, under your subscription – please go and have a look there in order to download.

     

    Contact our Sales team if you cannot locate your previous GPS Maps.

  • 42) GPS MAPS: I have a Windows 8 / 8.1 Operating system. When I download Tracks4Africa maps from the online store I get an error message saying “Windows Protect your PC” (image below). What should I do?

    The error you get below is just a security measure of the new Windows 8 / 8.1 OS.

    Click on “More info” and select Run Anyway.

    If you get this user account control message, click yes and follow our on screen instructions to install the maps on your Windows 8

  • 43) GPS MAPS: I have a Macbook. Will Tracks4Africa be able to work on it?

    Yes, we have Mac compatible maps. You will need to have BaseCamp and MapInstall software  installed on your Mac.

    Garmin BaseCamp for Mac: to do route planning and view the map on your MAC.

    Garmin MapInstall : to transfer the map to your GPS unit from your MAC.

    Garmin MapManager: your installed maps will be listed here on your MAC; this is also where you will uninstall the maps.

    You can also visit Garmin’s website for Mac OS® Software and Garmin Devices: http://www8.garmin.com/macosx/.

    Notice for Macintosh X Lion 10.07 & Lion 10.7.5 users:

    We have found that the OS X Lion 10.07  and Lion 10.7.5 is incompatible with our maps. In order to install the T4A maps on your system you will need to upgrade your OS to Mountain Lion 10.08.

  • 44) GPS MAPS: What is Garmin MapInstall and Garmin MapManager and why do I need it on my Macbook?

    Garmin MapManager is an application for MAC PC’s only. Once you’ve installed your map (s) on your MAC your maps will be listed here (if you need to uninstall your map(s) from your MAC then you will do it in this application as well).

    Garmin MapInstall is an application which enables you to transfer the map (s) to your GPS unit. You will use this application with Garmin BaseCamp.

    Below is the download to this application:

  • 45) GPS MAPS: How do I install the maps on my T4A SD Card on my MacBook?

    Also see our User Guides for SD Card for MAC, under our FAQ category for Tutorials & Videos.

    The SD card is supplied in a package, which contains the installation instructions.

    The instructions will be as follows:

    (You need Garmin’s BaseCamp and Mapinstall software before you start.)

    • Insert the SD card into a SD card reader connected to your Mac (your Plug & Play GPS can be used for this purpose).
    • If you use your GPS as card reader your Mac will show two volumes on your Desktop: GARMIN and NO NAME. Access NO NAME and open the ‘Mac Install Files’ folder.
    • Copy the contents of the ‘Mac Install Files’ folder to your Desktop and run each file to extract it.
    • This will place new files on your Desktop which can be installed using Mapinstall. Also refe rto Garmin installation instructions for Mac OS.
  • 46) GPS MAPS: I bought the links online for my MacBook. How do I install them unto my MAC now?

    Please also refer to our USER GUIDE for Downloadable links for MAC, under our FAQ category for Tutorials & Videos.

    Rather use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to download the GPS Maps as we have found that the file is corrupt when you use Safari internet browser.

    Please follow the steps below:

    1. Click on the link (T4A Map).
    2. The link will download immediately on your internet browser.
    3. Once done, click on the zip file. The file will extract and your downloads folder will open listing the gmapi file. .
    4. Double click on the gmapi file. Garmin MapManager will open  with a small window in front of it (if you don’t see it then move the Mapmanager window, as it might be located behind it). Click on install and then close.
    5. The map will now be listed on the Garmin Mapmanager program and installed on your Macbook.
    6. Open BaseCamp and select the map/s to view under maps at the top of the toolbar.
  • 47) GPS MAPS: How do I transfer the maps to my GPS device with a Macbook?

    Please also refer to our USER GUIDE for Downloadable links for MAC, under our FAQ category for Tutorials & Videos.

    If you are using a Macbook you’ll need Garmin BaseCamp to view the map(s) and to do route planning on your T4A GPS Maps and Garmin MapInstall to send the map(s) from your Macbook to your GPS device.

    Garmin BaseCamp for Mac: to do route planning and view the GPS Map.

    Garmin MapInstall : to transfer the GPS Map to your GPS unit.

    Garmin MapManager: this is where your installed GPS Maps will be listed and where you will  uninstall your GPS Maps.

    Install these applications from Garmin’s website before continuing the steps below.


    Follow these steps to transfer waypoints, routes and tracks to your GPS unit using Garmin BaseCamp for Mac:

    NB! If you have a older version on your internal memory of the GPS or an SD Card then, you must remove it before transferring the new maps to your GPS unit. Explore the internal memory  / SD Card and look either under the Garmin folder or map folder for the file ending with img. Cut this file and place it on your desktop for safety. After following the steps below, where the new maps are place successfully on your GPS. You may remove the img file form your desktop. 

    • Open BaseCamp.
    • Go to TRANSFER >  SEND “My Collection”. The  window below will open on your screen.
    • Select your GPS or No Name from the dropdown menu. If you select your GPS the data will be transferred to the internal memory of the GPS. If you select the No Name device then the data will be transferred to the SD card in your GPS.
    • Ensure that ROUTES, TRACKS, WAYPOINTS AND GEOTAGGED PHOTOS are ticked. Then click Send.

    Close after the transfer has been completed. All your waypoints will be listed on your GPS under Favourites. If your GPS can receive routes the routes you  have created will be listed under your Trip planner (depending on your GPS model).


    To transfer the map(s) to your Garmin GPS using Garmin MapInstall:

    Each time a map set is sent to a Garmin GPS the previously loaded maps are erased from the GPS. If your Garmap maps are loaded on your SD card, send T4A maps to the internal memory of your device and vice versa. Please note that the SD card has to be inserted in the GPS device if you want to transfer maps to the SD card. Remove the SD card from the GPS device if you wish to have the GPS Maps sent to the internal memory of the GPS.

    NB! If you have a older version on your internal memory of the GPS or an SD Card then, you must remove it before transferring the new maps to your GPS unit. Explore the internal memory  / SD Card and look either under the Garmin folder or map folder for the file ending with img. Cut this file and place it on your desktop for safety. After following the steps below, where the new maps are place successfully on your GPS. You may remove the img file form your desktop. 

    Connect your GPS device to your Macbook in order to transfer the GPS maps.

    Step 1:  Open MapInstall b> Go > ApplicationsGarmin MapInstall.

    To transfer maps to your device’s internal memory, remove the SD card from your GPS and connect to’ GPS unit into your Macbook. The GPS will be listed Nuvi 3790 (unit ID 3820880631)

    If you want to transfer maps to the SD card in your device, then insert the SD card in your GPS and plug it into your Macbook. The GPS will be listed Nuvi 3790 (unit ID 3820880631)+ SD Card.

    Step2:  Click on CUSTOMIZE to select the map(s) you want to send to your device.

    Step 3: Click on the map name that you want to send to your GPS device. (Once the map is selected, it will be highlighted on the screen).

    Step 4: Click on Send Maps on the bottom right hand corner of MapInstall to transfer the maps to your GPS device.

    Step 5:  The following screen will appear below.

    Click on confirm.

    Please note that the transfer should not take hours as indicated on the screen.

    Step 6: Once the transfer is successfully done you’ll see the page below.

    Click on Done once the installation is complete.

    The maps will now be listed under your Map Information on the GPS. Select the maps by ticking the box next to the map name or by enabling it. (Please note that the Tracks4Africa GPS Maps may not be used in conjunction with any other GPS Maps).

  • 48) GPS MAPS: How do I uninstall previous versions of Tracks4Africa map/s on my Macintosh before installing the new version?

    Please follow the steps below on your Macintosh:

    1. Click on Go at the top of your Toolbar.
    2. Then double click on Applications.
    3. Look for the Garmin MapManager and double click on it to open.
    4. Garmin MapManager will now list all the maps installed on your MAC.
    5. Click on the map you wish to delete/uninstall from your MAC.
    6. Now click on Map Actions> Delete.    That is the button in the bottom left corner of MapManager. 

    You have now successfully uninstalled T4A maps from your Macbook.

  • 49) GPS MAPS: I have a Mac with the (OS) X Lion 10.07 & Lion 10.7.5 operating system. I’m unable to install Tracks4Africa maps on my PC?

    We have found that the X Lion 10.07 & Lion 10.7.5 operating system is incompatible with our Tracks4Africa maps. In order to install T4A maps on your system you will need to upgrade to the latest MAC operating system first.

  • 50) GPS MAPS: I purchased the T4A Maps pre-loaded SD card but I cannot view any photos on my Garmin Colorado when accessing the T4A guide.

    The Colorado series was specifically designed without that functionality and you will not be able to view photos on this unit.

  • 51) GPS MAPS: I am unable to locate any POIs on T4A with the Garmin Colorado GPS.

    The Colorado GPS only searches for POIs within a certain radius of the current location. If you are outside of that  radius (typically 1000km) it will not find any POIs outside of that radius.

    You can solve this problem by setting the Colorado to Demo mode.

    • Then set the New Location to a point closer to the area you want to search for POIs.
    • This is done by going to the Satellite Navigation Page > Options> New Location and it will bring up a world map.
    • Select a new lLocation by pointing the arrow to a position on the map and select Enter.
    • You will then be able to search for POIs within the radius of the new location you have just entered.
  • 52) GPS MAPS: My Garmin Colorado switches off when I go to the “Select Map” option to change between different mapsets. However, I am able to load multiple mapsets to it.

    This is a potential problem on some units and it has been addressed by Garmin in the unit firmware update v2.51. The Garmin website lists the potential shutdown when selecting maps with a large variety of maps loaded as being one of the issues being fixed between v2.40 and v2.51 of the Colorado firmware. To correct the problem please download the latest unit software from the Garmin website.

  • 53) GPS MAPS: Gamin Drive 40 & 50 LM: this device asks to format T4A SD Card

    According to Garmin they are aware of the problem with the Garmin Drive 40 & 50, they are trying to figure out what causes the device to want to format the T4A SD Card. It seems like a problem with the device.

    Garmin has also subsequently discontinued:

    • Garmin Drive 50LM (P/N: 010-01532-4B) and Drive 60LM (P/N: 010-01533-4B).

    You are welcome to contact us so that we can try to assist you with Tracks4Africa GPS Maps. We can send you a download link which you can transfer to your internal memory at your own risk, as you do not want to overwrite any internal street maps on your GPS unit etc.

  • 54) GPS MAPS: Cannot automatically launch Google Earth (or Pro) when selecting “View in Google Earth” in Mapsource or Basecamp

    If you experience a problem with the function “view in google earth” when using Mapsource or Basecamp. The problem being that it does not always work, or that Mapsource/Basecamp cannot find Google earth, especially when Google Earth Pro is installed.

    The problem is that Google Earth/Google Earth Pro has not registered properly on your computer. You can try to install an older/earlier version of Google Earth, or alternatively try to rectify the problem following the following steps: (ie. please note you can follow these steps at your own risk)

    Solution:

    You need to run a few steps to tell your computer where your Google Earth has bee installed so it will open it automatically in future when trying to open it from Basecamp or Mapsource.

    Follow these steps carefully:

    1. You have to open/run your command prompt on your pc with administrator privileges.

          On Windows 10 for example:

            To find your command prompt:

               Take the cursor to the bottom left corner and right-click to open the WinX menu.

                Select Command Prompt (Admin) to open with administrator privileges.

                If you can only see the normal Command Prompt – then right click on that and open it as adminitrator.

          On Windows 7 for example:

              Click Start, click All Programs, and then click Accessories.

              Right-click Command prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

              If the User Account Control dialog box appears, confirm that the action it displays is what you want, and then click Continue.

    1. Go to the route “C:” directory in the command prompt:

        To get to route “C:” directory: Type cd.. (ie. Which means “change directory”) until you are in the route C directory:

        From the Command Prompt choose one of the following command lines as applicable and press ENTER: (ie. Just copy the line applicable to you and paste it into your command prompt line as per image example further below – it is critical to use the double quotes).

        If you have the non-Pro Google Earth version in Windows 7, 8.x, and 10 then run:

        “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth\client\googleearth.exe” /RegServer

        If you have the Pro Google Earth version in Windows 7, 8.x, and 10 then run:
    “C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe” /RegServer

        OR (ie. depending on where you Google Earth Pro has been installed)

        “C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe” /RegServer

       If you have the Pro Google Earth version in XP then run:
    “C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth Pro\client\googleearth.exe” /RegServer

        If you have the non-Pro Google Earth version in XP then run:
    “C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\client\googleearth.exe” /RegServer (Google Earth in XP)

      The command you put into your command prompt must be exactly as in the examples. If not, you will get an error that there is an invalid directory. This will not cause any harm. It just won’t work.

      This solution works great to automatically launch Google Earth (or Pro) when you select to “View in Google Earth from the View menu in Mapsource or Basecamp.

  • 55) GPS MAPS: Are Road Alerts included or available for T4A GPS Maps?

    No, we no longer include road alerts on our GPS MAPS SD Cards.

    We included Road Alerts on our GPS Maps SD card up to ver 11.10. (ie. Oct 2011).

    Too many people complained about the annoyance of road alerts, and we do not have a huge request from the market for these alerts.

    The Road Alert files are however available for up to ver 15.05 (ie. May 2015) on our website, as seperate download links. You can download your preferred Alert file from our T4A GPS Road Alerts Page. (Please note: As these alerts were configured in 2015, some of them will no longer be true, therefore please use these files at your own discretion).

     On the Road Alerts Page – please click on the Alert file name you would like to receive, in order to send an email request to our sales staff.

  • 56) GPS MAPS: Enabling multiple GPS Maps on a GPS Unit

    Please note: The Tracks4Africa GPS Maps cannot be enabled on your GPS Unit at the same time as your Garmin Street Mapsfor example. These maps will clash in geographical areas, and will cause routing and navigation problems on your GPS Device.

    HOWEVER, if you have purchased Regional Tracks4Africa GPS Maps from our Website, you can enable the Tracks4Africa GPS Regional Maps at the same time, for example you can enable the T4A Namibia GPS Map and the T4A Botswana GPS Map at the same time, as they do not clash geographically. DO NOT enable the Garmin Street maps at the same time as the Tracks4Africa GPS Maps in any instance.

  • 57) GPS MAPS: Trip Planning & Transferring Routes to a GPS

    Firstly, about transferring routes: we do not advise our clients to do this. The transfer of routes between Garmin’s Basecamp and GPS is a dark science which yields different results based on which units are used.  It has nothing to do with the maps loaded.

    However if you are going to try and do this then note the following:

    • Basecamp/Mapsource and GPS must have the exact same maps loaded, i.e. the map you used for calculating the route in the first place must also be on the GPS

    • The GPS will always recalculate the route once loaded (on some units you have to import the route after transferring it).  For this reason the route calculation settings on the GPS and your Basecamp software must also be exactly the same else you will get different results.  E.g. if you use Shortest Distance on Basecamp then GPS must also be set to Shortest Distance (these settings are not transferred to the GPS)

    • In some cases it simply does not work.

    If you succeed in transferring a route and you select this route then your GPS will now try to get you to the start of the route. If your starting point is different from what you calculated on the GPS you will have to recalculate the route from your current location.

    We normally advise people to calculate their routes on Basecamp in order to do their trip planning.  Then on the GPS on the day of your travel find the destination and let it calculate the route from where you are to that destination. You may want to print your itinerary or even send some crucial waypoints/POIs from your trip plan to your GPS which is then stored under Favourites for easy access, as waypoints/POIs to route to on your GPS.

  • 58) GPS MAPS: Route planned on Basecamp/Mapsource perfectly, but when transferred to GPS shows a straight line on GPS

    If you sucessfully created a route and a trip plan in Basecamp/Mapsource, and after transferring the route to your GPS, your GPS routing is all wrong, or shows a straight line…then please read the following: 

    Firstly, about transferring routes: we do not advise our clients to do this. The transfer of routes between Garmin’s Basecamp and GPS is a dark science which yields different results based on which units are used.  It has nothing to do with the maps loaded.

    However if you are going to try and do this then note the following:

    • Basecamp/Mapsource and GPS must have the exact same maps loaded, i.e. the map you used for calculating the route in the first place must also be on the GPS
    • The GPS will always recalculate the route once loaded (on some units you have to import the route after transferring it).  For this reason the route calculation settings on the GPS and your Basecamp software must also be exactly the same else you will get different results.  E.g. if you use Shortest Distance on Basecamp then GPS must also be set to Shortest Distance (these settings are not transferred to the GPS)
    • In some cases it simply does not work.

    If you succeed in transferring a route and you select this route then your GPS will now try to get you to the start of the route. If your starting point is different from what you calculated on the GPS you will have to recalculate the route from your current location.

    We normally advise people to calculate their routes on Basecamp in order to do their trip planning.  Then on the GPS on the day of your travel find the destination and let it calculate the route from where you are to that destination. You may want to print your itinerary or even send some crucial waypoints/POIs from your trip plan to your GPS which is then stored under Favourites for easy access, as waypoints/POIs to route to on your GPS.

  • 59) GPS MAPS: How do I REGISTER my T4A GPS Maps SD Card?

    Go to our online shop and register here.

     

     

  • 60) GPS MAPS: Using T4A GPS Maps on the Old Garmin GPSMap 276C

    This unit comes with a memory card inside the unit, there is no GPS slot to insert an SD card.

    You would need to first install T4A GPS Maps on your computer and then send the maps via Garmins Mapsource Software to the internal memory card of your GPS unit.

    Mapsource only works on windows. Garmins new software, Basecamp, does not work with the 276C. But in order to make Mapsource work on your computer, you would have to install Basecamp first and then Mapsource – this is the way Garmin works. Both software products are available for free from the Garmin website, just google ‘download Basecamp’ and ‘download Mapsource’ and be sure to download from the Garmin website.

    You can then purchase our GPS maps electronically from our website, then install them on your computer and transfer them to your GPS unit. If you purchase the T4A SD card, the installation files are available on the SD card, under ‘PC Install Files’. Please refer to our FAQ for more assistance with using Mapsource and Basecamp.

  • 61) GPS MAPS: Breaks in routes or route calculations

    If you experience a problem when doing trip planning on PC software like Mapsource or Basecamp,  where you notice a small break in the route in your maps and it forces the route calculation back on itself, and it does not work etc. PLEASE NOTE:

    We normally break roads in our GPS Maps very deliberately in order to influence routing calculations.  It may well be that you are not allowed to enter eg. Mana Pools from eastern side where you notice the break, as the official entrance gate is on the western boundary.  The eastern side is normally taken up by concession holders.
    So there could be a valid explanation for the break in the road you are encountering.
  • 62) GPS MAPS: OS X Lion 10.07 Compatibility

    We have found that the OS X Lion 10.07 is incompatible with our maps, in order to install the T4A maps on your system you will need to upgrade your OS to Mountain Lion.

  • 63) GPS MAPS: Can older model Garmin GPS Units, with limited memory, work with T4A GPS Maps?

    Older Garmin GPS models, like for example the Nuvi range, that can use an SD card, can use the T4A GPS maps on SD Card. The internal memory should not be a limitation.