Joined: Feb. 2002
||Posted: Sep. 06 2002,12:42 pm
|Quote (farrkr @ Sep. 05 2002,6:12 pm)|
|I have a Meridian Green. |
I'm sorry to say that there is no way (at the present time) to change the basemaps on the Meridian Green (and Yellow).
The Meridian Green/Yellow stores the basemap, firmware, waypoints, routes, etc, into the same physical eeprom (vs the Gold/Platinum/Marine, which stores the basemap into a separate eeprom).
Hence, one of the reasons for the cheaper price.
The other side effect of using a single eeprom is that the eeprom cannot be opened for writing while the GPS is running, thus your active route, track, new waypoints, etc, cannot be stored (transfered from DRAM to eeprom) until you power off the GPS.
This means that you should turn off your Meridian Green as soon as you get a low battery warning, otherwise, you may loose all of your new waypoints, tracks, routes, etc. (current is too low to open eeprom for writing).
The alternative is to periodically power off the Meridian Green, or power off after each new waypoint.
Sorry about the bad news,
A 1/1 via the trail around the hill?
Nah... that's too easy! Let's go up and over!
Why follow a trail when we can blaze our own?
We *make* mountains out of mole hills!