Specifications | Brunton MapCreate6 GPS Receiver User Manual

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Table of Contents
Sec. 1: Introduction ....................................................................... I
Quick Start Reference .................................................................... 2
How MapCreate Works: The Basics............................................... 5
File Formats & Functions................................................................ 6
Map Border File .......................................................................... 7
Custom Map File......................................................................... 7
Important Notes: File Encryption and Card Limits ...................... 8
Important Notes About Cards and File Size ............................... 9
GPS Data File ........................................................................... 10
ASCII Text File.......................................................................... 11
GPS Data Manager (GDM) File................................................ 11
Atlas File ................................................................................... 12
GPS Unit Compatibility ............................................................. 12
Mapping Detail: There's More Here Than Meets the Eye. ........... 13
Find Highway Exit Services ...................................................... 13
Find Points of Interest............................................................... 13
Find an Address........................................................................ 14
How to Use this Manual: Typographical Conventions.................. 14
Sec. 2: Installing MapCreate 6.3................................................ 17
System Requirements .............................................................. 17
Installation Types ...................................................................... 17
Installing MapCreate................................................................. 18
Care of your MapCreate CDs ................................................... 28
Starting MapCreate................................................................... 28
Sec. 3: User's Guide ................................................................... 31
Starting MapCreate....................................................................... 31
The MapCreate Screen ................................................................ 32
Closing MapCreate ................................................................... 33
MapCreate Screen Components .............................................. 33
Master Map Window ................................................................. 33
Main Menu ................................................................................ 35
Toolbars .................................................................................... 35
Create Map (Easy) Toolbar .................................................. 36
Create Map (Advanced) Toolbar .......................................... 37
File Toolbar ........................................................................... 37
GPS Data Toolbar................................................................. 38
Map Navigation Toolbar........................................................ 39
Map Category Options Window ................................................ 40
Waypoint List Window .............................................................. 41
Icon List Window....................................................................... 41
Route List Window .................................................................... 41
Route Waypoint List Window.................................................... 42
Trail List Window....................................................................... 43
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Moving around the Master Map.................................................... 44
Pan Arrows ............................................................................... 44
Center Map ............................................................................... 44
Zoom Area ................................................................................ 44
Zoom in/Zoom Out .................................................................... 45
Zoom Range Window ............................................................... 46
Creating Rectangle Map Borders ................................................. 46
Estimate Map Size (Optional) ................................................... 47
Saving a Map Border File (Optional) ........................................ 47
Creating Corridor Map Borders .................................................... 49
Edit Corridor Borders ................................................................ 51
Creating and Saving a Custom Map............................................. 52
Creating a Waypoint ..................................................................... 54
Creating an Icon ........................................................................... 56
Creating a Route........................................................................... 58
Saving a GPS Data File................................................................ 61
Moving GPS Data Files Between Computer and Unit.............. 62
Creating a Corridor Map from a Route ......................................... 63
Creating a Route from a Trail ....................................................... 65
Appendix 1: MapCreate Command List.................................... 69
Searching Help ............................................................................. 70
Appendix 2: Map Category List ................................................. 73
Appendix 3: MapCreate 6 Symbol Key ..................................... 77
Appendix 4: Displaying Specialty Maps................................... 81
IMS Fishing Hot Spots Maps ........................................................ 82
Jeppesen Aviation Maps............................................................... 83
Appendix 5: Planning Highway Routes.................................... 87
Tips on Making Better Routes for Highway Navigation ............ 87
"High Resolution" vs. "Low Resolution" Routes ....................... 87
Index............................................................................................. 91
LEI End User License Agreement ............................................. 95
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Notes
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WARNING!
A CAREFUL NAVIGATOR NEVER RELIES ON ONLY ONE METHOD TO OBTAIN POSITION INFORMATION.
CAUTION
When showing navigation data to a position (waypoint), a GPS unit will show the
shortest, most direct path to the waypoint. It provides navigation data to the waypoint regardless of obstructions. Therefore, the prudent navigator will not only take
advantage of all available navigation tools when traveling to a waypoint, but will
also visually check to make sure a clear, safe path to the waypoint is always available.
WARNING!
When a GPS unit is used in a vehicle, the vehicle operator is solely responsible
for operating the vehicle in a safe manner. Vehicle operators must maintain full
surveillance of all pertinent driving, boating or flying conditions at all times. An
accident or collision resulting in damage to property, personal injury or death
could occur if the operator of a GPS-equipped vehicle fails to pay full attention
to travel conditions and vehicle operation while the vehicle is in motion.
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Section 1: Introduction
How this manual can get you into the field, fast!
Thanks for buying MapCreate™, the custom mapping software for Brunton
units. This manual was written using MapCreate™ U.S.A. Beginning with
version 6.3, all MapCreate packages work identically, but contain different
mapping data.
We know you're eager to install the program and make some maps, but we
have a favor to ask. Before you grab that CD, give us a moment to explain
how our manual can help you get the best performance from our software.
Our goal is to get you on the road, into the air, or out to the woods and water fast. Like you, we'd rather spend more time outdoors, and less time
reading a manual!
That's why we designed this book so you don't have to read the whole
thing from front to back for the information you want. You can skip around!
If you know where to look, we've made it easy to find the tips you may
need from time to time.
The manual has three main sections:
Section 1: Introduction contains the Quick Start Reference, which begins
on page 2. We put it near the front of the book so you can turn to it quickly.
Sec. 1 also includes background information on how MapCreate and its file
formats work. To understand how to interpret our instruction text, be sure
to see the Typographical Conventions segment on page 14. Don't miss
the important notes on File Encryption and Card Limits
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In addition to the Command Reference, the Help file includes material from
this manual's User's Guide segment. Just press the F1 key to launch Help.
You can find facts fast by electronically searching the Help File for the
word or phrase you want.
In our printed manual, we've included other general supplemental material
as appendices in the back of the book. Check out the Table of Contents to
see the topics contained in each appendix.
After you have the software and card reader installed, browse through the
tutorials in Sec. 3 to get you going. Later, when you want to try something
new or you have a question about a particular function, skim through the
manual's table of contents or search the Help file's Command Reference to
read what you need.
If you're an experienced computer user, you can probably install MapCreate and the card reader without the manual. But, if you need a little coaching, jump ahead to Sec. 2 and we'll walk you through the install step by
step. (If that's not easy enough, just grab the nearest teenager and ask
him or her to install it for you!)
If you've skipped ahead and already have MapCreate installed, check out
the Quick Start Reference below. If you're the type of person who wants
more background information before you start, turn to How Map Create
Works on page 5, or begin learning about the MapCreate screen components at the start of Sec. 3.
Quick Start Reference
This 13-step summary will get you started with a simple map. It assumes you
have already made a full, default installation of the program, and one of the
CDs is in your CD-ROM drive. (Complete installation instructions begin in
Sec. 2.) For more detailed explanations, read through the lessons in Sec. 3.
Before you start, make sure your Brunton / LEI MMC card reader is installed
and working, and you know the reader's drive letter. Many toolbar buttons
are labeled, and an informative tool tip box pops up when you point to a button.
How to make and save a rectangle map
1. Start MapCreate by clicking the Windows START button and choosing your
version of MAPCREATE from the menu.
2. Maneuver the Master Map so you can see the area you want to include
in your map. Use the PAN ARROW buttons to move north, south, east or
west. Use the ZOOM-IN and ZOOM-OUT (Z-IN or Z-OUT) buttons as needed to
close in on or back away from the area you're viewing.
3. Click the DRAW MAP BORDERS button in the toolbar. Move the mouse
pointer above and to the left of the desired area. Click, hold down the
mouse button and drag diagonally down and to the right until the desired
area is enclosed with the green border box. Then release the mouse but2
ton. You have just drawn a Map Border.
4. With the Map Border displayed, click the ESTIMATE CUSTOM MAP SIZE button,
on the Create Map toolbar. After a moment it will tell you your map's file size.
If it fits the card, click OK to clear the message and jump to step 5. If the map
file is too large for the card, click OK to clear the message, then redraw your
map border a little smaller. Click the DELETE MAP BORDER button, click on any
green border line, then re-draw a smaller border box. Use the Estimate button
to re-check the size until it is correct.
Click the OK button to clear the message box from your screen.
5. When your file is the right size, click the CREATE MAP button on the Create
Map toolbar. The program displays a message about copyright and encryption.
6. If this is the first time you have tried to save a file to your memory card,
MapCreate will need to register the card. Make sure you have a card in
your card reader. Click OK to continue. (Clicking Cancel ends the process.)
If you have already registered the card you are using, click OK and skip to
step 11.
Read the message, and then click OK to continue.
7. Another message box asks whether you want to register your current
card or not. Click YES to continue the card registration process.
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Click Yes to register your current memory card with MapCreate.
8. You can change the label on your memory card if you prefer. Delete the
default name, "Card1," and enter the new name. Click
REGISTER to continue.
Delete the default label, if you prefer, and enter a new name. Then click Register to continue.
9. Another message box tells you when your card has been registered.
Click OK to continue.
Click OK to continue the create map process.
10. The Card Registry window appears again. Click DONE to save your
map.
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Click Done to complete the registry process.
NOTE:
If the AUTOMATICALLY APPEND LABEL TO SAVED MAPS box is selected (see
figure above), MapCreate will automatically add your card's label to the
end of whatever name you give the file you are saving. Let's use the
figure above as an example. If we name our map "Phoenix.lcm," MapCreate will automatically name the file "Phoenix_CARD1.lcm." To cancel this option, click the Automatically Append… box to remove the
check mark.
11. A window shows the progress of your map build. When the map is
built, MapCreate displays the SAVE AS dialog box. Type a file name for your
Map File, and click SAVE. (MapCreate will save your new custom map to
your memory card.)
12. After the program has saved the map to your card, the Save Progress
box disappears. You can now close MapCreate and remove the card from
the reader.
13. Follow the instructions in your GPS manual for loading the MMC or SD
card into your unit. It will automatically read the map when the unit is
turned on.
NOTE:
Custom maps and GPS data (waypoints, routes, trails, icons) are contained in two different file types. We describe their functions in the following segments on how the program works.
How MapCreate Works: the Basics
You'll be making maps faster if you understand the hoops MapCreate must
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jump through to cram a high-detail map into your GPS unit.
First of all, those CDs you just purchased contain a whole bunch of raw digital cartography data. There are several hundred files of digital mapping information containing lake shorelines, navigation aids, roads, rivers and all the
other information that goes into our high-detail maps.
It takes some fancy formatting to fit the whole world onto a few compact
discs. Your GPS unit can't read those raw files (called atlas files). Even if it
could, no GPS unit or MultiMedia Card (MMC) has enough memory to hold
that much information.
This is where MapCreate comes in. The program looks at all those raw
atlas files, shuffles the different types of information together, and then
places them onto your computer screen. That's what we call the Master
Map, the main window in the MapCreate interface. By changing various
options in MapCreate, you can control how much geographic detail is displayed on-screen in the Master Map.
It's a pretty cool electronic map, but your GPS can't read it in this form,
either. This is where you come in. You move around the Master Map and
locate the area or areas you want to make a detailed map of. Then, you
grab the computer mouse and draw a map border around the region you
want. (There are two or three fun ways to do this…we'll describe 'em in a
few minutes.)
Now, this map border isn't really a map yet — it just defines or outlines the
area you want to include in the final GPS-friendly map. If you wish, you can
save the boundary you have drawn as a Map Border File. MapCreate
uses a map border like an electronic shopping list. The program looks at
your border, grabs the appropriate raw atlas information, and then glues it
all together as a custom map. Now you can save this data as a Custom
Map File on an MMC (or SD card) and load it into your GPS unit. (If you
like, you can backup the Map File by copying it from the MMC card to your
computer's hard drive.)
GPS information — such as waypoints, routes or trails — is handled differently. You can click the mouse to set a waypoint or plan a route, then save
that information as a GPS Data File. Just save it directly on or copy it to
the MMC and this file is ready to load into your GPS unit. When your unit
makes trails or waypoints in the field, that information is also saved as a
GPS Data File. Your GPS unit can save the file to the MMC, which allows
you to copy the GPS Data File back into your computer. Then you can
open, edit and save it in MapCreate.
File Formats & Functions
Well, now you know what makes MapCreate tick. You may be ready to
skip forward to where we explain how our text formatting makes the man6
ual easy to skim. If that's the case, move on to "How to Use This Manual:
Typographical Conventions" on page 14. But, if you want to pick up an extra tip or two, look over this segment describing the file formats and memory cards MapCreate works with.
Map Border File
This file defines the boundary of the raw cartography data that is extracted
and converted to a GPS custom map, or Map File. The border file information is displayed on the computer's Master Map screen as either a green
rectangle (rectangle map border) or a magenta polygon shape (corridor
map border.) The file extension is *.lmp.
In MapCreate 6.3, you can draw a border, then build and save a map without saving the border. However, some MapCreate power users still like to
save their borders as Map Border Files. That lets them make changes to a
border or even combine different borders without drawing them from
scratch each time. By default, MapCreate will first save a Map Border File
to the C:\Program Files\LEI\MapCreate\Data folder, but if you prefer you
can save it on your memory card. If you save elsewhere, MapCreate remembers that location the next time you save. Version 6.3 also stores map
border information in each Map File. This lets you generate a border simply by opening an existing Map File, including maps built by previous versions of MapCreate 6.
A Map Border File can contain one or more different map border sets, and
these border sets don't need to be next to each other on the map. For example, you can draw a rectangle border around one lake and then draw a
second corridor border around another lake several miles away, and include both of those border sets into one Map Border File. There is no limit
(other than space on your hard disk, MMC or SD card) on how many different border sets you can include in a Map Border File. You can open and
edit a Map Border File and then save the file with the changes you made.
Custom Map File
This is the actual map format used by your GPS unit. MapCreate takes the
borders you drew (or saved as a Map Border File), extracts that area's information from the raw atlas data, then converts it to a Custom Map File,
often called a Map File for short. We call this conversion process "creating
the map." The file extension is *.lcm.
By default, MapCreate will first save a Map File direct to your MMC memory card. If
you prefer, you can save a Map File on your computer hard drive. When hard drive
space is available, many users like to archive Map Files in the C:\Program
Files\LEI\MapCreate\Data folder. This allows you to change maps on your card and
reuse a map over and over without creating it each time. If you save a map to the
Data folder, MapCreate will remember that location the next time you save a map,
during the current work session. The next time you start MapCreate, map saves will
default back to the MMC card.
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You cannot make changes to a Map File once it has been created. If you
want to make changes to a map, return to its original companion Map Border File or retrieve the map borders by opening the Map File (*.lcm). Make
your changes to the border, then create a fresh Map File. You can delete
the old one, or just save the new map over the old map.
Important Notes: File Encryption and Card Limits
We collect and purchase cartography data from several sources. Much of
this data is copyrighted, and our data suppliers require that we protect our
maps from illegal copying. One level of protection requires that you have a
MapCreate CD in the disc drive each time you launch the program. We
also encrypt Map Files, and limit the number of MMC or SD cards you can
use to store maps.
Map File Encryption
All maps built by MapCreate are required to be encrypted (or locked) to a
specific memory card. This encryption process must be done on maps
saved both to a memory card and your hard drive. Once a map has been
encrypted to a specific memory card, you can make a backup copy on your
hard drive, but you cannot copy the map to a different card. (Well, you can
copy it to another card, but your GPS unit won't recognize it. To work, the
Map File must reside on the card it was encrypted to.)
Limited Number of Cards
All MapCreate users are limited to saving maps on a maximum of five different memory cards. MapCreate tracks the number and identity of your
cards by "registering" each card with the program. The software needed to
register cards will not work with third-party card readers, so MapCreate will
only work with the card reader from LEI. Once you have registered a card,
it can never be unregistered and its place exchanged with another card.
Since you are limited to five, we strongly recommend that before you buy
more cards, you should give some thought to the type of travel you do and
your map size requirements. Memory cards come in several different
sizes, so you need to think ahead and match card capacity to the type of
maps you will need.
To help you decide what size cards to buy, make some map borders covering the type of travel you expect. Then use the Estimate Custom Map
Size command to calculate the size.
For example, one Missouri customer frequently travels and fishes in the
four-state area of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma. He purchased an additional 128MB MMC, which holds all four states at once.
This lets him travel long distances for extended periods without needing a
computer to change the maps on his card.
To give you an idea of how big a Map File can be, we made some exam8
ples using the regular versions (no topographic data) of MapCreate USA
and MapCreate Canada, with all mapping categories included. (Size will
vary depending on which package of MapCreate you have.)
In the U.S., Lake Michigan is approximately 26 MB, all of Missouri is 41
MB and the entire state of California is approximately 87 MB. A six-milewide corridor map from San Diego, California to the Maine-Canada border,
following Interstate highways, is about 50 MB.
In Canada, a map of Lake Winnipeg (including the major lakes to the
northwest) is 6.84 MB. All of Saskatchewan is 64 MB, all of British Columbia is 69 MB. A six-mile-wide corridor map from Prince Rupert on the west
coast to Louisbourg on the east coast, following Trans-Canada highways,
is about 35 MB.
Important Notes About Cards and File Size
The size of a Map File is important. It must be small enough to fit on the
MMC (MultiMedia Card) that your GPS uses for data storage. This solidstate, flash memory device is about the size of a postage stamp.
At press time, the MMCs shipped with the GPS Accessories Pack version
of MapCreate 6.3 are 32 MB size. If you're using a 32 MB MMC, your Map
File must be less than 32 MB in order to fit on the card. (This space issue
is the same as floppy disks; you can't really fit a 1.44 MB file onto a 1.44
MB diskette because some space is required for the disk's file allocation
table. In the case of a 32 MB MMC, actual maximum useable space will be
approximately 29 MB to 30 MB.)
MMCs and SD cards are used in a variety of other digital devices. Most
electronics or digital camera stores sell MMCs and SD cards, and at press
time they are available in 16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB and 512
MB sizes. Cards with even greater capacity will likely be available in the
future. MapCreate is a powerful tool for your GPS, because it allows you to
match your map's file size and detail level to your card's memory capacity
and your travel needs.
NOTE:
Due to software requirements in the GPS units, MMC or SD cards can
hold a maximum of 32 different files at one time for the Brunton AtlasThe total amount of information cannot exceed the MMC size capacity,
no matter what the number of files is. For example, an 8 MB MMC in
an Atals could hold approximately one 7.66 MB file, or 32 files, so long
as the 32 files totaled 7.66 MB or less.
Other brands of GPS units use direct serial cable connections to transfer
high detail maps from a computer to the GPS device. Brunton switched
from this traditional method to removable memory cards for several reasons. A USB card reader can transfer a large custom map to your unit 30
times faster than a serial cable connection. Removable media means you
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don't have to take a computer and cable with you to load a new map in the
field. If the unit is mounted in a vehicle, there is no need to dismount it and
carry it to a computer. The effective mapping memory capacity of your
GPS unit is restricted only by the capacity and number of memory cards
you want to carry with you, up to the five-card limit. This is a handy feature
for long journeys or for users who can't lug a laptop computer along.
Four factors control Map File size: 1. map detail level option settings, 2. the
number of map feature categories turned on, 3. the amount of developed or
naturally occurring features in the area and 4. the amount of territory, that is,
the number of square miles or acres in the area.
Detail Level Options can be set to high or medium. The higher the level
of detail, the bigger the file size.
There are dozens of Map Category Options that you can turn off and on.
They include natural features — such as rivers — and man-made items
such as roads, businesses or other points of interest. The more categories and subcategories turned on, the bigger the file size.
The amount of development in an area is something you can't control.
For example, one square mile of city streets will make a larger file than one
square mile of wilderness with a few hiking trails.
The amount of territory you include in a map is a major factor. The more
square miles or acres you include, the bigger the file size.
The lessons in the manual were written using MapCreate's default settings, with high detail and all categories turned on. If your first maps don't
fit your MMC or SD card, refer to the Help file's Command Reference section for more detailed instructions on controlling file size.
GPS Data File
This file format contains all the GPS navigation information (waypoints, event
marker icons, routes and trails) used by your GPS unit and MapCreate. The file
extension is *.usr (for User file). By default, MapCreate first saves a GPS Data
File to the C:\Program Files\LEI\MapCreate\Data folder, but if you prefer you
can save it direct to your MMC card. If you save elsewhere, MapCreate remembers that location the next time you save. Since GPS data files are not
encrypted, it does not matter how you move .usr files around. As with other
Windows-based files, you can freely drag and drop these files back and forth
from the hard drive to any MMC.
You can open and make changes in a GPS Data File once it has been created. The contents can include any combination of waypoints, routes, trails
and event marker icons. The information shows up graphically on the Master Map as symbols with names. The same information is also available as
text in a list window, such as the Waypoint List window.
Your GPS unit saves field-collected GPS information in the same format so
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MapCreate can be used to save valuable travel or adventure data for a
later trip. This also makes it easy to exchange GPS data with friends using
Brunton Atlas GPS units.
ASCII Text File
This is a universal text file format compatible with word processors and
other software. MapCreate can exchange routes and waypoint lists with
other mapping programs by importing and exporting GPS information as
comma-delimited ASCII text files. ASCII (pronounced "ask-ee") uses the
*.txt file extension. You don't need to work with these files, unless you plan
to exchange routes and waypoints between MapCreate and other mapping
programs. If you want to create a text file manually, or if you need to manually edit a route or waypoint text file, this is the waypoint position format
MapCreate will export or import:
[latitude],[space][longitude],[space][waypoint name]
Each position is written in degree (decimal) format. For North latitudes, use
the latitude with no preceding symbol. For South latitudes, a minus sign
must precede the number, like this: –latitude.
For East longitudes, use the longitude with no preceding symbol. For West
longitudes, a minus sign must precede the number, like this:
–longitude.
The first waypoint in the following example text file is N 36.06079846º, W
95.78354912º.
Latitude
First wpt
Last wpt
Longitude
Waypoint Name
Comma and space
separate items.
36.060798, -95.783549, Church 1
36.060784, -95.761647, Turn North 2
36.161831, -95.761529, Turn N-East On Hwy66 (3)
36.162581, -95.753760, Wpt 004*
36.169981, -95.751795, Wpt 005*
36.382616, -95.556565, Turn N-West 6
36.385315, -95.560847, Turn North 7
36.503465, -95.561081, Stop Turn East 8
In routes, sequence is important. 1st line is wpt 1, 2nd line is wpt 2 and so
Text files are saved in the C:\Program Files\LEI\MapCreate\Data folder. For
more information on how to use text files, see the Help file Command Reference topics "Export GPS Data," "Import Route" and "Import Waypoint
List."
GPS Data Manger (GDM) File
This is an older file format used by MapCreate 5 and MapCreate 4 to hold
navigation data (waypoints and such). MapCreate 6 can open these files,
making the program backward compatible with versions 5 and 4. The GDM
file extension is *.low. Although MapCreate 6 is designed to load and read
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older GPS Data Files in the *.low format, MapCreate 6.0 will only save GPS
Data Files in the newer *.usr format. Please note that your MapCreate 6compatible GPS unit can only read *.usr files.
Atlas File
This is the "raw" file format for layer after layer of cartographic and hydrographic data on our CDs. You never have to work with these files directly.
MapCreate pulls data from these files to display the Master Map you see in
the main window on your computer. The program combines the information from a Map Border File with the Atlas Files to make Map Files for your
GPS unit.
NOTE: MMC Card Formats
If you ever have to format your MMC card, you should know that MapCreate will only read cards that are FAT formatted. MMC cards formatted using FAT 32 or NTFS will not work with these products.
WARNING:
You should never format an MMC containing a Navionics®
chart or Jeppesen® aviation database. Formatting the MMC
will permanently erase the chart or aeronautical data from the
card.
GPS Unit Compatibility
MapCreate 6.3 is compatible with all Brunton Atlas GPS units that use removable MMC/SD cards for map storage. Some units, however, may need
a free software upgrade to work with MapCreate 6.3. Upgrades are available age.0.0Toead from th (Bruntonweb sitse. Fllnow te linkes to.0.0Toed -)Tj-0.0
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Mapping Detail: There's more here than meets the eye.
The Map Files you make with MapCreate contain more mapping detail than
what is visible on your computer screen. Your MapCreate-6-compatible GPS
unit takes full advantage of this extra information.
Find Highway Exit Services
For example, move your mouse pointer over a highway exit symbol on the
computer map, and all you'll see is a pop-up tool-tip box listing the name of
the exit. However, in a Brunton Atlas unit, the same exit symbol will show a
pop-up box with the exit name and symbols of all the services available
near that exit. The GPS unit can also provide you a list of those services.
Cursor over
exit symbol
Pop-up
box
At left, an iFINDER GPS screen showing an exit services pop-up icon box.
The iFINDER can then display a text list of those services near the selected
exit, right.
Find Points of Interest
On the computer master map, moving your pointer over a Point of Interest
(POI) symbol triggers a pop-up box with the POI's name. With MapCreate
6.3, when the information is available, the pop-up box also displays the
POI's address and telephone number. This detailed pop-up only works for
items classified as Points of Interest.
Map with pop-up box showing POI information
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In a Brunton Atlas GPS, all POI's include the name, address and phone
number.
Cursor over
POI symbol
Pop-up
box
At left, an iFINDER GPS screen showing a POI pop-up name box. At right,
you can call up a page of information on the POI, and the GPS unit can lead
you to the POI's location.
Find an Address
You won't see addresses on your computer map (except listed in the popups for some POIs). But when the MapCreate information is loaded into
your GPS, you can search for a street address or a street intersection. In
fact, your GPS unit can search by name for virtually every category of
mapping detail contained in MapCreate.
All of this information is built into MapCreate's atlas database. As long as
an information category is turned on and included in your Map File, the
data will be available to your GPS unit.
With these and other elements, MapCreate gives you a phenomenal
amount of mapping detail and information. For a more detailed list of the
map categories available in MapCreate, see Appendix 2, Map Category
List, on page 73.
How to use this manual: typographical conventions
Most Windows-based computer programs offer several ways to perform a
task, and MapCreate 6 is no exception. With mouse and keyboard, you can
access some commands four different ways! We'll show you all of them, but
we save the most detailed information for our Help file's Command Reference
section. There, the entry on each command includes a summary box showing
all the menus and keyboard shortcuts (sometimes that's the only hint you
need to get on with your mapping project.)
In our User's Guide segment (Sec. 3), we usually focus on one simple way
to get the job done, usually by clicking the mouse pointer on a menu or
toolbar button. In the User's Guide, many of the instructions are listed as
numbered steps. This makes it a little easier to follow a series of instructions when you're skimming the material.
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In the printed User's Guide and the Help file Command Reference, the actual command clicks and keystrokes appear as sans serif, boldface type.
So, if you're in a real hurry (or just need a reminder), you can usually skim
the instructions and pick out where to click by finding the boldface commands. The paragraphs below explain how to interpret the text formatting
for those commands and other instructions. (If you're already familiar with
Windows or many other software manuals you can probably skip forward
to Section 2: Installation, on page 17.)
Mouse
The mouse controls the movement of a graphic symbol on your screen
called the mouse pointer, sometimes also referred to as a mouse cursor.
The mouse performs an action by moving the pointer over a menu, a button or the map and then clicking the appropriate mouse button.
When the word "click" is used alone, it means "left-click," or to press and release the left mouse button. When you need to use the right mouse button,
we will say so explicitly, such as "Right-click on the waypoint."
Sometimes a command requires more than one click. When we say "double-click," it means to rapidly click the mouse button two times.
Keyboard
The keys on your keyboard may not be labeled exactly as they are in this
manual. All key names are shown in bold, sans serif type. For example,
the "Control" key is shown as Ctrl and the "Enter" key is shown as Enter.
Keys are sometimes used in combinations. For example, Ctrl+T means to
hold down the Ctrl key while pressing the T key. The hot key sequence
Alt+T|W indicates a two-step combination: hold down the Alt key while
pressing the T key, release, then press the W key.
"Arrow keys" is the collective name for the up arrow, down arrow, left arrow
and right arrow keys.
To choose a command from a menu, you can use the mouse or press a
key combination.
Instructions
Words in small capital letters, in a bold sans serif type, indicate that you
are to take an action of some kind with a command, menu, box or other
item. For example, "You can use the Create Route command to plan a
path to navigate with your GPS. To begin the route, choose CREATE ROUTE."
When the phrase "choose command" is used in the Help file Command
Reference section, it means to run or execute the specified command. For
example, if the manual says "choose CREATE WAYPOINT," it means to run the
Create Waypoint command. You can choose commands by clicking the
mouse pointer on the menus or toolbar buttons, or by pressing the appro15
priate hot key or shortcut key on the keyboard.
Commands are sometimes described as menu sequences, to help you find
the command faster. For example, "to open the Trail List window, click
VIEW|TRAIL LIST," means to mouse click on the main menu's View command
and then click the Trail List command on the submenu.
Specific text or numbers you must type are shown in bold, sans serif type.
For example, if the manual says "Enter a Zoom range of 650 miles," you
would click in the Zoom Range Window, type the numbers 650, then press
the Enter key.
Place holders for other items you must supply yourself, such as file names,
are italicized. For example, when the manual says "Enter a name in the
File Name text box," you would click in the text box, type the name you
want to use for the file, then press the Enter key.
This manual is written specifically for MapCreate™ 6.3, but for simplicity, the
program is often referred to as "MapCreate" or "MapCreate 6."
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Section 2: Installing MapCreate 6.3
System Requirements
MapCreate 6 requires the following minimum system resources:
• IBM® compatible PC.
• Pentium® 133 MHz or faster processor.
• 32 MB RAM
• approximately 300 MB free hard disk space, depending on your
version of the program.
• 256 color display.
• Microsoft® Windows® 98 or later.
• CD-ROM drive.
MapCreate will run on a system with the above specifications, but the program will work slowly. A faster processor and more RAM will significantly
improve program operation. You can also optimize performance by installing as much of the program as possible to run from your hard drive instead
of the CD-ROM drive. (Do this by using the Custom or Full install modes,
described below.)
IMPORTANT NOTES:
For copy protection purposes, you must have one of the MapCreate
CDs in the disc drive each time you launch MapCreate. Depending
on the type of installation you select, you may remove the CD after
starting the program. (This allows you to use the CD drive for another
purpose, such as listening to music, while working with maps and GPS
data.)
The data used in our maps is copyrighted. To prevent illegal copying of
this data, all maps built by MapCreate are required to be encrypted
(locked) to a specific memory card. Encryption requires MapCreate to
retrieve unique information from your card. This requires special software not compatible with third party card readers, so MapCreate will
only work with the LEI MMC/SD card reader provided by Brunton.
If the card reader is not correctly installed with the LEI drivers, MapCreate will not open. After all the MapCreate files are installed, the installation program will install the drivers for the LEI card reader.
Installation Types
There are three types of installations:
Compact - Installs navigational aid data, the low-detail background
map (Master Map) data and world-wide, medium-detail
map data. Takes approximately 300 MB of free hard
drive space.
Custom - Allows installation of the program and all map data files
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on the hard drive. Caution: Be patient if you choose
custom install. It may take several minutes for all the
files to install to the hard drive. You will be prompted to
insert the appropriate disc(s) throughout the installation.
Full -
Installs every possible option and all the mapping data.
MapCreate runs fastest with this option. Caution: Be
patient if you choose full install. It may take several
minutes for all the files to install to the hard drive. You
will be prompted to insert the appropriate disc(s)
throughout the installation..
For Compact or Custom installations of version 6.3: the high detail map
data is organized into multiple regions recorded on different CDs. The
manual addendum shipped with your MapCreate package contains a map
showing which region is on which CD. Refer to the map to help you decide
what regions to install on your hard drive.
Installing MapCreate
For best performance, we suggest you uninstall previous versions of MapCreate before installing version 6.3. To install MapCreate, follow these
steps:
WARNING:
You must close all other open applications and temporarily disable any
virus scan software before you install MapCreate. Some virus scanning programs will cause undefined error messages and prevent
MapCreate from installing correctly. If strange errors occur during install, make sure virus scan software is off, then reinstall MapCreate.
When installation is finished, remember to turn your virus scan software back on only after your computer has rebooted and MapCreate
and the card reader are installed.
1. Insert the USA-West CD-ROM (or disc 1) into the computer's drive.
2. The MapCreate 6.3 setup program should start automatically and you
can skip to step 5. If it does not, click the Windows START|RUN button.
Click the START button on the Windows taskbar, and then click RUN.
3. Type D:\setup.exe (where D: is the drive letter for your CD-ROM)
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Type the setup command directory path and file name.
4. Click OK to begin installation.
NOTE:
If you are using Windows 2000 or Windows XP Professional, you may
receive an error message if you are not logged on with administrator
privileges. If this occurs, you can complete the MapCreate installation
by first logging on as an administrator, then proceeding with step 1 on
page 18.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions:
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A. InstallShield® will load. A message box will appear, reminding you to disable any anti virus software. Click OK to continue.
B. Read the complete License Agreement. If you accept the agreement, click
the YES button; if you do not accept, click the NO button, and MapCreate will
not be installed on your computer.
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C. Choose a destination folder for the program. You can accept the
default (recommended) or you can choose another location. Click NEXT to
continue the installation.
D. Select the type of setup, and click the NEXT button to continue the installation. (See page 17 for a description of the options.)
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E. If you chose Custom install, select the components to install. Then click
NEXT to continue.
F. With all your preferences determined, InstallShield will
begin copying files. A progress window is shown.
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G. If needed, the install will prompt you for additional discs. When asked,
insert the appropriate CD and click OK to continue the setup.
H. The Setup Status window shows the progress of the installation.
I. When the program files have been copied, InstallShield Wizard will display
a message that setup is complete. Click FINISH to close the wizard program.
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J. After the MapCreate files have been installed on your computer, you are
prompted to install the MMC card reader drivers. Make sure the card reader is
not plugged in yet, then click OK to continue. (If you stop the program, you
can install the card reader later, but MapCreate will not run until the card
reader is installed. To install later refer to the instruction sheet that came with
the card reader.)
K. The setup program for the USB SD/MMC Reader loads.
L. When the setup program has loaded, a welcome screen is displayed. Click
the NEXT button when you're ready to begin the card reader installation.
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M. Read the complete License Agreement. If you accept the agreement, click YES. (If
you do not accept, click NO, and the SD/MMC Reader software will not be installed on
your computer, and MapCreate will not run.)
N. Choose a destination folder for the SD-MMC Reader program. This is
where you want the files to be located on your hard drive. You can accept the
default (recommended) or choose another location. Click NEXT when you're
ready to continue.
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O. Select the folder where you want to place the shortcut for the SD/MMC
Reader program. You can accept the default or choose another location.
Click NEXT to continue the installation.
P. The setup program is ready to install the SD-MMC Reader program on your
computer. Click NEXT to continue.
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The setup program displays the progress of the installation.
Installation complete.
6. When the card reader install program is finished, the InstallShield wizard
completion window appears. We strongly recommend that you restart your
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computer now. MapCreate and the card reader will not run until your computer restarts.
With the "restart my computer now" option selected, click FINISH. After the
computer restarts and Windows has finished loading, plug the card reader
into a USB port. After Windows finishes installing the card reader, it will
appear as an additional drive letter in My Computer. The card reader and
MapCreate are ready to use. If you are running an anti virus program on
your computer, be sure to turn it back on at this time.
Care of your MapCreate CDs
Protect the shiny recorded surface of the compact discs from scratches,
fingerprints and dirt. Hold a disc along the outer edge or by the center hole.
Clean a dirty disc with a soft, dry cloth. You can also use a commercial CD
cleaner or ethyl alcohol to remove fingerprints and dirt. Do not leave your
discs in direct sunlight or in a hot, humid location.
Starting MapCreate
To start MapCreate, make sure one of the MapCreate CDs is in your CDROM drive. Click the Windows START button, then click on the MapCreate
shortcut in the program menu. (A disc must be in the drive each time you
start the program.)
Click the Windows Start button, All Programs, LEI, and then
your MapCreate version. (This is the default location for the shortcut).
If you prefer, you can start MapCreate using the alternate methods described below.
To start MapCreate from Windows Explorer:
Open Windows Explorer, if it is not already running. Navigate to the folder
in which MapCreate is installed. By default the path is: C:\Program
Files\LEI\MapCreate. Next, double-click MapCreate.exe to launch the program.
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Double-click MapCreate.exe to start MapCreate 6.3 from
Windows Explorer.
For more details on the many other ways to create and manipulate shortcuts,
open your Windows help file and search for the word "shortcut."
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Notes
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Section 3: User's Guide
Working With MapCreate
Starting MapCreate
If you installed the Compact version of MapCreate, make sure the CD-ROM
for the area you intend to use is in the CD-ROM drive. Otherwise, you can
insert any MapCreate CD. (Remember, even if you installed the Full version,
a disc must be in the drive each time you start the program. This is one of
MapCreate's copy protection features.)
NOTES:
• For earlier MapCreate owners: If you have both an earlier version of
MapCreate and MapCreate 6.3 installed on your computer and run the
programs from the CD, be sure you have the correct version of the CD
in your drive when working with the two programs. Running MapCreate 6.0 with the version 6.3 CD or vice versa will generate an error
message when you try to build a map. The data discs are not compatible with each version of the program. If you made full custom installations of both programs to your hard drive, this error message will not
appear because each version has its own unique directory on your
hard drive.
•
For Compact or Custom installations of version 6.3: the high detail
map data is organized into multiple regions recorded on different CDs.
The manual addendum shipped with your MapCreate package contains a map showing which region is on which CD. Refer to the map to
help you decide what disc to use. If you are using a Compact installation and you want to see medium detail world maps, use the disc 1
CD.
You can start MapCreate by clicking the START button and choosing your
version of MAPCREATE from the menu, or you can double-click the MapCreate icon in the MapCreate program group.
Start MapCreate by clicking the Windows START button and then choosing
MapCreate from the Start menu.
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The MapCreate Screen
When you start MapCreate, the opening splash screen appears while the
program is loading. It will take a moment or two for the program to load the
map detail.
MapCreate 6 splash screen appears while program is loading.
Once it's finished loading, you'll see a screen that looks like this, with a
map of the world and the Map Categories window open:
MapCreate 6 opening screen.
MapCreate has several other windows that are used to control mapping
data. If they were all opened, or turned on, the program interface would
look like this (labels have been added for illustration):
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Status bar
MapCreate 6 GPS text list windows.
You can drag the borders of these windows to resize them to suit your
viewing preferences. The windows can also be manually arranged around
the screen, or you can just use the default Auto Arrange setting, under the
Window menu. When you close the program, MapCreate remembers the
windows and map you were using. The next time you start MapCreate, the
program opens the previous map and windows, just as you left them.
Closing MapCreate
To close or exit MapCreate click FILE|EXIT or click the X CLOSE button at
the top right corner of the screen.
MapCreate Screen Components
If you're pretty familiar with how Windows programs work, you may want to
skip ahead to the segment on Creating Rectangle Map Borders on page 46.
But, before we actually start mapping, we'd like to describe the different elements of the MapCreate screen. The next few segments explain what they
are and what they do. You'll also learn how to move around the map.
Master Map Window
The largest window is the Master Map window. It displays the basic world
background map you'll use to prepare Map Border Files and Map Files for
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your GPS. You can close the other list windows if you're not using them.
(You can always open them later when you need them. Click VIEW and
then click the window name.) This allows you to see as much of the Master
Map as possible on your computer screen. To close the other windows,
click the X CLOSE WINDOW button in the top right corner of each window
frame. You cannot close the Master Map window.
Event Marker Icon (boat ramp symbol)
Route
Line
Route
Waypoint
Waypoint
Pan
Button
Border
Handle
Box
Map
Border
Zoom Buttons
Zoom Range (miles)
Master Map window shows a rectangle map border around Lake Eufaula,
along with a route, waypoints and event marker icons. The Zoom Range is 50,
which indicates that it's 50 miles across the map.
Tips:
•
•
You can use the Print Map command to print what's displayed in the
window. This lets you make a quick, customized, paper backup map
for your travels. (A prudent navigator never relies on only one source
of navigation information.) Because of variances in monitor size,
screen resolution, paper size and printer drivers, what you see in the
Master Map window may not fit your paper page exactly.
When your mouse pointer moves over a map feature or landmark
symbol, a Pop-up Tool Tip Box appears listing a name or description of
what the symbol represents.
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Selected
Symbol
Tip Box
Pop-up Tool Tip box. When the cross-hair pointer hovers over the visible
wreck symbol, a red border surrounds the symbol and the tip box appears.
This wrecked vessel is the "Three Brothers."
Main Menu
MapCreate's main menu is similar to that of other Windows programs. It
consists of the File, Edit, View, Insert, Tools, Window and Help menus.
You can click with a mouse or use the hot keys to access the menus and
their submenus. For example, to see all the commands on the File menu,
use the mouse pointer to click FILE or use the keyboard and press the hot
keys Alt+F. Some commands also have shortcut keys, such as F1 for the
Help command. All the commands — with their hot keys and shortcut keys
— are listed alphabetically in the Help file's Command Reference section.
Toolbars
MapCreate 6.3 includes five different toolbars, all designed to speed you
on your way to creating maps quickly. Each toolbar contains a row of buttons that you can click to execute various commands. You can move the
mouse pointer over a button and a pop-up tool tip box shows the button
name and/or function.
The first time you start MapCreate, only the Create Map (Easy) and the
Map Navigation toolbars are visible. [You can display either the Create
Map (Easy) or the Create Map (Advanced), but not both at the same time.]
To display additional toolbars or remove one from your screen:
1. Click VIEW|TOOLBARS. A toolbar is active when a check mark is displayed
in the box to the left of the toolbar's name. If the toolbar is not active, the
box is empty.
2. To view a toolbar click the box beside the name of the toolbar you want
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to display. A check mark appears, and the toolbar is displayed on your
screen.
3. To remove a toolbar click the check box beside the name of the toolbar
you wish to close. The check mark disappears, and the toolbar is removed
from your screen.
4. Repeat the procedure for each toolbar you wish to display or remove.
At left, the Create Map (Advanced) toolbar is checked, so it is active, or visible. The figure at right shows that all four toolbars are active. To remove a
toolbar, simply click the check mark.
The tables below describe the commands on each toolbar.
NOTE:
The Create Map toolbar allows you to choose between an easy version and an advanced version (both described next).
Create Map (Easy) toolbar
Draw Map Border: draws map borders as green
rectangles.
Delete Map Border: clicking anywhere on the
map border or on any black handle box with this
tool removes the border from your map.
Estimate Map Size: predicts file size from current
borders.
Create Map: creates a map file your GPS unit can
use from an area defined by a map border.
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Create Map (Advanced) toolbar
Draw Map Borders: draws map borders as
green rectangles.
Draw Corridor Map Borders: draws irregularly-shaped magenta corridor borders. Useful for areas that don't fit neatly into rectangle
borders, or for making strip maps that follow
cross-country routes.
Delete Map Border: clicking anywhere on a
green map border or repeatedly clicking the
handle boxes of a magenta map border with
this tool removes the border from your map.
Clear Map Border: lets you clear or erase
all map borders displayed on the map.
Estimate Map Size: calculates an estimate
of the final file size of your map based on the
current map borders.
Create Map: creates a map file your GPS
unit can use from an area defined by a map
border.
File toolbar
New GPS Data File: clears or erases from the screen any
GPS data appearing on the Master Map.
Open GPS Data File: Opens an existing GPS data file.
Save GPS Data File: saves to disk any new or edited GPS
information displayed on the Master Map.
New Map Border File: clears or erases from the screen
any map borders appearing on the Master Map.
Open Map Border File: opens a map border file previously
saved by MapCreate.
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Save Map Border File: saves to disk any new or edited
map borders displayed on the Master Map.
Open Map: opens a map saved to disk.
Save All: saves a map border file and then a GPS data file,
when both types of information are displayed on the Master Map.
Print Master Map: prints the current Master Map window
display, including any GPS information shown on the map.
GPS Data toolbar
Create Waypoints: lets you set a waypoint on the Master
Map.
Create Route: lets you create a route on the Master Map,
with waypoints in a sequence.
Create Icons: Lets you set an icon on the Master Map.
Insert Waypoint: opens a dialog box that lets you set a
waypoint on the map by entering position coordinates.
Insert Route: opens a Route Waypoint List window and
creates an "empty" route with no waypoints.
Insert Route Waypoints: lets you change a route by inserting new route waypoints.
Insert Icon: opens a dialog box that lets you set an event
marker icon on the map by entering position coordinates.
Cut: deletes text or a selected GPS data item from a waypoint list, route waypoint list or icon list and puts it in the
Windows clipboard.
Copy: copies text or a selected GPS data item from a waypoint list, route waypoint list or icon list to the Windows clipboard.
Paste: inserts text from the Windows clipboard. Inserts a
GPS data item from the Windows clipboard into its respective list window. (You cannot paste one type of GPS data
into a list window for a different data type.)
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Undo: lets you reverse a command or function you have
executed.
Redo: lets you re-run a command or function you had previously reversed using the Undo command.
Delete: erases a selected item from a waypoint list, route
waypoint list or icon list.
Map Navigation toolbar
Center Map: clicking with your mouse anywhere on
your map puts the point you clicked on at the center
of the screen.
Full Map: displays the map at the original default
zoom setting.
Zoom Area: lets you drag a selection box to zoom
in on a specific area on the map.
Zoom In: reduces the number of square miles displayed on the Master Map Window.
Zoom Out: increases the number of square miles
displayed on the Master Map.
Back: displays the previous view of the map.
Forward: displays the view of the map that was on
the screen before the "Back" button was clicked.
Move Left: click this to see additional area on the
left side of the map (i.e., a given point will shift to the
right, bringing into view an area that was previously
off the left side of the map.)
Move Right: click this to see additional area on the
right side of the map (i.e., a given point will shift to
the left, bringing into view an area that was previously off the right side of the map.)
Move Up: click this to see additional area at the top
of the map (i.e., a given point will shift down, bringing into view an area that was previously off the
map at the top.)
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Move Down: click this to see additional area at the
bottom of the map (i.e., a given point will shift up,
bringing into view an area that was previously off
the map at the bottom.)
Map Category Options Window
This window controls how much mapping
detail is displayed in the Master Map. Open
and close the window by clicking VIEW|MAP
CATEGORY OPTIONS. You can turn detail
categories off and on by clicking in the check
box beside them. A check mark shows that
the category is turned on for display.
Each map category with a + sign to its left
consists of a group of subcategories. Click on
the + to display the subcategories. Each
subcategory can be turned on or off
individually by clicking the check mark in the
box beside it.
NOTE:
For mapping information to be included in
your final Map File, it must be displayed
(turned on) in the Master Map when the
Map File is created. Turning off unneeded
information categories can help reduce
file size if you are trying to fit a very large
map onto an MMC with small amounts of
memory.
Map Category Options.
For example, if you're simply taking a cross-country highway trip
across several states, you can turn off categories such as rural roads
and/or minor city streets. This should give you the navigation information you need at a smaller file size. However, when file size is no problem, most users prefer to include as much detail as possible. All the
examples in our User's Guide section use the original factory default
settings, which have all the categories turned on.
Even though a category is turned on, you may not see it on the Master
Map because you have zoomed out too far. That's no problem. As long
as the category is turned on, it will be included when you make your
Map File, no matter what your zoom range is.
Tip:
Another command that works with category options to determine detail
is the Detail Level Used option, under the VIEW|VIEW MAP DISPLAY OPTIONS
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menu. (You don't need to make any changes there now, but after a little practice you'll want to see the entry View Map Display Options in
the Help file's Command Reference for how this works.)
Waypoint List Window
This window shows the waypoints on the Master Map in a text list format.
The symbol, name, latitude, longitude, date created and number are listed.
The symbol, name, latitude and longitude can all be edited either on the
Master Map or in the list window. To edit, right-click the waypoint. To open
this window click VIEW|WAYPOINT LIST.
Waypoint List Window
Icon List Window
This window shows the event marker icons on the Master Map in a text list
format. The symbol, symbol label, latitude and longitude are listed. Except
for the symbol label, these elements can be edited either on the Master
Map or in the list window. To edit, right-click the icon. To open this window
click VIEW|ICON LIST.
Icon List Window
Route List Window
This window shows the routes on the Master Map in a text list format. The
list contains the route name, number, total distance of the route and the
number of waypoints that make up the route. To open this window click
VIEW|ROUTE LIST.
The route name can be edited in the window. To change the name:
1. Click on the name to highlight it.
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2. Pause a moment; then click the name again. (This is not a regular double-click.)
3. Type a new name and press ENTER.
The waypoints in a route can be edited. Double-click the route name and
you'll open the Route Waypoint List Window, which we describe next.
Route List Window
Route Waypoint List Window
(This is not shown when the program starts for the first time; a route must
be created first. With the Route List window open, double-click on the route
name to open the Route Waypoint List window.) This window shows the
waypoints that make up a route on the Master Map, in a text list format.
The symbol, name, leg length and position (in latitude and longitude) are
listed. The symbol, name, latitude and longitude can all be edited either on
the Master Map or in the list window. You can also insert and delete waypoints in a route. To edit, right-click the waypoint. To relocate a route waypoint on the Master Map by dragging:
1. Right-click on the waypoint and select MOVE WAYPOINT.
2. Move the mouse pointer with the waypoint to the new location.
3. Left-click to drop the waypoint in the new spot.
You can click Esc at anytime, while moving dragging the waypoint, to cancel the move. The waypoint remains where it was.
For more information on this function, see Edit Route Waypoint in the Help
file's Command Reference.
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Moving Around the Master Map
Pan Arrows
You can move around the Master Map display by clicking the Pan Arrow
buttons, which appear at the north, south, east and west sides of the Master Map. For example, click the RIGHT PAN ARROW on the east side of
the window to pan or move the Master Map to the left. Clicking on
the Right Arrow reveals a portion of the map previously out of sight to the
right of the screen. The other three arrows work the same way.
If you prefer, you can click the Pan Arrows on the MAP NAVIGATION toolbar.
Pan Arrows on toolbar
NOTE:
You can always use the Pan Arrow buttons to move around the Master
Map, no matter what other commands may be activated.
Center Map
You can instantly move any location on the map to the window's center
with the Center Map command. To center the map, click the CENTER MAP
cross-hair button
at the left end of the toolbar. The mouse
pointer turns into a cross-hair.
Now click on the part of the Master
Map you want centered in the map window.
Tip:
The mouse pointer's location in latitude and longitude is always shown
in the status bar at the bottom of the MapCreate screen.
Zoom Area
There are several ways to zoom in and zoom out on the Master Map display. All are described in the Help file's Command Reference, but for now
we'll describe just three. One fast and precise method uses the zoom area
mouse pointer, activated by the Zoom Area button.
1. Click the ZOOM AREA button,
area pointer on the map near
zoom in on.
and then place the zoom
the location you want to
2. Now click and drag the pointer. A selection box appears on the map.
Drag the box until it covers the desired zoom area. Release the mouse
button. MapCreate will zoom in so that the selected area fills the Master
Map window.
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Zoom Box
Cross-hair
At left, the zoom area pointer was used to drag a selection box around the
word "Chicago." When the mouse button was released, the map jumped to
a tighter, zoomed-in view of Chicago. (These figures show only the center
portion of the Master Map.) You can find the exact zoom range in miles by
checking the Zoom Range Window (see page 46 for more information).
NOTE:
The Zoom Area button can only zoom in on a map. To zoom back out,
use the Zoom Out button or the Z-Out button (see below). The Zoom
Area button also acts like the Center Map button. With the command
active, just click a spot to center it on the screen. You can also use the
Zoom Area pointer to launch pop-up editing menus by right-clicking on
waypoints and icons.
Zoom In/Zoom Out
Another common method for zooming uses the Zoom-In and Zoom-Out
features. You have two ways to access these commands, so choose
whichever is most convenient.
You can click the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons on the Map Navigation
toolbar.
Zoom buttons on the Map Navigation toolbar
Or you can click the Z-Out (zoom out) and Z-In (zoom in) buttons, located
at the bottom right corner of the Master Map.
Zoom Out, Zoom In buttons, with Zoom Range Window.
Zooming in lets you see less territory, but more detail. Zooming out lets
you see more territory, but less detail.
1. Click the ZOOM IN or the Z-IN button to enlarge the centered area of the
map.
2. Click the ZOOM OUT or the Z-OUT button to shrink the map toward the cen45
ter.
Zoom Range Window
The current zoom range shows in the Zoom Range Window next to the ZIn button (see previous figure). The Zoom Range Window is the third
common zoom tool. You can use this window in at least two ways:
1. Click the down arrow at the right of the box, and click on a preset range.
2. Click inside the box, type the desired range number and press ENTER.
At left, Chicago is centered on the map with a range of 3000 miles; the figure
on the right shows a zoom range of 200 miles. (These figures show only the
center portion of the Master Map.)
NOTE:
You can always use the Zoom-In or Zoom-Out buttons, no matter what
other commands may be activated.
Creating Rectangle Map Borders
Making a Map Border is the first step in creating a map for your Brunton
Atlas. Here's how: (Refer as needed to the Toolbar section on page 35.)
1. Center the Master Map display on the area you want to include in your
,
and then click the
map. Click the CENTER MAP button
cross-hair mouse pointer
on the area you want centered.
2. If needed, click the ZOOM IN
so you can see the entire
draw a map border around.
or ZOOM OUT
area that you
3. Click the DRAW MAP BORDERS button ,
pointer becomes a pencil.
buttons
want to
and your mouse
4. Move the mouse pointer above and to the left of the desired area.
5. Click and hold down the mouse button. While holding down the button,
drag the pointer diagonally, down and to the right. A green border box appears. The size of the border box changes as you move your mouse.
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Handle Box
Map Border
shown in
green on
screen.
Mouse Pointer
Click and drag to draw a Map Border around Corpus Christi Bay area.
6. When the green border surrounds the desired area, release the mouse
button.
7. To stop the command, click the CENTER MAP button or the ZOOM AREA button.
If you are satisfied with this map border and want to finish processing it for
use in your GPS unit, you can jump ahead to "Creating and Saving a Custom Map," on page 52. However, you might want to check out the following
two optional steps on estimating the size of the map, and saving the border
as a Map Border File.
Estimate Map Size (Optional)
It's a good idea to make sure your map will fit on your card, so let's check
Create
Map
it. Click the ESTIMATE MAP SIZE button , on the
toolbar. After a moment it will tell you your
map's file size.
If it fits the card, click OK to clear the message and proceed to either saving
the border file or creating the map. If the map is too big, you must redraw your
click
map border a little smaller. Click the DELETE MAP BORDER button ,
on any green border line or corner handle box, then re-draw a
smaller
border box. Use the Estimate button to re-check the size until it is correct.
Click the OK button to clear the size message box from your screen.
Saving a Map Border File (Optional)
MapCreate 6.3 gives you the option of saving your border as a Map Border
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File. Saving a Map Border file is not necessary because you can create a
map without saving the border, and you can even extract borders from finished Map Files.
However, this option is useful if you like to tinker with your map borders,
and you don't want to start over each time you want to change a border.
Here's how to save the border:
(Refer as needed to the "Toolbars" section, beginning on page 35.)
1. Click the SAVE MAP BORDER button
dialog box appears.
on the FILE toolbar. The Save As
Save Map Border File dialog box.
2. Type a name in the File Name text box and click SAVE.
The file was placed in the "data" sub-folder located within the MapCreate
folder on your hard drive. You can now start another map border (click the
NEW MAP BORDER FILE button on the FILE toolbar) or you can close MapCreate and return another day. To open this border file later on, just click the
OPEN MAP BORDER FILE button (on the FILE toolbar) and select the file name
from the list.
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Open Map Border File dialog box.
With the border displayed on the Master Map screen, you're ready to process it into a map your GPS unit can use. If so, you can jump ahead to
"Creating and Saving a Custom Map," on page 52.
MapCreate can also draw a polygon-shaped border useful for following an
irregularly shaped route, lake or other geographic feature. These corridor
maps are made with the Draw Corridor Map Borders command, and we tell
you how in the next lesson.
Creating Corridor Map Borders
A corridor map lets you twist and turn your borders to enclose irregularly
shaped geographic features. Here's how: (Refer as needed to the "Toolbars" section, beginning on page 35.)
1. Center the Master Map display on the area you want to include in your
then click
map. Click the CENTER MAP cross-hair button , and
the cross-hair mouse pointer
on the area you
want
centered.
or ZOOM OUT
buttons
2. If needed, click the ZOOM IN
so you can see the entire
area that you
want to
draw a map border around.
and
3. Click the DRAW CORRIDOR MAP BORDERS button ,
your mouse pointer becomes a pencil.
4. Move the mouse pointer to where you want your corridor map to begin.
5. Click and release the left mouse button to set the first anchor point. (The
anchor point is represented by a handle box, which can also be grabbed
later to relocate the border if you wish.)
6. As you move your mouse, you'll see a magenta border box appear.
Move the mouse pointer in a straight line along your corridor's path until
you need to change direction to follow the terrain. Click to set a second
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anchor point.
Point 1
Point 2
Point 3
Corridor with first and second anchor points set, left.
Add a second segment to the corridor with a third point, right.
7. Now move the mouse pointer off at an angle, in the new direction
needed to follow the irregular terrain. You'll see that the active corridor border box now rotates around the last anchor point you set. This lets you
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move off in any direction, with the new segment of the corridor attached to
the previous segments. Click to set your third anchor point.
8. Continue to click and add additional segments to your corridor until you
reach your destination or have enclosed the desired area.
9. Click the right mouse button to stop drawing the corridor map. To close
the map borders command, click the CENTER MAP button or the ZOOM AREA
button.
Finished corridor map.
NOTE:
Corridor width is adjustable. The default is 12 miles wide, and the setting reverts to the default each time MapCreate starts. Minimum width
is approximately six miles and maximum width is approximately 400
miles.
To adjust corridor width, click VIEW|MAP DISPLAY OPTIONS and click the
MAP BORDERS tab. Drag the Corridor Width slider bar to the left to narrow the corridor or drag it to the right to widen, then click OK. For more
information, see the Help Command Reference topics View Map Display Options Command and its subtopics, Map Borders Tab and Corridor Width.
Tip:
If you need to start over, you can erase a corridor border box one segment at a time, or all at once. To erase by segment, use one of
these two methods: (1) Click the DRAW CORRIDOR MAP BORDERS button.
Move the pencil point over one of the small handle boxes that appear
along the centerline of the corridor. Right-click on a handle box to
erase that segment. (2) Click the DELETE MAP BORDER button and then
click one of the small handle boxes.
To erase an entire corridor border at once, choose one of the following methods: Click FILE|NEW|NEW MAP BORDER FILE or click the NEW
MAP BORDER FILE button (on the FILE toolbar). Then click the YES button
on the Clear All Borders dialog box. This will erase all corridor borders
displayed on the Master Map.
Edit Corridor Borders
It's easy to edit a corridor map. To add a segment, use the Draw Corridor
Map Border button and simply click inside an existing segment to insert a
new handle box. Move the handle where you want the corridor to go and
click to anchor it there. To reposition a segment, click on a handle box to
grab it, move the handle to the new location, then click to anchor it there.
If you're satisfied with this map border and want to finish processing it for
use in your GPS unit, move on to the next step, where you will create and
save your map. (If you wish, you can estimate the map size and save the
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map border for future use. These optional steps were discussed in the previous segment on Creating Rectangle Map Borders.)
Creating and Saving a Custom Map
Once you have a Map Border, MapCreate can use it to make a Custom
Map File for your Brunton Atlas unit. Before you can proceed, however,
your MMC or SD card must be registered with MapCreate. This is a onetime step for each of the five cards you are allowed to use with MapCreate.
This card registry is a security requirement described in greater detail on
page 8.
If a card isn't registered, when you try to create the map, MapCreate first
walks you through card registration, then creates the map. (This is described fully in the Quick Reference, which begins on page 2.) If you wish,
you may manually register a new card ahead of time by using the Card
Registry Command, described in the Help file's Command Reference section.
The following instructions assume you have already registered your memory card, and you have used the Estimate Map Size button (described on
page 47) to make sure the map will fit the card. Here's how to finish making your map: (Refer as needed to the "Toolbars" section, beginning on
page 35.)
1. Create a map border or open a Map Border File by clicking the OPEN MAP
BORDER FILE button on
the FILE toolbar.
2. Click the CREATE MAP button .
message appears. Make sure
and click OK.
A card encryption and registration
you have a card in the card reader
Read the message, and then click OK to continue.
3. A progress dialog box will appear while MapCreate extracts the necessary information and builds the Map File.
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Building Map Progress dialog box.
4. When the map has been built, the Save As dialog box appears. Note
that the file size of the map is shown in the title bar and in the status bar at
the lower left corner of the MapCreate screen. In the example below, the
size is approximately 1.94 MB.
Type a name in the FILE NAME text box and click SAVE.
Save As dialog box showing map size in title bar
Congratulations, you've made your first Map File! Your map was
placed directly on your MMC or Secure Digital card. If you wish to keep a
copy of the file on your computer, use Windows Explorer to copy the Map
File to the "data" sub-folder located within the MapCreate folder on your
hard drive.
Tips:
•
If you don't plan to change this map later, the map border or Map Border
File that you created it from can now be deleted if you wish.
•
If you are having trouble saving your Map File to your memory card,
your MMC may need to be reformatted. For more information on this,
refer to the MMC format note on page 12 or the instruction sheet that
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came with the card reader.
Refer to your GPS unit's manual for instructions on inserting the MMC.
When the GPS unit is turned on, it will automatically display your MapCreate custom map. Now you're ready to hit the road, but if you'd like to add a
little GPS navigation information to your unit, read the following lessons.
Creating a Waypoint
Waypoints are the building blocks of GPS navigation. A waypoint is simply
an electronic "address," based on the latitude and longitude of a position
on the earth. MapCreate lets you set a waypoint and mark it with a symbol,
name or number. This appears on the Master Map and eventually on the
map displayed on your GPS unit's screen.
With your GPS, you can navigate to a waypoint. Waypoints can be used to
mark a favored spot or to mark something to avoid such as a dead-end
road or a boating hazard on a lake. Waypoints linked together in a sequence allow you to navigate along a pre-planned route. In the field, your
GPS unit can also be used to set waypoints. You can bring these fieldgenerated waypoints into MapCreate for storage and use on later trips.
Creating a waypoint on the Master Map is easy. Here's how: (Refer as
needed to the "Toolbars" section, beginning on page 35.)
1. Center the Master Map display on the area where you want to set the
click
waypoint. Click the CENTER MAP cross-hair button , then
the cross-hair mouse pointer on the
area you want centered.
2. If needed, click the ZOOM IN or
so you can see enough detail
accurately place the waypoint.
ZOOM
OUT
buttons
to
on the GPS Data toolbar, and
3. Click the CREATE WAYPOINTS button
your mouse pointer becomes an arrow with a waypoint symbol and the
abbreviation "Wpt."
4. Move the mouse
pointer so that the arrow point is where you want the waypoint. Click to set
the waypoint. Move your mouse away, and you can see the waypoint, with
the default name of "Wpt 001."
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Create a waypoint: First, find the location on the Master Map. The longer arrow shows the location of a public hunting area parking lot.
Move the pointer arrow tip over the location (left) and click to create the waypoint. The waypoint appears (right) with the default waypoint symbol and
name, both of which can be changed. These figures were taken from a zoom
range of 4.05 miles. It looks as if the waypoint is on the road, but zooming in
closer would show the waypoint is actually south of the road, just where the
pointer tip placed it.
5. Relocate your mouse pointer and click to create additional waypoints as
needed.
6. To close the Create Waypoints command, press Esc (the Escape key)
or click the CENTER MAP or ZOOM AREA buttons.
Tips:
•
•
If you need to erase or delete a waypoint, move the cross-hair pointer
or the zoom area pointer over a waypoint and right-click. In the pop-up
menu, click DELETE WAYPOINT.
If you want to reposition the waypoint, move the cross-hair pointer or
the zoom area pointer over a waypoint and right-click. In the pop-up
menu, click MOVE WAYPOINT, and the pointer grabs the waypoint. Move it
to the new position and click to set it there.
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•
There are other ways to delete waypoints, and you can also change the
symbol, name and location. For instructions on these functions, along
with other tips, see Create Waypoint, Delete Waypoint, Insert Waypoint
and Edit Waypoint in the Help file's Command Reference section.
If this is all the GPS information you need for now, skip ahead to the lesson "Saving a GPS Data File" on page 61. Remember, to get the waypoints you just made into your GPS unit, they must be saved in a GPS
Data File. But, if you want to add some icons or a route to the GPS Data
File, check out the next two lessons.
Creating an Icon
Icons are graphic symbols used to mark some location, personal point of
interest or event. These features are also called event markers, or event
marker icons. Event marker icons don't store as much information as waypoints. You can't use a menu to navigate to them as you can with waypoints, and you can't change their names. But you can change their symbols. In fact, waypoints and event marker icons share the same set of symbols, but they are two different types of GPS data with different capabilities.
NOTE:
Until you change the default symbol, any icon you create will look like
a yellow and red waypoint, but without a name . For
this lesson,
we will stick with the default, but if you want to change the symbol,
refer to Edit Icon in the Help file's Command Reference.
Event marker icons are a handy way to mark a spot when you don't need
to save or edit much information about the location or event. Creating an
icon on your map is as easy as setting waypoints. Here's how: (Refer as
needed to the "Toolbars" section, beginning on page 35.)
1. Center the Master Map display on the area where you want to set the
then
click
icon. Click the CENTER MAP cross-hair button , and
the
cross-hair
mouse pointer on the area you want centered.
or ZOOM OUT
to
2. If needed, click the ZOOM IN
so you can see enough detail
accurately place the icon.
buttons
on the GPS Data toolbar, and your
3. Click the CREATE ICONS button
mouse pointer becomes an arrow with a red and yellow icon symbol.
4. Move the mouse pointer so that the arrow point is where you want the
icon. Click to set the icon. Move your mouse away, and you can see the
icon.
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Create an icon: First, find the location on the Master Map. The bottom arrow
shows the location of a public boat ramp on this river.
Move the pointer arrow tip over the location (left) and click to create the icon.
The icon appears (right) with the default waypoint symbol but no name. To
change this symbol to the boat ramp symbol, see Edit Icon in the Help file's
Command Reference.
5. Relocate your mouse pointer and click to create additional icons as
needed.
6. To close the Create Icons command, press Esc (the Escape key) or
click the CENTER MAP or ZOOM AREA buttons.
Tips:
•
•
If you need to erase or delete an icon, move the cross-hair pointer or
the zoom area pointer over the icon and right-click. In the pop-up
menu, click DELETE ICON.
If you want to reposition an icon, move the cross-hair pointer or the
zoom area pointer over the icon and right-click. In the pop-up menu,
click MOVE ICON, and the pointer grabs the icon. Move it to the new posi57
tion and click to set it there.
•
There are other ways to delete icons, and you can also change the
symbol and location. For instructions on these functions, along with
other tips, see Create Icon, Delete Icon, Insert Icon and Edit Icon in the
Help file's Command Reference section.
If you don't want to plan a route this trip, skip ahead to the lesson "Saving
a GPS Data File" on page 61. But don't forget, planning a route is one of
MapCreate's coolest capabilities. If you're ready for some real navigating
with routes, read on.
Creating a Route
A route is a series of waypoints, linked together in an ordered sequence,
that's used to mark a course of travel. You can visualize a route as beads
on a string, or, think of it as the mile marker signs posted at intervals along
U.S. interstate highways.
Routes are powerful tools for planning and then navigating your journeys.
With your GPS receiver, you can automatically navigate from one waypoint
to the next along your intended course. You can start at either end of a
route, or even begin navigation in the middle of a route.
You can informally group routes into two broad categories, based on the terrain and type of travel. On water, in the air or just hiking cross-country, you
can generally travel in a simple, straight line from waypoint to waypoint (barring obstacles, of course.) The Global Positioning System was originally developed by the U.S. military for this type of routing. It's suitable for airplanes,
ships and soldiers in the field. MapCreate and your GPS unit connect all
route waypoints with straight lines.
The other route style involves navigating along a road, highway or other
winding pathway. When your vehicle has to follow the twists and turns of
the pavement, you can't really travel in a straight line from waypoint to
waypoint.
Since the legs of all GPS routes are based on straight lines between waypoints, setting up a curvy highway route takes a little more time and practice
than our Quick Start format allows. We'll save those details for the Create
Route entry in the Help file's Command Reference section.
For this lesson, we'll use an example based on a simple off-shore fishing
route. Just remember: the techniques for making a route are the same, no
matter what sort of travel pattern you're planning. Here's how it works: (Refer
as needed to the "Toolbars" section, beginning on page 35.)
1. Center the Master Map display on the area where you want to begin
your route. Click the CENTER MAP cross-hair button then click
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the cross-hair mouse pointer on the area you want centered.
2. If needed, click the ZOOM IN or ZOOM OUT buttons so
see enough detail to accurately place the route waypoints.
you can
Tip:
As you move along your intended course, you may need to pan the
Master Map and periodically zoom in and out to see where to place
route waypoints, and where you are going next. The pan and zoom
buttons will always work, even when the CREATE ROUTE command is active. This way, you don't have to turn off Create Route just to move the
map.
on the GPS Data Toolbar. Your
3. Click the CREATE ROUTE button
mouse pointer becomes an arrow with a route symbol
,
two
waypoints connected by a magenta route line.
4. Move the mouse pointer so that the arrow point is where you want to
start your route. Click to set the first waypoint. Move your mouse away and
you can see the waypoint. A straight magenta route line now runs from
Waypoint 001 to your mouse pointer like a rubber band, showing you a
route is under construction.
Click to set the first waypoint in a route. This example will show the route of
a fishing boat from Port Aransas, Texas, to some oil drilling platforms and a
wreck in the Gulf of Mexico, then back to port.
5. You can move off in any direction and the next waypoint will be linked in
a straight line to waypoint 1. Relocate your mouse pointer along your intended route and click to create additional route waypoints as needed. Ba59
sically, you will set a new waypoint every time you need to change direction.
6. To close the CREATE ROUTE command, right-click or press Esc.
Finished route with six waypoints. Notice the straight line-of-sight line connecting the waypoints that make up the route. The route segment from one
waypoint to another is called a leg; this route has five legs. Waypoints 3 and
4 are near oil drilling platforms and waypoint 5 is near a visible wreck.
Tips:
•
Routes can be edited in many ways, but those steps involve several
other commands that we will discuss only in the Help file's Command
Reference section. You can delete an entire route, delete a waypoint
from a route, insert a waypoint into a route or relocate a waypoint in a
route. To read more about it, see these entries in the Help file's Command Reference: View Route List, View Route Waypoint List, Edit
Route, Edit Route Waypoint, Delete Route, Delete Route Waypoint,
Insert Route and Insert Route Waypoints. But, if you're in a hurry to
change your route, read the following two tips.
•
You can completely erase a route by deleting each waypoint, one after
the other. Click the CENTER MAP button (or ZOOM AREA button), move the
cross-hair pointer over a route waypoint and right-click. In the pop-up
menu, click the DELETE WAYPOINT command. MapCreate erases the
waypoint and the magenta line linking the waypoint to the route. To
erase the route legs but leave the waypoints: open the Route List window (shortcut key F3), right-click the route name, and in the pop-up
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menu click DELETE ROUTE.
•
You can easily reposition a route waypoint with your mouse. Just move
the cross-hair pointer or the zoom area pointer over the waypoint and
right-click. In the pop-up menu, click MOVE WAYPOINT, and the pointer
grabs the route waypoint. Move it to the new position and click to set it
there
Now that you've created all the GPS information you want, you need to
prepare it for use in your GPS unit. We'll do that in the next lesson, "Saving
a GPS Data File."
Saving a GPS Data File
GPS Data Files (sometimes called "user files") can contain any combination of GPS information, including waypoints, event marker icons, routes
and trails. MapCreate and your GPS unit store all their GPS data in this
same file format. This makes it easy to move GPS data back and forth between MapCreate and your GPS unit. Here's how: (Refer as needed to the
"Toolbars" section, beginning on page 35.)
1. With some type of GPS data displayed on the screen, click the SAVE GPS
DATA FILE button on the
File toolbar. The Save As dialog box appears.
Save GPS Data File dialog box.
2. Type a name in the File Name text box and click SAVE.
Congratulations, you've made your first GPS Data File! MapCreate
saved the file to the program's default storage folder, which is:
C:\Program Files\LEI\MapCreate\Data. Now you can use Windows Explorer
to copy or move the file to your MMC card. Remember, Windows treats
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your card reader like a removable disk drive, so copying a GPS Data File to the
MMC card is like copying a file from the hard drive to a floppy disk.
Tip:
You also have the option of saving the GPS data file directly to the
card. When the Save As dialog box appears, select the card reader's
drive letter in the Save In box before you click Save. For help transferring files with Windows Explorer, click START|HELP and in the Windows
Help program, look for the topics "copying files" or "moving files."
You can now start another GPS Data File (click the NEW GPS DATA FILE button) or you can close MapCreate and return another day. To open this or
another GPS Data File later on, just click the OPEN GPS DATA FILE button
and select the file name (and its location) from the list, then click OPEN.
Open GPS Data File dialog box.
Moving GPS Data Files Between Computer and Unit
With that GPS Data File copied to the MMC, you're ready to load the file
into your GPS unit. Refer to your GPS unit's manual for instructions on inserting the MMC. Then look in the unit's manual for the topic "Transfer
Custom Maps and GPS Data Files." This is usually located in the Advanced Mode Operation section of the hand-held units, and in the Basic
GPS Operations section of gimbal-mounted units. Those instructions will
tell you how to load the GPS Data File into your unit's memory so that the
waypoints and other items appear on the unit's Map Page display.
The same instructions explain how make your unit save waypoints and
other data as GPS Data Files. After the unit saves its own GPS data to the
MMC card, you can place the MMC in the card reader, copy that GPS Data
File to C:\Program Files\LEI\MapCreate\Data and open the file in MapCreate.
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Now you know all the basics for getting custom maps and GPS data into
your GPS unit — you're ready to travel!
You don't need them at this moment, but there are two more optional operations you ought to hear about. One is making a corridor map from a
route. You can use that method instead of drawing corridor border boxes
manually with the mouse.
The other operation is creating a route from a trail. You can't even practice
that one yet; you need to get out there with your GPS and bring back a trail
to play with. Just follow the instructions in your GPS manual to save a trail
from your travels, and save the trail in a GPS Data File. Open the data file
in MapCreate, then refer to the lesson "Creating a Route From a Trail" on
page 65.
Creating a Corridor Map From A Route
MapCreate can use a route you've made to automatically create a corridor
map border. Using the Draw Borders Around Route command is fast, and it
helps control the size of your Custom Map. Here's how it works:
1. Create a route or open a GPS Data file containing a route. (To open a
GPS Data File, click FILE|OPEN|OPEN GPS DATA FILE.)
2. Open the Route List Window: click VIEW|ROUTE LIST.
3. Right-click on the route name. In the pop-up menu, click the DRAW BORDERS AROUND ROUTE command.
When you right-click a route name in the Route List Window, a pop-up menu
appears. Click on Draw Borders Around Route to generate the border. In this
example, we are creating a corridor map border for a route from Dallas to
Corpus Christi, Texas.
MapCreate draws a corridor map border following the route. See the illustrations below, showing the route before and after the command is performed.
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Route from Dallas to Corpus Christi, Texas (left) and the corridor map created
automatically from the route (right).
You can save this as a Map Border File and then create a Map File, or create a Map File without saving the border. (Click the SAVE MAP BORDER button, on the FILE toolbar, and then click the CREATE MAP button.)
Tip:
You can control the width of any corridor map. Click VIEW|MAP DISPLAY
OPTIONS, and the Map Display Options dialog box appears.
Click Map Display Options to bring up the
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Map Display Options dialog box.
Click on the MAP BORDERS tab. Near the bottom of the box, drag the Corridor
Width slider bar left to decrease or right to increase the width of your corridor. This allows you to make very narrow corridors, which in turn results in
conveniently small Map File sizes.
Corridor Width
slider bar
Map Borders tab in the Map Display Options dialog box. Drag the Corridor
Width slider bar to the left to narrow corridor width. Drag the slider bar to the
right to widen corridor width.
Creating a Route From a Trail
A trail is a line drawn on the map by your GPS unit as you travel. It's a record of the path you've taken, showing where you've been. This feature is
also called a plot trail. In the field, the trail will extend from your present
position back to where you began recording the trail. Your GPS unit records thousands of position points to show every twist and turn you've
taken on your journey.
To get a trail into MapCreate, you must record a trail in your unit, then save
the trail in a GPS Data File. Copy the data file from the MMC to the MapCreate data folder. When you open the GPS Data File, MapCreate will display the trail as a green line on the Master Map.
MapCreate can use a GPS plot trail to create a route for use on a repeat
trip. Your GPS unit can navigate the new route, making it easy to retrace
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the path you took. You can even share the information with friends. Using
the Create Route From Trail command is a snap. Here's how you do it:
1. Open a GPS Data file containing a trail. (To open a GPS Data File, click
FILE|OPEN|OPEN GPS DATA FILE.)
NOTE:
GPS Data Files with relatively long trails take a few moments to open.
Please be patient when you open a data file containing a long trail.
Once the trail information has been processed, the remainder of the
data file will open very quickly.
GPS Data File open progress box.
This example shows a portion of Trail 2, recorded during a business trip from
Afton, Oklahoma to Kansas City, Missouri. The trail appears as a green line
on the Master Map. It follows Interstate 44 to Carthage, Missouri, then Highway 71 north toward Kansas City. For easier viewing, roads, highways and
other features have been turned off.
2. Open the Trail List Window: click VIEW|TRAIL LIST.
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3. Open the Route List Window: click VIEW|ROUTE LIST.
4. Right-click on the trail name. In the pop-up menu, click the CREATE ROUTE
FROM TRAIL command.
Plot Trail. Shown in green
on MapCreate screen.
The Create Route From Trail pop-up menu appears when you right-click a
trail name in the Trail List Window. Notice the absence of waypoints along
the trail.
MapCreate converts the green trail line into a magenta route line with red
waypoints. It does this by transforming thousands of position points in this
trail to 25 route waypoints. See the illustration below, showing the trail and
route before and after the command is performed.
Trail segment through Joplin before conversion to a route (left) and the route
created automatically from the trail (right). In the right image, the green trail
and the magenta route are both visible. Note the numbered waypoints appearing along the route.
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You can save this as a different GPS Data File. (Click the SAVE GPS DATA
FILE button on the FILE toolbar.)
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Appendix 1: MapCreate Command List
Complete documentation on all MapCreate commands is available in the
program's Help File. To access Help and its Command Reference section,
press F1. An example entry from the Command Reference (for the Help Command) appears at the end of this command list.
About MapCreate
Arrange Icons
Arrange Windows
Auto Arrange Windows
Card Registry
Cascade Windows
Center Map
Close All Windows
Clear Map Borders
Create Custom Map
Create Icons
Create Route
Create Route From Trail
Create Waypoints
Delete
Delete Icon
Delete Map Border
Delete Route
Delete Route Waypoint
Delete Trail
Delete Waypoint
Draw Borders Around Route
Draw Corridor Map Borders
Draw Map Borders
Edit Icon
Edit Route
Edit Route Waypoint
Edit Waypoint
Estimate Map Size
Exit
Export Route
Export Waypoint List
Help Topics
Import Map Borders From File
Import Route
Import Waypoint List
Insert Icon
Insert Route
Insert Route Waypoints
Insert Waypoint
New GPS Data File
New Map Border File
Open GPS Data File
Open Map
Open Map Border File
Print GPS Data
Print Map
Printer Setup
Restore Original Settings
Save All
Save GPS Data File
Save GPS Data File As
Save Map Border File
Save Map Border File As
Tile Windows Horizontally
Tile Windows Vertically
View Icon List
View Map Category Options
View Map Display Options
Data Display Options
Detail Level Used
GPS Data
Default Symbol
Map Borders Options
Draw block boundaries
Draw corridor hot spots
Corridor Width
Position Format Options
Zoom Options
Zoom Range Units
Map Zoom Change
View Route List
View Route Waypoint List
View Status bar
View Toolbar
View Trail List
View Waypoint List
Zoom In / Zoom Out
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Help Topics Command
Menu: HELP
Submenu: n/a
Menu Command: HELP TOPICS
Menu Command Sequence: HELP|HELP TOPICS
Hot Key Sequence: Alt+H|H
Shortcut Key(s): F1
Toolbar button: n/a
The Help Topics command opens the on-line Help system in your default
web browser. Our help information is in HTML format, but it runs from the
CD or your hard drive, not from the Internet.
Using the Command
The Help system contains the Quick Reference tutorial material
(from the instruction manual) and a Command Reference, which
documents every command in MapCreate.
To open the Help system, choose the HELP TOPICS command.
You navigate through the help information just as you would any other web
site, using the clickable hyperlinks to move around.
Searching Help
Once you have opened a help document, you can search it for the information you need.
Internet Explorer browser:
1. Click somewhere on the help page you intend to search. This makes
sure your browser will search the correct page.
2. Click EDIT|FIND (ON THIS PAGE) or use the shortcut keys Ctrl+F to begin your
search.
Use Internet Explorer's Find command to search Help documents.
3. In the FIND WHAT: box, type the term, phrase or command you are looking
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for, adjust any options such as up or down, then click FIND NEXT.
Search a Help document for the term "map border."
Netscape 6 browser:
1. Click somewhere on the help page you intend to search. This makes
sure your browser will search the correct page.
2. Click SEARCH|FIND IN THIS PAGE or use the shortcut keys Ctrl+F to begin your
search.
Use Netscape's Find command to search Help documents.
3. In the FIND TEXT: box, type the term, phrase or command you are looking
for, adjust any options such as search backwards, then click FIND.
Search a Help document for the term "map border."
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Notes
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Appendix 2: Map Category List
This list contains the different categories of mapping information available
in MapCreate 6. These categories and their subcategories can be turned
off or on. Only those categories turned on (displayed in the Master Map)
will be included in Custom Map Files for your GPS unit. See Appendix 3 for
symbols used to represent these items. POI stands for Point of Interest.
U.S. and Canadian category groupings are listed here. Specific categories
for your area may differ slightly, but the patterns will be similar.
Interstate Symbols
Interstate
State
State Symbols
US Symbols
U.S. Categories
Airports
Runways
Symbols
Cities
Community Names
Names
Subdivision Names
Urban Areas
Landmarks
Buildings
Cemeteries
Fire Stations
Land Features
Libraries
Mines
Other
Schools
Shopping Center
Summits
Towers
Trail Names
Countries
Boundaries
Names
County/Parish
Boundaries
Highway Exits
Exits
Information Centers
Parking Areas
Picnic Areas
Rest Areas
Scenic Areas
Service Areas
Toll Plazas
Welcome Centers
Weigh Stations
Marine Navaids
Major
Minor
POI-All Others
Airports
Attractions
Auto Parts/Service
Banks/Financial
Bars/Nightclubs
Entertainment
Fishing/Hunting
Food Stores
Gasoline
Government
Highways
US
International Minor
International Major
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Marine Services
Medical Service
Museums/Zoos
Postal Service
Places of Worship
RV Parks/Services
Shopping
Sporting Goods/Wear
Sports
Transportation
Universities/Schools
Minor City
Rural Names
Rural
State/Province
Boundaries
Names
Water
Canals/Streams
Canals/Stream Names
Lake/Rivers
Lake/River Names
Ocean/Seas
Ocean/Sea Names
Other Names
Wrecks & Obstructions
POI-Lodging
Bed & Breakfast
Cabins
Camps/Campgrounds
Hotels/Motels
Resorts
RV Parks
Canadian Categories
POI-Restaurants
Asian
Banquet Rooms
Barbecue
Coffee Shops
Delis
Fast Food Chains
Ice Cream
Italian
Mexican
Miscellaneous
Pizza
Sandwiches
Seafood
Steak Houses
Public Lands
National Forests
National Park Service
Park Symbols
Railroads
Roads
Major City
Major City Names
Minor City Names
Airports
Runways
Symbols
Cities
Community Names
Names
Subdivision Names
Urban Areas
Countries
Boundaries
Names
County/Parish
Boundaries
Highway Exits
Exits
Information Centers
Parking Areas
Picnic Areas
Rest Areas
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Scenic Areas
Service Areas
Toll Plazas
Welcome Centers
Weigh Stations
Libraries
Lodging
Marine Services
Medical Service
Museums/Zoos
Postal Services
Restaurants
RV Parks/Services
Shopping
Sporting Goods/Wears
Sports
Tours
Transportation
Universities/School
Highways
US
International Minor
International Major
Interstate Symbols
Interstate
State
State Symbols
US Symbols
Public Lands
National Forests
National Park Service
Park Symbols
Railroads
Roads
Major City
Major City Names
Minor City Names
Minor City
Rural Names
Rural
Landmarks
Buildings
Cemeteries
Fire Stations
Land Features
Libraries
Mines
Other
Schools
Shopping Center
Summits
Towers
Trail Names
State/Province
Boundaries
Names
Marine Navaids
Major
Minor
Points Of Interest
Airports
Auto Parts/Service
Banks
Bars/Nightclubs
Entertainment
Fishing/Hunting
Food Stores
Gasoline
Government
Hardware
Water
Canals/Streams
Canals/Stream Names
Lake/Rivers
Lake/River Names
Ocean/Seas
Ocean/Sea Names
Other Names
Wrecks & Obstructions
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Appendix 3:
MapCreate 6 Symbol Key
MapCreate 6 contains hundreds of mapping symbols used to represent
items ranging from geographic features to commercial Points of Interest
(POI). The following list displays these symbols and the name of the item
the symbol represents.
Interstate Highway
Highway Exit with Scenic Area
U.S. Highway
Highway Exit with Service Area
State Highway
Highway Exit with Toll Plaza
Trans-Canada Highway
Highway Exit with Weigh Station
Quebec Autoroute Highway
Airport
Building
Mexican Federal Highway
Cemetery
Highway Exit
Fire Station
Highway Exit with Info Center
Library
Highway Exit with Parking Area
Mine
Highway Exit with Picnic Area
Park
Highway Exit with Rest Area
School
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Shopping Center
Green Unlighted Buoy (Navaid)
Summit
Red Unlighted Buoy (Navaid)
Tower
White or Unidentified Unlighted
Buoy (Navaid)
Trail Name
Light (Navaid)
City, Community, or Subdivision
Name
Nautical Chart Note
Land Feature Name
Platform (Navaid)
Water Feature Name
Radiobeacon (Navaid)
Miscellaneous Landmark Name
Awash or Visible Obstruction
Square Green Daybeacon (Navaid)
Awash Rock
Square White or Unidentified Daybeacon (Navaid)
Covered Rock
Dangerous Submerged Wreck
Red Triangle Daybeacon (Navaid)
Non-Dangerous Submerged Wreck
White Triangle Daybeacon (Navaid)
Visible Wreck
Green Lighted Buoy (Navaid)
Airport (POI)
Red Lighted Buoy (Navaid)
Amusement Place, Billiards or Casino (POI)
White or Unidentified Lighted Buoy
(Navaid)
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College or University (POI)
Fishing-Related (POI)
Hall or Auditorium (POI)
Lodging (POI)
Hospital (POI)
Camp or Campground (POI)
Medical Service (POI)
RV Park or RV Service (POI)
Miscellaneous Attraction (POI)
Marina (POI)
Museum or Historical Place (POI)
Boating Dealer or Service (POI)
Post Office
Boat Equipment & Supplies (POI)
Tourist Attraction or Tour (POI)
Gas Station (POI)
Zoo (POI)
Auto Parts or Service(POI)
Movie Theater (POI)
Truck Stop, Trailer Rental, or Other
Transportation (POI)
Restaurant (POI)
Grocery or Retail Store (POI)
Coffee Shop (POI)
Pharmacy (POI)
Ice Cream Parlor (POI)
Hardware Store (POI)
Pizza (POI)
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Financial Service (POI)
Sporting Goods or Sportswear
(POI)
Bowling Center (POI)
Golf-Related (POI)
Swimming Pool (POI)
Park or Park Office (POI)
Railroad (POI)
Synagogue (POI)
Recreation Center, Stadium, or
Other Sports-Related (POI)
Church (POI)
Police or Sheriff (POI)
Taxi (POI)
Bar or Club (POI)
Bus Line (POI)
Live Theater (POI)
Auto Rental or Lease (POI)
Hunting-Related (POI)
Car Wash (POI)
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Appendix 4: Displaying Specialty Maps With
Fishing or Aeronautical Data
A new feature in MapCreate 6.3 allows you to view LEI's special fishing or
aviation mapping products on the MapCreate screen. The feature works
with Inland Mapping System™ Fishing Hot Spots® fishing maps or Jeppesen® Americas and Jeppesen® International aeronautical databases, along
with the LEI® Obstructions aeronautical database.
Showing fishing or aviation details on the computer makes it easier to plan
trips and manage waypoints, routes and other GPS data. All MapCreate
GPS data tools work just as they do with regular maps.
To display a special LEI map product, just place the memory card containing
the map or database in the MMC card reader, then launch MapCreate. (You
can also start MapCreate first, then insert the card.) In a moment or two,
MapCreate begins to read the map on the card, and the hourglass symbol is
shown in the lower left corner of the screen. While the special map is read,
the Master Map window may go blank for a moment before it reappears with
the special mapping data displayed.
IMS Fishing Hot Spots Maps
Park areas
appear in
green.
Fishing Tips
& Techniques
Submerged
stream
Lake Profile
Flooded
timber
Submerged
pond
Underwater
contours &
Fishery
Pop-up box
Foundations
Brush shelter
Master Map window showing detail from an IMS Fishing Hot Spots map of
Lake Skiatook. Place the Center Map or Zoom Area pointer over an item and a
pop-up information box appears.
Move your mouse pointer over an item and a pop-up tool-tip box appears,
identifying the item. In a Brunton Atlas unit, the cursor also identifies map
symbols with a pop-up box, but additional information is available from certain symbols.
For example, use the cursor to select a red triangle public use area or facility point symbol, then press the Find key in the Atlas hand-held units. A
Waypoint Information screen appears.
IMS Fishing Hot Spots Waypoint Information screen from a GPS unit, showing amenities available at a public use area and a marina.
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There are other important Fishing Hotspot symbols that display information
only on your GPS unit. They are all accessed with the cursor and either the
Wpt or Find key. These symbols are usually (but not always) located near
the dam site, and they include:
Fishing Tips & Techniques: the Waypoint Information screen will
display an article covering topics ranging from lures to locations.
Tackle hints, types of cover and presentation methods are discussed by
season and species, covering the major species in this lake.
Lake Profile: the screen will display an overview of the lake itself,
including information on size, depth, shoreline, bottom composition,
water source, water quality and fish cover.
Fishery: the screen will display information on the major species present, their numbers and sizes, management practices, forage species
and any special regulations.
Fishing Area Information: this symbol appears in scattered
locations around certain lakes. When this symbol is selected, the
Waypoint Information screen will display specific fishing tips for that area of
the lake.
MapCreate lets you turn off the Master Map display of Map Category Options, such as depth, fishing areas, lake info, lake services, navigation information, and structure, but this does not change the detail in your IMS
Fishing Hot Spots map.
Jeppesen Aviation Maps
In MapCreate, you can turn off the display of aviation Map Category Options, but that does not change the detail in your Jeppesen and aeronautical databases.
You won't get a high level of detail in MapCreate, but some map items do
display pop-up tool-tip boxes when selected by your mouse pointer.
For example, move the Center Map or Zoom Area pointer just inside an
airspace line, and a pop-up box identifies the airport, the controlling
agency and the number of communication frequencies.
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Jeppesen airspace data displayed in a MapCreate pop-up box.
Point to an airport identifier and you'll see a pop-up box with the number of
communication frequencies, number of runways and number of services
available at that field. Point to a runway, and you can see its length, surface type and lighting.
Jeppesen airport (left) and runway information (right)
displayed in MapCreate pop-up boxes.
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Master Map window at the 60 mile zoom level showing detail from a Jeppesen Americas aeronautical database. Intersections appear as gray Xs; other
symbols appear as they do in sectional paper charts.
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Notes
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Appendix 5: Considerations When
Planning Highway Routes
Tips on Making Better Routes for Highway Navigation
How you make a highway route depends on your type of travel and
whether you prefer to use the GPS unit's compass rose screen, the map
screen or both for navigation. These factors determine how many route
waypoints to use, and where you place them.
A simple, straight-legged route by water or by air is easy to make, as is a
route following a square grid of city streets. Obstructions are usually few in
number, and you're traveling in a more or less straight line from waypoint
to waypoint.
Following a highway's twists and turns is different because all GPS units
link route waypoints in straight lines.
Some navigators prefer to follow a route visually on the map. They glance at
the route and the position indication arrow as the Custom Map moves across
their GPS screen. With one look, they can see the route symbols and the
highway they are following together, at the same time.
Other travelers prefer the simpler display provided by the compass rose
screen. The compass rose can literally point the direction to steer toward
the next waypoint in a route.
You may fall in yet another group of navigators who use both navigation
techniques, switching back and forth between the map and compass rose
screens during a journey.
"High Resolution" vs. "Low Resolution" Routes
MapCreate and your Brunton Atals unit are capable of remarkably precise
"high resolution" routes that can follow every S-curve of a mountain highway. This type of route — with a relatively large number of waypoints per
mile — is well-suited to compass rose navigation. With it, you can virtually
ignore the map screen and arrive at your destination using only the compass rose.
Your GPS has a course deviation (or off course) alarm which will alert you
when you drift too far to the right or left of your route's center line. There is
also an arrival alarm, which alerts you when you get within a certain distance of a route waypoint. With a "high resolution" route, you can set the
off course alarm and the arrival alarm to small distances somewhere between 0.1 and 0.5 miles. (You can turn the alarms off or on, and you have
the option of turning the alarms' sound feature on or off as well.)
The amazing capabilities of GPS navigation can tempt first-time users to
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build highly detailed highway routes. These "high res" routes are fun to
use, but they have some drawbacks. They require placing a route waypoint
at practically every curve in the road. This takes a relatively large number
of waypoints for the distance traveled. A large set of waypoints close together can give your Custom Map a cluttered look. If the route is very long,
it takes more time for you to make it in MapCreate. And, finally, GPS units
compatible with MapCreate versions 5 and 6 can hold 100 routes, but each
route can contain only 100 waypoints.
So, take a long cross-country trip on winding roads and you can use up
100 waypoints before you reach your journey's end. This means you will
need to break up the trip into multiple routes. That's usually not a problem,
since most travelers don't prefer to run all day and night without stopping
for food, fuel or rest.
On the other hand, "low res" routes take less time to prepare and are
plenty accurate to get you there. This type of route — with a relatively
small number of waypoints per mile — is well-suited to map screen navigation. You can cover a longer distance for the amount of waypoints you use.
"Low res" routes also tend to reduce the clutter on your Custom Map.
A good technique for "low res" routes is to set most of your waypoints
where you make major direction changes, or where the destination is important for one reason or another. Here are two examples:
Let's say you are heading straight north on a state highway, but need to
turn right onto a county road to reach a recreation area. Set a route waypoint at or just a little before the highway intersection. Setting the waypoint
a short distance before your turn is useful (especially at highway speeds) if
you need some warning to change lanes or slow down for the turn. (You
can even rename that route waypoint "turn" or "turn right.")
Now let's say you are traveling in a generally straight line. You don't need
to set a waypoint for a turn, but you want to stop in a certain city along the
way for food or fuel. Set a route waypoint at the city limits or downtown,
and your Brunton Atlas can tell you how many miles to town and how long
it will take to get there.
If you limit the number of waypoints you make, your compass rose will still
work fine for those major changes in direction, but it won't match the twists
and curves of the pavement as closely as a "high resolution" route would.
For example, you could be traveling toward a destination to the south, but
following a highway curve around a mountain. As you take the curve to
your right, your car will actually be pointing west as you follow the pavement. However, the compass rose is accurately pointing to that next
southern waypoint, now 90 degrees off to your left. If you were depending
only on the compass rose at that moment, it might look like you were off
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course. As you come around the mountain and the pavement turns back
south, the compass rose, the route and the pavement will all line up together once again.
The off course alarm also requires some adjustment when using low res
routes. In our mountain curve example, if the alarm was set at 0.1 mile, it
would go off as we rounded the curve and "deviated" more than 0.1 mile
from the route center line.
Some navigators avoid this by turning the course deviation alarm off. With
the alarm off, however, you may take a wrong turn and it could be some
time before you catch the error. You can leave the alarm on if you simply
expand the distance setting that triggers the alarm. In our mountain highway example, setting the course alarm to 1.5 miles would keep the alarm
from going off as we rounded the mountain.
Highway route "resolution" is ultimately a matter of personal taste. Experiment with these techniques to see which one suits you best. Most users
strike some sort of balance between them. Just remember: the more precise you are in following the turns of the pavement, the more waypoints
you will use. That, in turn, affects how your GPS features work with your
route.
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Notes
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Index
Saving, 56, 58, 61
A
I
Accessories, 9
Airspace, 83, 84
Alarms, 87, 89
Appendices
1, MapCreate Command List, 69
2, Map Category List, 73
3, MapCreate 6 Symbol Key, 77
4, Displaying Specialty Maps, 81
5, Considerations When Planning
Highway Routes, 87
Arrival Alarm, 87
Icons, 5, 11, 13, 31, 34, 38, 39, 41,
42, 45, 56, 57, 58, 61, 69
Creating, 56
Installation, 1, 15, 17, 18, 27
Sec. 2, Installation, 17
Introduction
Sec. 1, Introduction, 1
Typographical Conventions, 15
J
Jeppesen Maps, 13, 81, 83, 84, 85
C
L
Card Encryption, 52
Center Map, 39, 44, 45, 47, 50, 51,
54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 69, 82, 83
Compass, 87, 88, 89
Create Custom Map, 48, 49, 52
Creating Rectangle Map Border, 33,
47, 52
Cursor, 15, 82, 83
Custom Maps, 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 52,
54, 63, 69, 73, 87, 88
Legend, 77
License Agreement, 94
M
Main Menu, 35
Map Border, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 34, 36,
37, 38, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54,
63, 64, 65, 69, 71
Create from Route, 63
Map Category, 10, 15, 32, 40, 69, 83
Options Window, 40
Memory Cards (MMC), 2, 5, 6, 7, 8,
9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 24, 25, 26,
40, 52, 54, 62, 63, 66, 81
Mouse Pointer, 3, 13, 15, 16, 35, 43,
44, 45, 47, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57,
59, 60, 82, 83
D
Draw Corridor Map Border, 37, 49,
50, 51, 52, 69
E
Edit Corridor Borders, 52
Estimating Map Size, 36, 37, 48, 52,
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N
F
Navigating, 28
Fishing Hot Spots Maps, 81, 82, 83
O
G
Off Course Alarm, 87, 89
GPS Data File, 6, 11, 12, 18, 37, 38,
56, 61, 62, 63, 66, 68, 69
GPS Data Files
P
POI (Point of Interest), 14, 73, 77,
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Trail List Window, 43, 44, 67
Waypoint List Window, 41
Searching, 13, 14, 70, 71, 82, 83
Addresses, 14
Highway Exits, 13
POIs, 14
Streets, 14
Specialty Maps, 13, 81, 82, 83, 84,
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System Requirements, 17
78, 79, 80
Position Format, 11
R
Route, 5, 6, 11, 12, 16, 34, 37, 38,
39, 42, 43, 44, 49, 54, 56, 58, 59,
60, 61, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 81,
87, 88, 89
Create, 58, 63, 66
Delete, 60
Runways, 73, 74, 84
T
S
Trail, 5, 6, 10, 11, 16, 43, 44, 61, 63,
66, 67, 68, 69, 73, 75, 78
Convert to Route, 63, 66
Transfer
Custom Maps, 63
GPS Data Files, 63
Save Map Border File, 38, 49, 69
Screen Components, 33
Create Map (Advanced) toolbar, 36,
37
Create Map (Easy), 36
File toolbar, 37, 48, 49, 52, 61, 64,
68
GPS Data toolbar, 38, 54, 56
Icon List Window, 41, 42
Main Menu, 35
Map Category Options Window, 40
Map Navigation toolbar, 35, 39, 44,
46
Master Map Window, 34, 39
Route List Window, 42, 63, 64, 67
Route Waypoint List Window, 42,
43
Toolbars, 35, 36, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56,
58, 61
W
Warranty, 94
Waypoints, 5, 6, 11, 12, 15, 16, 34,
38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 45, 54, 55, 56,
57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 67, 68, 69,
81, 82, 83, 87, 88, 89
Z
Zooming, 3, 16, 34, 39, 45, 46, 47,
50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 69,
82, 83
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Notes
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Notes
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share ("Transfer") (i) the Products and any rights thereto; (ii) any use or application of the Products; or (iii) Your rights under this License to or with any third
party. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, You will not Transfer the
Products in connection with any commercial network services or interactive
cable or remote processing services;
c. You may not modify, port, adapt, translate, duplicate (except as expressly
permitted in this License), disassemble, reverse engineer, reverse compile, or
create derivative works from the Products, or otherwise tend to discover the
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underlying source code of the Products, for any purpose;
d. You shall not host or use, or allow any third party to host or use, the Products as a service bureau or in any other manner that involves the processing of
data for any third party;
e. You shall not transfer the Products except in the event of a computer malfunction, and then only on a temporary basis; and
f. You may use the Products only with the software and hardware provided
by or on behalf of LEI, and not the software or hardware of any third party, except that You may use the Products with a commercially available operating
system and personal computer where necessary to use any software provided
as part of the Products and then only on that first personal computer on which
the software is first used.
2. Software Maintenance. Except as expressly set forth in Section 5(a), LEI
shall have no obligation under this License to provide You maintenance or support in any manner or to otherwise provide or support the continued operability
of the Products.
3. Title. Except for the limited Customer License provided under Section 1,
You do not, and shall not, acquire any right, title or interest in any Products, any
derivative works thereof, or any copyrights or other intellectual property rights
therein, which shall at all times remain the exclusive property of LEI. You shall
not remove, suppress or modify in any way any proprietary marking, including
any trademark or copyright notice, on or in the Products, or which is visible during their operation or which is on any media supplied with the Products. You
shall incorporate such proprietary markings in the back up or disaster recovery
copy made of the Products.
4. Confidentiality. You acknowledge (i) that the Products are proprietary to
LEI; (ii) that such Products include trade secrets and confidential and proprietary information of LEI; and (iii) that You are receiving the Products in trust from
LEI. You agree to use reasonable efforts to protect the confidential or proprietary nature of the Products.
5. Warranties; Disclaimer of Liability; Limitation of Liability.
a. LEI warrants that any software provided by LEI as part of the Products (but
excluding any data, maps, or other information) under this License will substantially conform in all material respects with the documentation delivered with the
Products. Your remedies under this warranty will be available so long as you
can show in a reasonable manner that the defect occurred within one (1) year
from the date of your original purchase, and we must receive your warranty
claim no later than 30 days after such 1-year period expires. Your claim must
be substantiated by a dated sales receipt or sales slip. In the event the software fails to materially perform in accordance with the documentation, and
upon written notice to LEI within the Warranty Period and Your return of the
Products within the Warranty Period, LEI shall either (i) use its reasonable efforts to repair at its facilities the software to comply with the Warranty; or (ii)
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replace the software to comply with the Warranty. If, in LEI’s sole discretion,
LEI is unable to correct the defect within a reasonable period of time or if in
LEI’s opinion neither option (i) nor (ii) is commercially feasible for LEI, LEI may
terminate this License upon notice to You and refund to You the applicable
software license fees and payments (which shall not exceed LEI’s standard list
price for the software) whereupon You shall remove the Products from all installed hardware and equipment and return the Products and all copies thereof
to LEI. This Warranty is contingent upon Your proper use of the Products in
accordance with the documentation provided by LEI. The foregoing states Your
sole remedy under the Warranty in this Subsection 5(a).
b. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN SECTION 5(a), LEI MAKES
NO WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS, OR REPRESENTATIONS, EXPRESS,
IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, REGARDING THE PRODUCTS,
OR ANY OTHER SOFTWARE, MATERIALS, INFORMATION, MAPS, OR
SERVICES PROVIDED BY LEI HEREUNDER, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY
OR MERCHANTABLE QUALITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, OR THOSE
ARISING FROM A COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL
SUCH WARRANTIES BEING HEREBY FULLY DISCLAIMED. LEI further disclaims that the functions contained in the Products will meet Your requirements
or that the operation and use of the Products will be error free. The Warranty
does not cover any copy of the Products that has been altered in any way by
You or any third party, or that has been used by a third party prior to Your use.
LEI shall not be responsible for problems that occur as a result of the use of the
Products in conjunction with other software or hardware that are not provided
by LEI with the Products or that are incompatible with the software or hardware
for which the Products are being acquired. LEI shall not be responsible for
problems resulting from Your failure to maintain any software or hardware on
or with which the Products are installed. Additional statements such as those
made in advertising or presentations, oral or written, do not constitute warranties by LEI and should not be relied upon as such.
c. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED IN
THIS LICENSE, LEI SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD
PARTY, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, FOR
ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, MULTIPLE,
INCIDENTAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS,
OR TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DAMAGES RESULTING FROM
DEATH OR INJURY TO ANYONE, SUFFERED BY YOU OR ANY THIRD
PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH OR ARISING OUT OF THIS LICENSE, INCLUDING USE OF ANY PRODUCTS, EVEN IF LEI HAS BEEN APPRISED
OF THE LIKELIHOOD OF SUCH DAMAGES OCCURRING.
d. LEI’s liability for other damages resulting from or relating to the Products,
or the use thereof, shall be limited to and shall not exceed the lesser of (i) the
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license fees or payments paid by You for use of the Products; or (ii) LEI’s standard list price for the Products as of the Effective Date of this License. LEI’s
liability shall further be limited to direct damages suffered by You.
6. Indemnification. You shall indemnify and hold harmless, and at LEI’s option defend, LEI and its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, successors and assigns from and against any and all claims,
damages and expenses, including legal fees, incurred directly or indirectly by
LEI or its affiliates, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents,
successors and assigns that arise out of or relate to breach or nonperformance of this License by You.
7. Term and Termination. This License shall commence on the date You purchase the rights under this License (the "Effective Date"). This License shall
automatically terminate upon Your failure to comply with any of the terms and
conditions set forth herein. Upon the termination of this License for any reason,
(i) all licenses granted hereunder shall immediately cease; (ii) You shall immediately cease and desist from all use of the Products; and (iii) within ten (10)
days after the effective date of termination, You shall deliver to LEI all copies of
the Products and any other materials developed by or belonging to LEI and
provide a written certification from Your duly authorized officer that all such materials have been returned. Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11 shall survive
the termination of this License.
8. U.S. Government Rights. Use, duplication, reproduction, release, modification, disclosure or transfer of the Products is restricted in accordance with FAR
12.212 and DFARS 227.7202, and by this License. Certain of the Products are
© 1994-2004 by LEI. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED UNDER THE COPYRIGHT
LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES. For purposes of any public disclosure provision under any federal, state or local law, it is agreed that the Products are a
trade secret and a proprietary commercial product and not subject to disclosure.
9. Government Confidentiality. If You are or represent an agency, department, or other entity of any State government, the United States Government
or any other public entity or funded in whole or in part by the United States
Government, You hereby represent and warrant that the Products shall be protected from public disclosure and considered exempt from any statute, law,
regulation, or code, including any Sunshine Act, Public Records Act, Freedom
of Information Act, or equivalent, which permits access and/or reproduction or
use of the Products. In the event of breach of any part of this paragraph by
such disclosure, this License shall be considered breached and any and all
right to retain any copies or to use of the Products shall be terminated and considered immediately null and void. Any copies of the Products held by You
shall immediately be destroyed. If any court of competent jurisdiction considers
this clause void and unenforceable, in whole or in part, for any reason, this License shall be considered terminated and null and void, in its entirety, and any
and all copies of the Products shall immediately be destroyed.
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10. Observance of Laws and Export Controls. You agree to abide by all foreign and United States federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules and
regulations applicable to Your use of the Products or any direct product thereof.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, You agree to abide by any applicable export control laws and regulations.
11. Miscellaneous. This License will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Oklahoma, USA, without regard to its principles of conflicts of law. You may not assign this License, including any rights,
licenses or obligations under this License, to any third party without the prior
written consent of LEI. In the event of any assignment of this License, this License shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of each of the parties and
their respective legal successors and permitted assigns. Any modification or
amendment to this License shall be effective only after the modification or
amendment is reduced to writing and signed by authorized representatives of
both parties. If any provision of this License shall be deemed unenforceable or
invalid under any applicable law or court decision, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not render this License unenforceable or invalid as a whole, but
rather such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of such unenforceable or invalid provision within the limits
of applicable law or applicable court decision. This License constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof.
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How to Obtain Service…
…in the USA:
We back your investment in quality products with quick, expert service and
genuine Brunton parts. If you're in the United States and you have technical, return or repair questions, please contact the Factory Customer Service Department. Before any product can be returned, you must call customer service to determine if a return is necessary. Many times, customer
service can resolve your problem over the phone without sending your
product to the factory. To call us, use the following toll-free number:
307.856.6559
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, M-F
Brunton may find it necessary to change or end our shipping policies, regulations, and special offers at any time. We reserve the right to do so without notice.
…outside the USA:
If you have technical, return or repair questions, contact the dealer in the
country where you purchased your unit. To locate a dealer nearest you,
send us and e-mail at support@brunton.com
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Accessory Ordering Information
for all countries
To order Brunton GPS accessories such as computer cables or MMC
cards, please contact:
1) Your local outdoor dealer or consumer electronics store. Most quality
dealers that handle outdoor electronic equipment or other consumer
electronics should be able to assist you with these items.
To locate a Brunton dealer near you, visit our web site at
www.brunton.com and click on Info and then click Contact or you can
consult your telephone directory for listings.
2) US Customers can write Brunton 620 East Monroe Avenue Riverton,
WY 82501 USA Phone: 307.856.6559 Fax: 307.856.1840
Orders: 800.443.4871
info@brunton.com
Shipping Information
If it becomes necessary to send a product for repair or replacement, you
must first receive a return authorization number from Customer Service.
Products shipped without a return authorization will not be accepted. When
shipping, we recommend you do the following:
1. Always use the original shipping container and filler material the product
was packed in.
2. Always insure the parcel against damage or loss during shipment.
Brunton does not assume responsibility for goods lost or damaged in
transit.
3. For proper testing, include a brief note with the product describing the
problem. Be sure to include your name, return shipping address and a
daytime telephone number.
visit our web site:
www.brunton.com
620 East Monroe
Riverton, WY 82501
307-856-6559
Brunton Pub. 043005
Printed in USA
© Copyright 2005
All Rights Reserved
Brunton
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