Garmin Updated MapSource Software to Version 6.16.2

By | June 26, 2010

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Garmin has updated its MapSource Windows-based mapping software.  MapSource is included with the purchase of a Garmin map on DVD or CD. Features include:

  • Back up important trip data separately from your Garmin device.
  • Plan routes from the convenience of your computer instead of on your device.
  • Create, view, and edit waypoints, routes, and tracks.
  • Plan extensive or complicated routes, in which you travel to several locations in an order you specify.
  • Transfer waypoints, routes and tracks between your computer and your device.
  • Transfer selected map from your computer to your device.
  • Find items, addresses and points of interest included in the map data.
  • View your maps in detail on your computer screen.

You can even download a MapSource tutorial at

Changes made from version 6.16.1 to 6.16.2:

  • Improved handling of invalid gpx files from devices
  • Improved handling of missing components, MapSource will now display a message indicating the missing component
  • Changed number of most recently used files from 4 to 10
  • Fixed some untranslated strings
  • Fixed an issue with saving as gpx and dxf in the Dutch localization
  • Fixed a routing issue with third party map products
  • Fixed several other routing issues
  • Fixed an issue where MapSource would not remember the icon size setting correctly
  • Fixed an issue with deleting waypoints from a route
  • Fixed a map drawing issue
  • Fixed display of ampersands on the map
  • Fixed an issue with creating waypoints on certain features

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