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Anyone tried this yet?

MapSource software version 6.9.0.2 Beta as of September 30, 2005

If this has been addressed before, please excuse this post as I could not find anything on it - with our new format. In fact, I cannot find much of anything anymore.
 

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lnowell said:
Anyone tried this yet?

MapSource software version 6.9.0.2 Beta as of September 30, 2005

If this has been addressed before, please excuse this post as I could not find anything on it - with our new format. In fact, I cannot find much of anything anymore.
I'm up on both the newest Mapsource and City V7. BTW: I believe the latest Beta expired, but it is still working OK.

They both are working OK, including Waypoints and Routes. Easy to flip back and forth between V6 and V7. V7 increased the map sizes quite a bit...Some like that, some don't.
 

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Hi Cfell,
I belive Inovell was talking about MapSource and you about City Navigator.

I'm using 6.9.0.2 Beta since they release and seams OK to me.
Actually I always used their Beta and I could tell you that normally when Garmin releases a beta to the general public, normally it is pretty OK.
There is no big changes from 6.8 (the last stable version), so if you still afraid, you will not loose any thing realy important.
I paste the descriptiosn below so you don't have to go to Garmin web site:
Changes made from version 6.9.0.1 Beta to 6.9.0.2 Beta:

* Fixed issue with the driving directions for some route legs resulting in a very long duration.
* Fixed issue with not splitting the active track into separate track segments when uploaded from a GPS.
* Restored the driving speeds to the route preferences. The driving speeds are only used in the ETA calculations, not for road selection.
* Fixed issue with the 'Find Places' dialog showing incorrect feature categories and/or subcategories.
* Fixed issue with road avoidances not being used.
* Fixed issue with finding certain features in the 'Find Places' dialog, such as lakes in some map products.
* Changed the string 'Major Roads' to 'Highways' on the route preferences page.
* Fixed issue with removing the last track point in the 'Track' dialog.
* Fixed 'Find Places' dialog to correctly handle states that occur in multiple countries.
* Fixed issue with route calculation looping indefinitely on a route with more than 2 via points.

Changes made from version 6.9.0.0 Beta to 6.9.0.1 Beta:

* Fixed issue with a fatal error at program startup caused by the previously selected page in MapSource version 6.5 being the GPS page.
* Fixed issue with clicking on the View menu caused by having an old version of Google Earth installed.
* Fixed issue with not splitting the active track into separate track segments.
* Fixed issue with a fatal error when launching the 'route avoidances' dialog.
* Fixed an issue with the waypoint symbol not being updated on the map when it was changed back to the original symbol in the waypoint dialog.
* Fixed an issue with the duplicate street names being shown in popup windows.

Changes made from version 6.8.0 to 6.9.0.0 Beta:

* Change to warn users when the beta will expire. This is done in the application’s title bar, at startup (this can be silenced), and in the about dialog.
* Change to merge data received from a GPS into the current document.
* Added several map POI icons, including summit, landmark, arena/track, sports/fitness center, city hall, dealer/auto parts, and bowling center.
* Added the ability to view the data contained in the current document in Google Earth, if it is installed.
* Added support for importing LOC files.
* Added the product restrictions dialog, which is shown when you open a map product that has limitations imposed by license restrictions with the map-data vendor.
* Improved error reporting during communication with PocketPC devices.
* Changed the route preferences page to use the same road class avoid/prefer design used in newer GPS’s.
* Change to not show detailed map outlines when viewing areas that are not installed (in a partial install).
* Change to notify the user what invalid data is received from a GPS, so that the user can correct or remove this data on the GPS.
* Changed the SI unit for speed from “kph” to “km/h”.
* Changed the splash window (shown at program startup) to be displayed on the same monitor that the program will be displayed on, in multi-monitor configurations.
* Changed the product info dialog to be resizable.
* Changed contour lines with no elevation data to display the string “Contour Line” instead of “Invalid Elevation”.
* Fixed an issue where a user’s data selection on the map was not visible in the user data list.
* Fixed an issue with a track segment selection being displayed after the track dialog was dismissed.
* Fixed an issue with driving directions for routes that take a series of unnamed roads.
* Fixed an issue with certain key stroke combinations in the track dialog.
* Fixed an issue with selecting the wrong track segment on the map when many track segments are close together.
* Fixed an issue where a selected track point was obscured by the scroll bar in the track dialog.
* Fixed a drawing artifact that could be caused when displaying a context menu over user data.
* Fixed an issue where addresses in multi-language products where not found when city names were in certain languages.
* Fixed an issue with creating a waypoint on certain map features when the map’s language is not the same as the computer’s language setting.
 

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Map-source upgrades enhance the operating software. City Navigator V 7 will give you the latest POI and additional street and cities. Spoke to garmin yesterday the v 7 price dropped to 75 from 150.

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murray said:
Map-source upgrades enhance the operating software. City Navigator V 7 will give you the latest POI and additional street and cities. Spoke to garmin yesterday the v 7 price dropped to 75 from 150.

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*GULP!* Am I reading that correctly?! Are you saying that I can buy Ver7 for ONLY $75?!?!?!

Headed to the phone... THANKS!!!
 

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Ordered over the internet...City Navigator ver 7 is on it's way for $75. Sweet! (My 2610 uses City Navigator, other units may require City Select.)

To answer the original question...been running the beta release of MapSource all through October, no problems.
 

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Item no longer listed as 'Beta' - downloaded and installing tonight.

Thanks all for your comments.

Ordered City 7 also.
 

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lnowell said:
Item no longer listed as 'Beta' - downloaded and installing tonight.
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Outstanding...I'll download it tonight...Thanks for the update!
 
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