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Garmin Mapping Software


Several mapping software solutions have been made available by Garmin for interfacing with their GPSr devices. Use Garmin BaseCamp to enjoy full functionality with your Garmin Montana. Current version download links can be found in Software.




Delivery Method


Garmin maps are available in a variety of formats. They may be purchased on DVD, on a pre-programmed µSD card, or downloaded directly from the Garmin website. Many excellent non Garmin maps are also available online from multiple sources.





Map Types


The Garmin Montana currently supports the following map formats:



Map Names


These are default map names used by Garmin. Do not use these file names when saving your maps.



Map Storage Capacity


The Montana is not without limitation. Consider these guidelines when selecting maps for your Montana:



Map Install Direct


Not all maps require installation to a host computer before being sent to your Garmin GPSr. Maps in the following formats can be copied directly to your GPSr or µSD card as shown:



Map Install PC


Locate a Garmin compatible map you wish to use with your Montana and download the Windows version to your computer.

Install Map to PC

Send Map to GPSr with MapInstall
Send Map to GPSr with BaseCamp
Send Map to GPSr with Mapsource



Map Install Mac


Locate a Garmin compatible map you wish to use with your Montana and download the Mac version to your computer.

Install Map to Mac

Send Map to GPSr with MapInstall



Garmin Custom Maps


Already have a paper map you want to use with your Garmin Montana? Perhaps you have downloaded a local or state park map in PDF format and wish you could somehow get it into your Montana? Convert
ing paper or digital maps into custom maps you can use with your Garmin Montana has never been easier!

Garmin Custom Maps Tutorial



Garmin BirdsEye Maps


Annual subscription based service providing unlimited access to Garmin satellite imagery and/or detailed USGS/NRC topographic raster maps for use with your Garmin Montana and BaseCamp.

BirdsEye Satellite

BirdsEye TOPO

BirdsEye Select

Garmin BirdsEye Tutorial



Maps 4 Garmin GPS


Not all maps are created equal, and no one map should be considered inferior or superior to another map based solely on price. In fact, some of the most useful maps you are likely to use with your Garmin Montana are freely available from numerous map hosting websites. When you find a free map you like, consider making a donation to the map author to motivate them to continue the development of their maps for your benefit and enjoyment!

Here are some great places to start looking: