Note: Points of Interest and Exit Services
data is not included in the sample maps.)
1. Click on the download link below for the map you want.
2. The "File Download" dialog box will appear. Depending on
the web browser you are using, click Save or select
"Save this file to disk," then click OK.
3. The "Save As" dialog box will appear. Save the map to the
maps folder for the emulator software, which is C:\Program
Files\Eagle Electronics\Unit Demo\Maps0. Click Save. When
the download is complete, click Close to close the File
Download dialog box.
4. Now simply run the emulator and the custom map will
automatically be displayed. If the map is not automatically
displayed in the emulator, make sure that the map is located in
the "Maps0" folder of the emulator software.
5. In the emulator, press any arrow key to launch the
cross-hair cursor. This will allow you to move around the map by
pressing an arrow key in the direction you wish to go. You can
also use the ZOUT and ZIN keys to zoom out and zoom
in on the map at the cursor location or at your current position.
To clear the cursor and return to the factory "current" position,
Running Your Own Maps in the Emulator
If you own MapCreate™, you can use your own custom maps
with the emulator program. POI and Exit Services in maps that you
create with MapCreate™ will display properly in the product
- Create a custom map and save it to your SD/MMC card as you
- For MapCreate™ versions 4, 5, 6 and 6.2 (all versions
without data card encryption), browse to the SD/MMC card and
copy the map file you made to the emulator's "Maps0" folder
(default installation is C:\Program Files\Eagle
Electronics\Unit Demo\Maps0). For MapCreate™ versions 6.3
and 7 (the versions with data card encryption), leave the
custom map on the SD/MMC card.
- Run the emulator software.
- Your map will be displayed automatically. Several different
custom maps can be used simultaneously in the emulator.
San Francisco area map
This map shows the city of San Francisco and surrounding areas,
including the Golden Gate Bridge, Treasure Island and more. In
the Bay and in the Pacific, you'll see buoys, lights, markers,
wrecks and obstructions. The high detail mapping extends from San
Pablo and Mill Valley down to San Bruno, and from the Pacific
Ocean to just east of Oakland.
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Lake Sydney Lanier (Atlanta) area map
This map displays the detail MapCreate™ and your unit are
capable of. The map includes Chattahoochee River National
Recreation Area, Pine Lake, Carr Lake, and more. You can see the
city streets of Gainsville and the state highways and county
roads of northern Georgia, down to 0.1 of a mile zoom range. Most
of Northeast Georgia, including all of east Atlanta, is also
included in low detail.
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Southeast Houston and Galveston Bay area map
This map covers a large portion of southeast Texas in low detail.
The high detail mapping includes all of Galveston Bay,
Galveston Island, all of southeast Houston, and everything in
between. The map demonstrates how you can include hundreds of
square miles in a relatively small file size. This map includes
highways and all marine navigation and obstructions information,
but roads and streets have been turned off.
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Chicago area map
This is a great map for seeing the many different levels of
detail that can be stored in a MapCreate™ 6 map. For
example you can see low detail from Racine, WI to LaPorte, IN up
to a 100 miles zoom range. Then as you zoom in past the 20 mile
range you will begin to see the high detail mapping that reaches
from Summit to Lake Michigan. With this high detail mapping you
will be able to see the smallest city features and be able to
zoom in to a 0.05 mile zoom range.
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