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Product Manual - micro-SD

Below is the table of content of the Product Manual for your micro-SD Maps. The highlighted number is the section you are viewing right now.

Install your micro-SD


Register your product


Free computer maps

  • Download the computer maps
  • Install the computer maps
  • Retrieve your unlock key
  • Unlock the maps

Note: Click on the images in the manual to see the larger view.




Free computer maps


Download the computer maps

You will need to sign into your account online and download the computer maps.

A. Click on the orange "Login" button at the very top right hand corner on the home page.

B. Under the category "My GPS Products", click on "Check My Registered Products".

Check Registered Products

C. Click on "Computer Maps - Free Download for 60 Days".

Download Now

D. Choose "Download Now - Maps for PC" or "Download Now - Maps for Mac" depending on what computer you are sitting on. Make sure the download is being saved to your computer and that you know the location the file is being saved to. Most Browsers usually save it to the "Downloads" folder by default.

Note: These downloads can take up to a few hours depending on your internet connection.

Install the computer maps

E. Install the downloaded updates on your computer

  1. WINDOWS:

    Your download file is a .zip format. You will need to unzip it before installing the files. Your download can be found under "Downloads" in your File Explorer.

      • Double click the unzipped file "BRMB??_v5.exe". The name of the application file will vary depending on the region you
        purchased (ie. "BRMBBC_v5.exe”, "BRMBON_v5.exe", etc.)

        Setup exe file


      The installation will start on its own and guide you through the process.
      Note: Make sure no Garmin program (BaseCamp/MapSource) is running during GPS Maps installation.

  2. MAC:

    Your download file is in a .zip format. You will need to unzip it before installing the files. Your download can be found under "Downloads" in "Finder"

      • Make sure you have BaseCamp and MapManager and MapInstall already installed on your computer. If you do not already have that, you can download BaseCamp from here and MapInstall and MapManager from here.

      • Double click the file you just downloaded called "BRMB??_v5.gmap.zip"

        Unzip download file

      • Double click the unzipped file called "BRMB???_v5.gmap"

      • "MapManager" will pop up. Click on "Install"

        Install Maps


      The installation will start on its own and guide you through the process.
      Note: Make sure no Garmin program (BaseCamp/MapSource) is running during GPS Maps installation.

Retrieve your unlock Key

In order for you to use your GPS Maps on your computer you first need to access your Unlock Key. You can do so by logging into your account.

F. Connect to the internet and go to our website www.gpsmaps.ca.
G. Click on the orange "Login" button at the very top right hand corner on the home page.
H. Fill in your email address and password and then press Login. You are forwarded into your account.
I. Under the category "My GPS Products", click on "Check My Registered Products"

Check registered products

J. A new page will open. Click on "Unlock Key" to see the 25 digit code. This Unlock Key will always be saved for you here. You can write it down for your convenience.

Unlock Key

Unlock the Maps

K. In order to view our GPS maps on your computer you will need to unlock the product in your Garmin software.

  1. WINDOWS:

    In order to view our GPS Maps on your computer you need to have one of the following Garmin software products, BaseCamp or MapSource. Ensure you are running the latest version of MapSource in order to be able to unlock our maps. If you do not already have that, you can download BaseCamp from here and MapInstall from here if you have MapSource.

      BaseCamp
      a. Start BaseCamp

      • Click on the Windows Start button
      • Click on Programs
      • Click on Garmin
      • Click on BaseCamp


      b. BaseCamp will detect "Locked Maps". Press "Unlock Maps".

      • Click on the "Unlock Regions" tab
      • Click on "Add…"
      • Insert your 25 digit Unlock Key (case sensitive), press OK.
      • Click "Import" and select the .gma file from your SD Card to authorize your maps

        Add unlock Key Add unlock Key

      • Close the Map Product Manager
      • Close BaseCamp and restart BaseCamp


      c. To verify that Backroad Mapbooks is shown go to "Maps" in the Menu Bar.

      • Click on "Backroad Mapbooks ?? v4.0"

        Check Backroad Maps


      Note: Backroad GPS Maps will show the highest information detail at a zoom level of 700m or higher. Make sure the Detail Level is set to at least Medium. We
      recommend High or Highest.
      Please press F1 or go to "Help" in the Menu Bar for further information on how to use BaseCamp.

      MapSource
      a. Start MapSource

      • Click on the Windows Start button.
      • Click on Programs
      • Click on Garmin
      • Click on MapSource


      b. MapSource will detect "Locked Maps". Press "Skip" to close the Unlock Wizard.

      • Click on "Utilities" in the Menu Bar.
      • Click on "Manage Map Products". If you do not have the option to select "Manage Map Products" go to "Help" in the Menu Bar and select "Check for Software Updates"

        Check for Updates

      • Click on the "Unlock Regions" tab.
      • Click on "Add…"
      • Insert your 25 digit Unlock Key (case sensitive), press OK.

        Add Unlock Key

      • Close the Map Product Manager
      • Close MapSource and restart MapSource


      c. To verify that Backroad Mapbooks is shown go to "View" in the Menu Bar.

      • Click on "Switch to Product"
      • Verify that Backroad Mapbooks is check marked.

        Check Maps


      Note: Backroad GPS Maps will show the highest information detail at a zoom level of 700m or higher. Make sure the Detail Level is set to at least Medium. We recommend High or Highest.
      Please press F1 or go to "Help" in the Menu Bar for further information on how to use MapSource.

  2. MAC:

    In order to view our GPS Maps on your computer you need to have the following Garmin softwares, BaseCamp and MapInstall/MapManager. If you do not already have that, you can download BaseCamp from here and MapInstall/MapManager from here.

      • Open MapManager by going into your "Application Folder" or "Launch Pad".
      • Click on "File" and select "Import Unlock Code"

        Edit Unlock codes

      • Navigate to the ".GMA" file on your SD Card, select it and click "Open"
      • Click "Install" and then close

        Check Backroad Maps Check Backroad Maps Check Backroad Maps

      • In MapManager, click "File" again and select "Enter Unlock Code"

        Check Backroad Maps
      • Copy/paste the key from your account on our website in the field where it says "Enter unlock code".
      • Click "Enter"
      • The maps will now be unlocked and authenticated.

        Check Backroad Maps
      • In BaseCamp, click on the field "Maps" and make sure "Backroad Mapbooks" is showing.


      Note: Backroad GPS Maps will show the highest information detail at a zoom level of 700m or higher. Make sure the Detail Level is set to at least
      Medium. We recommend High or Highest. The controls are at the bottom of your screen.

Congratulations you can now use the maps!


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