By design, US TOPO v.3.00, v.3.01, and v.3.02 require the original CDs to be in the disc drive to function. This is because the map image files are not copied to the hard drive during installation. If necessary, the maps may be installed to the hard drive using an unsupported alternative method. This alternate method is provided as a possible workaround and is not supported by Garmin.
Note: BaseCamp will not display these TOPO maps unless the alternate install has been performed.
Before performing this installation, uninstall the appropiate version of US TOPO from the computer.
Once the data is uninstalled, create a folder to save the map data from the discs:
1 Create a Garmin folder if it does not exist in this location.
After creating the US TOPO folder, transfer the data from the discs to the new folder:
After the data from all three discs have been completely copied to the US TOPO folder, run the installer:
When the installation begins, the installer may display a prompt about connecting to the internet to update the GPS device. If this occurs, select NO. When asked to confirm, select YES.
After the installation is complete, ensure that MapSource is up to date. The latest version of MapSource may be obtained at http://www.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209
Now that US TOPO has been successfully installed to the hard drive, the map images will display on BaseCamp and MapSource without the discs inserted in the computer.
Note: If the US TOPO folder is moved or deleted, the maps will no longer function.