Installing and Unlocking Maps in Basecamp

Detailed instructions on Installing and Unlocking Maps in Basecamp for Mexico GIS Data products.

The images show our Mexico GPS Geological Map but they apply to any of our Garmin compatible products.

Installing the map

  1. Download the map installer using the link you received upon purchase. It is a file named rar which contains the MDGGeologia.exe installer.
  2. Have the activation code that you received from BiciMapas Customer Service handy. For the sample map, no activation code is needed.
  3. Make sure Basecamp is closed
  4. Double click on the installer file MDGGeologia.exe
  5. Follow the installer instructions
  6. Once the Installer finishes, close it.


Start Basecamp. Basecamp will detect that there is a map that requires activation. In the window that shows, select “Unlock Map”.

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Note: The sample map does not require activation.

Select the tab labeled “Unlock Regions” and press “Add”

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Enter the unlock code you received from MexicoGISData and optionally a description of the map. In the image we use “Mapa Geologico de Mexico”. Press “OK”

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The map will be unlocked. Close the window.

Open the “Maps” menu and select “MexicoGISData Geologia”. If you installed the sample map, select “MexicoGISData Muestra Geologia”.

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The map is displayed on the screen.

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Send the map to the GPS

Connect the GPS to your computer. Open Basecamp. The model and ID of the device will be seen on the left side. Select the “Maps” menu and “Install Maps”.

The “Mapinstall” application will start. Press “Continue”.

Note: Some versions of Basecamp do not have MapInstall included. If the “Install Maps” option is not available in the “Maps” menu, you must install it by downloading it free of charge from the Garmin site at this link

Select the device where it will be installed. It may be to the main unit memory or to a memory card if available.

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In the window that appears, select “MexicoGISData Geologia” at the bottom.

Select the sections of the map you want to upload to the GPS. It can be complete or just some section. At the bottom, a graph is shown with the available memory and the memory needed to download the map.

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Press “Continue”

A confirmation window appears. Press “Install”

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The installation process begins and it may take from 25 to 30 minutes to complete.

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At the end of the process, you will see a confirmation both in Mapinstall and in the GPS.

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The map will be automatically displayed on the device. If you have any other maps active, they will overlap. You can turn the visible maps on the device on/off via the map settings menu.