BirdsEye Satellite Imagery

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Use your BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription with BaseCamp™ software to quickly transfer an unlimited amount of satellite images to your Garmin device and seamlessly integrate those images into your handheld’s maps whenever you need them.

We downloaded for our members the UAE most frequently visited areas, cities and desert, to have on your device, e.g. Montana, satellite imagery (Highest) instead of plain maps. The overview of tiles is also here. It takes normally around 20 minutes, to download a single map tile with BaseCamp (fast connection 8MB), so we think this is an added value for you all.

You need to have installed in your device micro SD card (16GB), to store all the maps. Approximate size for all maps at the moment is around 5GB.

If you are in trouble with the installation, pls let us know, but pls be detailed what you are doing and what is not working, not only mentioning that '... it does not work ... '.

Simple instructions:

  1. There is required a certain knowledge of Windows or MAC OS, before you can do this. If you are not able, just forget the following instructions and download the maps in traditional way or completely forget this feature.
  2. Download maps from following locations and unzip them to your hard drive.
  3. Connect your device to PC
  4. Find your device with File Manager or My Computer
  5. Quick format your micro SD card and name it e.g. Maps
  6. Copy all the tiles to your SD Card (*.jnx)
  7. Open BaseCamp
  8. Create in your Library a folder BirdsEye
  9. Transfer all tiles from Device to BaseCamp folder BirdsEye in the following way. You need to make the following steps, otherwise you'll get error when starting your device 'Invalid BirdsEye File'. This is required to properly register your files with your device and subscription:
  10. Select all tiles (you can use Filter option at bottom on the left and see only BirdsEye Tiles)
  11. Right click selected maps and click on Sent to ...
  12. It opens a dialog box, where you need select destination in your BaseCamp Library
  13. Click in your Devices on SD card (Maps)
  14. Delete all the tiles
  15. Click on your BaseCamp Library BirdsEye folder
  16. Select all the tiles in this folder
  17. Right click and select Send to ...
  18. Opens dialog box, where you'll select in Devices Maps folder (SD card)
  19. Wait until the green progress bar finished the transfer
  20. Disconnect your device
  21. Power on your device
  22. Enjoy
The above method is showing how to transfer the tiles to BaseCamp as there is no direct way to import the tiles to BaseCamp. Garmin is checking, if the device has the subscription. Advanced users can use also any USB memory stick for initial transfer of tiles to BaseCamp (points 10-22), as such a device is also shown in Devices.

You MUST subscribe for BirdsEye Imagery, visit https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=70144, to allow this feature to be used with your device.

Maps


Ajman (city)
http://www.almost4x4.com/birdseye/Ajman.zip

Sharjah (city & desert)
http://www.almost4x4.com/birdseye/Sharjah.zip

Dubai (city & desert)
http://www.almost4x4.com/birdseye/Dubai.zip

Sweihan (desert)
http://www.almost4x4.com/birdseye/Sweihan.zip

Al Khatim (desert)
http://www.almost4x4.com/birdseye/AlKhatim.zip

Al Ain (desert)
http://www.almost4x4.com/birdseye/AlAin.zip

Liwa (desert)
http://www.almost4x4.com/birdseye/Liwa.zip





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Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:56 pm

Tried all the maps. In BaseCamp it is working but in device giving the message invalid BirdsEye file.
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Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:19 pm

Hello All


I copied some of the maps to my GPS and they work fine ... the map is transparent regards your licensing ...


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Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:02 pm

Desert King;12646 wrote:Tried all the maps. In BaseCamp it is working but in device giving the message invalid BirdsEye file.
First basic question is: Do you have BirdsEye Subscription from Garmin?
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Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:55 pm

I copied the files to SD card but I cant see it on neither on Basecamp nor on the unit :013:
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Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:35 am

Only works once you subscribe to BirdsEye.......its Pay and Play .....NOT Plug and Play
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Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:49 am

caprihorse;12648 wrote:First basic question is: Do you have BirdsEye Subscription from Garmin?
Capri, what is your suggestion on dropping 100 Bucks on this? Is it of any use to us?
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Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:24 am

Darshan;12665 wrote:Capri, what is your suggestion on dropping 100 Bucks on this? Is it of any use to us?
Off course it is a very useful information, for all those, who can read the maps, on road and off road :051:
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Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:12 pm

caprihorse;12648 wrote:First basic question is: Do you have BirdsEye Subscription from Garmin?
lol... I don't have BirdsEye subscription.... i.e. we have to subscribe and renew every year to use it.
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Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:30 pm

Desert King;12667 wrote:lol... I don't have BirdsEye subscription.... i.e. we have to subscribe and renew every year to use it.
Yes, you have to, to get downloads...
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