Garmin Blue Charts - can they be updated?

peter2407

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I have a Garmin Chart Plotter, BlueChart on a card and Memory map charts on DVD on the laptop. Can I update the chart plotter charts with the DVD charts? if yes, how? if no, what can I do other than buy new chart cards?
 

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You can (could?) buy blank cards and load the charts for the area you are interested in. I own five or six DVDs used in my travels from Holland to Greece. I also have two blank cards that I update as necessary. You also need the little USB card reader.

That's for a 2010, now obsolete, so can't swear to this facility with current models.
 

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Garmin have stopped producing Blucharts, they only now do Bluchart G2 and Bluchart G2 Vision. This caused me some grief as I had to upgrade from a perfectly functioning 2010C to a new 5012 plotter. As far as I am aware Garmin plotters will only run their own charts.
 

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Garmin have stopped producing Blucharts, they only now do Bluchart G2 and Bluchart G2 Vision. This caused me some grief as I had to upgrade from a perfectly functioning 2010C to a new 5012 plotter. As far as I am aware Garmin plotters will only run their own charts.

I spoke to Garmin about this two or three years ago at LIBS. Their intention then was that they would supply a free software update to allow a 2010 to run Bluechart G2. However at SIBS 2010 I again visited them and found that their Bluechart G2 charts of Greece, my sailing area, are exactly the same as the old Bluechart ones, so I decided to keep with the 2010.
 
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