Last month I went on vacation to the US and bought a Sony Nav-U NV-U70 GPS
unit. During my stay, it helped me very much. The device is very easy to use
and since it came with all US maps I managed to get everywhere quickly.
Now, I'm back in Brazil and even though the unit works (meaning it has
sattelite readings), I'm unable to use it for I cannot install a localized
At first, I though GPS maps where interchangeable, but now I see they are not.
Well, at least I thought there should be a way to "translate" the maps, so I
could buy a Brazilian Map from some GPS Map provider company and translate it
into Sony Nav-U unit. That's when I came across the GPSBabel project.
Apparently it is not as easy as I thought initially. I have absolutely no
idea what format of Map the Nav-U uses. All I know is the DVD-ROM that came
along with the unit contains a "/map" directory with the following files:
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 5,852,140 Alaska_MIKA.map
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 742,466,425 Canada_A_MIKA.map
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 462,559,430 Canada_B_MIKA.map
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 476,710,339 East_USA_A_MIKA.map
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 467,584,499 East_USA_B_MIKA.map
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 990,550,494 Full_USA_MIKA.map
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 3,183,549 Hawaii_MIKA.map
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 20 Info14.bin
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 20 Info15.bin
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 20 Info16.bin
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 20 Info17.bin
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 20 Info18.bin
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 20 Info19.bin
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 20 Info20.bin
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 20 Info21.bin
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 20 Info22.bin
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 9,650,472 Puerto_Rico_MIKA.map
02/03/2006 12:00 AM 463,898,284 West_USA_MIKA.map
Also, when I run the DVD-ROM in my notebook, it installed a Microsoft
So, my question is this: Is it possible to use the GPSBabel to translate a
comercially available Brazilian Streets GPS Map into whatever format Sony
uses and upload it to the Nav-U Unit?
Any help is appreciated...
Thanks in advance,
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