Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
As I understand it, the Mapsource software has been superceded with something new called "Basecamp", which you can download from the Garmin site.
How do I know? After having my Zumo for 5 years, I finally got around to trying to plan a route for the first time! Basecamp seemed easier to use than Mapsource, but admittedly, I never tried too much to figure it out way back when. Anyway, Basecamp seemed to work like a charm. Easy to make a route and lots of tutorials available to help clarify things. When done, one button to click and upload it to your GPS. There may be some minor diffrences in importing between the Zumo and a newer GPS, but it is all pretty simple.
As for Google maps, I don't believe there is an easy way to take a Google route and convert it to the kind of file the GPS can read. I did use G-Maps as a guide for planning and StreetView lets you double check the scenery and topography of the route as you go.
Rob in T.O.
K7 DL650 ABS