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Magellan Meridian GPS Review

Magellan Meridian GPS Review

04th May 2003

 Review by Dave Burrows

  

The Meridian GPS is one of Magellan's newer range of handheld GPS Receivers.   The Meridian range are very rugged, built to last and are for the serious navigators in mind.  I have large fingers, and one thing I find with the Garmin receivers is that sometimes my fingers are a little too large, the Meridian GPS, not only from a size proportion, but it's buttons are better laid out and easier to press. 

 

The Meridian GPS is also Magellan's most affordable GPS Receiver on the Meridian range, and it doesn't sacrifice anything!

 

The Meridian GPS comes standard with 2mb ram which includes a base map.  The North America base map includes US Cities, Interstate highways, political boundaries, major waterways and airports. 

 

The European version contains the same information except the UK edition base map has UK Towns/Cities and major roads and motorways.   Like with Garmin, Magellan also offer an extra installable map CD called MapSend.  This allows you to upload and store these maps to the Meridian with greater map detail than provided in the base maps.  The Meridian range comes standard with an SD slot allowing you to use an 8mb, 16mb, 32mb or 64mb SD card.  In fact, the only thing limiting the storage capability is the size of the storage card that can be purchased.  Currently 512mb SD cards are available which could be used, giving you more than enough storage space!  The SD slot is located inside the battery compartment, and you do need to remove the batteries to get to the SD card slot.  The SD memory card is optional and can be purchased from any computer store, or direct from Magellan or a Magellan authorised reseller although the Magellan store currently only ships up to 64mb cards.

 

The Meridian looks and feels rugged, and reminds me of a dingy.  Magellan do say the Meridian is waterproof, I can see it certainly being splash proof, but there seems to be a little bit of play on the back battery compartment when closed and locked, so I wouldn't really want to submerse this unless I had to.  It's sides are rounded and rubberised and easy to grip, it has a large backlit keypad and a very large backlit display which caters for large fonts.

 

The Technology

Like many other handheld GPS receivers, the Meridian GPS can track up to 12 satellites at any one time out of the current constellation, and fully supports WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) in the US and EGNOS in Europe.  With current GPS accuracy, the Meridian will be accurate within 3 meters or better depending on line of sight to the satellites and the amount of strong satellite signals the receiver has. 

 

The Meridian GSP comes with 8 rich screens and 7 of which are fully customisable which show satellite constellation, maps, compass,

Bearing/Heading screen, GPS Co-ordinate screen, Track screen,

Track details screen, and speedometer.

The Bearing/Heading screens and Track Screens give information like Bearing, speed, direction and ETA options.  The Meridian comes standard with support for up to 20 routes, 500 waypoints and up to 2000 track points which should be enough for the average walker and supports 12 built-in co-ordinate systems and 76 datums. 

 

Screenshots from the Magellan GPS

 

If you're looking to use the Meridian GPS for walks and hikes, you will certainly like the Track back feature which is more accurate than Garmin's equivalent system allowing you to accurately track back to each waypoint, which makes it easy if you get lost and need to re-trace your steps.

 

Like many other GPS Receivers, the Meridian also has compass support with Northfinder technology showing you which direction is north no matter where you stand on the earth, it also contains sun rise and sun set times and moon phase for any date/location in the world.

 

Back Cover

The back cover is locked into position with two slider bars.  Locked to the right and open to the left. 

Once removed you'll find the battery compartment which contains 2xAA batteries which are included in the box.  Remove both of the batteries and the small indent you see above the top battery, contains the SD card slot.  Once batteries are removed you can insert or eject the SD card.

The PC/Pocket PC connection support on the back I don't particularly like.  You have 4 metal contact plates and a screw

thread.  You then have to match the cable up exactly, and turn the screw head about a dozen times before it fully locks into position.  Although this does give a firm connection, I much prefer Garmin's cable connections over Magellan's.  You shouldn't have to keep screwing or unscrewing the cable, but when you do it takes a while, where as Garmin's like many plug/sockets are keyed and push straight on giving a tight connection.

 

The Meridian GPS will run for approx 15 hours of use on a set of 2xAA Batteries.

 

MapSend & DataSend Maps

MapSend offers detailed street-level maps of the U.S. available in regional files allowing you to download just the maps you need, saving memory while making GPS navigation even easier.

The MapSend Streets in the US CD-ROM contains highly-detailed maps that can be easily downloaded from your PC to your handheld GPS receiver for a fun and simple way to navigate.

Map details include streets, lakes, rivers, coastlines, parks, hunting and fishing, railways and points of interest for the entire United States. You choose the regions and level of detail to download for maximum memory efficiency.

The data can then be updated or overwritten with new map regions.  

Create your own waypoints and routes on your PC, edit and download them to your GPS receiver for use on your adventure. Save thousands of routes on your PC for recording your every journey.  Plotting your current position in relation to surrounding landmarks is fun and easy, and your GPS search function will find street addresses and points of interest, quickly and safely guiding you to those locations.

 

MapSend is currently available seven different flavours:-

  • MapSend BlueNav Charts

  • MapSend Streets & Destinations Canada

  • MapSend Streets & Destinations in the US

  • MapSend Streets Europe

  • MapSend Streets in the US

  • MapSend Topo in the US

  • MapSend WorldWide Basemap

Magellan also offer DataSend and DataSend Europe which allow you to create your own personal charts.  The unique DataSendTM Europe software allows you to download your routes and waypoints from your GPS receiver to your PC, to easily record your journeys and edited them for future use on a new adventure. For use with your Magellan SporTrak, GPS 315, GPS 320 or SP24 receiver.

 

Comparing Handhelds

Pitting the Magellan Meridian GPS against the Magellan SporTrak Map and the Garmin GPSMap76S, on a windowsill which really doesn't pick up much of a signal at all, it's good to see the antenna included within the Meridian is powerful enough to match it equally amongst all three receivers.  In-fact, on several occasions I've received a stronger signal by 1-2 sats more than the SporTrak Map!

 

Garmin GPSMap76S, Magellan SporTrak Map and Magellan Meridian GPS

 

One thing that makes the Meridian GPS stand out is how rugged it is.  It looks large here, but it really does fit in the hand nicely and contains rubber armour, impact resistant plastic allowing you to take the Meridian on any outing and not having to worry about it being damaged and is waterproof sealed to IEC-529 IPX7 specifications.  The Meridian is also kitted out for most European countries including language support for English, French, German, Swedish, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch. 

 

All the Meridian's seem alike, what are the major differences between them ?

 
 

Magellan

Meridian GPS

Magellan

Meridian Colour

Magellan

Meridian Gold

Magellan

Meridian Marine

Magellan

Meridian Platinum

Basemap 2mb cities/highways 16mb cities/highways 16mb cities/highways 16mb cities/highways 16mb cities/highways
Colour Display ? Grayscale Colour Grayscale Grayscale Grayscale
Barometric Altimeter No No No No Yes

 

The main differences between the Magellan range of GPS Receivers are shown above.  If you would like to see full comparisons, please take a look at our Handheld Comparison Review.

 

GPS Hardware TTFF (Time To First Fix)

 

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CoPilot CF 1m 22s 1m 8s 56s 1m 17s 54s 1m 07s 52s 16s
Emtac Sleeve/CoPilot 40s 37s 42s 37s 46s 40.4s 10s 9s
Emtac/Socket BT GPS 47s 53s 42s 36s 38s 43.2s 10s 17s
Garmin eTrex 39s 44s 40s 41s 43s 41.4s 8s N/A
Garmin eTrex Summit 38s 41s 45s 39s 42s 41.0s 8s N/A
Garmin eTrex Vista 37s 57s 32s 35s 38s 39.8s 17s N/A
Garmin GPSMap76 42s 34s 23s 56s 32s 37.4s 12s N/A
Garmin GPSMap76S 32s 53s 32s 39s 36s 38.4s 11s N/A
Garmin Geko 101 1m 37s 45s 38s 44s 41s 53s 15s 13
Garmin Geko 201 34s 45s 38s 43s 40s 40s 19s 10
HaiCom 302 CF 50s 33s 1m 25s 36s 1m 25s 57.8s 23s 10s
HaiCom 303 MMF 42s 1m 05 s 41s 1m 02 s 1m 18s 57.6s 36s 3s
Holux GM-210 42s 38s 35s 37s 42s 38.8s 30s 4s
Holux GM-270 54s 1m 07 s 1m 03s 50s 1m 12s 61.2s 39s 4s
Holux GM-270U 46s 49s 42s 1m 01 s 49s 49.4s 35s 3s
Holux GR-230 1m 02s 55s 50s 49s 52s 53.6s 39s 5s
LeadTek 9531 / 9532 29s 37s 39s 41s 43s 37.8s 9s 5s
Magellan Meridian Range of GPS 38s 53s 43s 33s 35s 40.4s 18s 15s
Magellan SporTrak Range of GPS 37s 47s 46s 41s 41s 42.4s 19s 16s
Navman 3000 (ROM 2.0.0) 49s 52s 1m 33s 3m 23s 8m 5s 2m 56s 20s 11s
Navman 3400/3420 (ROM 2.1.2) 1m 33s 2m 30s 1m 32s 52s 1m 17s 1m 32.8s 20s 12s
Navman 3450 (ROM 2.1.2) 57s 50s 1m 09s 48s 1m 0s 56.8s 20s 11s
Navman 4400 53s 1m 03s 1m 19s 54s 53s 1m 00.4s 0s 0s
Pretec Compact CF 1m 28s 2m 47s 57s 45s 1m 2s 1m 23s 1m 16s 12s
Pretec Compact LP CF 3m 48s 5m 32s 4m 59s 1m 53s 4m 02s 4m 04s 52s 33s
Rikaline X5 41s 41s 34s 41s 42s 39.5s 39s 0s
Rikaline X6 34s 60s 44s 48s 57s 48.6s 38s 0s
RoyalTek Onyx 1m 28s 1m 39s 2m 23s 1m 38s 1m 35s 1m 46s 1m 24s 17s
RoyalTek Sapphire RGM 1m 02s 1m 0s 56s 41s 55s 54.8s 37s 10s
RoyalTek RBT-3000 57s 46s 43s 41s 55s 48.4s 30s 9s
RoyalTek RGM-2000 48s 52s 40s 45s 39s 44.8s 33s 7s
SysOnChip BT GPS 48s 77s 66s 67s 51s 61.8s 37s 4s
SysOnChip CF Plus (SIRFXTrac) 40s 30s 33s 38s 39s 36s 30s 0s
TFAC MG30 Mouse 1m17s 1m 26s 1m 38s 1m 36s 2m 11s 1m 37s 34s 4s
TomTom Bluetooth GPS 48s 52s 46s 59s 51s 51.2s 37s 3s
 

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CoPilot CF 54s 1m 22s Not Stated 52s N/A 16s N/A
Emtac Sleeve/CoPilot 37s 46s Not Stated 10s N/A 9s N/A
Emtac/Socket BlueTooth GPS 36s 53s 1m 20s 10s 45s 6s 10s
Garmin eTrex 39s 44s 45s 8s 15s N/A N/A
Garmin eTrex Summit 38s 45s 45s 8s 15s N/A N/A
Garmin eTrex Vista 32s 57s 45s 12s 15s N/A N/A
Garmin GPSMap76 32s 56s 45s 12s 15s N/A N/A
Garmin GPSMap76S 32s 53s 45s 12s 15s N/A N/A
Garmin Geko 101 38s 1m 37s 45s 15s 15s 13s N/A
Garmin Geko 201 34s 45s 45s 19s 15s 10s N/A
HaiCom 302 CF 33s 1m 25s 48s 23s 38s 10s 8s
HaiCom 303 MMF 41s 1m 18s 48s 36s 38s 3s 8s
Holux GM-210 35s 42s 45s 30s 38s 4s 8s
Holux GM-270 50\s 1m 12s 45s 39s 38s 4s 8s
Holux GM-270U 42s 1m 01s 45s 35s 38s 3s 8s
Holux GR-230 39s 1m 02s 45s 39s 38s 5s 8s
LeadTek 9531 / 9532 29s 43s 48s 9s 38s 5s 8s
Magellan Meridian Range of GPS 33s 53s <2m 18s <1m 15s <15s
Magellan SporTrak Range of GPS 37s 47s <5m 19s <1m 16s <15s
Navman 3000 49s 8m 05s 2m 0s 20s 48s 11s 18s
Navman 3400/3420 (ROM 2.1.2) 52s 2m 30s 2m 0s 20s 48s 12s 18s
Navman 3450 (ROM 2.1.2) 48s 1m 09s 2m 0s 20s 48s 11s 18s
Navman 4400 53s 1m 19s n/a 0s n/a 0s n/a
Pretec Compact CF 45s 2m 47s 1m 0s 1m 16s 45s 12s 8s
Pretec Compact LP CF 1m 53s 5m 32s 2m 10s 52s 45s 33s 20s
Rikaline X5 34s 42s 45s 39s 38s 0s 8s
Rikaline X6 34s 1m 00 s 45s 38s 38s 0s 8s
RoyalTek Onyx 1m 28s 2m 23s 45s 3m 0s 45s 17s 20s
RoyalTek Sapphire 41s 1m 02s 45s 37s 38s 10s 45s
RoyalTek RBT-3000 41s 57s 45s 30s 38s 9s 8
RoyalTek RGM-2000 39s 52s 45s 33s 38s 17s 45s
SysOnChip BT GPS 37s 77s 45s 37s  38s 4s 8s
SysOnChip CF Plus (SIRFXTrac) 30s 40s 45s 30s  38s 0s 8s
TFAC MG30 1m 17s 2m 11s 45s 34s  8s 4s 0.1s
TomTom Bluetooth GPS 48s 59s 45s 37s 38s 3s 8s

 

Connecting the Magellan to a PC or Pocket PC

Magellan ship a PC data cable in all their GPS Receiver boxes so you can connect the Magellan GPS Receiver to a PC which has a DB9 (9 pin Serial) connector.  These are pretty much standard on all computers, except some newer computers tend to favour USB or Firewire over Serial.

 

You can also connect a Magellan GPS Receiver to a PDA like a Pocket PC or Palm PDA.  You can do this by purchasing a cable set from PC-Mobile.  The cable should comprise of two parts, the first part is the cable that screws onto the back of the Magellan like the one below.

 

 

The second part of the cable will have a 3.5mm socket on one end which will connect with the 3.5mm plug (left) and the other end of the cable will have a PDA connector.  This then allows you to use your favourite GPS Receiver on your favourite PDA and utilise a whole host of other mapping products anything from Topographical products like Fugawi, OziExplorer, Memory-Map to Street Routing software like TomTom Navigator, PowerLOC Destinator and you don't then need to purchase a second GPS Receiver if you're primary use going forward will be on the Pocket PC!

 

Summary

The Magellan Meridian GPS is a great GPS Receiver, and one I'm having trouble putting down.  The receiver has all the standard features that you'd want in a handheld GPS Receiver, it fits into the hand neatly and you just feel at home with it. 

 

 

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MAGELLAN MERIDIAN PLATINUM USER MANUAL Pdf Download.

  • Page 2

    16MB built-in map which provides more information and detail when compared to the Meridian GPS. Additionally Meridian Marine and Meridian Color include marine data with its built-in map. The Meridian Platinum includes all the features of the Meridian Gold along with a 3-axis electronic compass and barometer.

  • Page 3: License Agreement

    Radionavigation Plan. Accuracy can also be affected by poor satellite geometry. USE PROPER ACCESSORIES Use only Magellan cables and antennas; the use of non-Magellan cables and antennas may severely degrade performance or damage the receiver, and will void the warranty.

  • Page 4: Thales Navigation Magellan Products Limited Warranty

    THALES NAVIGATION MAGELLAN PRODUCTS LIMITED WARRANTY All Thales Navigation global positioning system 3. PURCHASER’S DUTIES (GPS) receivers are navigation aids, and are not intended to replace other methods of To obtain service, the purchaser must obtain a navigation. Purchaser is advised to perform...

  • Page 5

    installations or defects resulting from DELAY OR LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF OR installation; DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY any damage caused by (i) shipping, EVEN THOUGH CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE OR misuse, abuse, negligence, tampering, OTHER FAULT OF THALES NAVIGATION OR or improper use;...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Speedometer Screen ..................12 Satellite Status Screen ................... 12 Accessing the Navigation Screens ............13 Saving a Waypoint ................13 Using GOTO Routes ................16 Creating a GOTO Route ................16 Navigating on a GOTO Route ..............19 Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Selecting Primary Usage ................32 Selecting Track Mode ................... 32 Auto vs. Auto Detailed ................33 Compass Screen ..................34 Customizing the Data Fields ................ 35 Large Data Screen ................. 35 Customizing the Data Fields ................ 36 Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Editing a User Waypoint ................48 Viewing a Map Object on the Map .............. 49 Viewing a User Waypoint on the Map ............49 Saving a Map Object as a User Waypoint ............. 49 Searching for a Street Address ..............50 Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Selecting the North Reference ..............62 Selecting Daylight Savings ................62 Power Off Timer ..................63 Setting the Backlight Timer ................. 63 Turning the Beeper On/Off ................. 64 Selecting NMEA Message ................64 Selecting the Baud Rate ................64 Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Loading Waypoints and Routes from Memory Card ........71 Loading Track from Memory Card .............. 72 Deleting Files from Memory Card ............... 72 Testing the Memory Card ................72 Changing the Detailed Map ................. 73 Formating the Memory Card ............... 73 Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Routes ....................76 Alarms ....................77 Output Data ..................77 Appendix Troubleshooting ..................78 Waypoint Icons ..................79 Contacting Magellan ................80 Updating Your Meridian ............... 81 Specifications ..................82 Accessories .................... 83 MapSend® Streets ................84 Using MapSend® ................. 85 Installing Memory Card ................

  • Page 12: Getting A Position Fix, Saving A Waypoint

    The Meridian has all the features that a sailor, fisherman, hiker, hunter, or any person involved with outdoor recreational activities has come to expect from a Magellan GPS receiver. In addition to these features, the Meridian offers the ability to display your location on detailed city maps providing you with a complete navigation tool that will last you for years to come.

  • Page 13: Glossary

    The most important thing to us is to be sure that you are completely satisfied with your Meridian and the accompanying documentation. If you have any ideas, suggestions or even a complaint, please pass them along to us through our web site (www.magellangps.com) or by mail. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 14: Installing The Batteries

    Setting up the Meridian is a simple two-step process: installing the batteries and initializing the Meridian. The Magellan Meridian uses two AA batteries that are installed from the back through the battery cover. You can expect to get up to 14 hours of usage on two AA batteries with the backlight turned off.

  • Page 15

    This could take anywhere from 3 to 8 minutes to compute its initial position. Follow these instructions to initialize the Meridian. Step 1: Turn the Meridian On Press [PWR] The Meridian turns on and displays the start-up screen, followed by the language selection screen. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 16

    Press [ENTER] Step 4: Select Your Region and Area Use the Up/Down arrows to highlight your general region. Press [ENTER] Use the Up/Down arrows to highlight your area. Press [ENTER] Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 17

    Using the arrow keys, enter the present date. Press [ENTER]. All the information that the Meridian needs to speed up the process of computing its first fix has been entered and the Done button is highlighted. To complete the initialization process, press [ENTER]. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 18: Optional Setup Functions, Basic Operation

    Press [ESC] to return to the last screen viewed. This completes the set up for your Meridian GPS receiver. The next chapter will describe the basic operation and use of the Meridian as a navigation tool. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 19: Meridian Gps Receiver

    GOTO is used to create a direct route to any waypoint PWR- Turns the stored in memory. Meridian on/off. Also This key is also used used to turn the display to MARK a position. backlight on/off. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 20

    Meridian will turn the backlight off when there have been no buttons pressed for 4 minutes. Pressing any button will turn the backlight back on in this instance. You can change the time delay for the backlight in Setup. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 21

    Speedometer screen. There is also Sat Status screen which enables you to view how well the Meridian is receiving satellite information. They will be described briefly here. More detailed information on the different screens can be found in the Reference chapter of the User Manual. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 22: Map Screen, Compass Screen, Large Data Screen

    Ideal for when you have your Meridian mounted on the dashboard of a boat using the optional swivel mounting bracket. Even from a distance the customizable information can be read with ease. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 23: Position Screens, Road Screen, Data Screen, Speedometer Screen, Satellite Status Screen

    The bar graph shows you the relative signal strength being received for each satellite. At the bottom of the display is an indication of the battery life remaining. When you are using external power, it will be indicated here as well. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 24

    Saving a Your Present Position as a Waypoint with a Custom Icon and Name The above method is fine if you want to just save your position quickly, but it will be difficult to figure out later which waypoint this is Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 25

    Backspace – Moves the case to lower case or cursor back one space, from lower case to erasing the last character upper case entered. characters. Clears the entire name. Accepts the name and returns to the Mark screen. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 26

    [GOTO] button until the Mark screen is dis- played. Change the waypoint name to “Home” and save the waypoint. We will use this waypoint in the next discussion on GOTO routes. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 27

    If you have the Meridian Marine, you will notice your list is considerably longer then the one shown here as you have additional marine waypoints preloaded into your Meridian. (For this example, select the “User” category.) Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 28

    “scrolling” could take quite a bit of time. By using the keyboard, you will be able to shorten the time by going to a specific point in the list. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 29

    The list of all the waypoints for the category you selected, in this case cities, is displayed with the waypoint that was previously selected at the top of the list. Now just use the Up/Down arrows to highlight the waypoint you are looking for and press [ENTER]. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 30: Navigating On A Goto Route

    Meridian off before arriving, you might consider making a 1-leg route using the route menu. This concludes the basic operation of the Magellan Meridian, but there is so much more. More detail on the mentioned functions, and information on the functions not mentioned can be found in the Reference chapter of the User Manual.

  • Page 31: Turn The Meridian On

    Turning the Meridian Off (Alternate) – To turn the Meridian off, press [PWR]. The countdown sequence will begin and you must press [ENTER] before the sequence ends. If you do not press [ENTER] before the sequence ends, the Meridian returns to the last screen displayed. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 32: Using The Display Backlight, Adjusting The Display Contrast

    2nd Press Light On (high) 3rd Press Light Off Adjusting the Display Contrast — Sets the contrast of the display for easy viewing in most lighting conditions. Highlight MENU ENTER ENTER From Contrast Screen Adjust Contrast Level Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 33: Accessing The Navigation Screens, Selecting Nav Screens, Returning To Last Viewed Nav Screen, Map Screen

    To access the Cursor Mode, press any arrow on the keypad. A crosshair appears that can be moved with the arrow keys. To return to the Position Mode, press [ESC]. The cursor will disappear and the present position icon will appear centered on the map. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 34

    IN and OUT buttons. turning the data on/off) can be Track History Track History Track History Track History Track History accessed from the MENU button. Dotted line on the map displays the history of where you have Position Mode Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 35

    The number displayed represents cursor. approximately 1/4 of the screen’s width. Scale can be changed with the IN and OUT buttons. Waypoint Name Waypoint Name Waypoint Name Waypoint Name Waypoint Name Cursor Mode Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 36: Setting The Map Detail, Customizing The Map Display, Selecting Map Items, Turning On/off Display Waypoints

    Default is On. ENTER From Highlight Use L/R Use U/D MENU the MAP arrows to arrows to Map Setup Screen select select “Track “Display” tab Lines” ENTER Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 37: Turning On/off Topographic Lines, Turning On/off Displayed Poi's

    Reference Turning On/Off Topographic Lines — [Available only if a map has been uploaded from a Magellan MapSend Topo for the United States CD-ROM] This function will hide all topo lines and topographic information. Default is On. From Highlight ENTER...

  • Page 38: Setting Up Map Data Fields, Setting Up Map Data Fields, Turning Map Info On/off

    (BRG) and distance (DIS) to the cursor is shown in the bottom left corner of the map replacing the scale. (Note: if you have uploaded topographic information from Magellan’s MapSend Topo for the United States CD-ROM, the elevation at the cursor’s location is displayed, not the bearing and distance.) If the cursor happens to be on a map object,...

  • Page 39

    Position Mode. Changing to the Cursor Mode will replace the horizontal profile with the cursor data. See text for additional information on these screens. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 40: Changing The Data Fields, Street Information Description, Horizontal Profile Description

    Horizontal Profile Description — (This function requires that map data has been uploaded from Magellan MapSend Topo for the United States and that your present position as well as the projected horizon falls within the area uploaded.) This mode displays at the bottom of the...

  • Page 41

    This is the direction you need to turn to put you on the shortest distance to your destination from your present position. Elevation This is the distance above sea level that you are presently at. Time Local time. Date Current date. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 42: Terrain Projection Description

    (This function requires that map data has been uploaded from Magellan MapSend Topo for the United States and that your present position as well as the projected horizon falls within the area uploaded.)

  • Page 43: Changing The Map Orientation, Selecting Primary Usage, Selecting Track Mode

    Meridian uses a method for track point storage that maximizes memory. Using Auto, you will see more points on and near turns and less points on straight stretches of the map. You also have the option of selecting fixed intervals for track point storage. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 44: Auto Vs. Auto Detailed

    In most cases, Auto should meet all of your requirements but if you want more detail on turns and still not clutter memory with excessive track points, select Auto Detailed. Track Mode - Track Mode - Track Mode - Fixed Rate Auto Auto Detailed Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 45: Compass Screen

    Meridian can present. The two data fields at the top of the display can be customized to display different navigation data types. Meridian Platinum users should consult the Meridian Platinum Supplement Manual for more information on the compass screen and the use of the Meridian Platinum’s electronic compass.

  • Page 46

    MENU button. Some of the displayed is the name of the data displayed requires you to be destination for the leg of the route moving to be computed, invalid you are presently navigating on. data is indicated by dashes. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 47: Customizing The Data Fields

    GPS Status GPS Status Provides information GPS Status GPS Status GPS Status car. It can be reset through the on the current status of the GPS MENU button. receiver portion of the Meridian. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 48: Gps Status Messages, Selecting The Position Screen

    The screen viewed can be changed by pressing the Left or Right arrows while viewing the Position screen. You can change the coordinate system displayed by following the instructions in Setup - Selecting the Coordinate System. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 49: Resetting The Trip Odometer, Customizing The Data Fields

    Position Screens. These functions perform identically to the same functions described in the Setup section of this manual. To access these functions from the Position screen, press [MENU], select the option, press [ENTER] and follow the prompts. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 50: Road Screen, Customizing The Data Fields

    (See explanation of Data Types in the Map Screen section.) From the Highlight Use arrows to MENU ENTER ENTER Road highlight the title Customize Screen for the data field to be changed Use arrows to ENTER select new data type Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 51: Data Screen, Customizing The Data Fields

    (See explanation of Data Types in the Map Screen section.) From the Highlight Use arrows to MENU ENTER ENTER Data highlight the title Customize Screen for the data field to be changed Use arrows to ENTER select new data type Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 52

    (See explanation of Data Types in the Map Screen section.) From the Highlight Use arrows to MENU ENTER ENTER Speed highlight the title Customize Screen for the data field to be changed Use arrows to ENTER select new data type Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 53: Satellite Status Screen

    The height of Satellite Position Satellite Position Satellite Position Satellite Position Satellite Position the bar indicates the relative signal Where the satellite is located strength. relative to your position. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 54: Accessing Waypoints In The Database

    Preloaded: These are waypoints that are included in the base map that was installed by Magellan. The categories of preloaded waypoints are: Cities, Highways, Airports, Waterways and Parks. The Meridian Marine has an additional set of marine preloaded categories: Fixed Navaid, Buoys, Lighthouses, Marinas and Obstructions.

  • Page 55

    After you have the display with the 20 closest waypoints to your position, you can change position to any waypoint in the database or to your cursor if you are in the Cursor Mode on your Map screen. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 56: Selecting User Waypoints (alphabetic), Selecting Preloaded Waypoints (alphabetic), Selecting User Waypoints (nearest To Position)

    By to Nearest To waypoint Selecting Preloaded Waypoints (Nearest To Position) Use up/down From Use up/down Use left/right ENTER ENTER arrows to select Database arrows to arrows to set Find waypoint Screen highlight By to Nearest To Preloaded Category Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 57: Selecting Waypoints (nearest To Other Categories)

    “No Objects Found”, then redo this procedure and be sure to select “Waterways” from the preloaded categories, not from your uploaded categories. Note that the bearing and distance displayed is from your present position or the last position fix obtained. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 58: Saving Present Position As A Waypoint, Creating New Waypoint Manually

    Note) ENTER Highlight “Save” Button (Note: To modify the icon, name or message use the Up/Down arrows to highlight the field you wish to change and press ENTER. You are then placed into the Edit Mode.) Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 59: Creating New Waypoint With Map Cursor, Deleting A User Waypoint, Editing A User Waypoint

    Highlight ENTER editing fields until all “Save” changes are complete button An alternative method to entering the edit mode is after highlighting the waypoint you wish to modify press MENU. Highlight Edit WPT and press ENTER. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 60: Viewing A Map Object On The Map, Viewing A User Waypoint On The Map

    Follow the instructions above for Viewing a Map Object on a Map. Press and hold GOTO for 2-3 seconds. Edit any field of the waypoint that you want and when you are done, highlight “Save” and press ENTER. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 61: Searching For A Street Address

    Screen. NOTE: The option is available ONLY if you have uploaded one or more detailed maps from the Magellan MapSend Streets CD-ROM. Mark. If you select “Mark” and press ENTER, the Edit Waypoint screen is displayed. You can now change any of the attributes for this waypoint.

  • Page 62: Creating A Goto Route, Routes, Creating A Backtrack Route

    All you need do is follow the instructions below and let the Meridian take you there. From Highlight Select MENU ENTER ENTER “Backtrack” Routes Screen from Route List Highlight ENTER Activate Backtrk Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 63: Creating A Multileg Route

    (Note: these routes have been termed “multileg” in an effort to make the understanding of them a little clearer, however you could create a 1-leg route and save it in the Meridian’s memory.) Sample Route List Sample Route Create (Bold route indicates “Active” route) Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 64: Activating/deactivating A Route

    When a route is being used to navigate, it is termed to be “active”. When you want to use a route to navigate with, follow these steps to activate it. From Highlight Select MENU ENTER MENU Route Routes Screen Highlight ENTER Activate Deactivate Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 65: Viewing A Route, Editing A Route, Inserting A Leg

    “E” between “B” and “C” you would highlight the waypoint “C” and follow the steps to insert waypoint “E”. Your route would then be “A” to “B” to “E” to “C” to “D”. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 66: Deleting A Leg, Replacing A Leg, Appending A Leg

    Create a Waypoint by pressing the GOTO button. Can be present position, user-generated position or by using Map Cursor to locate position. Highlight Edit/Modify ENTER Select ENTER “Route” Waypoint as Route Button desired. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 67: Reversing A Route, Deleting A Route, Viewing A Route On The Map Screen

    “T01P01 to T01Pxx” where Pxx indicates the number of points in the route. From Highlight MENU ENTER MENU Routes Screen Highlight ENTER Save Trk to Rte Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 68: Cursor Position

    For example, if you have a topographical map loaded but the cursor or present position is not on a road, the option “Highlighted road” will not be displayed. Highlight Select From MENU ENTER ENTER option Vert. Profile Screen Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 69: Track History Description, Highlighted Road Vertical Profile Description, Route Vertical Profile Description, Path Check Description

    Route Vertical Profile Description — (Available only with map data uploaded from Magellan MapSend Topo for the United States.) If you have at least one route stored in memory, you can view the vertical profile for the route. After selecting Vertical Profile, you will be asked to select the route you want to plot.

  • Page 70: Setup

    As an example, if you turn the Sat Status screen off and press ESC before confirming all of the nav screens, your selection will not be saved and the Sat Status screen will still be on.) Default: All On Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 71: Selecting The Coordinate System, Selecting A Map Datum

    Meridian and the datums do not match, you may find irregularities when comparing the coordinates. From Highlight Highlight MENU ENTER ENTER Setup Map Datum Screen Select Primary or Select ENTER ENTER Secondary Datum Default: Primary - WGS84 Secondary - WGS84 Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 72: Selecting The Elevation Mode, Selecting The Time Format, Selecting Nav Units

    Selecting NAV Units — Allows you to select the units of measure that will be used when displaying navigational data. Options are: Miles/MPH, NM/Knots or KM/KPH. From Highlight Highlight MENU ENTER ENTER Setup Nav Units Screen Select ENTER Nav Units Default: Miles/MPH Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 73: Selecting The North Reference, Selecting Daylight Savings

    ENTER to select region from list Default: The appropriate daylight savings time (United States or European Union only) will automatically be set by the Meridian during startup when you use the Meridian for the first time. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 74: Power Off Timer, Setting The Backlight Timer

    Times available are: 30 seconds, 1 Minute, 2 Minutes, 4 Minutes, 10 Minutes or Timer Off. Highlight Highlight From MENU ENTER ENTER Setup Light Timer Screen Select ENTER Timer Duration Default: 4 Minutes Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 75: Turning The Beeper On/off, Selecting Nmea Message, Selecting The Baud Rate

    You can choose from 1200 baud, 4800 baud, 9600 baud, 19200 baud, 57600 baud or 115200 baud. From Highlight Highlight MENU ENTER ENTER Setup Baud Rate Screen Select ENTER Baud Rate Default: 4800 Baud Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 76: Changing The Power Key Settings, Selecting Languages

    MENU. Select the third item in the list and press ENTER. Press the Up Arrow once and press ENTER. You are back at the Language Select screen. From Highlight Highlight MENU ENTER ENTER Setup Languages Screen Select ENTER desired language Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 77: Clearing Track History, Clearing Wpts/routes, Clearing All Routes, Resetting Meridian To Factory Defaults

    The next time it is turned on, it will prompt you that it needs to be initialized. Highlight Highlight From MENU ENTER ENTER Setup Clear Memory Screen Highlight Confirm? Meridian ENTER ENTER Yes/No will shut Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 78: Accessing The Sun/moon Screen, Changing The Sun/moon Date, Changing The Sun/moon Position

    The default is “Position” which is your present position. From Highlight Highlight MENU ENTER ENTER At Field Sun/Moon Screen Use left/right Highlight ENTER ENTER arrows to select Waypoint “Find By” Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 79: Accessing The Fish/hunt Screen, Changing The Fish/hunt Date, Changing The Fish/hunt Position

    The default is “Position” which is your present position. From Highlight Highlight MENU ENTER ENTER At Field Fish/Hunt Screen Use left/right Highlight ENTER ENTER arrows to select Waypoint “Find By” Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 80: Alarms, Setting The Arrival Alarm, Setting The Anchor Alarm, Setting The Xte Alarm

    Meridian has lost its ability to compute position fixes due to loss of signal from the satellites. This is handy in that it alerts you that you may need to move to an area that has a clearer view of the sky. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 81: Turning On The Simulator - Auto Mode, Turning On The Simulator - User Mode

    ENTER ENTER User and Speed Clearing of Data Track Turning the Simulator Off — Turns the simulator off and returns the Meridian to normal operation. Highlight Highlight From MENU ENTER ENTER Setup Simulate Screen Highlight ENTER Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 82: Save Waypoints And Routes To Memory Card, Save Track

    Routes are uploaded to the same route number that they had when they were saved and will overwrite any route occupying that route number. If you go to your route list, you will Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 83: Loading Track From Memory Card, Deleting Files From Memory Card, Testing The Memory Card

    SD card. One of the items displayed is lost clusters. This is for reference only. While the Meridian was checking the SD card, all lost clusters were recovered. This only displays how many were found. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 84: Changing The Detailed Map, About Screen, Help Screen

    Waypoints and Misc Topics. Each topic has a number of tips available that can be viewed. From Highlight Select MENU ENTER Topic Help Screen Use the “Next” and “Prev” buttons to scroll the Meridian Help Files. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 85: General

    Any elevation displayed by the Meridian during 2D operation is the elevation you entered. In 3D (three-dimensional), a minimum of four satellites are needed to compute the position and at the same time, elevation is computed by the Meridian. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 86: Waypoints/database

    The Database contains cities, highways, airports, waterways and national parks. Can I delete preloaded waypoints that I don’t use? No. Waypoints that are preloaded into the Meridian will always be available, even when all of the Meridian’s memory has been cleared. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 87: Navigation Screens, Routes

    Furthermore, to eliminate error, you must be moving at a minimum of 2.0 mph. The exception is the Meridian Platinum, which has an electronic compass which will compute the compass heading below 2.0 mph. This includes computing your compass heading while you are standing still.

  • Page 88: Output Data

    Meridian’s baud rate (See Setup - Changing the Baud Rate.) Can I interface my Meridian with a Macintosh computer? Magellan does not supply cabling or software for the Macintosh line of computers. For information on a cable or software that may meet your requirements, visit GPSy at www.gpsy.com on...

  • Page 89

    Use map data for reference and do not rely completely on it. Data was not saved or was corrupted. This can be caused because you removed the batteries or removed external power with the Meridian turned on. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 90

    Large City Amusement Small City Lighthouse Sounding Major City Auto Repair Sports Arena Marina Boating Tourist Info Medium City Camping Truck Service Museum Exit Ramp Winery Obstruction First Aid Wreck Park Fixed Nav Aid Resort Floating Buoy Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 91

    Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 5 PM, PST. Faxes can be sent to Customer Service at (909) 394-7070. If necessary, you can also return your receiver to Magellan for repair. Before returning the receiver you must get a Return Materials Authorization (RMA) from Magellan.

  • Page 92

    [ENTER]. At the top of the display you will see the revision and date of revision just below the copyright statement. Next go to the Magellan web site and check for the latest software release. The address to take you directly to the Meridian updates is: www.magellangps.com/en/support/products/upgrades/upgrade_meridiangps.asp...

  • Page 93

    Weatherproof construction, wraparound rubber armor Temp. Range Operating 14˚F to 140˚F to (-10˚C to 60˚C) Storage -4˚F to 158˚F (-20˚C to 70˚C) Power: Source 2 AA alkaline batteries or 9-35 VDC with power cable Battery Life Up to 14 hours Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 94: Accessories

    Appendix Accessories for your receiver are available from your Magellan dealer or you can order directly from Magellan at (800) 669-4477 (press 3 to place an order). Swivel Mounting Bracket: Mounts the receiver on a surface, allowing for hands- free operation.

  • Page 95

    • True Color Video with 800x600 • 60 MB Hard Drive Space resolution • 8x CD-ROM drive • 60 MB Hard Drive Space • MS Windows 95/98/NT 4.0 (or • 32x CD-ROM drive higher) • MS Windows 95/98/NT 4.0 (or higher) Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 96

    Set Up Map: Using the zoom in and out tools, select the location on the map for the area that you want to get the detailed map from. In this example, a detailed map from the Southern California area will be selected. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 97

    In the region list, left click on the box in front of the name of the region you want to upload. Notice that the area within the region changes color, giving you a graphical indication of what region(s) are to be uploaded. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 98

    Once you have zoomed out far enough, you will see the outline of a box. This box represents the region that you just uploaded. This portion of the map now has detailed street and points of interest information. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 99

    Appendix The Magellan Secure Digital (SD) Memory Cards can be added to any of the Meridian line of GPS receivers through the battery compartment. Magellan offers the memory cards in 8, 16, 32 and 64 MB configurations. The addition of...

  • Page 100

    Connecting directly to the Meridian. Using the captive screw that is attached to the plug, tighten into the back of the receiver. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 101

    Pin 2: Data Out Pin 3: Data In Pin 5: Ground Cable Wiring Color Code Power Red: Power + Black: GND Data (Power/Data, PC cable & Data cable only) Yellow: Data In Orange: Data Out Black: GND Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 102: Waas

    Appendix Your Magellan GPS receiver has been upgraded to include the latest WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) technology. With WAAS your GPS receiver can compute position locations with an accuracy never before possible in a commercial receiver. What is WAAS? WAAS is a means of improving the accuracy of GPS beyond the standard civilian signal.

  • Page 103

    The value or setting automatically chosen by the unit unless otherwise directed. Can be changed in Setup. Distance. Distance from position to destination. Estimated Time of Arrival. The estimated time of day the leg’s destination waypoint will be reached. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 104

    OSGB A coordinate system describing only Great Britain, similar to UTMs. Used with GRB36 datum. Position fix Position coordinates as computed by the Meridian. Speed Over Ground. The speed at which the receiver is moving. Temperature. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 105

    Used to create routes. Cross Track Error. The perpendicular distance between the present position and the courseline. Given as a distance, right or left, of course when facing the destination. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

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    User Manual User Manual User Manual User Manual User Manual Meridian Series of GPS Meridian Series of GPS Meridian Series of GPS Meridian Series of GPS Meridian Series of GPS Receivers Receivers Receivers Receivers Receivers...

  • Page 2: License Agreement

    You may make copies only for your own personal use and for use within your organization. The SOFTWARE is the property of Thales Navigation and/or its suppliers and is protected by United States copyright laws and international treaty provisions;...

  • Page 3: Limited Warranty

    THIS WARRANTY APPLIES ONLY TO THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS PRODUCT. In the event of a defect, Thales Navigation will, at its option, repair or replace the product with no charge to the purchaser for parts or labor.

  • Page 4

    FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF THE NEGLIGENT USAGE OF THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT WILL THALES NAVIGATION BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH DAMAGES, EVEN IF THALES NAVIGATION HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Introduction About This User Manual ... 1 Setting Up the Meridian Installing the Batteries ... 3 Selecting Language ... 4 Initialization for First Time Use ... 4 Turn the Meridian On ... 4 Enter Your Approximate Position ... 5 Basic Operation Meridian GPS Receiver ...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Reference Power/Backlight/Contrast ... 18 Turn the Meridian On ... 18 Turn the Meridian Off ... 18 Using the Display Backlight ... 18 Adjusting the Display Contrast ... 19 Selecting NAV Screens ... 19 Returning to Last Viewed NAV Screen ... 19 Map Screen ...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Compass Screen ... 32 Customizing the Data Fields ... 33 Large Data Screen ... 33 Customizing the Data Fields ... 34 Position Screen ... 34 Selecting the Position Screen ... 34 Resetting the Trip Odometer ... 34 Customizing the Data Fields ... 35 GPS Status Messages ...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Routes ... 46 Creating a GOTO Route ... 46 Creating a Backtrack Route ... 46 Creating a Multileg Route ... 47 Activating/Deactivating a Route ... 49 Viewing a Route ... 49 Editing a Route ... 49 Inserting a Leg ... 50 Deleting a Leg ...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Sun/Moon Display ... 58 Accessing the Sun/Moon Screen ... 58 Changing the Sun/Moon Date ... 58 Changing the Sun/Moon Position ... 59 Fish/Hunt Times Display ... 59 Accessing the Fish/Hunt Screen ... 59 Changing the Fish/Hunt Date ... 59 Changing the Fish/Hunt Position ... 59 Meridian Alarms ...

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    MapSend™ Streets ... 72 Installing Memory Card ... 73 Connecting to External Devices ... 74 WAAS ... 76 Glossary ... 77 Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...

  • Page 11

    If any of these items are missing or damaged, please contact Magellan at (866) 737-8604 for replacement items. Magellan is a trademark name for Thales Navigation. This User Manual is divided into six chapters; Introduction, Setting Up the Meridian, Basic Operation, Reference Guide, Frequently Asked Questions, and Appendix.

  • Page 12

    Reference Guide: Here you will find step-by-step instructions for all of the features found in the Meridian. This chapter is set up in a way that you can quickly and easily find the feature you are looking for. Frequently Asked Questions: This chapter is aimed at answering some of the more basic questions that you may have about your Meridian, the global positioning system (GPS) and using the Meridian to its fullest.

  • Page 13: Installing The Batteries

    Setting up the Meridian is a simple three-step process: installing the batteries, selecting the language to be used and initializing the Meridian. The Magellan Meridian uses two AA batteries that are installed from the back through the battery cover. You can expect to get up to 14 hours of usage on two AA batteries with the backlight turned off.

  • Page 14

    The first time you use your Meridian (or if memory has been completely erased) you will be asked to select the language that you want to use. Use the UP/DOWN arrows on the keypad to highlight the language you desire. With the language highlighted, press the ENTER button.

  • Page 15

    Press [ENTER] (You have 10 seconds to press ENTER or the Meridian will shut off.) The Meridian displays a message box indicating that the receiver needs to be initialized. Press [ENTER] Use the Up/Down arrows on the keypad to highlight your general region. Press [ENTER] Use the Up/Down arrows on the keypad to highlight your area.

  • Page 16

    To use the arrow keys to edit a field, follow the simple diagram below. Editing moves the cursor block left or right. increments the value up or down. When the time is correct, press [ENTER]. The last piece of information needed is the date.

  • Page 17: Turn The Meridian On, Meridian Gps Receiver

    For many of you this will be your first introduction into using a GPS receiver as a navigational tool. With all of the features and functions provided with the Meridian, it may seem a bit intimidating at first. Don’t worry. There are only a few things you need to know to use the Meridian. They will be discussed here in detail.

  • Page 18

    Tuning the Meridian On The last navigation screen you were viewing will be displayed. If the last navigation screen view was the Map screen, the last zoom scale setting will be used. Turning the Meridian Off The display backlight can be set to one of three levels (low, high or off ).

  • Page 19

    from any screen MENU Use up/down arrows to highlight Contrast The menu display may depending upon which Because the Meridian attains information it needs from satellites orbiting the earth, the antenna needs to have a relatively unobstructed view of the sky. This allows the Meridian to choose from all satellites currently available.

  • Page 20: Map Screen, Compass Screen, Large Data Screen

    Map Screen The Map screen has two modes, position or cursor. In the position mode, your present position is indicated by the large arrow icon in the center of the display. If you are moving, the arrow will point in the direction that you are heading. At the bottom of the screen is the scale for the map displayed and two data fields that can be customized, or turned off, depending upon your needs.

  • Page 21: Position Screens, Road Screen, Data Screen, Speedometer Screen, Satellite Status Screen

    Position Screens. your present position using the coordinate systems that you have selected in Setup. This screen shows all of the basic position, time and satellite information. In addition, current navigation information is shown in the bottom half of the screen. Road Screen.

  • Page 22: Saving A Waypoint

    From any screen other than a navigation screen, pressing [NAV] returns you to the last navigation screen viewed. Note that if you are inputting data, pressing [NAV] will return you to the last navigation screen but your inputs will not be saved. A waypoint is a point on a map that you can name and save in the Meridian.

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    The Icon Select window is displayed. Use the arrow keypad to move from one icon to another with the name of the icon displayed at the top. As a reference tool, all of the icons and their names are listed in the Reference Chapter of the User Manual.

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    Is there a limit to the number of waypoints I can store in the Meridian? Yes, the Meridian will store up to 500 user waypoints in memory. If you should ever get that many and need to input more, you will have to delete ones that you no longer need to make room.

  • Page 25

    Selecting a Destination Waypoint from the Database using “Alphabetical” Highlight any category other than User, and press the LEFT/RIGHT arrows to select a Find By of “Alphabetical”. Press [ENTER]. (In this example, Cities was selected and this is how the screen appears.) Using the arrow keys to navigate the displayed keyboard, begin typing in the name of the waypoint...

  • Page 26: Navigating On A Goto Route

    The Meridian has the ability to provide you with the tools you’ll need to navigate to your destination. You have the choice of three customizable screens that display the information that you need in the layout that you desire. Hikers may find the compass screen perfect for them while boaters may prefer the Large Data or Map screen.

  • Page 27

    This concludes the basic operation of the Magellan Meridian, but there is so much more. More detail on the mentioned functions, and information on the functions not mentioned in this Quick Start Guide, can be found on the User Manual CD-ROM that came with your Magellan Meridian. If this is your first time using a GPS receiver, you should take some time now to get comfortable with the NAV screens and begin saving some waypoints at different locations.

  • Page 28: Turn The Meridian Off, Turn The Meridian On, Using The Display Backlight

    Reference Turn the Meridian On — Applies power to the Meridian and displays last NAV screen viewed. During power-up the first screen shows the software and map database versions currently loaded in the Meridian. The second screen gives a warning that must be read. After reading the warning press ENTER to proceed.

  • Page 29: Accessing The Navigation Screens, Adjusting The Display Contrast, Selecting Nav Screens

    Adjusting the Display Contrast — Sets the contrast of the display for easy viewing in most lighting conditions. From MENU Screen Selecting NAV Screens — The NAV button provides a means of accessing the navigation screens. (Note: the sequence displayed is when all eight navigation screens are turned on.

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    Reference Present Position Icon Map Scale Indicator Present Position Icon Present Position Icon Present Position Icon Present Position Icon Present Position Icon The Present Position Icon graphically displays your position on the map. While you are moving it will point in the direction you are heading.

  • Page 31

    In the Cursor Mode, you are provided with a cursor that can be moved on the map. At the bottom of the display is the information for the position of the cursor relative to your present position. Also any points of interest that the cursor is over will be shown.

  • Page 32: Setting The Map Detail

    Reference Setting the Map Detail — The detail of the map can be set to highest, high, medium, low or lowest. This changes the zoom level that different map objects (cities, highways, labels, etc.) are displayed. If you have set a zoom level and the display is too cluttered, set the map detail to a lower level;...

  • Page 33: Turning On/off Display Waypoints, Turning On/off Track Lines, Turning On/off Topographic Lines

    USTOMIZING THE for your individual needs and requirements. You can select what is being displayed on the map as well as what additional data will be presented at the bottom of the screen. Customization is broken into two parts; what items are displayed on the map and what data fields (if any) are displayed at the bottom of the screen.

  • Page 34: Turning On/off Displayed Poi's, Setting Up Map Data Fields

    Reference Turning On/Off Displayed POI’s — [Available only if a map has been uploaded from a Magellan MapSend Streets and Destinations or MapSend Topo for the United States CD-ROM] Allows you to select which, if any, POIs that have been uploaded from a MapSend product to be displayed.

  • Page 35: Turning Data Fields On/off, Selecting The Data Fields, Two Data Fields Description

    Turning Data Fields On/Off — This option allows you to turn on or off the two information fields that are displayed on the Map screen. Turning these off allows for more of the map to be displayed. Default is SHOW. From MENU the MAP...

  • Page 36

    Reference From the MAP Screen Bearing This is the direction to your destination from your present position, in degrees, from North. Distance This is distance (measured in the Nav Units selected in Setup) to your destination. Speed This is the rate that you are travelling. The unit of measure is selected in Setup - Nav Units.

  • Page 37: Street Information Description, Horizontal Profile Description, Terrain Projection Description

    Street Information Description — This mode just displays the name of the street close to your present position. Horizontal Profile Description — This mode displays at the bottom of the Map screen a graphical representation of the horizon at a fixed distance from your present position.

  • Page 38: Changing The Map Orientation, Selecting Primary Usage

    Reference been uploaded from Magellan MapSend Topo for the United States and that your present position as well as the projected horizon falls within the area uploaded.) Like Horizontal Profile, you must be zoomed in to a scale of 0.80 miles or closer for the projected terrain to be displayed.

  • Page 39: Selecting Track Mode, Auto Vs. Auto Detailed

    reverse the display, showing water as white and land as dark gray. This will make reading some of the data information on the water easier. From MENU the MAP Screen Use arrows to select Land or Marine Selecting Track Mode — Allows you to set how often the Meridian stores track points.

  • Page 40: Selecting Vertical Profile, Track History Description

    Reference SING ERTICAL function if MapSend Topo for the United States map data is not uploaded. (Path Check is shown as an available function but will not display the vertical profile, however it can be used to graphically create a route.

  • Page 41: Route Vertical Profile Description, Highlighted Road Vertical Profile Description, Path Check Description

    Highlighted Road Vertical Profile Description — (Available only with map data uploaded from Magellan MapSend Topo for the United States.) If the cursor or your present position is on a road and you have topographic maps loaded, you can view the vertical profile for the road you have selected.

  • Page 42

    Reference Destination Name Data Fields Destination Icon Compass Destination Name Destination Name Destination Name Destination Name Destination Name When you are navigating on a GOTO or multileg route, the name of the destination is placed here. For multileg routes, the name displayed is the name of the destination for the leg of the route you are presently navigating on.

  • Page 43: Customizing The Data Fields

    Customizing the Data Fields — Allows you to change the data that is being displayed to 1 of 13 data options (bearing, distance, speed, heading, VMG, CTS, ETA, ETE, XTE, turn, elevation, time, or date) for any of the two fields. (See explanation of Data Types in the Map Screen section.) From the MENU...

  • Page 44: Large Data Screen, Customizing The Data Fields, Position Screen, Selecting The Position Screen

    Reference Customizing the Data Fields — Allows you to change the data that is being displayed to 1 of 13 data options (bearing, distance, speed, heading, VMG, CTS, ETA, ETE, XTE, turn, elevation, time, or date) for any of the four fields. (See explanation of Data Types in the Map Screen section.) From the Large Data...

  • Page 45

    Present Position Coordinates and Elevation GPS Status Data Fields Use the Left/Right Arrows to toggle between Position 1 and Position 2 Present Position Coordinates Present Position Coordinates Present Position Coordinates Present Position Coordinates Present Position Coordinates and Elevation and Elevation and Elevation and Elevation and Elevation...

  • Page 46: Gps Status Messages, Selecting Coordinate System, Map Datum And Elevation Mode

    Reference From the Position Screen Use arrows to select new GPS Status Messages — Messages indicating the status of the GPS receiver section of the Meridian are displayed on the Position screen. Message Searching - 1st sat Searching - 2nd sat Searching - 3rd sat Searching - 4th sat Collecting Data...

  • Page 47: Road Screen

    The Road Screen provides you with navigation information in a graphical format. At the top of the display are four customizable data fields. Immediately below them is a compass that will provide you with your heading. Following the compass is a graphical representation of your route as if it was a road.

  • Page 48

    Reference Customizing the Data Fields — Allows you to change the data that is being displayed to 1 of 13 data options (bearing, distance, speed, heading, VMG, CTS, ETA, ETE, XTE, turn, elevation, time, or date) for any of the four fields. (See explanation of Data Types in the Map Screen section.) From the Road...

  • Page 49: Data Screen, Customizing The Data Fields

    Customizing the Data Fields — Allows you to change the data that is being displayed to 1 of 13 data options (bearing, distance, speed, heading, VMG, CTS, ETA, ETE, XTE, turn, elevation, time, or date) for any of the six fields. (See explanation of Data Types in the Map Screen section.) From the MENU...

  • Page 50

    Reference Customizing the Data Fields — Allows you to change the data that is being displayed to 1 of 13 data options (bearing, distance, speed, heading, VMG, CTS, ETA, ETE, XTE, turn, elevation, time, or date) for any of the four fields. (See explanation of Data Types in the Map Screen section.) From the Speed...

  • Page 51: Waypoints / Database, Accessing Waypoints In The Database, Selecting Waypoints From The Nearest List

    Accessing Waypoints in the Database — All stored waypoints, whether user-input or preloaded, can be found in the Waypoint Database. You will need to access waypoints in the database whenever you are editing waypoints, activating a GOTO route or creating a multileg route. From MENU Screen...

  • Page 52: Selecting Waypoints Nearest To The Cursor, Saving Present Position As A Waypoint

    Reference Selecting Waypoints Nearest to the Cursor. Screen section, the Map Screen has two modes of operation, position and cursor. If you are in the cursor mode you may want to know what waypoints are near your cursor rather than the ones nearest to your present position.

  • Page 53: Creating New Waypoint Manually, Creating New Waypoint With Map Cursor, Deleting A User Waypoint

    Creating New Waypoint Manually — Allows the creation of a new waypoint with coordinates other than your present position. The coordinates for the new position need to be entered manually. From GOTO Hold down Screen for 2-3 seconds Edit Line 2 of the Location Highlight “Save”...

  • Page 54: Editing A User Waypoint, Viewing A Map Object On The Map

    Reference Editing a User Waypoint — Allows you to edit a waypoint that you have already stored in the Meridian’s memory. From MENU Screen ENTER Repeat selecting and editing fields until all changes are complete An alternative method to entering the edit mode is after highlighting the waypoint you wish to modify press MENU.

  • Page 55: Saving A Map Object As A User Waypoint, Searching For A Street Address

    Note: If the waypoint is used in a route you will get a warning that it is in a route after selecting it from the list. This is because the screen that you access the view button can also be used to edit the waypoint and it may be undesirable to edit a waypoint that is being used in a route.

  • Page 56: Creating A Goto Route, Routes, Creating A Backtrack Route

    Reference Mark. If you select “Mark” and press ENTER, the Edit Waypoint screen is displayed. You can now change any of the attributes for this waypoint. Highlight “Save” and press ENTER to record this waypoint into the memory of the Meridian. View.

  • Page 57: Creating A Multileg Route

    you choose to return to where you started, following the same route you just took. All you need do is follow the instructions below and let the Meridian take you there. From MENU Screen Activate Backtrk Creating a Multileg Route — Provides the means to create a multileg route that can be stored in memory.

  • Page 58

    Reference From Screen Step 1: Select starting waypoint Step 2: Select leg destination waypoint Repeat Step 2 for all additional legs in the route. Step 3: Save the route Sample Route List (Bold route indicates “Active” route) Highlight MENU ENTER Routes Select ENTER...

  • Page 59: Activating/deactivating A Route, Viewing A Route, Editing A Route

    Activating/Deactivating a Route — Enables the activating or deactivating of a stored route. When a route is being used to navigate, it is termed to be “active”. When you want to use a route to navigate with, follow these steps to activate it. From MENU Screen...

  • Page 60: Inserting A Leg, Deleting A Leg, Replacing A Leg

    Reference Inserting a Leg — Inserts a waypoint in the middle of an existing leg thereby making two legs where there used to be one. Select route to be edited. See Instructions for Viewing a Route Highlight Select Waypoint In the example of a route that goes from “A” to “B” to “C” to “D”, if you wanted to insert the waypoint “E”...

  • Page 61: Appending A Leg, Appending A Newly Created Waypoint To A Route, Reversing A Route

    Appending a Leg — Adds a leg to the end of a route. Select route to be edited. See Instructions for Viewing a Route Select Database Appending a Newly Created Waypoint to a Route — Allows a newly created waypoint to be appended to any route in memory. Create a Waypoint by pressing the GOTO button.

  • Page 62: Viewing A Route On The Map Screen, Creating A Route Using Track History, Setup

    Reference Viewing a Route on the Map Screen — Provides you with a graphical representation of the route selected on the Map screen. From MENU Screen Creating a Route Using Track History — This enables you to automatically create a multileg route using your track history. This route will be saved to your route list with a naming convention of “T01P01 to T01Pxx”...

  • Page 63: Selecting The Coordinate System

    Turning NAV Screens On/Off — Allows you to turn off or on any of the navigation screens you choose. From MENU Screen Sat Status On/Off Position On/Off Speed On/Off (Note: you must go through the entire sequence of nav screens for your selections to be saved.

  • Page 64: Selecting A Map Datum, Selecting The Elevation Mode, Selecting The Time Format

    Reference Selecting a Map Datum — Allows you to set the datum used to compute the coordinates to match the datum used on a map or chart. If you are using a map or chart with your Meridian and the datums do not match, you may find irregularities when comparing the coordinates.

  • Page 65: Selecting Nav Units, Selecting The North Reference, Setting The Backlight Timer

    Selecting NAV Units — Allows you to select the units of measure that will be used when displaying navigational data. Options are: Miles/MPH, NM/Knots or KM/KPH. From MENU Screen Select Nav Units Default: Miles/MPH Selecting the North Reference — Allows the selection of whether the Meridian uses True North, Magnetic North, Military True or Military Magnetic as its North reference.

  • Page 66: Turning The Beeper On/off, Selecting Nmea Message, Selecting The Baud Rate

    Reference Turning the Beeper On/Off — Allows you to select which actions will cause the beeper to sound. You can choose from Off, Keys Only (pressing a key causes a beep), Alarms Only (when an alarm is activated) or Keys & Alarms. From Screen Default: Keys &...

  • Page 67: Clearing Track History, Clearing Wpts/routes, Clearing All Routes, Resetting Meridian To Factory Defaults

    All of the Clear functions operate in the same way. The instructions shown apply to all of the Clear options except Clearing All. From MENU Screen Highlight Menu Choice Clearing Track History — This will clear the track history that is displayed on the Map screen from memory.

  • Page 68: Accessing The Sun/moon Screen, Changing The Sun/moon Date

    Reference You can select from one of nine languages (English, French, German, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese or Finnish) to be used by the Meridian. From Screen TIP: If you change the language setting in the Meridian just to see what it looks like and need to get back to the Language Select screen, follow these instructions.

  • Page 69: Changing The Sun/moon Position, Accessing The Fish/hunt Screen, Changing The Fish/hunt Date

    Changing the Sun/Moon Position — Allows you to change the position that you want to view the sun/moon information for. The default is “Position” which is your present position. From MENU Screen Use left/right arrows to select “Find By” Accessing the Fish/Hunt Screen — The Fish/Hunt screen displays the best times for fishing or hunting for the position you choose from your User waypoints.

  • Page 70: Setting The Arrival Alarm, Setting The Anchor Alarm, Setting The Xte Alarm

    Reference All of the Alarm options are set in the same way. The instructions below apply to all of the Alarm settings. When the beeper is turned on for alarms (see Setup - Turning the Beeper On/Off ) an audible beep will be sounded for the alarm.

  • Page 71: Turning On The Simulator - Auto Mode, Turning On The Simulator - User Mode

    Reference Turning on the Simulator - Auto Mode — This turns the simulator on and uses a predefined heading and speed rate. From Highlight Highlight MENU ENTER ENTER Setup Simulate Screen Highlight Confirm ENTER ENTER Auto Clearing of Track Turning on the Simulator - User Mode — This turns the simulator on and uses a heading and speed rate that you define.

  • Page 72: About, Help

    Reference About... Screen The About... screen displays the current status of your Meridian. Using the About... screen you can tell what the version of the software is, the version and memory size of the base map, the number of and total memory size of detailed maps you may have installed using MapSend Streets™, and how much free memory is available.

  • Page 73: General

    General What is the difference between degrees/minutes/seconds (DEG/MIN/SEC) and degrees/minutes/minutes (DEG/MIN/MMM or DEG/MIN/MM)? There are different ways in expressing the coordinates computed using Lat/Lon coordinate system. With DEG/MIN/SEC the final set of numbers (SEC) is expressed as 0-59 while DEG/ MIN/MM expresses the same value as 0-99 and DEG/MIN/ MMM is from 0-999.

  • Page 74: Clearing Memory, Waypoints/database

    Frequently Asked Questions Time Format and re-select the time format you are using unless you are using UTC. After selecting the format you will be given the opportunity to change the time. How long can I expect my Meridian to run on a fresh set of batteries? Under normal operating conditions you should get up to 14 hours of use while the display backlight is turned off.

  • Page 75: Navigation Screens, Routes

    Can I delete preloaded waypoints that I don’t use? No. Waypoints that are preloaded into the Meridian will always be available, even when all of the Meridian’s memory has been cleared. Navigation Screens Why does my compass not point in the right direction? The Meridian computes direction by comparing your present position to the last position taken, it requires that you be moving to compute your compass heading.

  • Page 76: Alarms, Output Data

    Frequently Asked Questions Alarms Why does my Meridian not make an audible beep when I have an alarm active? Check your setup settings for the Beeper. If the selection is Off or Keys Only, the beeper will not sound for alarms. Output Data What is NMEA? NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association) is the...

  • Page 77: Satellite Status Screen

    Receiver will not turn on: 1. Check to see if batteries are installed correctly. Replace with two new AA alkaline batteries. Takes more than 10 minutes to get a position fix: If there are any obstacles nearby or overhead, move to a new location. 2.

  • Page 78

    Appendix These is a list of the icons and their designator that can be assigned to a waypoint while marking a position or editing a waypoint. Default House Aerial Airport Amusement Auto Repair Boating Camping Exit Ramp First Aid Fixed Nav Aid Floating Buoy Fuel Garden...

  • Page 79: Troubleshooting

    Customers outside of the United States should contact the Magellan distributor for your country. A complete listing of Magellan distributors has been supplied with your Meridian. Magellan™ is a trademark of Thales Navigation. Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver Thales Navigation Magellan GPS...

  • Page 80

    Appendix CHARACTERISTICS Performance Receiver Acquisition Times (under optimal conditions): Accuracy Position Velocity Limits: Speed Altitude Physical: Size Weight Display Housing Temp. Range Operating 14˚F to 140˚F to (-10˚C to 60˚C) Storage Power: Source Battery Life 12 parallel-channel technology, tracks up to 12 satellites to compute and update information with quadrifilar antenna Warm...

  • Page 81: Accessories

    Appendix Accessories for your receiver are available from your Magellan dealer or you can order directly from Magellan at (800) 669-4477 (press 3 to place an order). Swivel Mounting Bracket: Mounts the receiver on a surface, allowing for hands- free operation. Vehicle Mounting Bracket: Full swivel and tilt for easy viewing in any vehicle.

  • Page 82: Mapsend™ Streets

    Appendix The MapSend Streets CD allows you to load detailed street maps into your Meridian. The maps supplied on the MapSend Streets CD contain full street detail of US or European cities. Features • Enables you to load street maps for any region in the United States or Europe into the Merdian.

  • Page 83

    The Magellan Secure Digital (SD) Memory Cards can be added to any of the Meridian line of GPS receivers through the battery compartment. Magellan offers the memory cards in 8, 16, 32 and 64 MB configurations. The addition of the memory card to your Meridian will increase the amount of data that can be uploaded to the Meridian from any of the Magellan MapSend CD-ROM products.

  • Page 84

    Appendix Available as accessories for your GPS receiver are the following cables: External Power Cable with Cigarette Lighter Adapter, Power/Data Cable, Data Cable and PC Cable with Cigarette Lighter Adapter. The instructions given below apply to all cables, unless otherwise stated. The cable can be connected to the receiver two different ways: Connecting with the Meridian mounted to the Mounting...

  • Page 85

    Connecting to an External Power Source If using the cable that comes with the cigarette lighter adapter, simply connect it to the cigarette lighter outlet. If you wish to make a permanent mount to a power supply, cut the cable between the power supply box and the cigarette lighter adapter.

  • Page 86: Waas

    Appendix Your Magellan GPS receiver has been upgraded to include the latest WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) technology. With WAAS your GPS receiver can compute position locations with an accuracy never before possible in a commercial receiver. What is WAAS? WAAS is a means of improving the accuracy of GPS beyond the standard civilian signal.

  • Page 87

    Active Leg The segment of a route currently being traveled. Altitude The current elevation above sea level. Buoy Coordinates A unique numeric or alphanumeric description of the Datum Refers to the theoretical mathematical model of the Default The value or setting automatically chosen by the unit Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver Bearing.

  • Page 88

    Appendix Latitude LAT/LON Leg (Route) Longitude Magnetic North NMEA OSGB Position fix Estimated Time Enroute. The estimated time remaining to reach the next waypoint in a route. Heading. The direction you are facing, defined as an angle from North. The angular distance north or south of the equator measured by lines encircling the earth parallel to the equator from 0˚...

  • Page 89

    True North Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver The direction to North Pole from an observer’s position. The north direction on any geographical meridian. Universal Time Coordinated. Formerly referred to as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Universal Transverse Mercator metric grid system used on most large and intermediate scale land topographic charts and maps.

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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Detailed Maps -- Why are they so bad? Detailed Maps -- How do I use more than 1 map file? Detailed Maps -- Can I use non-Magellan software or make my own maps? MapSend Topo -- How detailed is it? MapSend Topo -- Where do I find the 4.20 patch for my v3.xx Topo?

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Troubleshooting -- Mapsend is taking forever to generate a map Troubleshooting -- Topo Map Size Troubleshooting -- 128MB and larger SD Cards Where to go for more information Credits & Thanks Magellan Meridian FAQ – Version 2.0 Page 3 of 30...

  • Page 4: Introduction, Model, Various Models -- What's The Difference

    Marine can be placed in either the Platinum or the Gold. Furthermore, European and Australian base maps exist which can fit in the Gold, Platinum, or Marine. Note that Magellan does not condone the sharing of base maps on the internet, although they do occasionally send out copies of base maps on firmware update CDs or with Mapsend Products.

  • Page 5: What Does The Compass And Barometer On The Platinum Do, Memory

    (hardware) in the unit what to do and how to do it (like displaying screens and menus). The firmware is stored in the internal memory and can be ‘flashed’ (upgraded) to a different version. Updates Magellan Meridian FAQ – Version 2.0 Page 5 of 30...

  • Page 6: Base Maps -- What's The Deal

    The cost of your Meridian includes one base map. Although the Meridian Marine is exactly the same GPS as the Gold, it costs more because Magellan had to license the marine POI database. It is possible to upgrade a Gold or Platinum with the marine base map.

  • Page 7: Where Do I Find Basemaps, Memory Expansion

    Basemaps were provided by users and stored over on Navicache.com and an FTP server. In the summer of 2003, Magellan made a request that the base maps be removed from those sites. So, there is currently no permanent site for storage of the base maps.

  • Page 8: Memory Usage – How Much Memory Is Left, Detailed Maps

    11) above. DataSend – The DataSend line of products is intended for the Magellan 315 line. They will not work with a Meridian. Do not even try. It is available in an American and European version.

  • Page 9: Detailed Maps -- Why Are They So Bad

    Other Known MapSend Versions – Mapsend Streets & Destinations Suomi/Finland, more info at: http://www.magellangps.info/ Copy Protection Note – Magellan is actively trying to prevent unauthorized copying of their software products and the maps generated from their products. Unfortunately, this means you cannot backup the CD for the newer software products and you must have the CD in the computer when you start the software.

  • Page 10: Detailed Maps -- Can I Use Non-magellan Software Or Make My Own Maps

    This means that the Garmin topographical data is fixed as how it is presented. Magellan, on the other hand, overlays a grid over the whole country.

  • Page 11: Combining Mapsend Products (method 1 – Australia Mapsend Streets)

    US basemap) will ONLY show when you zoom in quite close (0.4 mi?). You will be able to see the region rectangle on the display when zoomed out too far to see the detail map. Magellan Meridian FAQ – Version 2.0 Page 11 of 30...

  • Page 12: What Other Software Is Available, Serial Communications With Other Software

    (IE, Palm’s Hotsync). When using software OTHER than Magellan Mapsend, you MAY need to set your GPS to transmit one of the various types of NMEA data (from the setup menu). Just like a person might be able to speak English, French, or Spanish, your Magellan knows how to speak Magellan-ese (NMEA off) or one of the various NMEA dialects.

  • Page 13

    Map Screen: Menu>Clear Track), and then record a new track. When you get home, you can download tracks from the Magellan to MapSend or to one of the other programs. Once again, there are two ways to download your tracks: Connect your Magellan to the PC and download via the serial cable.

  • Page 14: Fun Things To Do With Your Gps, What If I Don't Use Windows

    Macintosh with “Virtual PC” and a USB-serial converter. Linux users can reportedly use “VMWare” to run MapSend. And of coarse there are also non-Magellan GPS applications that can communicate with the Meridian (although they cannot upload maps).

  • Page 15: What Are All Of These Secret Menus

    What are all of these secret menus? Magellan built a bunch of secret menus into the GPS. These are supposedly for testing and to try out new functionality. There are two ways to access the hidden menus: § If your Meridian is turned off, hold down GOTO and NAV and tap the PWR button. In a couple of seconds you should see a box pop up with "00"...

  • Page 16: Secret Key Combinations, Upgrading The "lawyer" Screen, Upgrading The "copyright" Screen

    Upgrading the "Lawyer" screen The Meridian contains a screen that basically states that it is not the fault of Magellan if using this GPS causes you to get killed. There is a way to modify the firmware of the Meridian so that, instead of the Lawyer screen, it will display your name, phone number, e-mail, and whatever else you want it to say.

  • Page 17: Emergency Firmware Restoration, Basemap Replacement

    Note: You cannot have blank lines or lines filled with spaces. I've had as many as 8 lines. More than that just won't show up on the Magellan's Screen. With 8 lines you should be able to place some advertising for Pepsi or Coca- Cola, except for the darn "Database Copyright Notices"...

  • Page 18: Basemap Replacement (green & Yellow)

    Upload > OK > choose 'Base Map Only' > Check 'Upload File' Now uploading will start. With 115200 bps, this will take approximately 30 minutes. That's it! When the upload is finished you will again have your basemap in the Magellan. Your unit may need initialization.

  • Page 19: Base Map Backup

    Keys act as: Windows-keys backspace key sends: CTRL+H Emulation: Autodetect Telnet terminal: ANSII Backscroll buffer lines: 500 Next, Click ASCII: Check 'Send line ends with line feeds' (this one is very relevant!) Magellan Meridian FAQ – Version 2.0 Page 19 of 30...

  • Page 20: Build Your Own Trail Maps

    If the basemap is NOT called BASEMAP.IMG, you will have to construct your own line, and compute the checksum (the checksum is the last field in the line; e.g. “01” in the example above. At the Magellan Meridian Yahoo Group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Magellan_Meridian/files), you will find “...

  • Page 21

    Tip #2 Any line other than the first line can be a comment line. Since the Magellan track file complies with the NMEA standards, any line that begins with a single apostrophe is a comment line. You might want to separate each trail segment you add to this file (your ‘map’ file) first with a blank line and then with a line giving the name of the following trail segment.

  • Page 22: Change The Meridian Icons, How Do I Measure The Distance Between Two Points

    Your firmware version doesn’t have a CSV file? The author has also provided a tool that allows you to search a new firmware file and locate the correct addresses for the icons. This tool is called iconfinder. More detail can be found by downloading these programs from the files section of the Magellan Meridian user’s group.

  • Page 23: Setting Up A User Grid, Use Mapsend Ww Basemap With Bluenav Charts

    1. Use WWBaseMap CD and prepare a chart area of your choice. Choose to upload the chart to your local hard disk and not to the GPS. 2. Using windows explorer rename this chart to something meaningful for you, leaving the .img ending unchanged of course. Magellan Meridian FAQ – Version 2.0 Page 23 of 30...

  • Page 24: Troubleshooting -- My Gps Is Shutting Down Every Few Minutes

    3. Use the standard Magellan software (MagUp) for uploading firmware fixes. Select Expert Upload (press no to the default question to upload firmware), select Meridian as your GPS unit and the port the GPS is connected to. Press save. 4. Choose Expert Upload and select Upload firmware and basemap. For basemap select the chart you have previously prepared with the WWBaseMap CD.

  • Page 25: Troubleshooting -- Mymeridian Reports "bad Data, Troubleshooting -- Can't Calibrate The Thermometer Or Barometer

    The Topo and Streets products were originally released before the Meridian was designed. This means that earlier versions of these products do not know that maps can go on a SD card writer. Magellan has posted a document that describes how to fix this.

  • Page 26: Troubleshooting – Sd Cards And Windows Xp, Troubleshooting – Map Size Limits

    First, using Windows Explorer, navigate to the MapSend installation directory. This should be under C:\ Program Files\Magellan. Open the MAPSEND.INI file using your favorite text editor. Inside this file, there is a parameter called "Conv_Memory_Size" which is the maximum region size in bytes. Multiply this number by four, and you should be able to have much larger regions.

  • Page 27: Troubleshooting – Screen Spots, Troubleshooting -- My Platinum's Compass Doesn't Calibrate

    Some users have reported that the backlight on their Meridian began to develop dark discolored spots. These spots are only visible when the backlight is turned on. Magellan has apparently fixed the problem that caused this to happen with new units, and has promised to fix the problem under warranty for existing units (even if the unit is no longer under warranty).

  • Page 28: Troubleshooting – Sandisk Sd Card Incompatibility, Troubleshooting -- Com Port Is 'busy

    Mapsend says the port is busy. This sometimes occurs on systems with Windows XP, even though Magellan claims they are 100% compatible with XP and have been unable to duplicate this problem. Rebooting the system clears the problem, but for only one upload/download operation (then it’s ‘Busy’ again). The fix for this problem is to change the baud rate from the default 4800 to something higher.

  • Page 29: Troubleshooting -- 128mb And Larger Sd Cards, Where To Go For More Information

    Remove the card and place it in your Meridian. You can use your Meridian as you would normally from here. If you absolutely insist on using the serial port to download map data to your Magellan & 128MB SD card, then there may be a way.

  • Page 30: Credits & Thanks

    Some parts of this document were based on data and assistance provided by the following people. If you feel that you should be included in this "Credits" section, please e-mail me. Members can be found at the Magellan Meridian Yahoo Group.

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