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Magellan Meridian GPS Review
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MAGELLAN MERIDIAN PLATINUM USER MANUAL Pdf Download.
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.
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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...
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;...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
[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...
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...
“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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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.
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...
(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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
[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...
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.
• 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
MAGELLAN MERIDIAN SERIES USER MANUAL Pdf Download.
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.
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
MapSend™ Streets ... 72 Installing Memory Card ... 73 Connecting to External Devices ... 74 WAAS ... 76 Glossary ... 77 Magellan Meridian GPS Receiver...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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˚...
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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MAGELLAN MERIDIAN FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS MANUAL Pdf Download.
Magellan Meridian FAQ Version 2.0 – 10/31/2003 Version 1 by Kevin Harrelson [email protected] Version 2 by Dan Surratt [email protected] Updated info provided by the Meridian group members http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Magellan_Meridian...
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?
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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.
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 “...
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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