Getting it to the Garmin – from Google maps…

June 9, 2009 at 10:18 am Leave a comment

So, if you have a Garmin GPS you can upload those maps to your device or a folder in 3 easy steps with a PC, or 7 with a Mac.

1. Select your map and click on “Link” to copy the code (upper right hand corner).
2. Go to TakItWithMe (another great FREE resource) and paste the code into the box and click on “Load My Map”
3. If your Garmin is connected to your PC choose “upload to Garmin”. And that is it! If you have a Mac (like me) select “Download GPX”
NOTE: For some reason when it downloads, the file name is MyMapsGPX.gpx.html – You MUST go in and delete the .html extension (and say “OK” to the “are you sure” question.)
4. For Mac users – Download and install Garmin Road Trip

5. Under File > Import your file
6. I like to put each import into it’s own folder, so I can keep things straight when I pick what to upload to my Garmin. (I have a lot of folders, and a ton of POIs)
7. Make sure you Garmin is plugged into your computer (via the USB port) Go to Transfer > Send Folder to GPS

Entry filed under: garmin, google maps, gpx, mac, pc, upload.

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