Garmin Ltd. is the parent company of a group of companies founded in 1989 by Gary Burrell and Min Kao that develops consumer, aviation, and marine technologies for the Global Positioning System.

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How can I get timestamps from Garmin's .gdb files?

I have got the some Gps data in the form of Garmin's .gdb files. I have converted it to CSV files using GPSBabel. The CSV output contains Latitude, Longitude, and some kind of free form text remarks. ...
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Import garmin Topo map to QGIS

I would like to import my Garmin Topo Maps to QGIS. I want to use the Topo Map as a Layer to create Shapefiles. Can anybody tell me if it is possible to import the Garmin maps including waypoints as ...
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Can I import a kmz file directly from ArcMap 10 to Garmin GPS?

I currently import a kmz file created in ArcMap 9 (via a very convoluted process using Google Earth) to my Garmin Oregon GPS. I do this so that I can view an aerial photo with town tax parcel map info ...
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Unable to reference GPS waypoints correctly in ArcGIS

I'm working on a project. Waypoints were taken in the field with a Garmin Dakota 20. I've tried two different ways of putting them into ArcGIS. One way is through converting the GPX file to a ...
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Why are Garmin provided maps inaccurate?

Collected tracks on my Garmin GPS (Oregon 450) or in BaseCamp seem to be not in the correct position. There's only a little detail with major highways but it looks as though the route is shifted south,...
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Garmin etrex raster maps support

I currently use an excellent set of printed topographic route maps for mountain biking. I would like to scan the maps, georeference them, and upload the maps to a handheld GPS device. Does the etrex ...
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Can I export a polygon shapefile to a Garmin device?

I want to export the boundaries of a parcel to my GarminMap 60CSx. I downloaded a parcel map from the county, and I want to use it to walk the perimeter. Does the .gpx format support polygons? Or is ...
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Can i use GPS Garmin GPSmap 62s in GIS projects with high accuracy?

i have GPS Garmin GPSmap 62s, is this can be dependable in GIS projects with high accuracy, and what is the "RMS", the minimum error rate in meter, and can i linking it with arcpad to draw road or ...
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Creating Garmin GPS compatible map using TFW+tiff files

I have complete set of 1:50000 maps of Sri Lanka in .tiff format. They have .TFW files accompanied with them. Now I need to create maps to use with my etrex 20 device using those tiff files. How can I ...
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GPS-Plugin and Garmin data

I am an avalanche specialist and I use a GPS Garmin 62 for fieldwork. I for example use waypoints to measure snow depth in avalanches for volume calculations. When I add a waypoint in the garmin ...
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How to enable OSM map in Garmin?

I've installed two OSM maps, but I cannot use them in Garmin. See the window of Utilities / Manage Map Products: The maps are not lockable, but I cannot use them in Garmin... What shall I do to be ...
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How do I download tracks from Garmin GPSmap 62 using GPS utility?

I think I have to open files from windows file manager and then save these, rather than the autoconnect facility available between other Garmin devices and GPS utility.. Is this correct or is there a ...
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Quantum GIS Garmin Maps62 device and GPS utility - making a polygon for random point

I have a Garmin GPSMaps62 unit and GPS utility. I have logged tracks and need to get these to load as polygon layers in Quantum so that I can then ask Q to give me random sample points and upload ...
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Garmin etrex 10 and QGIS

I want to know if anyone has been able to download data from a etrex 10/20/30 directly from Qgis. The usb protocol decsribe in a recent post does not do the trick. GpsBabel documentation states that ...
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Why won't QGIS recognize my GPS?

Garmin BaseCamp recognizes and receives data from my GPSmap 60CSx, but QGIS GPS Tools plugin does not. Am I missing a step? I want to be able to transfer data both directions. MacOS 10.6.8 QGIS 1.7....
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How to convert Garmin Waypoints to Google Mercator?

I have georef some topocards with QGIS and the Google Hybrid Layer. So, this cards are connected with the Google Mercator System. Now I have some waypoints taken with Garmin GPSmap62 (in WGS84). ...
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Sensitivity of Garmin eTrex 30

I have a very good experience with Garmin eTrex Legend HCx - here and here they write that HCx has a very sensitive chip, that works in forest, deep valleys and in cities - and I can only confirm - ...
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Difference between Garmin eTrex Legend HCx and eTrex 30?

I have used etrex Legend HCx a lot and been satisfied. Now I've seen etrex 30 just for a while and it seems to me that the Legend is much more user friendly, good old menus with a lot of functionality,...
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How to batch convert Garmin GDB to GPX?

I need to convert a lot of garmin GDB files to GPX in order to convert it to another vector format. Is there any tools available can do a batch convert from garmin GDB files to GPX? Using MapSource ...
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How do I download Garmin etrex Legend data into ArcGIS 9.3?

I am looking for a free solution to transfer waypoints from my GPS device to my PC, and into ArcGIS 9.3. Thanks in advance for your help and advice. These are my devices: Garmin etrex Legend (it's ...
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How do I download tracks from the GARMIN GPSMAP 78 usin DNRGarmin?

I have been able to download waypoints to DNRGarmin by accessing the GPX file. However, I have only been able to view waypoints. How can I download tracks?
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File IMG from OSM

Is it possible to convert or open an IMG file from OSM? I don't find a solution for the visualization and conversion. Thanks
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How can I get my GPS track data into a graphics program?

I'm using a Garmin Edge 705 bike GPS/computer unit, which produces .gpx files. I can use the standard software it comes with to plot on Google Maps etc, but I'd like to be able to output just a vector ...
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How do I find software for my GPS?

I recently unearthed a GPS unit I purchased a few years. It's a Garmin GPSmap 60 (picture) and has a usb port on it. Is there a way that I can link it to my mac? I do have windows installed also, and ...