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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Creating a single track from many individual routes in Basecamp-possible?

having quite a bit of trouble converting the routes shown in the image as a single track. Some background: A network of roads was driven and tracked using a different GPS, which was then converted ...
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How to publish a QGIS map for use with Garmin/Android?

I made a hiking map with QGIS (for printing) and would also like to provide a digital version of the map for Garmin and Android to my consumers. Garmin: I know GarminCustomMaps but, the possible map ...
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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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downloading waypoint layer from garmin gps 60CSx to QGIS 1.8.0Lisboa

I want to download waypoint from my Garmin GPS but it responded the layer GPS.gpx?type=waypoint is not a valid layer and can not be added to the map whereas my colleagues do the same without ...
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Adding sequential codes to GPS waypoints

When using a GPS (a Garmin GPSmap 62 -- but our team has other similar equipment), when I want to add a new waypoint, the system displays a default number for it (e.g. 202). If I add the 202, the next ...
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Adding Garmin *.img files to QGIS?

I downloaded 10 .img files from garmin.openstreetmap.nl which are supposed to contain the topo tiles for the area I would like to add in qgis. I've been unable to find any instructions on how to use ...
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Recorded track capacity of Garmin eTrex n0 devices

I am interested in purchasing a Garmin eTrex 10 or 20 primarily for geotagging the photos I take on holiday, although I suppose the other features might come in handy as well in the future. When using ...
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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 to extract GPS information from Garmin Cam 20 video files

I just got a Garmin Dash Cam 20 and recorded some videos with it, and also confirmed that Garmins own player can show the GPS information on a Map. I cant seem to find any technical information on ...
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Uploading Shapefiles to Garmin?

I am trying to upload shapefile polygons onto my Garmin 60Cx GPS. I use the Trace tool and load shapefiles via Minnesota DNR's application. There are almost always gaps in the shapefile on the GPS, ...
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How to improve GPS recording?

The image shows as example a small loop by car, recorded by two Garmin Dakota 10 devices. It seems both devices have had difficulties caused by the surrounding buildings, the "blue one" seemingly had ...
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Is it possible to use DGPS device to take longitude, latitude and elevation values in local geodetic system (i.e. Indian Geodetic System)?

I want to survey a land in India using Indian Geodetic System (GCS Everest India Nepal ESRI: 37203 or EPSG : 24378). Can I define my own projection system in DGPS, so that it can take values in this ...
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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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Loading USGS 1:24,000 quads into Garmin GPS-receiver — how to convert to a kmz Garmin understands?

I have downloaded USGS 1:24,000 topos (the classic one, not the useless US Topo) from the USGS Map Locator & Downloader. How can I load those into my Garmin GPSmap? Following advice at this ...
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GPX: flow Garmin extensions to ArcGIS attribute table

For various reasons I've need to get some of Garmin's waypoint extensions from BaseCamp into ArcMap. Any recommendations for ways of doing this? I can write an XML to CSV converter utility easily ...
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Connect a Garmin and fetch GPS stream

I own a Garmin Oregon 600. I know that it has some communication capabilities, but I have not found on user guide how to use it. Does anyone of you know how to connect this device by USB/Serial in ...
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Switching maps when zooming with Garmin GPSMAP 64s

I am using two different maps on my Garmin GPSMAP 64s, the Garmin GB Discoverer 1:50k map and the Talktoaster (OSM data based) map. As I am sure everyone knows, the Discoverer map looks rubbish when ...
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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 ...
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Automating the production of GPS-compatible map tiles from georeferenced raster maps

I have a set of TIFF maps that I want to load onto Garmin GPS 62s units. The maximum size for each tile on the GPS is 3Mb and less than 1 million pixels. I manually produced one tile, following this ...
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Connecting Garmin GPS Device to ArcMap?

I Have a problem regarding connecting my Garmin GPS 18x USB to ArcMap. It is not working.Can you tell me any advice.
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Trouble interfacing Garmin Foretrex 101

I have trouble interfacing my Foretrex 101 GPS unit using my Lenovo laptop through the vendor's PC Interface Cable. I suspect that this has to do with the virtual COM port setting (The laptop has ...
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from Qgis 2.2 to Garmin Base Camp: how to get rid of the white frame?

I have geo-referenced a raster map in QGIS 2.2 (with the georeferencer plugin) and I can also create a kmz file for my garmin (Dakota20) with GarminustomMap. However the kmz file, as imported in Base ...
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Creating KMZ files from QGis using GarminCustomMap plugin

I am new to GIS and QGIS, and really lost with some basic QGIS concepts. I have installed the GarminCustomMaps plugin, and by usign the default plug-in settings I am able to generate a single tile of ...
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Conflicting WGS84 coordinates between Trimble and Garmin GPS receivers

I am a contractor at a government facility in Nevada. We have our own in-house survey department who, for a number of reasons, still uses NAD27 State Plane Coordinates (Nevada Central Zone 2702) in ...
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Garmin GLO Accuracy in Saudi Arabia

How accurate is the Garmin GLO in Saudi Arabia. I know they mention a 3m accuracy but is it achievable in Saudi Arabia. And is there a way to increase this accuracy. I require it to be around 0.5-1m. ...
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Create a rough “world overview” map with mkgmap

I'm trying to generate a "World overview map" for my Garmin device. The idea is to have this map on the device all the time, for a very rough idea of the position and then feed in higher resolution ...
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Show multiple points and lines in Garmin GPS Map

I have two shapefiles that contain (1) 30 point features and (2) an extensive road network (line features) that connects them. I would like to show all data at once in the mapview of my Monterra ...
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How to prepare and upload points/lines to GPS using QGIS 2.8

I would like to upload some points (e.g. locations of transmission towers) and lines (e.g. streams, roads) in .shp format to my Garmin Oregon 600, using QGIS 2.8.2. Could anyone provide with ...
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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 ...
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How to cut big shapefile into several smaller shapefiles?

I'm converting my shapefiles to gpx files to use them in garmin gps, but if the shapefile is too big, I lose data in the conversion. I get a gpx with holes in and I cannot work with it in the field. ...
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Batch convert GeoTIFF's to Garmin Custom Map compatible KMZ files

I have about 600 GeoTIFF map files geo-referenced using New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000 (NZTM2000). Each file is about 140 mb in size. I'd like to convert them to Garmin Custom Maps compatible ...
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Garmin GPX file, what units are the time values in?

I have a GPX file from a Garmin GPSMap 62s. The GPX file has a time column but the values are in the following format: 42079.98593 This point was collected at around 14:20 on 7/8/2015. I need to ...
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Creating custom maps for Garmin Oregon 600

I have a Garmin Oregon 600 GPS receiver and a map I made in QGIS. Where can I find a step-by-step guide to getting this map onto my GPS unit? A static JPEG or PNG map is fine since I'm not interested ...
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Trying to join opentopomap maps together with mkgmap

I'm trying to join the georgia contour map and topo map from http://garmin.opentopomap.org/ with mkgmap using java -jar mkgmap.jar --gmapsupp georgia_contours.img georgia.img runs with no errors, ...
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Is newer better? - should I replace my 2008 model Garmin GPS60 handheld GPS?

I use my mid-price Garmin GPS60 handheld GPS device to record waypoints for vegetation surveys and other field surveys, often under tree cover. In asking 'should I replace my old unit', I should say ...
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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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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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How to import GPS waypoint, track info into ArcMap 10.2?

I heard that ArcMap 10.2 can import waypoint and track information directly from a GPS without bridging it from MapSource or BaseCamp software. Can someone give me tutorial or link to a video that I ...
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How to get correct measure with PostGIS SQL query? [duplicate]

First of all, sorry my bad english. I am new at gis. So I want to measure my road. I want to use measure unit kilometers. But I am a bit confused. I have a garmin etrex gps device. So I get my ...
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How can I transfer waypoints and tracks from Base Camp into QGIS2.6?

I'm working on transferring all my field data from Garmin Base Camp onto QGIS. This is an attempt to overcome the learning curve from basic trail GPS mapping programs to the real thing. I'd like to ...
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What QGIS line styles work best with Garmin maps?

I am using QGIS to create some maps to load on to a GPS using the plugin. When I display the maps on the GPS the lines are very faint and I can not distinguish colours and some colours vanish ...
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Where can I find documentation on the NMEA sentences supported by the Garmin GLO?

I just picked up a Garmin GLO Bluetooth GPS device. Does anyone know where I can find documentation of the NMEA sentences it outputs?
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Convert Garmin or iPhone weird GPS Coordinates

I am trying to find a way to convert over 500 locations I have saved in my Garmin iPhone GPS app (iPhone 4S using Garmin StreetPilot v2.7), but I can't find a way to convert these coordinates as they ...
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I want to browse a city map offline, what are my options?

I found exports on http://download.bbbike.org/ and http://metro.teczno.com/ But it's not tiles, so it's not really usable unless I render it. Are there software where I can browse openstreetmap.org ...
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Qgis making a backgound map for topolines on Garmin

Hi I am a new user of QGIS, I would like to make a Background map with Topolines in gmap or img format. So I started off with Opendem shape files. I have sucessfully combined the tiles I want into one ...
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Trace vector map from GeoTiff, Garmin

My goal is to create a vector map for my Garmin GPS by tracing over a topo raster. The vector data would be exported in ESRI SHP format and later converted for Garmin. So far, I can load the geo ...
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Adding tracks to gps with QGIS feature attributes as name

I am attempting to send a vector layer to a garmin gps in QGIS. I am using the GPS Tools extension and have created a new GPX layer. I can add waypoints without any issues, but when I copy features ...
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Garmin conversion track

I have problem when import garmin GPS tracks with software for Android. I found this code: public static int importTracks(String path, Context context) throws ClassNotFoundException, IOException { ...
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GPS suitability

I was wondering what type of GPS/GNSS receiver should I use for recording and mapping trees in a particular farm (inventorying trees). Will handheld GPS like Garmin do the job? Or should I go for the ...
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What is required for post-processing differential correction? (And can Garmin units provide it?)

2 very closely related questions about differential correction with a Garmin unit: 1). Some data was collected using a Garmin GPSMAP 76Cx unit and the data collectors are interested in whether ...