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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 do I add 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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QGIS - Convert Vector points to GPS waypoints and route

I'm new here. I have a shape file with a series of points (around 300) using British National Grid. I need to put them on my Garmin Etrex 10 as waypoints. Can someone tell me how to convert this ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What are the units for Garmin's GPX gpxtpx:speed?

I have a Garmin Nüvi GPS and it's filled with XML records that look like this: <trkpt lat="38.900207" lon="-77.008990"> <ele>11.67</ele><time>2013-06-11T04:04:49Z</time> ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bring trails onto a Garmin nuvi GPS

I seem to be having a lot of trouble uploading Utah Trails onto my nuvi 50 GPS. Is it not possible? The Black hills national forest has a img file that is able to be loaded onto the GPS, but the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GPS NÜVI 50 -Garmin

I would like to know the accuracy in degrees (not feet) of the latitude and longitude coordinates that the GPS NÜVI 50 gives for a point.
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Convert Degree Minutes to decimal degrees [duplicate]

I have location points collected from a garmin device stored in an excel sheet in Degree Minutes format --- W00208.172,N1046.977. I am looking for an Excel formula to convert either to Decimal Degrees ...
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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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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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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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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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Garmin GPSmap 78s cannot save waypoint

Translated from Google: When using gps garmin 78s when you want to save waypoint can not, on the screen appear the words gps data base error when saving trak but can be done , please prompts. Thank ...