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I'm pretty new to using QGIS and I'm curious about how to import and export GPS points created in QGIS. I have QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour on Windows XP and a Garmin 62s. Any suggested walk throughs would be great.

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  • Salut, J'ai formaté mon Gps garmin 62sc avec caméra sans le savoir. Quand j'ai envie d'enregistrer les coordonnées géographiques on me dit Database error. Veuillez m'aider pour réparer ça – Eric Watsumba Feb 26 '19 at 20:41
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The Garmin GPSMap 62 series should mount like a flash drive when you plug it into a USB port. There are a number of directories on the drive, and to view points and lines you copy GPX files into one of the directories.

  1. Export your points from QGIS as a GPX file:
    • 'Save As', selecting GPX as the export format, and in the 'Data source' field you put GPX_USE_EXTENSIONS=yes.
    • See this answer for more information.
  2. Copy the resulting GPX file into the E:\Garmin\GPX folder (substitute E for whatever drive letter Windows assigns).

Tips:

  • Waypoint names will be taken from a name field, if available; make sure your QGIS vector file has this field (text, 12 characters).
  • You could use Garmin Mapsource (came on the CD with the GPS) to do the same job, but why let a proprietary system manage your data for you?
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Simbamangu's instructions didn't work for me right away, at least not with GPSmap64, because my points in QGIS were in a projected coordinate system. So, when you save as, choose WGS84 from the geographic coordinate systems as the coordinate system for the exported GPX file. You can also choose gpxx as a namespace for the GPX file instead of the default OGR, as that's what Garmin uses, but that doesn't necessarily matter (I didn't really test it).

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