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Garmin eTrex 22x programs compatible with MacOS

I would like to upload and download tracks and waypoints to/from my Garmin eTrex22x on my MacBook Pro. I normally use the DNR GPS program from the Minnesota state website on Windows PC computers, but ...
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Garmin RDS file - can't seem to open

I have an RDS file obtained from my Garmin. I'm not sure how to open it though? Garmin Basecamp doesn't seem to support RDS files, nor does Garmin Express - so is there any thing else I can use to ...
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Getting water depth data in QGIS

I'm working on water path planning in QGIS (for example, least cost path in a river). Now it contains only xy coordinates. Is there a way to get data on the water depth in QGIS? For example, any open ...
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GPS error introduced by tall cliff

I need to capture the coordinates of several points along the bottom of a tall vertical cliff. Standing at the bottom of the cliff only the half of the sky facing away from the cliff is visible. Is ...
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Does multi-frequency GPS help during cloudy/overcast skies?

One of the problems with GPS is difficulty locking on to a signal when the device is under dense canopy or when the skies are overcast. Do multi-frequency (not multi-GNSS) GPS systems help with this? ...
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Connecting QField to my Garmin

I am using QField for field work this summer and I know that qfield should be able to connect to an external GPS. We were hoping to use the Garmin GPSMAP 66i. However, I haven't been able to connect ...
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Export GPX files from QGIS/SAGA that are compatible with Garmin Connect

GPX files exported by QGIS using SAGA do not seem to be accepted by Garmin Connect (web interface). Exporting GPX files via saving a QGIS GPX Layer loses the layers, so I'm using the SAGA export tool. ...
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How can I use OpenTopoMap Garmin Maps files with Leaflet?

We can download OpenTopoMap bulk export from https://garmin.opentopomap.org/. Vector or bitmap files? I'm not sure and I need PNG files. This is useful for GPS devices, but this can be also useful ...
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QGIS Converting USGS GeoTIFF to Garmin CPE

I'm totally new to QGIS. I'm trying to use a USGS GeoTIFF and convert it to a KMZ via the Garmin plugin. I can load the GeoTIFF as a raster file and view it. When I run the Garmin plugin I get an ...
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Extracting shapes from vector road data (specifically circles and lines)

I’d like to extract some specific data from QGIS to be drawn in a Garmin application which uses Monkey C but I am unsure of how to do it. Currently I use many coordinate points to portray roads made ...
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Advise on GPS logging for walking trails [closed]

Context: I am part of a volunteer organisation that needs to accurately log the GPS coordinates of walking trails. They cover around 350km. They are marked with waymarkers and signs, which we also ...
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Problems with gpx in Qgis after GPSmap64s update

After an update of a Garmin GPSmap64s via Garminexpress the daily gpx tracks (e.b. 2021-11-08) are not displayed in Qgis 3.20, but only when I zoom in (between 1:10000 and 1:25000, >1:25000 works ...
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QGIS LiDAR derived contour to Garmin GPS

I have this neat little contour layer in QGIS Desktop 3.16.8 that I derived from LiDAR data. How can I send this as a vector map in my Garmin GPSMAP 64s? Those contour lines are 1m and so vector is ...
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UTM grid layer in Garmin GPS

I would like to ask if someone could point me in the right direction. I need a UTM grid (1x1km) layer in Garmin handheld GPS, so the UTM grid would show on top of the map. The grid layer should be on/...
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ArcMap field mapping with Garmin GPS, Connectivity Issue

We are planning to go on the field for field mapping. We have Garmin GPS devices and planned to make a connection with the ArcMap GPS toolbar. Unfortunately, ArcMap can only communicate with the GPS ...
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Garmin FIT Coordinate System

I am trying to decode a .FIT file from a Garmin Instinct GPS Watch. Sourced from the file Lctns.fit. However, I am unsure how to interpret the entries values as coordinates. Given this entry: # Output ...
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Can't export GPX from RunKeeper in BaseCamp

I exported a GPX file from the Runkeeper website. The file itself seems to be valid and I was able to use it in GeoSetter. I was also able to open it using ITN Converter which was allegedly a ...
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QGIS: Load GPX polygon (as polyline) creates additional lines (GPS Tools)

this is slightly confusing: I want to upload a polygon to my Garmin Etrex Vista HCx in QGIS 3.10.3 using GPS Tools. I have now managed - to convert my polygon to GPX (convert to polyline, save as ...
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QGIS export to GPX: Error "Geometry type of 'multi polygon' not supported" (GPS tools) [duplicate]

I am trying to convert a shapefile with multiple polygons to a GPX file in QGIS 3.10.3, which has now repeatedly failed with varying export settings since "MultiPolygon" is not supported. I have ...
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.IMG file conversion to a QGIS readable format

I recently found QGIS and enjoy being able to play with it, most importantly it can convert almost anything to .mbtiles, a format that is readable by foreflight on iOS. Now I have an OLD .IMG file ...
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Uploading GPX Files to GPS (Garmin) in QGIS

I am fairly new to QGIS and GIS in general so it's hard to tell what I'm doing wrong. I am using a GPSMap 64st and can't seem to successfully upload any GPX files to it through QGIS. I am able to ...
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Can't simplify track with gpsbabel

I have a MultiLinesString layer in a geopackage that I want to import to a Garmin GPS as a track. I exported the layer from QGIS as a .gdb. However, it's too long to import to the GPS (~2500 points, ...
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Fail to upload gpx to Garmin GPS (GPSmap 60CSx) from Linux using gpsbabel CLI

I am trying to upload some gpx data (GPX XML format) to a Garmin GPSmap 60CSx unit using the gpsbabel (v.1.5.4) command line interface for Linux (Ubuntu 18.04). I followed instructions from the ...
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SVY and QDC files from Quickdraw Contours in QGIS

I am trying to view data collected from a Garmin sonar unit in QGIS. The data on the Fishfinder shows or creates the contours but I can't seem to find a way to convert it to a format that QGIS can "...
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How to customize the appearance of OSM maps on Garmin GPS device?

Just downloaded my first OSM map onto my Garmin etrex 30x from http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/. I always liked the extremly fine level of detail of OSM, as compared to other maps I know it contains ...
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Garmin GPSMap 64S deleting waypoints?

So I'll start off by saying I'm still in the rookie stages of GIS work. But I have a GPSMap 64S and for work I had to go out and collect waypoints of an area. No problem, all was good and well, got ...
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.gdb folder to map use for Garmin gps

My government provides maps that I thought I could use on my Garmin eTrax 20. They come as a .gdb folder with these files inside. This is a N50 map over a state(Norway) if that matters. a00000001....
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Converting Coordinates formatted as Lat 4531.38153 Long 12347.2328 to Decimal Degrees?

I've inherited some 20 year old waypoint data that was taken with a Garmin GPS. I don't recognize the lat/lon coordinates as DMS, decimal minutes, or decimal degrees. Here's one record as an example: ...
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Handling of accented characters in GMAPSUPP.IMG

I'd like to use my Garmin 20 to go biking. Since I do not want to buy one of microSD card from garmin, I'd like to build one myself. For this I went to: http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ Selected: "...
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Garmin data to CSV to SHAPE on ios

I'm new to working with gis software. I've always been a field guy who sends all his data in to the office for processing. However I am trying it myself and have ran into problems pretty early on. ...
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Writing to Garmin IMG format from FME or other tools

At my workplace we manage protected areas. The maps on their GPSes do not update often enough. Typically enough they are the ones setting up signs for the general public. Our rangers would like to ...
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Live Tracking with Garmin inReach explorer+

I'm trying to connect my Garmin Inreach Explorer+ gps to QGIS (running on a MS Surface 5 tablet) via bluetooth, but have been unsuccessful so far. The goal is to have to a live tracking tablet while ...
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Putting gps waypoints into QGIS? [duplicate]

I've taken multiple gps waypoints and I'm hoping to put them into some sort of GIS program (atm I have GQIS as that was recommended to me) to look at them in map form, but how do I get them there? I ...
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Loading photos with latitude and longitude? [closed]

I am new to Garmin and have not worked with them. However my specialist took a lot of photos that have latitude and longitude into ArcGIS 10.3.1 or ArcGIS Pro Has anyone done this previously?
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Uploading shapefile onto Garmin GPS, and displaying it over basemap?

I have a roads shapefile layer in ArcMap and I want to be able to view it on my Garmin64st. Ideally, it would be overlaid on a basemap so I would always be able to see it. It seems like that means I ...
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Problems with exported GPX track

I tried to export a track as GPX for my Garmin using QGIS. Here you can see the result: The original Track is saved as PostGIS multiline. I exported the track by "Save As" -> GPX, WGS84 (default ...
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Edit Garmin .img File

We use Garmin 60CSx hand units loaded with a custom .img file for our project site created years ago. I need to add some POI and trail data (currently in GPX format) to the .img file, and create an ...
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Viewing Google Earth or Google Maps satellite imagery on GPS handhelds?

I have managed to upload BirdsEye imagery to a Garmin GPS64s handheld using BaseCamp ( v 4.2.5 ) by following the instructions, however the imagery provided is useless to me. I have determined ...
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What is GVW file format?

I am wondering what is the format of theses files: gvw http://tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org/gv5ip0/resources/weather/20161110-030000.gvw It is meant to store somehow the weather data but I can't ...
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Import waypoints from Garmin GPSmap into R

I would like to import waypoints from my Garmin GPSmap 62 into R. I have about 270 waypoints saved on the GPS unit. I can use Garmin's BaseCamp program to export them, but I would like to do this with ...
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GPS read in state plane as lat/long

We have an issue where someone mistakenly uploaded Colorado State Plane (feet)coordinates into a Garmin eTrex 10 with the correct datum but position format degrees, minutes, seconds, instead of first ...
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Installing Garmin Device on ArcMap?

I am trying to install my Garmin device (garmin gps 18x usb) so that I can use it in ArcMap, but always I am having the following error. Unable to detect GPS device on COM ports supported by the ...
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Garmin Communicator Plugin not working on any browser

When I access the garmin plugin compatibility site. Which one? This one: http://software.garmin.com/es-ES/gcp.html I get the following notice: [Browser name] No Longer Supports this Plugin. On any ...
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Handwritten cordinates from eTrex 10

I have handwritten coordinates in the following format from a eTrex 10 device. Here are three of them. E00197638 N00135887 E00197627 N00135939 E00197555 N00135964 They should be located in Sri Lanka,...
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Transferring shapefile to Garmin Monterra with labels/attributes

I would like to transfer a shapefile to my Garmin Monterra, but preserve at least one field of attributes. So far, I have tried converting to kml, but when I load into basecamp, there are no ...
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Garmin gpx - wrong timestamp when importing it into Qgis

When I copy a track (day) from a Garmin Oregon 550 to the PC an import it into Qgis a the timestamp is 2 hours earlier than it should be. When I import it via Garmin Basecamp, export it and open it ...
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Calculating distance travelled along track in QGIS?

I'm new to GIS. I have some tracks of people walking from point A to point B that I took using breadcrumbing with Garmin e-trex (set on the Auto track settings). I've loaded the tracks into QGIS and ...
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QGIS Point Features and Labels Not Appearing in .KMZ/Garmin

I want to produce a Garmin custom map for use with my Etrex 20x. I'm working with QGIS 2.14.3-Essen using the GarminCustomMap, version 1.1, plug-in to produce the output .KMZ on a Mac running OS X ...
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Transfering topographic map from ArcMap onto Garmin GPS?

I have a Garmin 64S GPS unit that I'd like to get a topographic basemap layer onto, so I'm not wandering with a blank screen while getting to my field sites for my research. I'm using ArcMap 10.3.1, ...
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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 a ...
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