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Finding a GPS coordinates for lot and concession lines [closed]

How do you find the GPS coordinates for the corners of a hundred acre lot from concession lines?
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Loading a georeferenced GIF with an OziExplorer Map Data File into a Garmin GNSS receiver?

I have a map as a Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) file and an associated American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) file which has a .map extension. The content of the ASCII file ...
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Add more maps to Garmin Southern Europe

Is there any way to add maps of Eastern Europe to Garmin Drive 40 Southern Europe. When I connect the device with Win 10 PC, so I can download some of Eastern Europe, there is that menu with labels ...
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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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Exporting.svy file from garmin? [duplicate]

I want to export a Garmin Quickdraw contour file .svy into either xyz or ascii file to import the point cloud into a GIS software. Any clue?
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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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Conversion vector geometries to garmin img/mapsource

I’ve had a Garmin gps (Oregon 700). I want to create custom map for my device. I prepared a vectors (shapefiles saved in personal ESRI database) in ESRI ArcMap. I want to convert this set to Garmin ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Uploading Shapefiles to Garmin? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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Connecting Garmin GPS Device to ArcMap? [closed]

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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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 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 Garmin's own player can show the GPS information on a map. I can't seem to find any technical information on ...
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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 step-by-...
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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 [closed]

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, ...