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How do I import GPX files to a Garmin?

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I downloaded the GPX files fromyour site. How do I get them in my Garmin?
Replyasked Sat, Jun 30, 2012 5:06 PM

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UPDATED GARMIN INSTRUCTION HERE: http://fishingstatus.com/places/maps/instructions/garmin

UPDATE

We now include a native Garmin file with the extension .gdb in the downloads. Add this file to your SD card and you can import directly to your unit. 

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Some units came with the Garmin Software called Homeport. This is the easiest option to use. Simply go to File > Import > and select the GPX file.

 

If you do not have Homeport, download and install the Garmin Communicator Plugin. The Garmin Communicator Plugin allows Garmin devices to receive various types of GPS data from websites. To download this plugin, see the resources section.


Click on the blue "Download for Windows" button, select the "Save File" button, and then choose a location on your computer to download the file. If you are a Mac user, select the "Download-Mac" link located in the top right-hand corner under the Quick links sections.

Install the Garmin Communicator Plugin by double-clicking on the downloaded file, and then following the prompts. Be sure to have your Garmin device and Garmin USB/serial cable ready as you will be prompted to connect your device to your computer during the installation process.

Open your GPX file in notepad by right clicking on the GPX file, selecting "Open With", clicking on "Choose default program", and then selecting Notepad. The GPX file is opened in Notepad.

Copy of the content of the GPX file in Notepad, and then paste the content in GPX File Uploader. To go to GPX File Uploader, see the resources section.

Add the GPX file content to your Garmin device by clicking on the "Upload GPX to your Garmin" button in GPX File Uploader. The Garmin Communicator Plugin will add the GPX content to your Garmin device. Be sure that your Garmin device is connected to your computer before clicking on the "Upload GPX to your Garmin" button.

Replyasked Wed, Feb 25, 2015 6:39 PM


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I'm ok until "To go to GPX File Uploader, see the resources section." Where is the resources section? on your web site? Garmins? I can't find it on either.



thanks!
Replyasked Mon, Jun 02, 2014 1:03 PM


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The Garmin Communicator Plugin used to have a menu item called Resources and under it was GPX File Uploader.
Replyasked Mon, Jun 02, 2014 8:34 PM


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any idea what would work with what they currently have? or what you are supposed to use now?
Replyasked Mon, Jun 02, 2014 11:16 PM


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Homeport works great and is what I used when we had a Garmin on the boat. Without you being specific to what model you have, what you have tried, and any errors you may have received, it's hard for me to guess what will work.



Replyasked Wed, Jun 04, 2014 10:46 AM


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Hi

I have echomap 50DV

Software updated to 3.80

Using homeport to export gps and gdp files onto a SD card

When go to manage data garmin says "none found"

Am I missing something?



Cheers

Replyasked Tue, Dec 23, 2014 12:08 AM


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Instead of Export from Homeport, right click on the GPX file and click on the Send To option. This will allow you to send the file to the SD card and then you will not have an issue importing them to your unit.

Replyasked Sat, Dec 27, 2014 10:09 PM