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Using Fly Fishing Maps With A Handheld GPS

Load Fly Fishing Maps Into A Handheld GPS Unit For Real-Time Navigation On The River.

Know Exactly Where To Go

Imagine having the exact location of hundreds of river landmarks constantly at your fingertips. Each Fly Fishing Map is provided as a GPX file that can be loaded into your handheld GPS unit and taken with you on the water. Now you can spend more time fishing and less time driving around looking for a place to park.

GPX File

Included in your purchase is a GPX file containing the GPS coordinates of river landmarks. GPX is universal file format that is compatible with most handheld GPS devices and map software.

General Requirements

Most handheld GPS units can be connected to a personal computer allowing GPS coordinates to be uploaded into them. This process generally requires the following:

  • Personal Computer - Most computer software used to transfer GPS coordinates from a computer into a handheld GPS require a windows compatible PC. Some applications, like GPS Babel, run on both Mac and PC operating systems.
  • Handheld GPS - Many different handheld GPS units are available on the market today. See a list of major GPS manufacturers.
  • Interface Cable - Available from your handheld GPS's manufacturer, most interface cables are either USB or serial.
  • Software Application - Almost all the GPS manufacturers offer software for transferring GPS coordinates, routes and tracks to and from a handheld GPS. Some is free and some is not. We recommend GPS Babel, a free application that runs on both Mac and PC.
  • GPS Coordinate File - When you purchase a Fly Fishing Map you receive both a GPX file and a KML file. The GPX file is for uploading into a handheld GPS or viewing with mapping software. The KML file is for viewing with Google Earth specifically.

See you GPS manufacturer's instructions for the list of your specific requirements.

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