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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
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.
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.
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
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.