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How do I load my GPS Map into my handheld GPS?
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.
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,
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
river GPS Map you receive both a GPX file and a KML file.
The GPX file is for uploading into a handheld GPS or viewing
with map software. The KML file is for viewing with Google Earth
See you GPS manufacturer's instructions for the list of your specific