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Old 04-05-2011, 10:01   #1
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Garmin and Uploading Waypoints / Routes

If I buy a 5208 or a 740 am I able to take GPX data (waypoints and routes) and upload it from my laptop (openCPN)?
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Re: Garmin and uploading waypoints/routes

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Yes you can take your .gpx (waypoints and routes) and bring them into your Garmin 5208 or 740.
You have to use a converter ( www.gpsbabel.org ) to convert .gpx to Garmin format.

I do it all the time.

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Re: Garmin and Uploading Waypoints / Routes

Very interesting I wonder if I could make it work for the Standard Horizon plotter that's on there now.
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Re: Garmin and Uploading Waypoints / Routes

I know GPSBabel works for all kinds of gps file formats
I have used it for these.
.gpx to Garmin format
.gpx to Raymarine format
Give it a try
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Re: Garmin and Uploading Waypoints / Routes

This one works too:EasyGPS GPS Software - Special Offers
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Re: Garmin and Uploading Waypoints / Routes

My Standard Horizon CPV350 accepts .gpx files directly via one of the NMEA ports. The upload/download NMEA port is selectable within the chartplotter via the menus.
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