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Waypoint Downloading

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I am a novice GPS user at best, and I found the waypoints on this site in the download section.  How do I get them from this site to my GPS unit?  I have tried cut and paste, drag, download, etc.  I know someone out there is more technow savvy than most.
Thanks in advance.

Scott Parsons
Venture Crew 3 - the countdown is t-27 days!
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  • shane
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    Scott,

    You have to download the waypoint file to your computer, then use a program like EasyGPS (free GPS program at easygps.com) or your GPS software (example: Garmin MapSource) to upload the waypoint file to your GPS. It's pretty simple once you figure out the software on your computer.

    Shane

  • Eagledad
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    Thanks Shane - I think the problem is trying to figure out my software. I have Mapquest, but I'm not sure how to load the downloaded waypoints onto the program..let alone the GPS. :0

  • Eagledad
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    The waypoint file from this site will not open with Mapquest or EasyGPS. I'm not sure why... :S

  • shane
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    The .loc file in the downloads section opens in EasyGPS for me. If you can tell me what format you need for Mapquest(?) I can convert the file over. For MapSource, the .mps file opens for me. Let me know and I'll try to get it done before you guys go to the ranch.

    Shane

  • Eagledad
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    Thanks Shane, I'm using mapquest. I appreciate the help.

    Hey, it looks like a firewatch is in effect in north eastern N.M. - has there been a drought? We arrive on the 12th and it looks like we're in for a "bumpy ride". IWTGBTP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Eagledad
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    Shane, I got it all figured out with some help from customer service at Garmin. I downloaded the latest version of,"Basecamp" from their website and that allowed me to import the file. Thanks for your help!

  • shane
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    Glad it all worked out. Enjoy the trails!

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