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Old 04-02-2013   #1
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HOW TO Download GPS waypoints?

I'm trying to download waypoints to my Rino 655t off of but I can't figure it out. Do I have to load them to a map program on my pc then load them to my GPS or can I load them directly to my rino. I'm not very tech savy so any help would be great.

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Old 04-02-2013   #2
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I have a PN-40 and I can just download them to my device as waypoints or routes. Not sure on yours, but I'll bet there's a forum for that device (as there is for the Delorme devices).
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I have an eTrex and I use the MapSource software (it came on a disk with the unit, or you can download it from the Garmin website) to load the Garmin database (GDB) version of the GPS points from the Rivermaps website.

I took a look at the Garmin site and it appears the Rino 655t uses different software called BaseCamp (you can download from the Garmin site, looks like for free). I didn't research it too much but I'd be surprised if you couldn't upload GPS points using it. I would presume it would be compatible with the Garmin database (GDB).
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It sounds like the Rino 655t will load GPX files if you place them in the Garmin\GPX folder. For example, if you want waypoints for the grand canyon you can click on the gpx link here:

But you'll likely get a bunch of text. Right click on the text and look for save page as, or something similar. Next be sure and save the file with a .gpx extension and under save as type select all files. (If you don't it will try and save it as a text file, i.e canyongps.gpx.txt, which won't work, you just need canyon.gpx).

Once you have saved this file, upload it to your GPS and put it in the Garmin\GPX folder. I think you can access this file like you would a route or a waypoint, but I'm not sure. I also found this: How to Load a GPX to a Garmin |

Finally, it sounds like you might be able to open a gpx file using basemaps and use this software to send the data to the GPS.

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