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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: ACLakey on October 13, 2011, 09:59:58 AM

Title: Howdy all
Post by: ACLakey on October 13, 2011, 09:59:58 AM
Hello all, I have been using a Delorme PN40 for a few years and recently purchased a few Rinos for my Dad and I to use for hunting.  Great site, lots of stuff to learn as I have been away from Garmin for a while. 

I did a search and have not found a way to convert files from Topo 8 to Basecamp, any thoughts?
Title: Re: Howdy all
Post by: Boyd on October 13, 2011, 10:29:42 AM
Delorme and Garmin maps are not compatible. I have no experience with Delorme software, but if you can export .gpx files, then this should be a way to move your waypoints, tracks and routes to a Garmin unit. Basecamp can import .gpx files.
Title: Re: Howdy all
Post by: ACLakey on October 13, 2011, 12:19:35 PM
Thanks, that is what I have done so far.  I did some extensive map and property overlays for my county with Esri software and was able to get the overlay in the Delorme software and on my PN40.  I also put all of the open Forest Service roads on the unit after they implemented their Travel Management Plan.  The data was helpful but not a must.
Title: Re: Howdy all
Post by: Boyd on October 13, 2011, 03:25:33 PM
If you have ESRI shapefiles, you can convert them to Garmin maps. There are a number of ways to do this; one would be to open them in GPSMapEdit, save as .mp files and export to cgpsmapper to create a garmin .img file. You could also use GlobalMapper to create the .mp file for cgpsmapper.

Another method would be to use Mapwel which can directly export .img files without cgpsmapper.


http://www.geopainting.com/
http://globalmapper.com/
http://cgpsmapper.com/
http://mapwel.eu/