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wanderer

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load google earth gps tracks from computer to my gps
« on: April 29, 2011, 02:18:40 PM »
i have a street pilot 7200 and  would like to import  google earth tracks to the gps  It can be done on a pc   does anyone know how to do it form a mac?

wanderer

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how do u load a google gps track to a garmin 7200 street pilot
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 02:21:16 PM »
I have a garmin 7200 street pilot and would like to load some trails form google earth to the   gps unit . I see there is a program for pcs which does this but I can't find one from a mac? anyone know what programs  to use and how to do this?

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Re: how do u load a google gps track to a garmin 7200 street pilot
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 02:30:47 PM »
Basecamp and Roadtrip are Garmin's Mac programs:

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/us/onthetrail/basecamp
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4332

Whether they will work with an older unit like the 7200, I don't know. I don't use Google earth, but you may need to convert the file to something that Basecamp understands. GPSBabel can probably do that.

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Re: load google earth gps tracks from computer to my gps
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 06:01:09 PM »
I could be wrong, but I do not think your GPS can have a track uploaded to it.  I know for the handhelds you can trace something in GoogleEarth, convert to a gpx file, and then upload the gpx file to the GPS.  But I do not think this works with any of the car GPSs (but I could be wrong).  If that is the case, the only option would be making a map. 

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Re: load google earth gps tracks from computer to my gps
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011, 06:24:19 PM »
The Nuvi's don't allow you to import tracks. Not sure about the StreetPilot series. The older StreetPilots could do this, but the 7200 is more "Nuvi-like" than the 2600 series.  ;D