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Offline 4eyes

Reduced waypoint data for Garmin
« on: April 07, 2010, 09:26:04 am »
Hi, i have all the maps and will be starting an E-W Transamerica starting in mid may. Then i thought i may take the GarminGPSMAP 60csx with the downloaded maps/routes/waypoints from this site. Having read all the relevant posts on this forum, i now understand that to get the whole route on the device is impossible as the waypoint memory is too small. I will not be taking a computer so uploading bits as i go is not really an option. I'm not really confident to start deleting waypoints to get the size down as i'm not sure whats important and whats not.

Simple but cheeky question, has anyone already done this and if so would they be willing to share the file with me? My intention is to use the GPS more as backup and use the excellent maps as the primary guide.

Hope someone can help, Michael

FredHiltz

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Re: Reduced waypoint data for Garmin
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2010, 06:56:47 am »
Hi Michael,

Reducing the TA to 1000 waypoints is bound to leave out something interesting. If you find a reduced set, be sure to get its date, as the waypoints change when ACA modifies the route.

This thread http://www.adventurecycling.org/forums/index.php?topic=4479.0 considered some other options.

In case you missed it, consider carrying a CD or a USB flash drive containing three or four waypoint loads that have lots of overlap, along with G7toWin, a program that runs fine off either medium, to load them into your 60CSx. Find a computer shop or a friendly cyclist who will let you use a computer for a few minutes. Most libraries will not let you connect your own devices for security reasons, probably a good policy. Don't forget your Garmin USB cable.

Fred