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#11418357 - 02/16/16 04:38 PM Garmin GPS coordinates?
Dbranch3 Offline

Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 216
I got some coordinates from google earth that I wanted to try and fish, but when I manually put coordinates in gps they seemed to be off, some was even showing on land, could it be I have wrong setting on gps? I know there are a couple of different types of coordinates used, anyone know what I should have my settings on gps set for to match google earth?
Thanks for the help

#11418387 - 02/16/16 04:53 PM Re: Garmin GPS coordinates? [Re: Dbranch3]
206champion Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/12/04
Posts: 2301
Loc: Decatur
You will have to have them formated to fit your garmin , find out what format you need and then you can go online and convert it to your garmin format and then put it in your unit manually or with a sd card if it uses one.

#11418401 - 02/16/16 04:59 PM Re: Garmin GPS coordinates? [Re: Dbranch3]
Skeeterbrain Offline
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Registered: 07/31/07
Posts: 1300
Loc: Cut and Shoot, TX
Google Earth files are .klm files. You will have to convert them to .gpx files.
gpsbable is what I use.

#11418519 - 02/16/16 05:59 PM Re: Garmin GPS coordinates? [Re: Dbranch3]
Rob Lay Offline
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Registered: 02/21/10
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one of two ways, I have done both lately.

1) Garmin's waypoint coordinates when manually entering are 99.999999 or similar, there are no online conversion tools using this format I could find, so i had to manually figure the minutes etc and convert them to the Garmin format.

2) Simply save My Places with your waypoints (tracks work too) in Google Earth in the KML/KMZ format, then use to convert that to GPX.

Waypoints work perfect, Garmin is really bad about wanting to connect track segment ends though.
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#11418957 - 02/16/16 08:55 PM Re: Garmin GPS coordinates? [Re: Dbranch3]
Mike2718 Online   content

Registered: 05/05/10
Posts: 123
Loc: Seabrook, TX
You can also download Ride Leader by Trail Tech(it's free). It will open gpx and Google Earth(kml) files. Save your Google Earth file as a kml and NOT kmz file. Open this file with Ride Leader then just save it in gpx format. When you open the file with Ride Leader you can see your points and trails in Google Earth within the Ride Leader software. Ride Leader works with track segments too.

Edited by Mike2718 (02/16/16 08:56 PM)
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#11419083 - 02/16/16 09:51 PM Re: Garmin GPS coordinates? [Re: Dbranch3]
Dbranch3 Offline

Registered: 02/08/15
Posts: 216
Thanks guys I think I got it, once you convert it is it pretty accurate, what I am marking is stumps and brush so not really big targets?


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