Send Google Maps and Mapquest results straight to your garmin GPS

 

Google and Mapquest have teamed up with Garmin to allow users to import routes and locations that they find on their respective services onto their Garmin GPS. This obviously requires a usb connection of sorts, but should be available on google starting tomorrow.

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Bent,

Yes, that's what I meant...sorry for the mis-use of the jargon.

Is there any way to mass modify FAVORITES on a PC?

Thx.

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(2) Nuvi 1450LMT + 3597LMTHD + 2557LMT + DS61LMT-S Boston MA

google map

Worked on my I5...installed in my favorites.

Sorta

uber360 wrote:

Is there any way to mass modify FAVORITES on a PC?

I haven't done it, but I understand it can be done as a two step process if you have Mapsource. Just remember that when you work on Favorites in Mapsource and transfer them back, it adds to the existing file on the unit. Sooo, you must do a hard reset to wipe out the existing Favorites file before transferring back. This will require resetting all your preferences -- so you have to weigh the plusses and minuses to see if it is worth it. I view it as a way to recover from a big mistake loading to Favorites, but not as a regular way to edit them.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

deleting favorites !!!

bentbiker wrote:

Sooo, you must do a hard reset to wipe out the existing Favorites file before transferring back. This will require resetting all your preferences -- so you have to weigh the plusses and minuses to see if it is worth it. I view it as a way to recover from a big mistake loading to Favorites, but not as a regular way to edit them.
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This not true on all NUVIs. on the 750 you can go to the MY DATA page and there you can delete "All Favorites" or just the ones you mark.

H Hannah
Nuvi750 and IQUE3600

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"Those that stop and smell the roses, must realize that once in awhile you may get a whiff of fertilizer."..copyright:HDHannah1986 -Mercedes GPS - UCONNECT 430N Chrysler T&C - Nuvi 2598- Nuni2555 - Nuvi855 - Nuvi295W - Nuvi 750 - Ique 3600

Great

H Hannah wrote:

This not true on all NUVIs. on the 750 you can go to the MY DATA page and there you can delete "All Favorites" or just the ones you mark.

That is a very nice feature. It makes the Mapsource editing capability a much more interesting option.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

Found It

gpfoster wrote:

When you click "send to..." it does display email and GPS as well as one other device (site not open and I'm old).

You may need the plug-in loaded to see it, though.

Thanks Glenn, I found it and the transfer did work for a business I sent to my 660. Much appreciated smile

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Peter

Re: editing FAVORITES

OK, thanks, guys. I appreciate the replies.

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(2) Nuvi 1450LMT + 3597LMTHD + 2557LMT + DS61LMT-S Boston MA

Sounds Great

Can't wait to get home and hook up the GPS to give this a try. Thanks for the post.

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****NUVI 660****

Option

Peter did it give the option tosave to the card or the gps.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T

Option

johnm405, I did not see an option to save to an sd card; the transfer went straight to my GPSr and I found the business under "my favourites." I haven't played around with this too much so I'm wondering if anyone else has seen any other options.

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Peter

how do you get the lot. lat

how do you get the lot. lat on google maps?!or mapquest

thanks

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Everyday is a GREAT day :)

Card

johnm405, I just remember that I do not have my sd card in my 660. I've had problems transferring POIs from my card to my device. Don't know if the absence of a card would take away the option of saving to a card? Anybody else finding this additional option?

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Peter

Coordinates

werskine wrote:

how do you get the lot. lat on google maps?

My method for getting the coordinates is to zoom in all the way, center my spot in the window and hit the link button that is right next to the SEND button. The coordinates will be obvious in the popup window.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

Coordinates

Duplicate post -- my finger double-clicked when I told it to single-click.

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Nuvi 660 -- and not upgrading it or maps until Garmin fixes long-standing bugs/problems, and get maps to where they are much more current, AND corrected on a more timely basis when advised of mistakes.

Worked for me too...

fantastic!

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

Garmin communicator plugin

Test Page also said it could not detect plugin for me.
But when I went to google maps it worked perfecly.
Maybe the test is faulty.

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Believe in technology, but keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times.

Will it work with my c340?

Will it work with the street pilot series?

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Val - Nuvi 785t and Streetpilot C340

Worked on c550

gwapaval wrote:

Will it work with the street pilot series?

Worked with my c550 just fine

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Believe in technology, but keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times.

SD Card

petlaur wrote:

johnm405, I did not see an option to save to an sd card; the transfer went straight to my GPSr and I found the business under "my favourites." I haven't played around with this too much so I'm wondering if anyone else has seen any other options.

Didn't see any choice where send files. The files were saved on my c550 as gpx files. I ceated a gpx folder on my card under garmin (garmin/gpx). I then moved the files from the unit to the card. When I restarted the unit with the card in I chose not to add the data to the garmin and had access to the new favorites strictly from the card.
Hope this is of some help.

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Believe in technology, but keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times.

Worked for me, downloaded

Worked for me, downloaded the plugin from Garmin, ran the test page, all OK. Went to Google maps, typed in an address, hit the send to tab and there was the e mail or GPS tab ,picked GPS, then Garmin,the plugin jumped in and did the rest. Put the new POI in my favorite's folder on the unit (Nuvi 260 )
Great find, well done guys, love this board.

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Nuvi2797LMT (2) Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

Garmin communicator plugin

Thanks for the confo, bpaine. I seem to be the only one having a problem installing the plugin. So I'm going to ask a r-e-a-l-l-y basic question: do you download the plugin to your GPS unit or to your computer or both? When I tried to install the plugin, my GPSr wasn't connected. Is that my problem?

TIA.

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You download and install the plug-in to your computer, but you GPS unit needs to be connected so that the communication can be tested.

Garmin communicator plugin

CaseyGuy wrote:

Thanks for the confo, bpaine. I seem to be the only one having a problem installing the plugin. So I'm going to ask a r-e-a-l-l-y basic question: do you download the plugin to your GPS unit or to your computer or both? When I tried to install the plugin, my GPSr wasn't connected. Is that my problem?

TIA.

Didn't detect mine either but it worked. Have you tried going to google maps and seeing if it works. Mine works fine even though it shouldn't.

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Believe in technology, but keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times.

Garmin communicator plugin

CaseyGuy wrote:

Thanks for the confo, bpaine. I seem to be the only one having a problem installing the plugin. So I'm going to ask a r-e-a-l-l-y basic question: do you download the plugin to your GPS unit or to your computer or both? When I tried to install the plugin, my GPSr wasn't connected. Is that my problem?

TIA.

One other thought - did you restart your browser?

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Believe in technology, but keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times.

googlemaps and routes

No. I get the same thing. The mapquest version is supposed to allow route transfer. (See http://wireless.mapquest.com/send-gps.html) However, this feature is "coming soon".

Google Maps doesn't

Google Maps doesn't (currently) have the ability to download ALL search results to the GPS. Someone was asking for that, and it WOULD be a nice feature. In the meantime, there is a work-around if you have a Google account and understand how to use MyMaps.

1) enter your search criteria, ie "pizza austin"
2) click on each result, and choose the "Save to My Maps" option (create a new map if needed)
3) continue step 2 until all POI's are added to your custom map
4) Go to My Maps and check your custom map, which should enable the "View in Google Earth" link above the map
5) right-click on the "View" link, and choose "Copy Shortcut"
6) in the browsers address bar (maybe best in another window) paste the link from step 5
7) In the address, change the "output=nl" to "output=kml" and press enter
8) Save the KML file on your system
9) Use the POIConverter at http://dr5274.googlepages.com/POIConverter to convert the KML to CSV
10) Download the CSV to your unit

(these steps sound good but have not been completely verified...your mileage may vary...call now, operators are standing by...offer void where prohibited)

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nüvi 200

Send Google Maps & Mapquest Maps Directly to your Garmin GPS

I saw this last night and downloaded the plug-in, but I really haven't had a chance to play with it yet. When I first read about it I thought it was neat, but then I thought we can already do this with MapSource, so what is the big advantage. As I see it, this might be a time saver. For example, I would probably be using the computer on the internet anyway to find addresses and then I would have to enter them into MapSource to get them set up as Favorites. Or I can still do it directly on the GPS by hand. I do typically use my GPS for work and I have a laptop computer in the car with internet through an EVDO card, but our IT folks probably won't allow me to add the software to the work computer. It will be interesting to see how popular this feature becomes. I think the biggest shortcoming of GPS right now is maintaining current information. Does anybody know if Google or Mapquest has more up to date maps than the latest MapSource software? Also, say I have an address for a home that was built on a street that is not in MapSource yet, but Google or Mapquest does have it. Will this allow my Garmin StreetPilot 2730 to route to it even though MapSource doesn't show the new roads yet? I guess what I am asking is will new roads found on Google or Mapquest be "routable" even if they aren't in MapSource yet?

I went to look at a house for sale earlier today at 8683 ALVARADO CT INVER GROVE HEIGHTS MN 55077. The county property records web page shows the coordinates to be 44.82517 -93.086103. I went to http://boulter.com/gps/ and entered the coordinates because it will allow me to look at maps from many different sources. Neither Mapquest nor Google Maps show this street yet, but http://www.multimap.com/ does show the street. Ironically I think MultiMap is a European site! Maybe MultiMap will incorporate the send to GPS feature on there site, then we will have that functionality and current maps to boot.

Problems with detection

I just did the same thing. Four tries. Test page could not detect it.

Finally got it to pass

I tried again. I had not paid attention to the bar at the top of the browser screen. My security settings were asking for permission to run the ActiveX control. I clicked on the bar to okay it and it passed the test.

Dont feel bad I did the same

Dont feel bad I did the same thing, was cussing and a fussin about the thing not loading and then seen the yellow bar at the top of the IE.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Thanks

Thanks OP -- I only saw this thread today and am excited to try this out this weekend. grin

communicator

I can not get the garmin communicator to work, I tried many times and it will not work. I have Vista, any tips?

Firedog

garmin plugin

try this., uninstall the plugin , reboot computer then down load it and reinstall it ..

that should do it , i have vista and it works great!

good luck smile

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Everyday is a GREAT day :)

browser issues

The instructions DO say that it's for Internet Explorer only. The test page does not work on Firefox or Mozilla.

As soon as I have my GPSr with me I'll test to see if the plugin really works with Firefox. The options are there todownload, I just don't have my GPSr handy to test it.

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Nuvi 660 owner.

Re: Has Anyone Been Able.....

jjc715 wrote:

Has anyone been able to create a route on googlemap and sent to GPS? I can only see email tab in the send button.

Hi jjc715,

With your Nüvi 750 connected to your computer, you'll see the GPS option, "only" when creating a "new map" and then clicking on "Send". You don't get the GPS option when you click "Send" on existing maps you've already created.

At the present time you can only create and upload "waypoints" (no routes).

HTH (hope that helps)

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670
Mac User

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Can't load Communicator

CaseyGuy wrote:

>>I had to download the Garmin communicator plugin<<

I've tried four times to download and install that plugin. After each attempt the Garmin test page could not detect it.

Anyone else run into this?

I have the same problem. I have a Dell XP system with all the latest updates on it. I have loaded it 6 times and it won't detect the communicator. Anyone know why?

Oops, my mistake, when it comes back in to test, you have to activate the ActiveX box.

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Larry - Nuvi 680, Nuvi 1690, Nuvi 2797LMT

webworm

i have this gps system i got but where is the serial number is it on the gps system itself or on the yellow peace of paper becuase i lost that please i need to update my garmin nuvi 660na maps and everything can you please let me know how or what website thanks, email: k_swiss123@hotmail.com

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You need to go to my.garmin.com and register your unit. If you have lost the yellow piece of paper, you need to call Garmin and they will help you.

This is the one option I

This is the one option I wanted most on my unit. Has anyone tried using geepeeex editor to batch edit favorites? I'm kind of thinking about trying it but am afraid I'll hose something up.

got it, active x in internet

got it, active x in internet explorer.

Yes, the solution was allowing ActiveX to run

spullis wrote:

I tried again. I had not paid attention to the bar at the top of the browser screen. My security settings were asking for permission to run the ActiveX control. I clicked on the bar to okay it and it passed the test.

That's exactly what was preventing me from successfully downloading the Garmin communications plugin. Many thanks for pointing it out, spullis. I just downloaded the plugin successfully. Now to play with it.

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Garmin nüvi 250W | Garmin eTrex "yellow" | TomTom GO 910

Hi CaseGuy, motorcycle

Hi CaseGuy, Motorcycle Mama, has got it right. I have installed the program on two computers so far, one running Win 2000 and the other Win XP. Once the installation is complete, there is a check box to go to the test page, just before you go there connect your unit to your computer using the USB cable. Once your GPS shows that it is connected then click on the OK button to go to the test page.
I had the same problem as many others here on my XP system which uses IE 7, it told me that the program was not working but when I went to the Google Maps page it worked just fine. I think it is a security setting in IE 7 that is the problem. I can't check tonight because the XP system is at work.
Loved showing this little jem to my friends at work, they were impressed that it would also work with their Tom Tom units.

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Nuvi2797LMT (2) Nuvi260,Ford Sync3 Navigation. Captain Cook was a Yorkshire man too.

Not workin

I just tried to install to my Garmin nuvi 360. I get nothing. I run the test and it comes back as it is not installed. I've repeated the install several times, and nothing. What am I doing wrong? Anybody. Thanks.

Go stright to Google maps

Go stright to Google maps and try it.I done the install and never hooked up the unit to test.Went right to Google maps and it worked the first time.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

just tried it. connected the

just tried it. connected the nuvi to computer. went to google maps and put in bevmo. hit send to garmin, and it comes back as "This website uses the Garmin GPS Control, which has not been installed in your browser".
Click here to download the plugin. I click to download and nothing!

Got It!

Ooops. My mistake. Forgot to xout of active control box. Sorry peoples! Thanks.

Glad you have it.Was just

Glad you have it.Was just getting ready to send a follow up.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Worked with NUVI 200

I downloaded Garmin Communicator Plugin and downloaded a business, Domino's Pizza, to my Nuvi 200. It saved the POI under recently found. Will these be permanently saved?

You should see it in your

You should see it in your favorites.You can delete it you want.The same for recent found.That is history of sites you have checked.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Cant Find the download

I tried the sample that someone else posted early today and It said it sent it to the gps but can't find it anywhere. Looked in the favorites , new found extras and nothing. I think it went to the computer dark hole.

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johnm405 660 & MSS&T
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