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Garmin Connect Photos

 

Garmin don't seem to have made much of a spash over the launch of this (or I missed it!).

arrow http://connect.garmin.com/photos

From the FAQ:-

What is Garmin Connect Photos?
Garmin Connect Photos is a free web service from Garmin that allows customers to find photos from Panoramio™ and send them to their Garmin device for turn-by-turn directions.

What devices work at Garmin Connect Photos?
Any Garmin device with photo navigation functionality. This includes Garmin nüvi 205, 205W, 255, 255W, 760 (Asia only), 850, 860, 880 and 5000. As well as, Garmin Mobile XT for Symbian (Asia only).

I don't have any of the above devices - but didn't let that stop me having a play with the service smile

What it appears to do, is copy(&resize?) the selected JPEGs to the device (\Garmin\JPEG) and then create a .gpx file that references it.

On the Nüvi 310 that I tried it with, it understood enough of the .GPX to create a Favourite, and I could view the JPEG in the JPEG Viewer.

Presumably, on a supported device, you can view the JPEG directly from the 'POI' (as you can with a Custom POI or Travel Guide) - though I can't see what additional functionality beyond that, it could offer.

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------------------------ Phil Hornby, Stockport, England ----------------------               http://GeePeeEx.com - Garmin POI Creation made easy           »      

Tour Guide?

So you mean as you drive, this image would automatically pop up as you approached the POI or is this just really a tour guide and you would still have to select the image when you approach the location?

I think eventually, that google view map may be the future for the next gps.

We need a tester ...

Anyone with a Nüvi 2x5 like to try it and tell us what it does?

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------------------------ Phil Hornby, Stockport, England ----------------------               http://GeePeeEx.com - Garmin POI Creation made easy           »      

Quote: 760 (Asia

Quote:

760 (Asia only)

Well, that lets me out!

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

What it does...

I tried it on my nuvi 260, what it does is to copy the selected pictures to my nuvi (I could view them using picture viewer) and save their locations on my favorites.
No, the image does not pop up as you drive to or near the location. You can only view it with picture viewer.

Tele-Atlas

I see that the mapset used by the Google window is Tele-Atlas and not Navteq. In my neighborhood, Tele-Atals properly shows the existance of a couple of roads and a bridge that do not show up in the Navteq version. I wonder what happens in that circumstance with the referencing GPX file?

2x5 + teleatlas

Stormy2k wrote:

I tried it on my nuvi 260

The 260's not on the supported list either - so you got the same effect as my 310...

tfelber wrote:

I see that the mapset used by the Google window is Tele-Atlas and not Navteq...I wonder what happens in that circumstance with the referencing GPX file?

That's an interesting observation. We were discussing it in another thread, and I don't think anybody quite believed me, when I said Google Maps sometimes shows TeleAtlas maps of the US confused
It won't have any effect on what's transferred to the Garmin unit though - it's ultimately just a pair of coordinates.

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------------------------ Phil Hornby, Stockport, England ----------------------               http://GeePeeEx.com - Garmin POI Creation made easy           »      

Very quiet feature and thread

I stumbled across Garmin Connect Photos a few minutes ago. Before even trying it I came on here and see what was here concerning this. I was surprised to see this is the only thread about this feature in Garmin Communicator.

I can confirm that even though the 260 isn't listed as compatible, I got it to work just fine on mine, the same limited way as the post above states.

Not overly sure how useful this is. Maybe something fun, but I've noticed that very few people really take the time to accurately location their images in Panoramio and quite a few place the position well away from the location where they made it. I've also found many people don't read the instructions and place the marker at the subject, not, as requested, at the location it was made, so navigating to a specific location to see what the photographer saw should be highly suspect unless you can confirm the location is where you want to go.

I'm glad I add my copyright watermark to everything I upload to Panoramio.

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Nuvi 2595LMT, Nuvi 1490T, Nuvi 260, GPSMAP 195

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