I am having a problem downloading from Google Maps to my Garmin Nuvi 760. Google deoesn't seem to recognize my 760 and only wants me to send the map as an email. I don't think the problem is my USB cable because it works with everything else. Has anybody else had a problem like this?
If you are talking about downloading a location from Google maps to your favorites have you installed the plugin http://www8.garmin.com/products/communicator/ ? Alo a lot of info on this node http://www.poi-factory.com/node/12132
It depends what you're doing. If you're just looking at a map, it won't give you the GPS option. You have to be looking at a marker on a map to get the GPS option.
Note the difference between this (you should have the GPS option):
And this (where you should not):
It's not about detection. It's about whether you searched for a specific location.
Thank you guys for your reply. I tried what you said and it does work, but my problem seems to be that once I click on find a business, the map route just disapears. Obviously I'm doing something wrong. What I'm trying to do is map out a route from Montana to California and I want to stay overnight in Walmarts with my RV. Can someone please help me get on the right track?
will this work for a nuvi 660?
You can't download ROUTES from Google Maps to your GPS unit. You can only load individual locations.
Try MapQuest if you want to send routes.
Note: Sending routes will only work with units that support stored routes (nuvi 7xx, 8xx, Zumo) and won't work with units that don't have this feature.
The "Send to GPS" feature for Waypoints should work with all the units.
Why don't you just make a csv or gpx file of all the stops or places you want to see?I have done that for a trip planned to Utah,Nevada and California.Just click on the custom poi file and it will show them and just hit go for the closest one and so on for next stop.I use Google maps and you most likely know most of these steps but this is how I do the file.
Here are the steps I use to create a map and save the files.
1. Go to Google maps http://maps.google.com/maps and click on sign in.Now create an account.
2.Once signed in go to create new map on left.Fill in title and description.Under privacy settings mark public or unlisted.Then click done.
3.It will now show under my maps make sure you have check mark in title.The map will always be there unless you delete it.
4.Now go to top and click on either search the map(single address) or find business(listing by name).I will use business search for my example.
5.Once you make the search you will see results on left
6.Click one marker on left you want .Popup will come up click save to my map.Next popup which map you want to save it to click on save.Next popup should show info click on save.
7.Now go back to search results on left and click on search again to get the listings again.You will have to repeat this each time you complete one.
8.Once all your locations are entered go to link to this page on right near top and click on it.The top highlighted paste link in email right click mouse and save it.
9.Now go to site http://www.takitwithme.com/ and paste in the url you copied where it says paste in your google my maps url.Now click load my map.
10.You will have a choice to upload to garmin gps or download gpx.Click download gpx and remember where you saved it at on your computer.Now if you want to convert to a csv file go to step 11.If not put the gpx file in the correct folder and run the Garmin poi loader.
11.Go to http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert to convert the file to csv file.Under browse upload the gpx file you saved and under Plain text delimiter click on comma.Now click on convert top right.Once the data comes up right click and copy all the columns.
12.Now pull up your excel sheet and paste the info to it.You will have to switch longitude and latitude and delete column a.Now clean up what you don't need.
13.Now go to file on excel sheet at top and click save as then save as type find csv(comma delimited) and click save.You now have csv file.
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