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I have been playing around with the "send" feature in google maps to send addresses to my garmin nuvi.
This seems to work well but I like Google Earth much better than Google maps (I know google maps has all the info I just like the look and feel of google earth better).
So...... I was wondering if anyone knows if/how you can export an address from google earth to a garmin device.

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What you need to do is to add the places to your My Favorites and then save it as a KML file. Then you will need to use software to convert the KML to a GPX file.

Then you will be able to load the locations as Custom POIs or as Favorites to your GPS unit.

Thanks

Yikes! I was hoping there was a send to gps like there was in google maps.
I guess I will stick to google maps if I want search for an address on a computer.

Thanks for the help.

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bonnet wrote:

Yikes! I was hoping there was a send to gps like there was in google maps.
I guess I will stick to google maps if I want search for an address on a computer.

Bonnet,

Since you have a Garmin there are other options you might want to try. You can load address information directly to the GPS from Microsoft maps (http://maps.live.com/) or Mapquest (www.mapquest.com) or Garmin's own mapping software, "Mapsource." Of course you can also simply type an address into the GPS on the screen and save that. Soooooo many options.

Cheers wink

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Garmin GPS III, GPS V, StreetPilot 2610, Mobile 10, Nuvi 660, Nuvi 760

Export but not import

It appears that you can export way points, tracks & routes TO GE if you upgrade to GE Plus, but only for certain models that support serial connections. I use the free version so can't provide an accurate answer about this.

I agree it would be great of you could import these items FROM GE, but it is a simple process to do so.

I use GE often for creating POIs that do not have street addresses. This is how I do it.

1) Create your POIs (way points) in GE as normal and save them out to a kmz file. This is just a zipped file.

2) Rename the extension from .kmz to .zip and click "Yes" or "OK" if you get a warning about changing file extensions...

3) Unzip the file and save that as a new file.

4) Open the file in an editor such as GeePeeEx Editor.

5) After any fine tuning you may need to do in GeePeeEx, save out the data as a .gpx file and load that into your unit as you do any other custom POI file.

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

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