I am able to search for a location in Google Maps, then "send" that location to my Nuvi 265WT. However last evening I located a hiking trailhead along a hiway in Oahu which I wanted to send to my Garmin and could not figure out how to do that. If I right-click on the map at the correct location I can select "Directions To Here" and Google marks the spot, but "Send To" only offers an option to e-mail that location, with no option to send it to my Garmin. What am I missing?
Note: I attempted to "search" for the location I wanted to mark, but it is along a remote hiway with no addresses or nearby towns.
Thanks for any help you can offer.
I don't think Google maps have the option of downloading to your GPS. Google Earth on the other hand offers downloads to your GPS. The functon is under the tool selection on the tool bar.
If you want to make it part of a personal hiking POI file, you may try using this:
Click on your location and it will give you the lat/lon.
Then you can name it in your own file.
Just a thought...
I'm not sure if this will help your situation, but there is a Google Map with a built-in utility to give you the lat/lon of any point on the map by clicking on it. The URL for it is:
Roger in Jacksonville, FL
it is too diffcult for me.
Q. If I right-click on the map at the correct location I can select "Directions To Here" and Google marks the spot,
A.Click on the "Link" and it will have in there the lat and long. Then you can put that lat and long in to the find address block and it wil pull it up under a lat and long. then you can send it to the garmin. when your in the garmin screen you will be able to change the name that you want.
but "Send To" only offers an option to e-mail that location, with no option to send it to my Garmin. What am I missing?
The other trick I've learned is to locate the spot on Yahoo maps and you can capture LAT/LON easily with their system.
I then copy the LAT/LON to Google and use the SEND to Garmin function. An extra step or two, but is does work.
These are some wonderful suggestions. Even though it takes a few extra steps, using
to locate longitude and latitude, then using those coordinates to "search" on Google Maps to locate the spot, Google then allows me to send it to my Garmin.
The marker in GeePeeEx editor is draggable and changes to a fine cross-hair when you move it. It automatically updates the coordinates when you do. No copy/paste between applications, no save and then load into something else to continue. I often switch between map and satellite view to get a more accurate idea of where the business or parking lot actually is. You can populate the phone and comment fields if you want to and then either save directly to your Favorites or save to a POI file.
The Google, MapQuest and MS Live Maps options are OK for a quick and dirty coordinate capture and sending to the GPS. But when I want something more permanent or want more data to show in the GPS, I find GeePeeEx Editor to be my tool of choice.
I still use Google when I am not sure of the address and sometimes the Street View in Google comes in handy in determining if the marker is really in front of the right address or not. Then I just drag the GeePeeEx marker to the same spot and I'm done.
I have a nuvi 750 and Google Maps won't transfer if you use "directions" it will only transfer to the GPS (through Garmin's website) if you use the "map" feature. I know this works through the website, I've added lots of routes and favorites this way. I just have to let my 750 route it out instead of having Google do it.
I tried looking for this in Google Earth and could not find it.
Under tools, I have a "GPS" button, when I push it it is only for GPS import.
Btw, I have the latest updated version of Earth installed.
1. Do you have the “Garmin Communicator plugin” installed?
2. Is your Nuvi 265WT connected to your computer, when you’re trying to “send” the location to your GPS?
Nüvi 670 & 880
Mac Pro & OS 10.5.6
To get the lat/lon from Google Earth, a kludge is to center the location you want, then click the push pin on the menu bar. You can copy/paste the coordinates from there.
You can also choose Edit>Properties and get the coordinates you can copy/paste.
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