I wrote a POI loader for the Mac. It's free. See its home page:
If we get some good feedback from other users, I'll add a link to the faq / help page.
Thanks for sharing.
Well, nobody seems to have posted about it, but I just published a completely rewritten, far better set of tools. You can find them here:
I've added a link from the FAQ section.
Thank you Simon
I haven't tried the software yet, but from the quality and content of the documentation I'm betting that this package will be a big winner. Thank you, Mr Slavin, for your initiative.
In my days as a computer guru (1959 - 1991) I always wrote the documentation first. That way, the project's users and I jointly knew what would be delivered and by when. And the lofty managers, who always seemed to think that documentation was a luxury, were powerless to pull the plug on it.
This is brilliant!! Thanks for taking the time to create this software!
hi...i'm a new 2730 owner and am excited about using these loaders...can't wait until garmin finally adds mac support...and i hate the idea of using windows on my mac so parallels/boot camp isn't an option...
THANKS for doing this. WOW.
I'm stuck on one thing...how do you get your mac to see your garmin as a separate drive ? When I plug mine into my USB drive, it just charges the unit, but doesn't show a drive. My unit is the Garmin c330. Any advice ?
I am trying to write a file for alternative fuel stations.
Thanks so much.
The software is great and the documentation is superb. I have a number of Macs at home and did not like using POI loader with my wife’s Windows computer. I do most of my computing on my Macs and it was a real pain to have to transfer my data to the Windows machine just to upload a POI to my Garmin C550. Thank You for a Great Program
What OS version are you running? It really should mount as soon as you connect it, with nothing else to do.
how do you get your mac to see your garmin as a separate drive?. My unit is the Garmin c330.
I don't think any of the C3xx series can be accessed as a drive as such. They appear (under Windows) as a "Garmin USB GPS".
If anyone knows otherwise, I know a group of people who would be very happy to hear how it's done.
Your Garmin unit has to be able to look like a Mass Storage device to the computer -- like a Flash drive. The manual for the StreetPilot c330 doesn't say how to do this. But the specification page says that you can upload custom POIs to the unit, and there's another thread on this forum about using POI Loader with c330, so you should be able to use my software too. I think you need advice from other owners of c330 units.
Do you have a Flash card that will slot into your unit ? Maybe that's how you do it with the StreetPilots.
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