I want to send a point on E-470 in Denver to my 660 that is on the East ramp to I-76 at the north end of the road. I have tried three times to get the point sent and when I check back in the favorites it's always at the airport entrance at Pena Rd. I physically put the little guy in the right place and do the send but it sends the wrong location. I can not remember if I can send from Google Earth or not. RoadTrip never seems to work right for me. Probably 'cause I'm using it wrong but I never get it to work. Thanks for help straightening me out.
Google Maps has the annoying inability to send self placed points. Places or addresses you search, and then move to correct the location, will send but will be in the original location, not the place you moved the marker to.
Also if you drop a Long/Lat marker, you have no ability to send that to your unit. The only thing you cna do is find the Long/Lat and create a poi on your unit at that location manually.
You can't send points from Google Earth directly. You can create a kmz file of locations and then convert that file to a usable format with other software.
You can also use the pointer and get the coordinates and load coordinates in the Google Map Search.Once it comes up send it to gps and edit it on the gps.Note coordinates has to be Latitude,Longitude
What I was able to do was to determine the coordinates of the start of ramp from E470 to I76 (39.92182, -104.79470) and then enter those coordinates back into the search bar of Google maps.
I then "Sent" this to my 765T and it showed up in my favorites.
I agree that it mught be just as easy to copy down the coordinates and then enter them into EPE and add whatever other info you want.
Hadn't thought of this. Good tip!
I find what I want in basecamp, sometimes using the birdseye overlay; create a waypoint and then send it to my GPS. Or I can cut and paste the Lat Long from basecamp and then paste into into google maps search and voila I have a new point that I can save to my custom map and send to my Garmin.
Thanks for the suggestion to use Google Earth to find the point and put it into Google search. Works. I was half way there but didn't think of the last step.
You can also get the coordinates to show on Google Maps see http://maps.google.com/gadgets/directory?synd=mpl&pid=mpl&ba... all kinds of good things you can add.
Edit.You can also on the Google Map page(top right) you will see new.Click on that for selections.
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