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Google Map (route sent to my Garmin)

 

I created a route in google map and sent it to my 3790lmt gps. I showed that it was sent. Where would I find the route that I created.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

on the 2460

On the 2460 it will be found on the trip planner icon, it maybe in the same place with 3790

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

Google Map (route sent to my Garmin)

flaco wrote:

On the 2460 it will be found on the trip planner icon, it maybe in the same place with 3790

Nope, it is not there. Any other suggestions.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

The 3790

The 3790 will only accept routes that are in GPX format and only if you have firmware version 4.50 on the device (it was just released a week or so ago).

I don't believe Google's Send function sends the data in GPX format. Using Garmin's Mapsource, or Basecamp or Microsoft's Streets & Trips software (version 2010 or later) will work fine on the 3790. I don't know what format Mapquest.com uses but it may be another option if it uses GPX. The firmware is so new that I've only tested it with Mapsource and Basecamp. I haven't tested it with S&T.

Probably Basecamp is your best solution as it will use the maps on the 3790 so you don't need them on your computer or don't need to purchase any additional software. Basecamp is free from Garmin.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Route Sending

On my Zumo 550, I can create a map in google and when I send it, it sends Point A and Point B but never the route. Don't know if this is your case or not but it is my understanding that routes can not be transferred on the Zumo 550 from Google. Is this correct?

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You cannot send routes from Google Maps to the Garmin GPS unit. You can only send waypoints.

sorry

I gave you bad information, Mapquest you can send route

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

I believe both Google and

I believe both Google and Mapquest can only send waypoints not routes to some Nuvis'

I'm sure

I'm sure I've sent route to my older Nuvi's from Mapquest. I remember because they end up with names that include the word Mapquest.

In any event, the OP is talking about sending data to the 3790, which as I said can only be done if you have firmware version 4.50 installed and send data in GPX format.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Converter for Google Maps

This is a link to a converter for Google Map routes to Garmin's gpx format:

http://www.elsewhere.org/journal/gmaptogpx/

It is easy to use and I've successfully used it for simple routes. I tried it for a more complicated - several hundred mile route - and it failed misearably. I've had pretty good luck with BaseCamp. I tried Mapsource and Streets and Trips. Neither worked very well. BaseCamp is free from Garmin and is my recommendation for routes.

After you create a route and transfer it to your Garmin it still must be imported. Before that the Garmin will call it a data file. The route is recreated in the importation step. It may or may not work. From BaseCamp it usually works but I had to put another Waypoint or two on once.

Jim

The OP

JimD1 wrote:

After you create a route and transfer it to your Garmin it still must be imported. Before that the Garmin will call it a data file. The route is recreated in the importation step. It may or may not work. From BaseCamp it usually works but I had to put another Waypoint or two on once.

Jim

The OP has a 3790 so you do not need to "import" the route as you did with older models. The file transferred will appear in Trip Planner without having to do the extra import step.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD and TomTom XXL540s

Google Map (route sent to my Garmin

t923347 wrote:
JimD1 wrote:

After you create a route and transfer it to your Garmin it still must be imported. Before that the Garmin will call it a data file. The route is recreated in the importation step. It may or may not work. From BaseCamp it usually works but I had to put another Waypoint or two on once.

Jim

The OP has a 3790 so you do not need to "import" the route as you did with older models. The file transferred will appear in Trip Planner without having to do the extra import step.

The route did not show up in Trip Planner.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

Google Map (route sent to my Garmin

t923347 wrote:

I'm sure I've sent route to my older Nuvi's from Mapquest. I remember because they end up with names that include the word Mapquest.

In any event, the OP is talking about sending data to the 3790, which as I said can only be done if you have firmware version 4.50 installed and send data in GPX format.

I searched Garmin and can't find a firmware 4.50 for the 3790LMT. I found one for the 855.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

Google Map (route sent to my Garmin

Ok, I have software 4.50 on my gps 3790lmt.I understand that when I do a route on google map that I can download the route to my gps. Why won't it work. The map is not in Trip Planner. Any suggestion.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

Google

does not support direct route transfer to any nuvi. This is a restriction in Google, not in your nuvi. There are 3rd party programs that will take Google routes and reformat them into a GPX file that will import to a nuvi.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

@alandb

alandb wrote:

does not support direct route transfer to any nuvi. This is a restriction in Google, not in your nuvi. There are 3rd party programs that will take Google routes and reformat them into a GPX file that will import to a nuvi.

Any of these 3rd party programs free (and hopefully portable)?

Routes

This is something I made a copy of in case I ever needed it.Not sure where it came from now.

How to Transfer Google routes to GPS

1•Click the "My Maps" tab in Google Maps. Choose "Create new map" or, if you have no existing maps, choose "Get Started." If you see a log-in screen, create a free Google account by choosing "Create an account now" and following the online instructions. After you are logged in to Google, enter a name for the new map in the "Title" field and a description in the "Description" field. Choose to have this map "Unlisted" (private) or "Public" (available to everyone). Click "Save."

2.Locate placemarks on the new map. For example, if you were planning a wedding, you would want to create a route to all the locations for the wedding guests by creating placemarks for the ceremony, photo session and reception. Click the blue balloon on the top of the map (the placemark) and move the mouse to the first location. Click again to lock the placemark on the map. A title and description window will open; add these fields and press "Save." Continue with this method and position the rest of the placemarks. Each placemark you add will show on the left side of the map.

3.Use the Google line tool to draw the selected route. Click the icon above the map that looks like a jagged line; your cursor will change to a large "X." Click below the first placemark to begin drawing the route and click the mouse at each intersection. Each click of the mouse will leave a route box. Click the final route box and open the edit window. Name the map route in the "Title" field. Click "Done" on the left to save the map with the new route.

4.Click the "Link" icon on the top right of the map. Right-click on the now visible HTML address and select "Copy" from the list of options. Open a new browser window and go to TakItWithMe http://www.takitwithme.com/ . In the "Paste in Your Google My Maps URL" field, right-click and choose "Paste" to enter the link you just copied from Google Maps. Click "Load my map," and the newly created map with routes and placemarks will show in the window.

5.Plug the GPS into the computer using the communication cable (USB cable) and power on the GPS. If the GPS is a Garmin, and you have not installed the Garmin plug-in, a prompt to install it will show. When TakItWithMe requests authorization to contact the GPS, choose "Yes." When the upload is complete, the placemarks you created in Google Maps will be available as new waypoints in the GPS waypoint menu. The routes you created will be available as new routes in the GPS route menu.

6.Select "Download GPX" if the GPS is not a Garmin. GPX is a standard GPS exchange format for waypoints, routes or tracks and is compatible with many GPS devices and software. Choose "Save to Disk" and use the GPS software to upload the GPX file. Like the Garmin, the placemarks you created in Google Maps will be available as new waypoints in the GPS menu, and the routes will be available as new routes in the GPS route menu.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Google route transfer.

jgermann wrote:

Any of these 3rd party programs free (and hopefully portable)?

One free browser plugin I have read about is gmaptogpx. I am sure you can find it with Google.

One that is not free that has been recommended often is Tyre; also popular with TomTom users.

I don't have any first hand experience with any of these, so don't know how well they work. I create routes in Mapquest instead Google. Mapquest routes transfer to the nuvi without any 3rd party utilities.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Wow, thanks for the in depth

Wow, thanks for the in depth writeup (regardless of where it came from). I will be putting this to test soon...

@alandb and CharlesD45.

Sorry if i have misunderstood, but now I am consused. Since I have never attempted to transfer "routes" to my 765T, I can not speak either way.

Which is it? Can I transfer "routes" or not?

Route import

jgermann wrote:

Sorry if i have misunderstood, but now I am consused. Since I have never attempted to transfer "routes" to my 765T, I can not speak either way.

Which is it? Can I transfer "routes" or not?

Route transfer to your 765T can be done by generating a correctly constructed .GPX file, storing it on your nuvi or SD card in the \garmin\gpx folder, then booting your nuvi and using the Tools > My Data > Import route from file selection.

There are several ways to construct a .GPX route file including Mapsource, BaseCamp, Microsoft Streets and Trips, Delorme Street Atlas, Mapquest, or as mentioned earlier, a 3rd party utility with Google Maps.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

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jgermann wrote:

Sorry if i have misunderstood, but now I am consused. Since I have never attempted to transfer "routes" to my 765T, I can not speak either way.

Which is it? Can I transfer "routes" or not?

You canNOT directly send ROUTES from Google Maps to the Garmin GPS unit.

Routes

jgermann wrote:

Sorry if i have misunderstood, but now I am consused. Since I have never attempted to transfer "routes" to my 765T, I can not speak either way.

Which is it? Can I transfer "routes" or not?

You can with MapQuest.When the latest and greatest came out to send favorites to your gps.Google and MapQuest were both suppose to add routes according to one of the write ups I looked at. MapQuest was the only one to do it.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Mapquest route transfer.

One little quirk with Mapquest route transfer ...

When you create intermediate via points, right click on each point and change it to a "Stop" in Mapquest before you do the transfer. If you just "rubber band" a via point to shape your route, it will not transfer unless you make it a "stop".

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Unable to Transfer Route to 3760

I have a 3760 with Software Version 4.50 and GPS Firmware 2.60.

I have used both BaseCamp and MapQuest to create and successfully export/send routes to my 3760, or at least the purported transfers were reported as successful.

Both of the newly created.gpx files appear on the 3760 in the GPX folder, along with the current.gpx file. However, no trip appears on Trip Planner immediately or even after a wait now approaching three hours. Also, when I open these .gpx files using EPE, the 4 EPE windows are all blank and EPE shows that zero poi are present. (There was a begin and end point in the BaseCamp route and a begin point, via point, and end point in the MapQuest route.)

Its frustrating for me because others are reporting success with the process.

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Garmin nüvi 255LMT & 3760LMT - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

GPX routes

selfruler wrote:

...Also, when I open these .gpx files using EPE, the 4 EPE windows are all blank and EPE shows that zero poi are present. (There was a begin and end point in the BaseCamp route and a begin point, via point, and end point in the MapQuest route.)

Route data in .GPX files is different from POI data or Favorites. So it does not surprise me that the route points do not show up in EPE. Maybe turboccc will jump in here and confirm this.

One thing you can do to verify the integrity of your Mapquest route file is to import the Mapquest .GPX file into Basecamp. Once it is imported, right click the route in the tree in the left pane and recalculate. The Basecamp route should now show your Mapquest route with all the Mapquest stop points intact as vias.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Copied from Garmin support

Garmin has partnered with MapQuest to allow the transfer of addresses, Points of Interest (POIs), and routes1 from MapQuest2 to compatible Garmin devices. To accomplish this, follow these steps:

Confirm that you have a compatible device by reviewing the link below, then connect the device to your computer: http://developer.garmin.com/web-device/garmin-communicator-p...
Download and install the Garmin Communicator Plugin here: http://www.garmin.com/communicator/
Enter the desired route or location on the MapQuest website (http://www.mapquest.com)
Click Send To
Click the GPS tab
Select whether you want to send Waypoints (all the locations will show up separately in your device) or the route (the waypoints all as one collection)3
Place a check mark next to the name of your connected device
Click Send
The waypoints or route you selected will now appear in your device. Waypoints will appear in the unit's Favorites list. Routes must be imported before they will appear in the Routes menu4. To import a route:

Turn the device on
Touch Tools
Touch My Data
Touch Import Route(s)
Touch the MapQuest route(s) you want to import, then touch the Import button
Once the route has finished importing, you may access it for navigation or editing by using the Routes menu in either Where to? or Tools.

1Sending routes is limited only to units with multiple stop routing. A route is considered a specific series of waypoints in a certain order (and not necessarily the exact path taken between those points). Additionally, not all multiple stop routing capable units support the transfer of routes from MapQuest or other websites/computer programs. To confirm that your device supports the transfer of routes from MapQuest or another mapping program, please review the article here: https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={9bca0be0-5f38-11dd-c66b-000000000000}

2This is compatible with the following internet browsers: Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox and Safari.

3When a route is sent to your device and imported, the calculated route may not be the same as the route calculated by MapQuest or another mapping program. Although all waypoints should be present and in the correct order, the exact street choices will vary based on many criteria such as map version, route preference, avoidances, etc...

4The nuvi 2400 series and dezl series units do not require you to import the route before accessing it on the device. The routes should be available in the Trip Planner after they are sent.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Problem is the 3760

I did a little looking on the GPS Passion website and found this thread I think you should look at:

http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=139283

The concensus is that the 37xx series will not handle an imported route. You can create a multi-point route in the nuvi but you cannot import one. Major limitation form my point of view but apparently true. Not everybody does this but it is very handy for scenic drives. I have found no preferences that will cause the nuvi to pick the roads I want when my selection criteria is the view, not time or distance. My son created a route in my nuvi 760 once. It kind of worked. It is hard to precisely place points on the tiny screen.

Jim

37xx route import

You are correct that the 37xx nuvi originally did not support route import, but that function was recently added with software version 4.50. So since selfruler is running that version, the route import should work.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Still Frustrated

@JimD1 - As alandb points out, the 37xx series will now supposedly accept routes that are in GPX format if you have the new firmware version 4.50 released a week or so ago. I have a 3760 with the 4.50 update.

@charlesd45 - I believe I am compliant with the instructions in your post. Still nothing on Trip Planner.

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Garmin nüvi 255LMT & 3760LMT - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

Trip planner.

This is a long shot and since I don't have a unit with Trip Planner to test with, please forgive me if I am asking a stupid question. Will a trip show up in Trip Planner if it has only a start point and destination with no explicit intermediate points? You stated that your Basecamp route only had a start and end point and your Mapquest route had only one via point. Did you change the via point to a "Stop" in Mapquest before you did the transfer? If not, the via does not get included in the .GPX, and in that case that route would also have only a start and destination. Can you try a new route with multiple via points? And be sure to convert each of the via points to a Stop in Mapquest before you transfer it. Again, I am just speculating here. I wish I had access to one of the newer nuvi's.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

The Mapquest file is on the 3760

alandb wrote:

One thing you can do to verify the integrity of your Mapquest route file is to import the Mapquest .GPX file into Basecamp. Once it is imported, right click the route in the tree in the left pane and recalculate. The Basecamp route should now show your Mapquest route with all the Mapquest stop points intact as vias.

Per your suggestion, I imported the Mapquest file into BaseCamp and all the points appeared intact, including the intermediate stop.

However, despite the file being in the GPX folder on the unit when connected to the computer via USB and it being exportable to Basecamp intact, nothing new appears in Favorites, Extras, or Trip Planner when the unit is in use.

@rthibodaux - Are you having in success with your 3790?

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Garmin nüvi 255LMT & 3760LMT - "Those who wish for fairness without first protecting freedom will end up with neither freedom nor fairness." - Milton Friedman

Google Map (route sent to my Garmin

selfruler wrote:
alandb wrote:

One thing you can do to verify the integrity of your Mapquest route file is to import the Mapquest .GPX file into Basecamp. Once it is imported, right click the route in the tree in the left pane and recalculate. The Basecamp route should now show your Mapquest route with all the Mapquest stop points intact as vias.

Per your suggestion, I imported the Mapquest file into BaseCamp and all the points appeared intact, including the intermediate stop.

However, despite the file being in the GPX folder on the unit when connected to the computer via USB and it being exportable to Basecamp intact, nothing new appears in Favorites, Extras, or Trip Planner when the unit is in use.

@rthibodaux - Are you having in success with your 3790?

No success at all. When I download a route from google map, it is downloaded into my favorites, but not the full route. It is either the start of the route or the end. The whole route is not there. I will send an email to garmin and see what their answer is.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

You cannot send routes from

You cannot send routes from Google Maps to the Garmin GPS unit.

Yes, you are right.

Mr69 wrote:

You cannot send routes from Google Maps to the Garmin GPS unit.

Yes.

Google Map (route sent to my Garmin

This the reply that I received from Garmin about useing Google Map to do a Route.

You cannot send routes from Google to any of our devices. You can send routes from Mapquest to your device with the updated software. Once you send them from Mapquest they will be in your trip planner.

Thank you for choosing Garmin International.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

Google Map (route sent to my Garmin

OK, I tried to send waypoint using mapquest to my 3790lmt. I show that it was sent, but when I checked Trip Planner it wasn't there. I did receive the route but not the waypoint. What am I doing wrong.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT

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Waypoints don't show up under the Trip Planner. If they are on the unit, they will show up under Favorites.

Routes

Thanks, for this detail information.

It works!!!!

It works!!!!
It worked first time on my 3760, using mapsource. well done, the only other thing I want them to do is add Extras to the trip planer menue. I'm a little happier today

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The 2nd time

Turned GPS on, no route, turned it off again completly not in stand by, turned it and there it was poi were all there too

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Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present...

Cool tool thanks

Cool tool thanks

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transferring Google routes to a Garmin

Charles,
That's an excellent write-up and I don't want to diminish your effort, but if you're going to all that trouble why not just use the Garmin BaseCamp app and save yourself a lot of extra work. And once you save the route you can convert it to a track and create an Adventure that can be posted and shared with fellow travelers or members of a club. It's what we use for mapping runs for our MINI Cooper Club. We do a drive at least once each month and it is easier to get the route info to the members than printing out maps and direction. We also do a dry run of the route to check for bad roads intersections with poor sight lines etc. and with the GPS on it creates a track of the route so we can use that to create our adventures. Actually a lot of fun, and it gives us another reason to drive our MINIs even more!

M0T0R 0N!

Seems this procedure won't work with 2400 series

I have a 2460LMT
There is no "My Data" folder.

Seems this procedure won't work with 2400 series

I have a 2460 LMT
There is no "My Data" folder.

What are you trying to do?

mistypotato wrote:

I have a 2460 LMT
There is no "My Data" folder.

This is an old thread (from 2011), and many new models with different nomenclature have been introduced. So let us know what you are trying to do.

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