We used to be able to copy directly to a GPS any "my places" that you might have saved in Bing Maps.
That feature seems to no longer be available. It offers to export to a GPX file (which you can then upload to the unit with the Garmin loader) but I don't see the copy directly to GPS option.
Have you noticed that? Or is the feature available somewhere in a not very obvious place?
It has been a while since I tried sending a saved place from Bing, but I think it goes something like this. Mark the location you want to send, then click on the Save link. In the Save dialog, click Actions, select Export, then select GPX. Now specify the target location on your connected device.
what you described works fine if the intent is to save the poi to a file that can later be uploaded.
What I was talking about was the ability to "save to gps" directly to your favorites.
Bing used to recognize that you had the unit connected and gave you a "save to gps" option. It would go to your favorites in the GPS.
Just tried both. Google Maps wins.
Yes, Bing Maps doesn't seem to be able to do that anymore and it was one of the better map services for doing this in the past.
Anyhow, Google Maps can do it for you:
Attache the Nuvi to the PC and open Google Maps and input an address.
Click on the LINK icon, then click on SEND in the Paste Link In Email or IM window. The Send To window opens and on the left hand side you can select Email, Car or GPS. Select GPS, complete the form and click SEND.
Thanks for all the help.
When either Bing or maps "sends" something to the GPS, seems to me that the only thing it can do would be to put a .gpx file in the [nuvi]:\Garmin\GPX folder of the GPS.
Then, the next time that the GPS was powered on, the contents of any unrecognized .gpx file would be read and merged with the "favorites" which are then written out to current.gpx.
Based on the discussion, however, I must be missing something? What is it?
When I downloaded a location from Google Maps, it did add it to favorites. But, while still connected to the PC, I transferred waypoints & tracks from device to MapSource.
The new favorite was not there YET. Then when disconnecting & booting up it is.
I guess Bing doesn't automatically detect the attached nuvi, but when the "Download" dialog from Internet Explorer pops up, I just do a Save As and point it to the \Garmin\GPX folder on my nuvi. When I disconnect the nuvi from the Computer and it restarts in nav mode, the favorites are there.
Google has removed the Send to GPS option. They offer send to email or to car. It appears that only MapQuest offers the send to Garmin, or Bing's export to GPX is our only option.
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