Some help converting Magellan waypoint > Garmin waypoint ?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Turkus, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Turkus

    Turkus Motorcyclus Unemploy

    Dec 27, 2009
    Recalculating.... :\
    Greetings Inmates

    I'm working on a personal project that requires riding to a specific location in the SoCA area.
    The only info that I have been able to obtain, so far, has been some coordinates taken with a Magellan GPS a couple of years ago.
    I've got a Zumo 550, Mapsource and BaseCamp on the laptop.
    I'm not the sharpest crayon in the box when it comes to GPS and I've spent all weekend trying different "calculators" I've found on the web, coming up with a minimum of 3 different locations for those Magellan numbers.
    I'm seeing double decimals, hours, minutes, and seconds. :norton

    I need some help quickly, in simple English, (preferably 25 words or less) to convert the Magellan location to something I can enter into the Garmin or input into BaseCamp/Mapsource....

    Thanx in advance :D
  2. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

    Feb 17, 2008
    Nelson area, Kootenai, BC, Canada
    "Gpsbabel" is a converter program that should help you.
  3. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

    Nov 13, 2008
    Fayetteville, AR
    If you can save the Magellan waypoint to your computer as a .gpx file you can import it into your Garmin Device. Failing that if you have the coordinates just plug them into Basecamp or Mapsource. In Mapsource to to the "View" tab > Go to Position and plug in the coordinate. In Basecamp open the "Find" Tab > Locate Coordinates and plug in the coordinate.
  4. Zerk


    Jan 23, 2010
    Straight jacket memories, and sedative highs
    This program is great. Easy to use. I haven't gone out to see how accurate the marks are, but close enough for now.

    I have Magellan Explorist 500, from 2006, which works, little slow between menus, and getting a signal in deep bush. I have POI I didn't want to loose. I converted them to Mapsource. They didn't get converted as GPX so I am not sure exactly yet if if issues sending to the unit. But just looking at them on MS looks good.

    Like to convert my Garmin to Explorist too. One reason for buying new hand held, Oregon 450, was so it could transfer from Zumo.

    Haven't tried Routes and tracks yet.