USA PhotoMaps Question

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by heinzee, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. heinzee

    heinzee Adventurer

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    I finally got my Garmin 60csx, and I'm trying to down load my routes and waypoints from the PC to the GPS. When I try to send the info to the GPS the computer says the GPS is not on, when it is. Mt other question can I transfer the info from USAPhotoMaps to the Trip & Waypoint Manager software that came with the unit.

    Thanks for the help.:ear
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  2. wickedsprint

    wickedsprint Banned

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    I was only able to get my 60/76C to work with photomaps using the serial port wire frommy Garmin V, never got the USB to link up.
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  3. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    So, can you tell if the computer (is it an IBM compatible?) is seeing the 60sx at other times?

    Did you install the USB drivers?

    Mine came on the CS disk, and the trip and waypoint software, which I am not using.

    Dave
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  4. fire_strom

    fire_strom Long timer

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    what is USAphotomaps?
    scott
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  5. heinzee

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    The computer IBM Windows XP is see the devise just can't get the USAPhotoMap onto the GPS.
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  6. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Ok - and did Trip and Waypoint manager seem to see the GPS? And is T&W working with the GPS? If so, that means the device is working with software that it was designed to work with.

    But it looks like there may be a problem with the software's interface based on what wickedsprint has written.

    USAPhotoMaps website says it will create a .gpx file. I haven't used T&W manager, but if it will let you upload a gpx, and if it is communicating with your GPS, you should be able to upload a track you created in T&W, and then transfer to the GPS.

    Have you tried that?

    Dave


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    USAPhotoMaps downloads USGS aerial photo and topo map data from Microsoft's free TerraServer Web site, saves it on your hard drive, and creates maps with GPS accuracy. You can: Scroll and zoom
    See latitude/longitude
    See USGS Landmarks
    See TIGER/Line streets
    See elevation and contour lines
    Add waypoints, routes, and text
    Go to any address, populated place, USGS landmark, or lat/lon in the U.S.A.
    Transfer waypoints, tracks, and routes to and from most GPS receivers
    See your GPS location
    And much more...
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  7. heinzee

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    USAPhotoMaps saved the data as a text document WTF. Can I convert to GPX files?
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  8. 9Dave

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    It's freeware - not surprising there are some bugs to it. Sorry there aren't more responses to your question, but the cost/pain in the ass factor is one reason folks just pony up the $$ for a piece of commercial software.

    It says it will save as a GPX. Maybe post a question their website? Or find a group devoted to their software?
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  9. heinzee

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    Screw it I'm just going to pony up the cash. It's just a bummer cause I had created quite a few tracks, and routes now I have to start over. To bad. Thanks for the help.
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