Zumo 450 and Mac ...lost! The Irony...

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by pgods, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. pgods

    pgods Godspeed rider

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    Yeah ...I can load in a destination and ride there, following my GPS. After that , I'm lost. Mapsource for Mac? Interfacing with Google earth/ maps - how? Even the most basic... someone emails me a gpx file of a great off road route. I download it on my Mac desktop, drag and copy it onto an SD card, insert in my Zumo 450 >>> is there a prompt recognizing the card/ gpx file?
    I go to Routes in the menu to see if I can somehow find and access the gpx file, and nothing is indicated.
    So, how do I get my zumo to recognize the sd card (gpx file) and start riding the route???

    Feel like a loser among all the geeks:huh
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  2. blender

    blender Just another rider

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    AFAIK you can't simply copy a GPX file to an SD card and have the Zumo recognize it.

    Here's how I do it:
    * Download a copy of Garmin's RoadTrip. It's their Mac-ish version of Mapsource.
    * Connect your Zumo to the Mac
    * Open the GPX route using RoadTrip
    * Click on the "Send To" icon in the toolbar and follow the instructions
    * Disconnect the Zumo and power it up
    * You should get a message something like "New data found, do you want to import?". Select "Yes"
    * Once the route is imported it should be available under the "Routes" option.

    Now, having said all that my Zumo 450 died on a recent trip and I can't walk thru the process to verify this.
    BTW, you might be able to find additioanl help over at zumoforums.com
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  3. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    As far as I know, Roadtrip's no more. Basecamp is where it's at with Garmin now.

    Just checked Garmin's site and you can still get Roadtrip but it's from 2009.
    http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4332

    Better to go for Basecamp: http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/us/onthetrail/basecamp

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  4. blender

    blender Just another rider

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    Ahhhh, I didn't realize that. I saw both RoadTrip and BaseCamp listed, and just *assumed* Basecamp was for other uses. I've now downloaded Basecamp and will begin using that.

    To the OP: Do what Emmbeedee says and try my suggestions using that software.
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  5. pgods

    pgods Godspeed rider

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    To both of you! I'll give it a go...
    Paul
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  6. pgods

    pgods Godspeed rider

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    Holy crap! I think I've done it.
    Thanks!!
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