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So I love the look of google earth and it seems that everyone is using it for trails these days. is there a way to take a google earth file and convert it for use on a garmin?
Also I am new to Google Earth I have the trails from FJCruiser Mag from Shane4X4 and they are great. Is there a way to view the coord in a list for each trail or to convert the kml file?
Thanks for any help.:cheers:
 

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Sort answer - no.

Reason - very different formats. Garmin uses vector based data and Google, Delorme and a number of others use image based data.

You can find waypoints (point of interest), export them and import them into Gramin but most of the navigation/mapping companies have their own proprietary process and data because they want you buying their goods.
 

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I thought that as well but on the Garmin website they list a program that seems like it would? Here is the link: Garmin | Communicator Plugin
It is for both PC and Mac but I have not been able to get it to work on either. Has anyone tried this and if so what are the steps that I need to follow to make it work?

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Great Program that is just what I needed. It seems to work 4.0 I took the Google Earth tracks and waypoints and bam they are now on my GPS. Thanks that could have taken all week and we only have one week to go. See you all at the summit.
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No worries. I spend a lot of time in like 4 different gps programs, so I know how conversion can be important ;-).

We try to keep all of our tracks on azfj in gpx, since that seems the most universal (even google earth will open it!)

See ya at summit!
 

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Just saw the thread, and I see the problem is solved. So just want to point to the "navigation software thread" - also in this same section (Trail Navigation Files).:wave:
 

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I thought that as well but on the Garmin website they list a program that seems like it would? Here is the link: Garmin | Communicator Plugin
It is for both PC and Mac but I have not been able to get it to work on either. Has anyone tried this and if so what are the steps that I need to follow to make it work?

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The Communicator Plugin is for uploading GPS data to Garmin Connect or MotionBased:

Garmin Connect - Details
http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6148751
 

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I thought that as well but on the Garmin website they list a program that seems like it would? Here is the link: Garmin | Communicator Plugin
It is for both PC and Mac but I have not been able to get it to work on either. Has anyone tried this and if so what are the steps that I need to follow to make it work?

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Maybe I misunderstood what you were trying to do. I did say you could export/transfer waypoints/point of interest, basically anything that can be converted to lat - long coordinates but you cannot transfer the Google Earth map data (the pictures). If you are just trying to get your way points over then yes GPSBlable is a good tool.
 
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