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A bit off topic, but does any one here know how to take a .shp file and load it into a Garmin GPS reviver as a map?

I have a Garmin Nuvi 500 connected to a Mac. I need to convert a bathymetry .shp to a format that can be loaded onto my Garmin to view as a custom map.

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A bit off topic, but does any one here know how to take a .shp file and load it into a Garmin GPS reviver as a map?

I have a Garmin Nuvi 500 connected to a Mac. I need to convert a bathymetry .shp to a format that can be loaded onto my Garmin to view as a custom map.

Thanks,

Dave



If you are using ArcMap on your apple computer you should be able to use a program called DNR Garmin , it's a stand alone program and it's also an extension to ArcMap. Here's a blog on how it's been used. http://gpstricksandtips.blogspot.com/

And here's the website to download the software.

http://www.dnr.state.../DNRGarmin.html

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My first thought was DNR Garmin too, but the problem is that DNRG runs only under Windows, I think. Landserf runs in Java on the Mac and allows a shapefile to be saved as a GPX, which might be a way around the problem. There must be free Mac software that can send a GPX file to a Nuvi somewhere. It's even possible that Landserf might do this too, but I don't have a Mac or a Nuvi to test this.

http://www.landserf.org/

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I do not have Arc on my Mac. I have MAPublisher, GPS Babel and most of the Garmin MAc connectivity software offered on their site. The Nuvi connect via a USB to my Mac and I have access to the file structure. I believe I can insert the map myself, I'm just not sure where to put it, or what file type it needs to be. This may be a question for a GPS forum, but I thought I'd give you guys a shot as well.

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A bit off topic, but does any one here know how to take a .shp file and load it into a Garmin GPS reviver as a map?

I have a Garmin Nuvi 500 connected to a Mac. I need to convert a bathymetry .shp to a format that can be loaded onto my Garmin to view as a custom map.

Thanks,

Dave

I often use Cgps mapper (http://www.cgpsmapper.com) to upload shp to Garmin devices. However, this tools is only available on Windows and Linux.

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I've written a tutor for this:

http://p-gis.blogspo...aps-to-gps.html

... unfortunately it's in Vietnamese. However, if you're using Google Translate Tool from that site, you can understand what's written there.

I hope it can help a little bit.

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Here's another post on importing tutorials, helped me out, but have found importing Shapefiles to Garmin not the easiest thing in the world to do.




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