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Old 04-18-2012, 09:45 AM
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Default Raymarine E7D Waypoint Import from Garmin

Looking for help getting my old waypoints from my garmin system into my new E7D. I've got the waypoints, routes, etc all in .gdb, .gpx and .csv formats from Mapsource. How can i convert them into a format to get them onto my E7D via SD card? Is there a better way to do it through the Navionics App on my PC?

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Well, to answer my own question.

The answer lies in the Navionics App. I converted the Garmin .gdb file into a .gpx file in Mapsource. From there I used the import from card feature in Navionics. By choosing Lowrance instead of Raymarine, .gpx is given as an option. Choose the file, and it imported the way points. The icons didn't come over, but don't really care about that. I can change that as I go.
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I am going to have to do this next week. I am confused as to the Navionics portion of the transfer.I am with you converting the file with Mapsource. I assume you saved this to a card. Did you then insert the card into your E7 and import as a Lowrance file?

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More detailed steps:
1. Export the file from Garmin as a .gpx file. I actually just exported to the computer, no need for a card at this point.
2. I purchased the Navionics Platinum, but I think any of the navionics charts allows you to register and download the Navionics PC App. This gives you viewing capabilities on the computer at home. I used this program to import the .gpx file. When you import, tell it the file is coming from Lowrance, as this gives you the option to pull in a .gpx file.
3. Once it is imported into Navionics, you can do two things. You could save these points to a card destined for the E7D. But here's where the wireless comes into play and is finally a reason I can really see using this wireless feature. If you register your Navionics app with Navionics and allow it to sync, it pushes all these waypoints to the Navionics "cloud" for lack of a better term. Then, on a smart phone with the navionics app installed (I have an Android), you set that to sync to the same account. Open smart phone app, and the waypoints will be there. Head to boat, turn on Raymarine system, connect to wifi, transfer the waypoints over.

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Thanks! Much appreciate the detail!

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Warren, can I ask how you like your e7d? Not to many reviews on here yet.
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Upon further review, step 3 option 2 above didn't work. Only because I have an Android phone and not an Iphone. The Android Navionics app doesn't support "Plotter Sync" at this time while the iPhone does.

Harbor27...so far i love it, but don't feel that driveway review counts in this manner. I want to use it in the real world a bit. Two weeks away from Spring Launch.
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Thanks, I was playing with it a little bit today at west marine. Comparing it to the Garmin 740s, with the rebates its only a few bucks more than the Garmin, however not many reviews online yet.
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Debated both as well. My final draw was that with the raymarine you're buying new technology that has both typical network expandabilty and state of the art wifi expandability. The Garmin is older and doesn't have much growth potential. I don't know if i'll need morein the future but at least I know I can add if I want. The system really is well thought out.
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Yea, the Garmin seems very simple and easy to use. But Im sure after messing with it for a little while, the Raymarine will become simple and easy to use as well. I dont ever plan to add radar or expand the system, but its nice to know I can if I change my mind. Thanks for the review.
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Hey sorry but I don't have an E7 but just purchased an E127 for a new boat being rigged now. I did have a Garmin 740 previously and liked it a lot. If I were choosing between an E7 and a 740 it would depend on what other electronics were going to be installed with it.
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Warren, for right now, just a VHF. No plans for radar or to expand anytime soon.
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