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Old 10-23-2008, 11:47 AM
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Hi,

I have a Garmin GPSmap 550 and want to transfer about a hundred written down waypoints to it using the SD card slot in the unit, as the rocker switch on the unit is far too cumbersome for any serious entry work. Unfortunately, although I was told the Map 550 is a leading brand it looks like Garmin have not provided the means to do this in the package I bought and the documentation on interfacing with the unit is poor on this point. I was hoping to find a CD rom inside that would enable me to interface with the unit through the SD card and some simple Garmin software allowing text entry of the waypoints on the PC but no such luck!

Does anyone know if I can download anything from the net to do this on a GPSMap 550? Garmin say I should get Trip and waypoint manager but I am not convinced it will allow me to enter waypoints on my PC and in any case I can't see that I can get a download for it anywhere? . I tried another download that I was told would work "EasyGPS" but it does not support the Garmin files with an ADM file extension that I can see so I am wondering if this is a new Garmin standard?

If anyone has already answered this please respond again as my initial membership was deleted and the listing deleted as well for some reason

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Old 10-24-2008, 10:54 AM
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Trip and waypoint manager will do just what you want. It will also allow you to import waypoints from other sources that use common file types. Further, you can use your computer to save and document trips recorded on your GPS. I export these trips to software that lets me print a portion of a map, add pictures of crews and events, and save them to a log book.
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Old 10-25-2008, 04:18 AM
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Thanks,

Do you know a good place to get it and can it be downloaded?
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:35 AM
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The Garmin site .... it's a Garmin program .............

http://www8.garmin.com/cartography/m...ndwaypoint.jsp
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Old 10-25-2008, 09:08 AM
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Hi Bluewater,

Nice boat.

Actrually I find the Garmin site to be a Metropolis of confusion so If you have a link for the download I would be grateful as I don't see it .

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Old 10-25-2008, 09:17 AM
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I should add that your link allows me to buy the product if I live in the USA, but I don 't!
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:07 PM
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sandyda:

What software are you using for your logbook?

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