Garmin Nuvi and moving map software

Submitted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 19:37
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I have a Garmin Nuvi 265 wt and wander if anyone has been able to get there Nuvi to communicate with moving map software on a laptop.
I also have a Garmin C320 and it works fine with the software on my laptop.
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Reply By: get outmore - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 20:24

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 20:24
as far as I am aware the street navigators dont do NMEA out which is needed to run moving map
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Follow Up By: Member - 1/2A - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 20:28

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 20:28
Thanks, I'll have to take my old C320 with me, it works.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 20:30

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 20:30
I have the 250 and would love it if it did - it locks on and holds satilites much quicker than my garmin Etrex
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 20:37

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 20:37
These are receivers only and dont output a usable signal.



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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 20:58

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 20:58
Garmin C320 does not do NMEA, therefore cannot run mapping software on a Laptop as a moving map, and City Navigator and Base Map do not recieve from GPS units that do have NMEA,

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Follow Up By: Member - 1/2A - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 21:06

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 21:06
The Garmin C320 does work with the moving map software I have so therefore it must do NMEA I've used it often with nroute and now with Google earth, the beta version I downloaded last night connects with the C320 and you can have a moving map with Google earth.
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Follow Up By: KennyBWilson - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 22:25

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 22:25
I thought all the Streetpilots send NMEA
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 23:43

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 23:43
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I have a Manual for the unit, No where does it mention NMEA, I then Checked the index of the 276C , NMEA is shown, your GPS does not have NMEA,

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 14:55

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 14:55
Its alright 1/2A - I believe you even if DTNT doesnt.

A quick search of the internet shows that you are not the only one that has used a C320 with nRoute. e.g.

"The Garmin c320 is a basic Car Navigation Unit .......The stand alone unit provides Speech Turn by Turn Directions and when hooked up to a Laptop using ... nRoute allows Route planning LIVE MAPPING etc."

A quick read of various links suggests some streetpilot models work with moving map programs and some dont. I dont think any are designed for this purpose which may explain why its not documented in the user manual.

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Follow Up By: Member - 1/2A - Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 17:17

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 17:17
Thanks Greg I know the C320 works because I've used it with moving maps for years now, I just questioning whether the Navi would work on moving maps. It's not a real issue it only means I'll take two Garmins with me when we go away.
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Reply By: Bundaberg 4WD Club- Friday, May 29, 2009 at 12:11

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 12:11
I have a Nuvi 760. Although it doesn't have the output for moving map I can download and upload the track to it once driven.
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, May 29, 2009 at 12:29

Friday, May 29, 2009 at 12:29
wouldnt suppose you would know if the 250 can do that? i cant see anything in the menu and the computer cable is a bit exxy just to try
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Follow Up By: Bundaberg 4WD Club- Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 22:10

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 22:10
I dont know about the 250, but the lead for the 760 is a standard USB lead for doing the download- upload. You will need the latest version of Ozi to give the Nuvi dropdown option for connecting the GPS.
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Follow Up By: KennyBWilson - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 22:40

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 22:40
I don't think the Nuvi 250 does tracklog
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 09:38

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 09:38
yes it does - a blue line that shows where youve been - seems to be able to record alot of data
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