Garmin Nuvi software - convert to google earth format?

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Been OS so not on EO for a while. Hired a car while away (Diesel Hilux 3l D4D, 12 seater high roof) – beaut beast. Did 3300km. Hire company threw in a Garmin Nuvi (not sure the model – probably 2 years old or so). I managed to download its entire file structure. Would like to generate a track file – preferably in Google earth format (.kmz file) to plot where we went. How do I do this?

Alternatively, is there someone with the software that could convert it for me – if so what file type contains the track info.?

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Reply By: The Explorer - Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 00:24

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 00:24
Hi

Not all Nuvis save a track file by default (or at all) so it may or may not be present in the "file structure" you have copied from the unit. .......anyway

Have a read of this

Garmin Nuvi Tricks and Tips

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Reply By: Member - Matthew S (WA) - Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 10:52

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 10:52
Hi,
I have a nuvi as well as was hoping to do the same after my trip to Tasmania. But the Nuvi I have will only keep the last week due to memory size. So all i have is the last week from Adelaide to Perth. You may need to use a program called MapSource. I have a guy at work that does it all for me so don't ask how its done :)

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 15:51

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 15:51
2 ways you can do this,
1 download your recorded track from the GPS into Mapsource on the PC,
2 If the track you want is over main roads and tracks shown on Mapsource on the PC then create a route ....then as below for both methods.

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You can then save the file as a KMZ file from GE. Waypoints can be shown too if there are any and can be tuirned on or off using the menu on the left side in GE.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 16:02

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 16:02
Hi

Possibly a better alternative to Mapsource is Basecamp. Only because its a bit easier to get up and running ...if you dont already have Mapsource.

Dont need either to view in Google Earth though - just drag the track file (*.gpx) into Goggle Earth - job done.

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Reply By: jdwynn (Adelaide) - Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 23:00

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 23:00
thanks all, that gives me a few things to try. I dont have mapsource so will try basecamp first. Cheers

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