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Google, Live and MapQuest

For those that have not made this discovery - each of the the map areas of the sites in the title can sent Waypoints or favorites to your Garmin GPS. All you need is the Communicator Plugin from Garmin and you are all set - its on their site (works on both Windows and the MAC) . In fact if you just find an address and look for the Send button with your GPS attached to the computer there are some follow up screens that will lead you thru the process of sending the data to your GPS. If you are not successful the Garmin Plugin screen usually pops up for you to add the Plugin automatically.

There are some quirks in sending routes however. Only MapQuest has this ability currently and if you Get Directions and sent the exact route to your GPS from the route that MapQuest selects no problem. If however you use the popular route adjustment on MapQuest of dragging the original route to another road that route does not get sent to your GPS even though it appears to give you the directions - I assume this is a bug and will be fixed in the future.

The future of MapSource on your computer in the future may be questionable!!

Dan Finazzo
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