Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Re: Garmin GPSMap 2xx, 3xx, & 4XX users
Originally Posted by Steve_R
I'm trying to get Waypoints and Routes over to my new GPSMap 478. I've tried using the USB cable which Garmin says is the only way to transfer them and I've tried using the Garmin data card unit. I don't get anything transferred. I'm doing this from the NT mapping software on the Mapsource pull down. Should I be using the Waypoint and Track manager? I can enter them manually on the 478 itself, but can seem to get them from the laptop over.
Have you verified that you have up to date software, I think there is a USB/communication driver they use. Make sure it's the latest.
Do you see you 478 as a device when you try to upload from Mapsource. If not then as above, or try another USB cable...
From Mapsource do you have the Routes loaded that you want on your 478 & then select to upload & you should see a transfer occur. (This is how it works for a 2610).
If the 478 works differently, which I doubt you can try POI loader (available from Garmin Free) & then you need to have a GPX file (save as from Mapsource & change the type to GPX)
The GPS recognizes the 64MB card when I insert it.
So far Garmin No Help tells me to use the USB cable but that's not working. The User's Manual is about a worthless. I'm sure I'm missing a setting some where. Any help or sharp barbs are appreciated.
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