Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
couldn't load map from mapquest
I was all packed and gassed up for a group ride this AM. I made the map in mapquest and then sent it to my 665 after having to down load new garmin communication software.
I watched the Sending" icon for a while before I started trying to trouble shoot the problem. I started the map around 7:30 and gave up playing with my 665 around 9AM, the time our group ride was to leave.
during the day I played around with whatever I could think of, including trying to sen an email request to garmin for help. Garmin's email site would NOT send my message.
After trying different searches I finally found the Zumo forum and left a request for help.
I could see a GPS file loaded into my GPS. It eventually ocured to me to look for a GPS file converter which I found, GPS into KML. After the file was converted all I had to do was click here and Google maps opened the file.
that was how I discovered the GPS file was packed full of way points I hadn't included in the map. It look as if it scooped up everything I have stored into favorites.
I deleted the file, loaded a test map from mapquest and its working?
I also discovered that we can load one item from google maps directly into my 665, not a map, but one point.
As a result we can use google search to find a point on a map and sent that to our gps.
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