Load Google map addresses into your Garmin or Tom-Tom

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Old 04-02-08, 05:13 PM
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Load Google map addresses into your Garmin or Tom-Tom

When you use Google Maps to find some place, (like entering a phone number and clicking on Map).
On the upper right side of the map, are the "Print, Send & Link-to-this-Page".

If you click on "Send", you will get a new choices of where to send the address info..
Those choices are "Email, Car & GPS".

If you happen to have your Tom-Tom or Garmin GPS unit plugged into your PC,
you can now send the address (and phone number if you type it in) to your GPS..

The addresses that I added to my Nuvi, showed up in my Nuvi Favorites list.
Pretty dang cool! and fast too!


Anyways, if you try to use this new function with a Garmin, the first time you try it, it will tell you that you need a Plug-in for your web browser. It only takes a few seconds to install.
After you restart the browser, it will work with Google and Garmin to send the address directly to your Nuvi..


I see this as being very useful when planing a long trip. You can use Google Maps to search out
a bunch of places you might like to go in the area and save them very quickly.

Plus, you can punch in places along the route you wish to take and use them as way-points
or stop-overs etc.

Mr. GpsMan



Here's where I found this stuff..

See this press release --
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-990...=2547-1_3-0-20

and this one too --

http://www8.garmin.com/pressroom/mobile/033108b.html
 
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Old 04-03-08, 02:05 AM
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Hi Rich,

Thanks for the post! I have no doubt, when we finally are using jet packs for transport, Google will be providing our maps via GPS, then, too!

Connie
 
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Old 04-05-08, 05:40 AM
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This is cool. Now if they can only link to Mio. I have two of them and mine has an SD card for expansion. Don't most of the GPS's use the same database information?
 
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Old 04-05-08, 09:12 AM
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There are two main map makers

but the OS used in the firmware of different GPS brands aren't using compatible com protocols (from what I've read).

There are some generic data types in use, but I'm not up to speed on what they are used for.
The only thing I've used at all is GPX (GPS eXchange Format) when I was messing around with Geocaching software.


When I used the Google location save function(on-line), it loaded a Garmin page before it saved the info into my Nuvi 200.
I'll bet Tom-Tom also provides a supporting webpage too.

You might try to Google "Mio Geocaching" and see what you can find.
 
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