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GPS help.

Postby scashaggy » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:23 pm

Hello all. I have a Garmin 441s GPS and have a question.

I would like to know if there is a method to enter 'waypoints' via the PC and then transfer them to the unit via the SD card slot. I have coordinates I would like to pinpoint but would prefer to copy and paste rather than enter on the GPS manually.

I'm not even sure if this is possible. I read the manual and I know I can backup and load to the GPS but don't know if I can do what I want.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: GPS help.

Postby tears143 » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:44 pm

You can. Look up what format the GPS takes and user a converter to convert your GPS cords into that format and just install.

Look at manual or search online how to install it.

I did it for my cousin on his GPS. Downloaded a kmz or google earth cords file and convert with some software... Don't remember the software.
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Re: GPS help.

Postby Green Tide » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:52 am

Conversions don't always work perfectly, so be prepared to do a little searching then remark it on your unit when you find it. After that you should delete the original waypoint.
Or you could get the garmin software and it would be much easier.
I know someone that will sell the garmin software at half price. He also has the nautic chart software as well as a south fl chart card for the
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Re: GPS help.

Postby tears143 » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:11 pm

Green Tide wrote:Conversions don't always work perfectly, so be prepared to do a little searching then remark it on your unit when you find it. After that you should delete the original waypoint.
Or you could get the garmin software and it would be much easier.
I know someone that will sell the garmin software at half price. He also has the nautic chart software as well as a south fl chart card for the


If it's off it probably isn't because of the conversions. The same cords on one machine will be different on another.
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Re: GPS help.

Postby Green Tide » Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:49 pm

So you aren't using a converter making my point mute.
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Re: GPS help.

Postby tears143 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:06 pm

Green Tide wrote:So you aren't using a converter making my point mute.


huh? My cords are on google earth.. kmz file.. using a converter, I changed it to a USR file... forgot which brand that was.
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