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Transfer Pushpins from Streets & Trips to GPS without Internet
crazyst
Hi,

I've been searching a little but not finding an answer to this so maybe someone can help me out.

There are times when I'm no where near Internet access, and I would like to be able to use Streets&Trips' "Send to GPS" function to transfer my pushpins into my GPS.

However, even if I already have the plugin installed, it seems to go to MSN's website to transfer the waypoints via the plugin.

Is there a way to do this when I'm offline? I'm pretty computer savvy so if there's a hack to do it I can probably handle configuring it.

Thanks,
Curt
tcassidy
When you export an S&T file to gpx, the pushpins are included. You could open that gpx file in Mapsource and send the waypoints to your GPS if it is a Garmin device.

Terry
crazyst
True. Just wondering if there was a way to use the plugin offline. It doesn't seem like there should be a dependency of being online to transfer them into the GPS if the plugin is loaded into the browser already.

Thanks,
Curt
Ken in Regina
I think we're going to have to get used to that sort of thing. Microsoft seems to be committed to moving everything and everybody to the "cloud" whether we want to, or even if we can't.

I don't know for a fact that this sort of dependency was intentionally put into Streets&Trips to tie it to the cloud and start moving people in that direction. It may have been simple laziness by the developers (e.g. the function was already there so use it instead of coding it directly into Streets&Trips). But even if that wasn't the intent, it sure is the consequence of their design decision.

...ken...
crazyst
My intent here I think is to actually sniff the traffic and see if I can determine what exactly it needs from MSN as all I want is the command to tell the plug in to load my Garmin. If I can put in a local proxy and direct that URL to hit my internal proxy back to a web server on my computer then write a little code to simulate the call to the Garmin plug in. Should be an interesting project to keep me off the streets at night.

Curt
Ken in Regina
It should be do-able. It's even possible that they are feeding the information to the Garmin Communicator browser plug-in to load the handheld unit so they don't have to figure out how to talk to Garmin devices at all. Feeding the info over to Communicator would make it easy. The Communicator is designed to load stuff from the internet onto a Garmin device, so it just needs the trigger to run and the data to transfer. The API might even be available on Garmin's website somewhere, if that's what's being used.

...ken...
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