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Antonio
Hi Folks,
Noobie here. Glad I found this forum and have enjoyed reading the threads. I just purchased my Mobile PC and loaded it on my Toshiba Tablet. Love it, works great! Question, I am a cycling enthusiast and would like to load cycling routes into Mobile PC in order that I can pre-ride the course. The cycling courses range from 25 to 100 miles. I have a Garmin Edge 305 which allows me to save courses in a CRS format. Garmin has a website that allows the cycling community to upload and share courses with others. Does anyone know if and how that I can up upload a CRS course file to Mobile PC?

Thanks in advance.
Slim
Ken in Regina
Hi Slim,

How do you get the course files into your Edge? Chances are that a similar method will do the trick for Mobile PC.

...ken...
Antonio
I use Garmin's software Training Center. It uploads and downloads data from the Garmin Edge 305. I can get the GPS course converted to whatever. ie gpx, kml I just cant figure how to load a file into Garmin Mobile PC. I can upload my bike routes from the Garmin device to Google earth. I was really hoping the two GPC and the Edge would exchange courses. I may just need to contact Garmin Tech support. After playing with the software I'm not optimistic that it's going to happen. there are tens of thousands of routes in the garmin data base. I would like to be able to download them to Mobile PC and preride the course in a car.
Ken in Regina
If you have Mapsource try loading a course file. Use GPX format for the course file and use the File > Open command to load it.

It should end up as a Route in Mapsource (click on the Routes tab to see). Then use Transfer > Send to Device in Mapsource.

You need to have Mobile PC running first so that Mapsource will find it as a "device". Select Mobile PC in the device list and Routes should be checked as the item to send.

I've uninstalled Mobile PC because the free trial period ended a few days ago. Perhaps there is a way to simply open a GPX file in Mobile PC but I can't recall. It's not one of the things I tried during the trial.

...ken...
Antonio
Yes I do have Mapsource but not on my Toshiba laptop for which Mobile PC is on. Do you know where Mobile PC stores it's data (course) files? I've looked and it's not readily apparent to me. Perhaps I could transfer the course file via flash drive. thanks, slim
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