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Load a Streets & Trips route to Garmin Nuvi 360
retired_vol
I need some help. I have downloaded Streets and Trips 2009 and laid out some trip routes on different maps and saved them. I would like to upload them to my Garmin Nuvi 360. Can this be done? If so, how do you do that. When I hook the Garmin to my desktop, it brings us a USB drive available. What type of file do I upload to my Garmin from S&T 2009? Any help would be appreciated. I'm real new at this.
tcassidy
Unfortunately, each company uses proprietary file types to store waypoints and routes. They are not directly transferrable for one program (such as Microsoft S&T) to another (Garmin Personal Navigation Device).

You might want to recreate the important pushpin locations you have in S&T as favourites on your 360. Then let the 360 create routes. They should be similar to what you are seeing on your computer in S&T.

You should also familiarize yourself with Garmin's MapSource program. It has functionality on your computer similar to S&T for creating waypoints and routes and will talk directly to your 360.

Terry
Marvin Hlavac
retired_vol, you could experiment with 3rd party applications, such as GPS Babel, or others. They are listed in http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/194-list-free-software-helpful-microsoft-streets-trips-users
retired_vol
Thanks for the info. I will look at some of the conversion programs to see if they will work. Trying to recreate the points in the Garmin is not feasible as I have 10 of them to do every day. What we are doing is setting the salesperson routes one day for the next day. We then want to load them into the Garmin's for the next day. The salesperson don't have laptops as they carry a scanner to put their orders in.
Marvin Hlavac
After you've had a chance to play with the various programs, please do tell us if you've found a workable solution. Good luck!
tcassidy
If you need to use Nuvis in this situation, you should be using Garmin MapSource to set up the routes instead of S&T. Then, no conversion would be necessary.

Terry
Gladwin
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Originally Posted by retired_vol
I need some help. I have downloaded Streets and Trips 2009 and laid out some trip routes on different maps and saved them. I would like to upload them to my Garmin Nuvi 360. Can this be done? If so, how do you do that. When I hook the Garmin to my desktop, it brings us a USB drive available. What type of file do I upload to my Garmin from S&T 2009? Any help would be appreciated. I'm real new at this.
From Streets & Trips 2010 you can transfer data from the application to your Garmin NUVI device using the 'Send to GPS Device' feature. But you will have to be connected to the internet to do this.

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Originally Posted by Marvin Hlavac
Export to a GPS navigation device / Export to mobile phone

A trip planned in Microsoft Streets and Trips 2010 can be exported to a GPS navigation device either via a USB connection or wirelessly via MSN Direct.

This may become a popular feature, but I personally use my laptop computer for both, trip planning and navigation. I don't own a GPS navigation device I could use for testing this new Streets & Trips functionality. But I'm looking forward to reading feedback from users who do.



Streets and Trips 2010 allows users to right-click a point on the map, for example a restaurant, and then we can select (among other options) to send the restaurant's name, address, and phone number via an SMS to a cell phone.
Also in ST2010 you can now export your Waypoints (Pushpin data), Route points and GPS Trail (Tracks) into a GPX file. And by using the Garmin POI loader application you can transfer the waypoint data to your Garmin NUVI device. (Internet not required)
Newbee
Unless I am missing something. I can only transfer the waypoint or start/end of the destination. Nothing in between since my Nuvi 350 will calculate the route to that waypoint.
Ken in Regina
That's right. It has already been explored in another thread and we have discovered that Streets doesn't actually transfer the route. It only transfers the waypoints involved in the route.

If you only have a start and end point that's all that's transferred. If you have a start and end and, say, four "stops", all six points will be transfered.

Then, as you note, you ask your handheld to recalculate the route.

Sometimes you might notice that the Garmin handheld will calculate a different route than Streets created for you. One reason would be if you have your route preferences set differently in the handheld than you have in Streets. Another reason would be if you have different maps -- say, an older version -- in the handheld than in Streets, or vice versa.

...ken...
Newbee
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Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
If you only have a start and end point that's all that's transferred. If you have a start and end and, say, four "stops", all six points will be transfered.

Sometimes you might notice that the Garmin handheld will calculate a different route than Streets created for you. One reason would be if you have your route preferences set differently in the handheld than you have in Streets. Another reason would be if you have different maps -- say, an older version -- in the handheld than in Streets, or vice versa.
That's not bad...you can certainly make this feature useful if it adds the stops. I mean, it's not a $100 program but to do this, is a mighty impressive IMO. From experience, I found in the majority of situations, Streets & Trips gives me a better route than my Garmin device.
LeeG
I can use some help, please, in transferring data to a Nuvi.

I am using Streets & Trips 2011 with a Garmin Nuvi 1390.

A very simple route was created in Streets as a Test, with just a start and an end point, and I used the send to GPX feature and placed the gpx file directly in to the Nov GPX Folder. If I use Explore form Windows, I can navigate to the Nuvi, and the file is there - named something like Test.gpx.

But no matter where I look in the Nuvi, I cannot find the waypoints.

What am I doing incorrectly?

In the end all I would like to do is create a trip with Streets with many stops, and send those stops to the Nuvi so they can be used again and again.

Thanks for your attention.
t923347
The Nuvi 1390 does not support multi point routes, so what you're attempting to do is probably not possible.

Using a program like Garmin's free BaseCamp software you could create waypoints and send them to the 1390. Once on the device you could route to them, one at a time. Basecamp is available from Garmin | United States | Basecamp .

Run the program with your Nuvi attached to the computer and it will use the maps on the 1390 to populate the program.
LeeG
OK.

Is there a certain series of Garmin that would allow us to download multiple waypoints from Streets?

Thanks very much
t923347
Yes, there are many of them. For example, the 1490 1690/95, all of the 3xxx models and all of the 2xxx models. You're probably best to go to the Garmin website and review the specs for the current available models. You're looking for any model that lists a number like 10 or 100 under the spec called ROUTES.

Also, when looking at your earlier post I see that you can see a File called Test.gpx which you believe to be the file sent from S&T. If that is the S&T file, find the file on the Nuvi and rename it TEMP.GPX. Then reboot the 1390 and go to Where To - Favorites and see if the waypoints in your test file appear there. Normally, on boot up, the Nuvi will look for a Temp.gpx file and if one is found it will take any waypoints it finds in that file and insert them as Favorites on the device (include them in the current.gpx file which is where Favorites are stored). You still will not have a actual route to follow, as the 1390 doesn't support that function, but you may be able to send individual waypoints from S&T to the Nuvi and route to them one at a time by selecting them from your Favorites list. Worth a shot anyway.
LeeG
Great - thank you very, very much
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