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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-06-2010, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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gps and google earth

Guys I am looking for some help. I have a piece of land that I need some assistance and questions answered for. I want to ride my ATV or walk and map some old logging roads. I want a gps that will log these trails and then permit me to upload that information to Google Earth. Is it possible to do this? and if so which GPS would be best suited for this and other hunting activities.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-07-2010, 12:05 AM
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Re: gps and google earth

Yep it's possible.

I have a Garmin Vista. With GPS on, walk or ride all the trails you want. Mark all the Waypoints, Routes, Tracks or whatever you want to do.
Download and log into Earth, under the Tools Menu select GPS and you can IMPORT all your Waypoints, Routes and Tracks that you created. First you must plug in the GPS to your computer to Import.

Once Imported you can customize and rename points or color code trails... etc.
Then Save them all.
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Thanks CowDawg...appreciate the information. I have a Garmin E-Trex.. and can not find the book on it so its like shooting in the dark. The property is 5.5 hrs away so I wanted to make sure what I have or take will work and do what I need.

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If you have cell phone service there and a smart phone, there is an app that allows you to upload your path to google earth. Although the GPS sounds like a much better plan.
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Yeah I do the same thing with my Garmin GPSMAP 60 CSx.

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I use my smart phone and have my (I don't own) land plotted out on google earth from a simple to use smart phone app. I note what I have seen there, where the boundaries are,where my trail cam is, treestand etc...
It is really simple to use and you can keep it private so other people can't see your hunting hot spots.
I don't use my gps unit anymore because there is more that you can do with the phone.I even mounted my phone to my bow to broadcast my hunt via my blog and use it for simple rangefinding( it is really accurate on flat ground)...
There is all kinds of stuff you can do.If you need any help let me know.
My wife owns a title search company so we plot maps all the time.
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[ I have a Garmin E-Trex.. and can not find the book on it so its like shooting in the dark.

Have you tried the Garmin website? I know Magellan has all the manuals online for downloading.

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[quote=wv windy ridge]I have a Garmin E-Trex.. and can not find the book on it so its like shooting in the dark./quote]
I bought a used Etrex as my 1st GPS. You can download them from the garmin site. https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=6403&ra=true On the right side "manuals"

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Guys I appreciate the help. I am heading to camp next weekend. Hope that is where my gps sits. If so I will spend some time mapping way points on the trails and give uploading them when I return.

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