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seekers8711
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the help everyone. I have now fully loaded entire DVD of City Navigator North America on my Oregon 450 with 4 Gb. chip. Works perfectly.

Here's my last question: I have made a 'test' 200 cache Pocket Query. (all OK). I have received it, (.gpx & zipped) at my E mail address. HOW DO I TRANSFER THE FILE TO THE OREGON? Called Garmin & they gave me directions to get a PQ, but not how to install it on the Oregon.

It's just gotta be easy to do.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

Copy it to the GPX folder on the unit by exploring to it like any other drive. That's the simplest way.
 
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neonride93
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:11 am Reply with quote Back to top

The other way would be to use GSAK and just send to GPS. The GSAK version I use, which is one off the newest does not have the 450 listed but it has 400/500 which is what I use without a hitch. But cheeto is correct the easiest is just drag and drop the unzipped .gpx file into into the GPX folder. I also load the wpts file to get parking coordintes and trail heads. The 450 holds 2000 waypoints so that is plenty for most use cases

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Team Deejay
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The other advantage to using GSAK (rather than just Drag and Drop) is that GSAK allows you to use "corrected coordinates" for mystery caches (as well as for those caches where the knucklehead owners won't fix bad coordinates). Obviously the raw pocket query data from gc.com won't have the right coordinates for the puzzles. Additionally, if you add notes to the cache in GSAK, it will show up in your Oregon as the first log.

And yes, you can also export a GPX from GSAK and drag that file, but that takes a few more steps with no advantages.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team Deejay wrote:
The other advantage to using GSAK (rather than just Drag and Drop) is that GSAK allows you to use "corrected coordinates" for mystery caches (as well as for those caches where the knucklehead owners won't fix bad coordinates). Obviously the raw pocket query data from gc.com won't have the right coordinates for the puzzles. Additionally, if you add notes to the cache in GSAK, it will show up in your Oregon as the first log.

And yes, you can also export a GPX from GSAK and drag that file, but that takes a few more steps with no advantages.


Great tip on the unknown/correction cache coordinates!

I'm a grab and go kind of guy. I love that I can skip using GSAK and just drag n drop if I want. I also like to use the individual cache download option right from the google map.

Of course I still have to use GSAK to load my Nuvi the way I want, but that's another story.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

in the past I've been a fan of GSAK ... but once I got my Oregon, i switched to drag n' drop. Not only is it quick and simple, but it uses the full power of the geocaching mode of the Oregon, including logging your finds when you get back home thanks to field notes on geocaching.com syncing in with the Oregon.

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