How do I download and use GPS Waypoints

Q. I have just been given a Garmin etrex summit, and I would like to download GPS waypoints, but I don't know how to do this.

Do I need software for my computer?

Do I need a cable to connect the GPS to the PC?

And how does the Long/Lat relate to the OS Maps?

I would be greatful for any help.

Fred Green, Manchester


A. OK.

Do I need software for my computer? - Yes, get GPS Utility. The free limited version is all you need.

Do I need a cable to connect the GPS to the PC? - Yes, and available online (see below).

And how does the Long/Lat relate to the OS Maps? - All GPS Waypoints available from go4awalk.com use Position Format = 'British Grid' and Map Datum = 'ord srvy GB' so they match the grid references on your OS Maps.

For a free sample to see how the system works - sign up for the go4awalk.com HTML Newsletter.

For more general information on GPS and GPS Devices

- see Hill Skills > GPS Devices - the Myths and Truths Part 1

and Hill Skills > GPS Myths & Truths > GPS - The Myths and Truths - Part 2

For fellow user Questions and Answers about GPS and GPS Devices
- see Q & A - GPS Waypoints

If you like what we are doing and want to see more - open an account and support us.

Hope this helps

Mike (Editor)


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