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Offline tater140

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Waypoint Management
« on: Feb 13, 2018, 11:19 AM »
Is there any software that can take Humminbird waypoints, and waypoints from my Garmin hand held unit and combine them all together and then load them back onto the units?  Ideally I would be able to re-name, delete, edit some waypoints, etc...  Also some form of a map overlay would be awesome complete with depth charts or a topo map?  Is all of this too much to ask, or is there a piece of software out there that can do all of this.  I have used some older generic garmin software in the past as well as I think Humminbird had one.  That was on an old pc, so i'm now looking to combine all of that information i've collected over the years (and back it up).

Offline CWlake

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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #1 on: Feb 13, 2018, 11:36 AM »
waypoints, depth charts, topo maps? Sorry, I don't speak that language. ;D

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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #2 on: Feb 13, 2018, 11:42 AM »
Do you know the file types?  I have used GPS Visualizer to convert google earth files to something that is compatible for a Garmin.
 http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/gpsbabel/ is the link to the web interface.  There are many different file types to choose from.

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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2018, 12:30 PM »
Garmin homeport I think is the name.  It will do what you want.

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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2018, 02:01 PM »
Garmin Basecamp or CalTopo
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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2018, 02:47 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions.  I will dig into them a bit more.  I played briefly with the caltopo and it looked like it would work well. I just need to see if I can incorporated all of my differing formats into that one.

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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #6 on: Feb 13, 2018, 02:53 PM »
Garmin base camp ...you should be able to upload from your Garmin unit pretty easily ....you can also make custom maps too.
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Offline ct83

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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #7 on: Feb 13, 2018, 07:31 PM »
Waypoints..... lol. My waypoints consists of by that 1 big old hickory tree by that 1 big sycamore where we used to get them at! Lol.

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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 2018, 07:33 PM »
Waypoints..... lol. My waypoints consists of by that 1 big old hickory tree by that 1 big sycamore where we used to get them at! Lol.

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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #9 on: Feb 13, 2018, 07:46 PM »
I know what you mean!! I use my GPS for hiking and canoeing but not much at all for ice fishing.
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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #10 on: Feb 13, 2018, 08:08 PM »
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Is there any software that can take Humminbird waypoints, and waypoints from my Garmin hand held unit and combine them all together and then load them back onto the units?  Ideally I would be able to re-name, delete, edit some waypoints, etc...  Also some form of a map overlay would be awesome complete with depth charts or a topo map?  Is all of this too much to ask, or is there a piece of software out there that can do all of this.  I have used some older generic garmin software in the past as well as I think Humminbird had one.  That was on an old pc, so i'm now looking to combine all of that information i've collected over the years (and back it up).

I work with Waypoints all the time, Garmin's are easy to work with, but Humingbirds are harder. What I would suggest is use a program like GPSBable and convert the Huminbird numbers to Garmins and work with them as Garmin's numbers...

Offline tater140

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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #11 on: Feb 13, 2018, 08:23 PM »
Waypoints..... lol. My waypoints consists of by that 1 big old hickory tree by that 1 big sycamore where we used to get them at! Lol.
That sure beings back memories... i remember as a kid we lined up he 3rd light pole, the water tower, and a big tree at mississinewa.  We always managed to find the spot, although it took a bit of trial and error.

Offline ct83

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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #12 on: Feb 13, 2018, 08:27 PM »
That sure beings back memories... i remember as a kid we lined up he 3rd light pole, the water tower, and a big tree at mississinewa.  We always managed to find the spot, although it took a bit of trial and error.
i know thats right tayer. This ol redneck only knows how to get to spots by doing that! Lol. But it still works if its not broke dont fix it! But seriously its awesome if your good with that technology stuff. As for me ill habe to stivk with the old way. Lol.

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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #13 on: Feb 13, 2018, 08:38 PM »
Whats funny is my memory is really good for remembering where and when i caught fish on a particular body of water.  Yet.... i completely lose my wallet once a week in the house and forget all sorts of things around the house.  Dont tell my wife.

Offline ct83

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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #14 on: Feb 13, 2018, 08:42 PM »
Whats funny is my memory is really good for remembering where and when i caught fish on a particular body of water.  Yet.... i completely lose my wallet once a week in the house and forget all sorts of things around the house.  Dont tell my wife.
boy you really hit the nail on the head again with that 1!

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Re: Waypoint Management
« Reply #15 on: Feb 16, 2018, 07:23 AM »
If you figure it out email them to me me and I'll tell you if they work ;D

I have a Garmin and I always forget to mark my spots. Always just go from memory. I do think it would be awesome and funny to get ipilot on my little 14 ft semi v. A trolling motor that cost more then the boat
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