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Here's a video tutorial I made that plays in Windows Media player to get you started making basic maps by tracing map features in Google Earth and then making and installing the map into your Garmin GPS. Once you learn the basics you can add more detail to your maps. Search this site and the internet for more advanced map making help.


Download Video Tutorial Here


You'll need the following software packages:

Google Earth...trace features you want to appear on your Garmin map

GPSBabel...used to convert kml to gpx

GPSMapEdit...program used to make your map

cGPSMapper...used by GPSMapEdit and MapSetToolKit

MapSetToolKit...program used to install your map into Mapsource


Go from Google Earth map to Garmin Custom Map



Custom Map installed in Mapsource



Screenshot of Custom Map from a Garmin 276c



Tutorial 2....adding more detail to the previous Tutorial map....roads, airstrip, resort and parking lots. When creating your own maps add as much detail as you want.


Download Video Tutorial 2 Here


from Google Earth map



to Custom Garmin map (screenshot from Garmin 276c)


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