caver456 Posted August 27, 2015 Share Posted August 27, 2015 Hello, first post here, apologies in advance... This is not strictly related to geocaching, but there are some very interesting (but not promising) related posts on this forum, so the knowledge base seems to visit here. Our search and rescue team would like to streamline our procedure of sending tracks and waypoints from Windows computers to GPS handhelds. We want to (generally) send out all searchers with the same data. Because this upload procedure has to be repeated for every GPS, when there are a truckload of searchers, there is a LOT of lag time and a LOT of opportunity to streamline the process. Right now, one at a time, we plug in from the USB port of a laptop to the mini USB port of the GPS. Then we transfer the data using one of a few methods: - for Garmin handhelds: Garmin Communicator Plugin from our (offline) web-browser-based mapping program (of course the NPAPI phase-out is forcing us to find alternatives...) - alternative for Garmin mass-storage models (62, 64, etc): generate/export/download the gpx from the mapping program onto the computer, then just copy the gpx file to the right directory on the handheld It would be ideal if we could just tell all searchers to place their GPS device on the table within a few feet of the laptop, then we click one button on the laptop, and everything (selected tracks and waypoints from the mapping program on the laptop) is transferred wirelessly to all of the GPS devices at the same time. Anyone know of a way to do this, or anything approaching this ideal goal, with either ANT on Garmin GPSMap 62s(t/c/tc), or bluetooth on 64s(t)? Posts that I've read through here so far: "Transfer Caches via Bluetooth" http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=318902 "Garmin GPSMAP 64S upload gpx from phone via bluetooth" http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=322429 "Copying caches from iPhone to GPS - An answer, not a question" http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=311111 Thanks in advance. Quote Link to comment
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