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custom oregon 650 geocache symbols

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I'm sure I've seen somebody do it before but I just can't remember where.  I love my Oregon but I do have one major problem with the default symbols that get used, especially the unknown question mark symbol which just disappears into the background.  I have got as far as creating and loading a custom bitmap onto the Oregon but I cannot work out how to get the GPX file to refer to the new symbol.  Any helpful suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Do you created the icon with the Garmin specific rules?
http://garmin.blogs.com/softwareupdates/2010/03/personalize-your-map-with-custom-symbols.html#.VaNl2vlKXDc

The unit's firmware itself is automatically mapping the new icon against the old one. You have to name the new icon in exactly the same way than the built-in icons are named.
More info: https://developer.garmin.com/downloads/legacy/GarminCustomSymbols/CustomGeocacheList.txt

The firmware matches the GPXses <sym> and the <type> tag for replacing the icons.

    <sym>Geocache</sym>
    <type>Geocache|Traditional Cache</type>

Hans

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Using Custom Symbols is also doable with additional waypoints. Additional waypoints with their dedicated icon are much more useful than the default blue flags.

Example:

3be2deafcc858c9e8f061cf50f0585d8.png

Hans

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58 minutes ago, Modelflyers (MFS) said:

Thanks Hans,  I can certainly see my new marker in the custom markers on my list, but the filename is the random name I gave it, I'll try the naming thing.

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Fine. ;-)
And please have in mind, that Custom Symbols which are replacing icons will show in the Garmin's appropriate section and NOT under Customs. (ie: my Custom Symbol "Bank.bmp" does not show within the Custom window but within the Points of interest window. My Custom Symbols "Chuch.bmp" and "Cemetery.bmp" appears within the Civil window.)

CustomSymbol_Civil.png?raw=1

Hans

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Glad you got it sorted. Have fun with your unit. ;-)

 

Hans

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