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Can anyone tell me what I can use the data link cable that came with my etrex legend for. i am not a techie, and the booklet that came with it was pretty scant. I have seen on screen maps with routes on them, is that possible ??

 

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Originally posted by Lance Ambu:

First, Is it the Etrex venture or a more sophisticated model?

 

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Secondly,

Examine the case of the unit carefully. It will have a collection of letters on it that resemble a word eg like "Legend". This word is not visible to those who have not been trained in its use, or people in sunglasses.

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Originally posted by pepperpot:

Can anyone tell me what I can use the data link cable that came with my etrex legend for. i am not a techie, and the booklet that came with it was pretty scant. I have seen on screen maps with routes on them, is that possible ??


Let me try to answer the question instead of yakking about sunglasses icon_smile.gif

 

The data cable is for

a) downloading tracks , waypoints and routes from your GPS receiver

:D uploading waypoints, tracks and routes to your GPS

c) loading more detailed maps into your GPS.

 

To do this you need some software on your PC. EasyGPS is a good start cos its free and you can use it to download waypoints from geocaching.com and then into your receiver.

 

To do the maps, you need Mapsource (from Garmin, not free).

 

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Thanks for all your help.

 

I have downloaded easygps, it looks great for downloading waypoints.

But I suspect that the mapping feature is only relavent for USA users

 

thanks again

 

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Originally posted by jeremyp:

Let me try to answer the question instead of yakking about sunglasses icon_smile.gif


 

I thought I did. icon_cool.gif

And Easy gps will link the waypoint to a map for you.

 

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Originally posted by Lance Ambu:

While I'm here - what about the shades in the Matrix, then Cool or what?? icon_cool.gif

 


 

Not arf! I gotta get me a pair! and did you like the "to be continued" bit? ARGH! icon_biggrin.gif

 

Anyhoo, back to topic (not like me, eh?!):

Don't forget EasyMPS. Very useful indeed, eh Huga?! icon_wink.gif

 

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I thought I did. icon_cool.gif

And Easy gps will link the waypoint to a map for you.

 

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You could also try 'Wayppoint Workbench' from this site http://www.sheps.clara.net/

 

It takes a bit of getting used to and it links to the appropriate 'Streetmap' with an arrow showing where the co-ords are - good stuff. (Note the arrow can sometimes be difficult to spot, especially when wearing sunglasses icon_biggrin.gif)

 

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Originally posted by jeremyp:

 

The data cable is for

a) downloading tracks , waypoints and routes from your GPS receiver

:( uploading waypoints, tracks and routes to your GPS

c) loading more detailed maps into your GPS.


 

<start pedantic mode>

 

No - a data cable is for connecting your GPSr to your PC. Nothing more, nothing less (and possibly connecting to a pwer supply in some cases)

 

<end pedantic mode>

 

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Originally posted by wossa:

quote:
Originally posted by jeremyp:

 

The data cable is for

a) downloading tracks , waypoints and routes from your GPS receiver

:( uploading waypoints, tracks and routes to your GPS

c) loading more detailed maps into your GPS.


 

<start pedantic mode>

 

No - a data cable is for connecting your GPSr to your PC. Nothing more, nothing less (and possibly connecting to a pwer supply in some cases)

 

<end pedantic mode>

 

<sig line censored!!!>


 

Pedantic for sure: without the cable you cannot do any of the above...

 

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quote:
Originally posted by wossa:

 

<start pedantic mode>

 

No - a data cable is for connecting your GPSr to your PC. Nothing more, nothing less (and possibly connecting to a pwer supply in some cases)

 

<end pedantic mode>

 

<sig line censored!!!>


 

Surely a cable that connects your GPSr to a power supply is called a "power cable". A data cable is for transmitting data (there's a clue in the name believe it or not). Also, it doesn't have to be a PC on the other end.

 

Also being pedantic means being unnecessarily precise not unnecessarily wrong as this and previous posts have demonstrated your post was icon_smile.gif

 

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Originally posted by pepperpot:

.... and the booklet that came with it was pretty scant.....


 

The other guys have given you the information you need regagarding the data/power/whatever cable but no one has mentioned the 'booklet'.

You can download a full manual for the Legend (and all other Garmin GPS receivers) from the Garmin web site. In the case of the Legend, it's in A4 size full, colour and the font is big enough to be read easily without a magnifying glass.

I found it very useful when I first got my Legend.

John

 

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quote:
Originally posted by jeremyp:

quote:
Originally posted by wossa:

 

<start pedantic mode>

 

No - a data cable is for connecting your GPSr to your PC. Nothing more, nothing less (and possibly connecting to a pwer supply in some cases)

 

<end pedantic mode>

 

<sig line censored!!!>


 

Surely a cable that connects your GPSr to a power supply is called a "power cable". A data cable is for transmitting data (there's a clue in the name believe it or not). Also, it doesn't have to be a PC on the other end.


 

Excuse me. Have you never seen those clever little cables that connect to a GPSr at one end and have two plugs at the other - one for power and one for data? The clue to their purpose is in the words 'Power' AND 'Data'.

 

I think el10t, even you would agree that a proper Data cable (with or without a power component) will give a better result than a piece of string. I sort of made the assumtion that that was fairly obvious.

 

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Originally posted by jeremyp:

 

Also, it doesn't have to be a PC on the other end.


 

Well you were the one to mention PC first

 

quote:
Originally posted by jeremyp:

Also being pedantic means being unnecessarily precise not unnecessarily wrong as this and previous posts have demonstrated your post was icon_smile.gif

 

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jeremyp

The second ten million caches were the worst too.

http://www.gagb.org.uk

 

If we're into defining 'pedantic' I like this definition from the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

 

Pedantic: - narrowly, stodgily, and often ostentatiously learned

 

I'm sure you would recognise that icon_wink.gif

 

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quote:
Originally posted by wossa:

I think el10t, even you would agree that a proper Data cable (with or without a power component) will give a better result than a piece of string.


 

Would that be wet string or dry string ? icon_biggrin.gif

 

John

 

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quote:
Originally posted by wossa:

I think el10t, even you would agree that a proper Data cable (with or without a power component) will give a better result than a piece of string. I sort of made the assumtion that that was fairly obvious.


In response to my post saying a data cable was for transmitting data, you said it was merely for connecting a PC to a GPSr and maybe transmitting power. As el10t pointed out, this falls short of the requirement to be a data cable i.e. merely being connected is not enough to be called a data cable.

 

If you are claiming your original post implies a data cable is for transmitting data then why did you make it in response to my post which said a data cable is for transmitting data?

 

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The second ten million caches were the worst too.

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Jeremy, your exact words were:

Originally posted by jeremyp:

 

The data cable is for

a) downloading tracks , waypoints and routes from your GPS receiver

:D uploading waypoints, tracks and routes to your GPS

c) loading more detailed maps into your GPS.

 

My exact words (including original spelling mistake) were:

No - a data cable is for connecting your GPSr to your PC. Nothing more, nothing less (and possibly connecting to a pwer supply in some cases)

 

I would maintain that my original statement is correct. If you had said "The data cable is used WHEN" blah, blah, blah then no argument. The cable is used to connect the two devices together so that the above can happen. I does not CAUSE them to happen it ALLOWS them to happen.

 

Yes, a piece of string can connect a GPSr & PC (or even a housebrick) but I defy anybody to do any downloading with it (unless the whole kit and caboodle get downloaded to the bottom of a convenient river/lake) icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif

 

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Originally posted by wossa:

No - a data cable is for connecting your GPSr to your PC. Nothing more, nothing less (and possibly connecting to a pwer supply in some cases)


But what you're describing is not a data cable. It's a 'Power' AND 'Data' cable! icon_wink.gif

 

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You could also use the cable to trip up unwanted night-time wanderers, like me wandering to the fridge for a midnight snack.

And no, I didn't use the my power/data cable to connect my fridge to the mains and also to my PC to order food online... frog.gif

 

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