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Old 03-20-2017, 01:03 PM
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Default Transfering GPS files

Hello,
I recently swiched from a lowrance GPS to a Garmin and want to transfer my data from the Lowrance to the Garmin. Garmin technical service said I need to find a program on the internet that will convert the files to gpx. I have google it without much progress, any help would really be appreciated.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:24 PM
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I am in the "same boat"
Just bought the Garmin a couple of days ago, I was talking to a Garmin rep at the show and here is what he said
Put an SD card in the Lowrance unit ( not bigger than 1 GB for legacy units, mine is LCX27c )
Go in the menu and hit "Export waypoints"
The unit should give you a few options of Formats,
Choose "GPX"
Hit enter, and all your waypoints should export on to the SD card,
Insert SD card in your Garmin unit, and power up the unit, the unit should automatically recognize the card and prompt you for copying waypoints in your new unit,
I have not tried it yet but sounds simple and I hope it works as he said.
Now, do they still make 1GB micro SD cards with a standard size adopter ?
I have not seen a 1GB card in ages and the old Lowrance units can no process anything bigger.




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Old 03-20-2017, 04:27 PM
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Wow thats awesome, much easier than what tech support gave me. Thanks for your help really appreciate it.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ephes6:10 View Post
Wow thats awesome, much easier than what tech support gave me. Thanks for your help really appreciate it.


Please let us know if that works out for you,
What model Lowrance do you have ?


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Old 03-21-2017, 06:29 AM
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Try EasyGps, that is what I used.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:13 PM
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My Lowrance is an LMS-520c, I purchased used so not sure how old it is.
Thanks again for all your help!
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:50 PM
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Try this http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/?ref=ge...20151214075313
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Old 03-26-2017, 07:59 PM
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So if my brother in law has a set of GPS tracks on a Humminbird and I'd like to transfer them to mine, is there an easy way to xfer them to my Humminbird unit? We fish an area with a lot of hazards and he has a lot of routes/tracks that I'd like to have on my new unit.

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Old 03-26-2017, 09:24 PM
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If both are Humminbirds go into menu and export nav data take card and insert into your unit and upload them.
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:02 AM
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Cool, Thanks!
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