Tip & How-To about Magellan eXplorist 100 GPS Receiver

How I Download and Upload data from my Explorist...

Even though the Explorist 100 does not come with a data cable, or software to download or upload data to a computer, it is possible using an after-market cable and a nifty piece of software.
What I use:

Note: be sure to download the software for the USB adaptor from here
  • GPSBabel software (free) from http://www.gpsbabel.org
  • A macintosh iMac and a Macintosh Macbook (but it should work fine on a PC)

What I do:
  • attach the cable to the back of the 100 as shown here
  • READ the pages at pc-mobile carefully!
  • Either use the GUI version or command line version of GPSbabel

See examples below for some usage tips....
  • [command line] - output to Google earth format!
  1. ~/applications/gps/current/gpsbabel -t -i 'magellan' -f /dev/cu.usbserial -o kml -F 2-feb-08-track.kml
  2. ~/applications/gps/current/gpsbabel -w -i 'magellan' -f /dev/cu.usbserial -o kml -F 2-feb-08-waypoint.kml
  3. ~/applications/gps/current/gpsbabel -r -i 'magellan' -f /dev/cu.usbserial -o kml -F 2-feb-08-route.kml
-t = tracks
-w = waypoints
-r = routes
-i = input format
-f = input file 
-o = output format
-F = output file

  1. If you get a speed or connectivity error from GPSbabel:
  • [on a Mac] check to see if /dev/cu.usbserial exists usng a terminal
  • retry the command ... sometimes the 100 doesn't seem to initialise properly
  • Check the FAQ's at http://www.gpsbabel.org

[Note: there may be other types of cable / software available, other than the items mentions here]

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