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How to download from gps to my pc

I have en etrex vista... how do I do to download the data from my gps to mi computer having allready de usb connection

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There is freeware out there provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources that allows Garmin users to download their data in a number of different format. Search "DNRGarmin GPS Application" and follow the instructions. This is great for GIS user because it will download to a shapefile.

It has the ability to upload some data, as well. Although, I suspect there are fewer options for uploading data than, say, Mapsource.

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You will need to use the Mapsource program or something like EasyGPS, or ExpertGPS. You will tell the program to download all the data from your GPS when it is connected. It will download the waypoints, routes and tracks to your computer.

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Dear friend, excuse my mistakes in writting, since long ago I dont write.

Download this file:http://chilestreets2007.googlepages.com/archivos

todas las partes del Archivo Chilestreets 2007 working.rar
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Please translate this procedure. The important matter for you is that you now have mapsource active and with de Keygen v1.3, you can unlock a lots of maps. Please don´t publish this solution, because a lots of people would not have access in the future to this program.

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