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
What I do:
- GPSBabel software (free) from http://www.gpsbabel.org
- A macintosh iMac and a Macintosh Macbook (but it should work fine on a PC)
- 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!
- ~/applications/gps/current/gpsbabel -t -i 'magellan' -f /dev/cu.usbserial -o kml -F 2-feb-08-track.kml
- ~/applications/gps/current/gpsbabel -w -i 'magellan' -f /dev/cu.usbserial -o kml -F 2-feb-08-waypoint.kml
- ~/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
- 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]