EDGE DATA files for a Garmin GPS system
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Nick Bourgeois ~
First, remember that the CAPTAIN PAUL’S FISHING EDGE OF GPS WAYPOINTS are NOT maps that can be loaded into a GPS system. It is a data file of waypoints written in the proper protocol for different brand GPS units. These waypoint, when loaded into your GPS unit show up on whatever mapping program you may have already installed in your GPS unit.
There is a “General Map” in an Acrobat (.pdf) format that allows you to view and print the file as a general reference showing where the waypoints are located, along with a description in lat long and in some cases a How To Fish the location.
The EDGE is transferred to you via an email attachment that is then saved in your computer, opened in your respective Garmin data transfer program, saved either directly to your GPS unit via a connecting cable or via a spare memory card. The EDGE file of the waypoints are then stored in the allotted waypoint memory in your unit.
In order to transfer the data, you need to have one of the Garmin Data Transfer programs that are designed for your particular Garmin GPS unit.
The MapSource (TOPO 2008), their Trip and Waypoint Manager, their Base Camp and their HOME PORT all have the means of transferring data.
One of these should work with your unit. If you have such a program already, then you can easily transfer the data into GPS unit.
Call me if you need any other specific information concerning the transfer of the EDGE data into your particular GPS unit.
~ Captain Paul ~