Garmin© ADM Waypoint Format is Garmin’s newest waypoint formatting. You will need Garmin Home port to convert waypoints to your late model Garmin © GPS using a Simple SD Card.
–SD CARD WARNING— -Large SD Cards may not Work for Garmin Waypoint Transfers. WHEN USING AN SD CARD FOR IMPORTING OR EXPORTING FISHING SPOTS TO YOUR GARMIN, A 2-GB SD CARD IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED FOR THIS PROCESS. In come cases, new model Garmin GPS will accept a large SD card, but older Garmin GPS REQUIRE THE USE OF a 2GB SD CARD FOR THIS PROCESS. (IF YOU’RE USING AN ADAPTER MICRO-SD TO SD CARD READER, BE SURE TO FLIP THE LEVER TO THE “UN-LOCK” POSITION ON THE OUTSIDE EDGE OF THE SD CARD. (Note: 2GB SD Cards are still available at most Wal Mart stores)
Garmin GPS models requiring the use of Garmin Homeport Software with your SD card include the following, but not limited to: Garmin 400, 500 series (all), Garmin 4000 series, Garmin 5000 series, Garmin 7000 series, Garmin 700-740-740s Series and newer.
If you have purchased any of our fishing Maps and need the use of Garmin HomePort in order to get our files to your GPS, Access to Garmin HomePort can be obtained on the main members page next to the Garmin Home Port Logo..
Please Click the link above named “Members Area” for the link to install Garmin HomePort to your computer and follow the directions below for saving to SD card…. Please DO NOT update or share the Home Port download link with others as they will not be able to access the Garmin Software file. This is privately registered software, Thank you!
Use ONLY a Blank 2 GB SD Card for this process, and download and install Garmin Home Port FIRST AND DO NOT INSERT THE SD CARD UNTIL STEP 8 below. LARGER THAN 2 GB SD CARDS WILL NOT WORK.
Steps to Load Garmin Waypoints to Garmin Home Port ADM File Format
FOLLOW CAREFULLY AND READ CLOSELY:
1. Save your GPX Fishing file(s) on your desktop. Be sure your SD Card is NOT in your computer yet.
2. Open garmin home port.
3. In home port, select FILE, then IMPORT.
4. Find the GPX file on your desktop that you saved and select it to import.
5. All the GPX waypoints for your spots should be on Garmin homeport now.
6. On the left side column, you should see “My Collections”, and your GPX file should be listed underneath that.
7. Now, just to be sure number 6 is complete, you should see the fish icons in your
fishing area on the map itself. Be sure they’re showing on the actual map
itself. Dont worry if there is no map detail like depths and all that, but we
need to see a “blob” of fishing spots, and then we’re ready.
8. Now, leave home port open and insert the BLANK SD card into the computer. Home port will know you have done this and will show yet another box and column underneath
your collections on the left side. It will probably just say “Memory Card” with
nothing underneath it, or it may say “untitled” underneath it. This is normal.
9. From your “My Collections” area, LEFT click on, hold and drag the GPX File
down to the memory card area nice and slow then simply release the left click button. You should see a very small progress bar show up for a few seconds (look for it, it’s important to see this) as the fishing spots are transferred to your SD card.. If you did not see the small progress bar show, repeat the process above. Note: Most times when the file is dragged from your collections to the SD card, it is put into the “untitled” folder you see below the SD Card/Media section, and that is fine. (If it prompts you to create a new file during this process, you may do so to rename the file, but if does not, that will be fine too. We suggest doing what the program would like to do for you)
Your Fishing Spots Waypoints should now be on your SD and are now
saved as Garmin ADM files and are ready to load into your Garmin GPS unit. Insert the SD into your
Garmin and follow the on screen instructions and use option to “merge from card” or “copy from card”. Then, remove the card and your spots should be in your waypoints list and showing on your GPS Map screen.
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Have a great day! – - – -
— Dana King, Software Advisor/Mapping/Waypoints/Google Maps Environment—-