Garmin HomePort Software ADM File Import to SD Card from Computer

garmin_logo_largeImporting your fishing spots into Garmin Home Port for your SD Card then to your GPS. The Garmin name is ©

Garmin© ADM Waypoint Format is Garmin’s newest waypoint format. You will need Garmin Home port to convert waypoints to your late model Garmin © GPS using a Simple SD Card. Our shared Version of Garmin Homeport only works with PC. Visit Garmin.com for the full version or Mac version of Garmin Homeport Software. It’s worth every penny and you’ll need it.

–SD CARD WARNING— -USE UP TO AN 8-GB SD CARD, OR SMALLER, NO EXCEPTIONS. In all honesty, WHEN USING AN SD CARD FOR IMPORTING OR EXPORTING WAYPOINTS TO YOUR GARMIN, A 2-GB SD CARD IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED AND SAFEST FOR THIS PROCESS.  In come cases, new model Garmin GPS will accept UP TO 8-GB SD CARDS, but older Garmin GPS REQUIRE THE USE OF a 2-GB 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: 2-GB SD Cards are still available at most Wal Mart stores)

We now offer SD cards mailed to your door with your Fishing Spots, installed ready for your GPS! Do you want an sd card sent to you with your new fishing spots installed ready for your Garmin GPS? We now offer this service… Have it mailed to your door, ready to use with the fishing spots you have purchased for only $25.99. Email us and include your Garmin Model and contact information to gpsfishingmaps@gmail.com 


 

GARMIN HAND HELD GPS SECTION

Note on Many NEW Garmin Handheld Models including Garmin 78 and Garmin 78sc, Garmin Oregon, Garmin Etrex 10, 20, 30 - If you own a Garmin Handheld GPS, you may not need any software at all. Many late model Garmin Handhelds can simply be plugged into your computer using a cell phone cord with USB connection, or using the USB cord that came with your Garmin Handheld. NOTE: Older Garmin Handhelds like the old Garmin Etrex and early model Garmin 60 Handhelds should be plugged into your computer and use Garmin Homeport to drag your GPX files into the handheld to the Garmin Folder>>GPX Folder.

HOW TO LOAD WAYPOINTS TO MANY GARMIN HANDHELD GPS – Right Click and “copy” your GPSUPLOAD.GPX fishing spots file we sent to you. Now, simply Plug your Garmin Handheld into your windows computer’s USB port. Then your computer asks “what would you like to do”, At that point, simply click on “open folder to view files”. Then, open the Garmin Folder. Then simply find and open the GPX folder and “paste” your GPSUPLOAD.gpx file (one file at a time) inside the GPX folder. Close the window, unplug the GPS, You’re Done!


 

Load to your Garmin GPS Map

Must use the below with Garmin 441, 445, 500. 700, 740, 741 series, 4000 series, 5000 series, 7000 series and newer.

AFTER YOU HAVE SAVED YOUR GPSUPLOAD.GPX FILE ON YOUR DESKTOP, WATCH THIS VIDEO AND YOU’RE READY TO GO!

 

Use the process below ONLY if your boats Garmin GPS accepts an SD Card.

Garmin HomePort Waypoint SoftwareIf 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 SD Card up to 8-GB for this process (2-GB is preferred), and download and install Garmin Home Port FIRST. DO NOT INSERT THE SD CARD UNTIL STEP 8 below. LARGER THAN 8 GB SD CARDS WILL NOT WORK. AGAIN, 2-GB IS PREFERRED WHEN POSSIBLE. Click here to get the SD card mailed to your door with your fishing spots already installed.

Steps to Load Garmin Waypoints to Garmin Home Port ADM File Format
FOLLOW CAREFULLY AND READ CLOSELY:

1. Save your GPSUPLOAD.GPX Fishing file(s) from the zip file you were sent over to your desktop. Be sure your SD Card is NOT in your computer yet.

2. Open garmin home port.

3. In home port, select FILE>> IMPORT.

4. Find the GPSUPLOAD.GPX file on your desktop or where you saved it (one area at a time) and double click it.

5. All the Fishing Spots from the file(s) should now be seen on Garmin homeport.

6. On the left side column, you should see “My Collections”, and your Fishing Spots Name file should be listed underneath by file name.

7. Now, just to be sure number 6 is complete, you should see the fish icons in your
fishing area on the map itself. Don’t worry if there is no map detail like depths, but you
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 “Media or Media Card” with a folder named “untitled” underneath it. This is normal.

9. From your “My Collections” area, LEFT CLICK AND HOLD LEFT CLICK WHILE DRAGGING DOWN the Files (one at a time) down to the memory card area slowly and carefully directly over the “untitled” folder, then simply release the left click button on top of the “untitled” folder. IMPORTANT NOTE: When you release your left click, you should see a very small green 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. (If Home Port prompts you to create a new file during this process, you may do so to rename the file, but if does not, simply use the ‘untitled” folder.

YOU’RE DONE…..!

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 Card into your Garmin GPS. 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. Note: You may have to access your Card Options Menu if there is no prompt when the card is inserted. This is normal with some Garmin GPS units.

If you would like the full version of Garmin Homeport or need Garmin Homeport for a Mac, simply Visit Garmin.com

Have fun and be safe on the water! – – – –

— Dana King, Software Advisor/Mapping/Waypoints/Google Maps Environment—-

Please email with any questions, at gpsfishingmaps@gmail.com

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