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Montana compatibility with ExpertGPS & EasyGPS

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Hello, everybody, I'm new here and not a very experienced GPS navigation user. I'd just like to ask if ExpertGPS and EasyGPS would go on my Montana 680, please? 

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Both programs can send waypoints, tracks, and routes to and from your computer. Additionally, ExpertGPS can send street maps, topo maps, aerial photos, and your own scanned maps to your Montana as a custom map overlay.

One of the most useful features of your Garmin GPS is the ability to
display ExpertGPS scanned maps, topo maps, and aerial photos, as a
Custom Map on your GPS screen. You can optionally choose to include
any data overlay from ExpertGPS, including any waypoints or trails
you've drawn, and even overlay complex infrastructure from GIS or CAD
files to refer to when you're out in the field.

ExpertGPS can export any map or data set in this format. To use the
feature, click Send Map to GPS on the GPS menu, set the size of the
map you want to export (keep it under 10,000 x 10,000 pixels) and
click Send Map. ExpertGPS will create a tiled map set that will
display on your GPS, and can also be viewed in Google Earth.

You need to then copy this .kmz file to the /Garmin/CustomMaps folder
on your GPS receiver's microSD card. Don't put the maps directly on
your GPS's GARMIN drive. Put them on the removable data card. That
way, if for any reason the GPS doesn't like the custom map, you can
just remove the data card to start your GPS.

You should also double-click the generated .kmz file and verify that
it displays correctly in Google Earth before transferring the kmz to
your GPS data card.

More information on the Custom Maps feature in ExpertGPS is available
here: http://forums.topografix.com/index.php?showtopic=2419

 

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