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Putting polygons onto the 710?
June 4, 2012
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Thanks. I ended up using DNRGPS (Previously DNRGarmin) to convert the .shp to gpx without issue. I had tried DNRGarmin but the older version offset everything by about 90 metres. Using tracks should be fine for my needs!

June 4, 2012
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If you have the time, you could get Magellan's Mobile Mapper Office software that would import your shp files and create a vector map with *.imi extension. Once this is converted, the *.imi file can then be renamed with a *.poi extension that shows up as an overlay map on your gps. The results can be very nice but time consuming. There is a lot of info on the TritonForum with regard to map making.

But if you want fast results then exporting to gpx and then dropping onto gps as a track as mentioned earlier is the way to go.

June 2, 2012
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If you can convert it to GPX, then it should come in as a track; just drop it into the SD card directory.

June 1, 2012
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I'm due to commence a heathland survey next week and I'd like to put some kind of overlay onto my 710 so I can see the survey boundaries. I know it should be possible, but rather than waste a load of time hunting around I was wondering if anyone can suggest a quick, free and easy program or method?

I use ArcGIS so the heathland survey areas are mostly shapefiles (.shp) but I can convert them into most other formats.

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