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    Default Creating maps for your Humminbird by FishTec

    Creating Dam Outline Maps:-


    1. Create a folder on your desktop that can be easily found and call it FishTec for example. This is now your KNOWN folder.

    2. Download and run / load the FREE program Google Earth 5 (17/09/2009) Google Earth

    3. Start program

    4. Find the dam you wish to create an outline of and zoom in to a point of the dam where you wish to start. For excellent detail, make sure your ‘Eye Altitude’ is no more than 1000ft.




    5. Under My Places in the SideBar - create a new folder and Name it – Inanda Dam for example




    6. Make sure that this folder is highlighted then go to Add Path.




    7. Using the ‘Add Path’ button, start creating an outline of the dam. While zoomed in, use your direction / cursor keys to move the map left, right, up and down. **TIP** If you make a mistake, simply place your pointer on the line and right click until the mistake has been removed.


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    ... continued

    8. Once the dam outline is complete, give the path a name and click ‘OK’.


    9. Place mouse over the folder in the side bar, right click and ‘Save Place As’ and give it a name into a KNOWN folder on your Desktop.




    10. You now need a waypoint manager to convert the Google file to a .gpx file.


    11. Download and run / load GPS Utilities GPS Utility - Home


    12. Start program GPSU and open the Shoreline.kml file from the known folder. And click ‘Yes’ to import as a track.




    13. Convert the file to a .gpx format by clicking File, Save As or F12 on the keyboard.




    14. Download and run / load HumminbirdPC if you do not already have it on your PC / laptop. Humminbird - Support


    15. Start HumminbirdPC and open the shoreline .gpx file.


    16. Insert SD card into PC’s card reader and load to card by clicking on green arrow below card.


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    ..... continued


    17. Remove card from PC and insert into Humminbird’s memory card slot and power up. The map will load automatically as a track.


    18. Once loaded, you can change the appearance of the dam outline by editing it. You can also add the names of bays and places and saving them as a waypoint.





    19. Your map is now complete.

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    Great stuff John – the amount of time and effort you put in is amazing – I salute you!!!

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    Thanks Fishton!
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    Wow great job John.
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    Thanks this is really excellent.

    I also found the following link for converting files and seems to work great as you dont need to purchase the software for more than 500 waypoints on your track

    GPSies.com - GPS Tracks, GPS Trails, GPS Tours, GPS Converter Convert

    Might be helpfull

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    Thanks for that Viper, should be usefull
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    thanks guys,awesome stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper250MP View Post
    I also found the following link for converting files and seems to work great as you dont need to purchase the software for more than 500 waypoints on your track

    GPSies.com - GPS Tracks, GPS Trails, GPS Tours, GPS Converter Convert

    Might be helpfull
    Great find! Thanks Viper250MP.

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