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Here's a quick video tutorial that plays in Windows Media player to get you started making basic maps by tracing map features in Google Earth and then making and installing the map into your Garmin GPS. Once you learn the basics add more detail to your maps. Search the net for more detailed Garmin map making.

Download Video Tutorial Here

You'll need the following software packages (all are Freeware):
Google Earth...trace features you want to appear on your Garmin map
GPSBabel...used to convert kml to gpx
GPSMapEdit...program used to make your map
cGPSMapper...used by GPSMapEdit and MapSetToolKit
MapSetToolKit...program used to install your map into Mapsource

Go from Google Earth map to Garmin Custom Map


Custom Map installed in Mapsource


Screenshot of Custom Map from a Garmin 276c
 
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