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  • Icons for Garmin Alpha 100 and BaseCamp

    These icons were made for my Garmin Alpha 100 GPS/dog tracker (I suppose it will work with other Garmin GPS'es with a colour screen) and the PC software Garmin Base Camp.

    For some incomprehensible reason the symbols will only sync between the GPS and BaseCamp if they are named as follows:

    In the GPS all symbols must be named: Custom * (i.e. Custom 0, Custom 1, Custom 2, Custom 11, Custom 55 etc.)

    In the PC the same symbol must be named: 00* eller 0** (i.e. 000, 001, 002, 011, 055).

    It took me forever to learn that the naming worked like this. At first I named the files 00* both in the GPS and BaseCamp but then the symbols failed to synchronise and i got boring dots when transfering from the Alpha to BaseMap. But when I understood that the symbols should be named differently on the two units the transfers worked perfectly!

    Thus the symbols for the GPS unit can be found in the folder named "Icons for Alpha"

    Connect the GPS to the PC through the USB cable an place the Symbols in the folder:

    Garmin > CustomSymbols

    That is, only the icons, not the "Icons for Alpha" folder.

    The Icons for use in the BaseCamp software on the PC, can be found in the "Icons for Base<Camp" folder.

    If you want to use the icons in BaseCamp the must be placed in the folder:

    This PC > Documents > My Garmin > Custom Waypoints.

    That is, only the icons, not the "Icons for BaseCamp" folder.

    If any of you want to make your own symbols the following applies:
    The symbol files must be 24-bit Windows bitmaps (*.bmp)
    The symbols must be 32x32 pixels.
    For symbol transparency you must use the colour magenta RGB: 255, 0 ,255.

    It seems like it's only possible to have 56 custom symbols.

    These waypoints are made by me, and to rid you of any doubt regarding what the symbols are depicting i have made this description:
    000 Capercaillie, male
    001 Capercaillie, female
    002 Black Grouse, male
    003 Black Grouse, female
    004 Willow Ptarmigan
    005 Rock Ptarmigan
    006 Hazel Grouse, male
    007 Hazel Grouse, female
    008 Hazel Grouse, male (variant)
    009 Woodcock
    010 Wood Pigeon
    011 Pheasant
    012 Grey Partridge
    013 Magpie
    014 Hooded Crow
    015 Jay
    016 Mallard, male
    017 Greylag Goose
    018 Common Eider, male
    019 Teal, male
    020 Teal, female (may perhaps be used for most female ducks?)
    021 Wigeon, male
    022 Canada Goose
    023 Mandarin Duck :-) If anyone shoots one, let me know how they taste!
    024 Hare
    025 Fox
    026 Beaver
    027 Roe Deer
    028 Moose
    029 Red Deer
    030 Reindeer
    031 Fallow Deer
    032 Wild Boar
    033 Bear
    034 Muflon Sheep
    035 Badger
    036 Stoat
    037 Red Squirrel
    038 Mink
    039 Pine Marten
    040 Racoon Dog
    041 Lynx
    042 Wolverine
    043 Wolf
    044 Cep
    045 Horn of Plenty
    046 Black Morels
    047 Chanterelle
    048 Funnel Chanterelle
    049 Hunter in tweed/dog
    050 Hunter in tweed
    051 Hunter with setter
    052 Hunter with dog
    053 Hunter in orange
    054 Hunter in green
    055 Hunter in yellow

    I hunt in both Sweden and Norway, thus there are species not necessarily are huntable in both countries, but might be huntable in one of them. So check the list of game that are huntable before you venture out into the wilderness!
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    Last edited by boganis; 06-23-2018, 05:21 PM. Reason: Added screenshot

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      Perfect and thx!!