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  • Can no longer Send To Garmin GPS from Google Maps

    My apologies if this is where this should be posted here or not, it was the closest I could find, but I know this impacts a lot of Garmin users who export maps from Google Maps to their GPS devices.

    I have routinuely sent maps from Google Maps on my PC using the "Send To" feature to my Garmin Nuvi. A feature that Garmin does support and even has documentation about it:

    http://my.garmin.com/locate/google-sendtoGPSHelp.htm

    Today I had tried to do the same thing I had done dozens of times and could not get it to work for anything. It was like my browser could not see my device even though I could see it listed as a Garmin drive in My Computer folder, and see it was connected in the Garmin Express tool, You could even hear the "connection tone" on my PC once I pulled it into the USB. I tired in vain for about an hour to get my GPS to show in the "Send To" box making sure all Garmin software was up to date, and that Communicator Browser Plugin was installed.

    After getting nowhere I did a web search on the problem and found out that as of a couple of days ago Google no longer supports the "Send To" feature for Garmin GPS devices. Below is their response:

    "Unfortunately, the Send-to-GPS feature is no longer available for Garmin. However, the Send-to-Car feature remains available for many car brands on classic Google Maps." https://productforums.google.com/for...Q/CT9OwaADOZgJ

  • #2
    This is very sad. It was super useful, I was loaning my friend my garmin and wanted to show them how easy it was to go from my gmaps to my garmin and then the function is gone. A quick work around is you can still get the coordinates from gmaps and manual enter them. Not nearly as good, easy or convenient, hence work around.

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    • #3
      Mapquest seems to work.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by STEVESTAINER@YAHOO.COM View Post
        Mapquest seems to work.
        Yes. I now use it to enter locations into my Garmin GPS. Up to 4 or 5 at a time. Many times Garmin doesn't locate the address via the device (Garmin 3590) but Mapquest (and before that Google Maps) will always identify the location. Wish I knew why Google stopped this service. I'm sure it is to drive users to their Android platform. What a shame.

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        • #5
          I find that their Android system is not nearly as reliable as my dedicated Garmin. Although it will take a little effort to enter the address or coordinates, It will be much more useful to me than to try to use Google Maps on a flakey $700+ "Swiss Army Knife" Android phone that keeps dropping the satellite signals.

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          • #6
            HERE IS A "SOLUTION".

            Before I post the solution, let me state here that Garmin staff is lazy and does not care about user experience when it comes to convenience adding points of interest via Internet. This is important as hell because milions of Garmin users wish this features and it's simply not acceptable that you can't use Google Maps along with your Garmin GPS. This is bullsh*t piled 5 miles high.

            Alright, now to the solution. I found this thread on Google and the user STEVESTAINER@YAHOO.COM said MapQuest worked. This gave me an excellent idea.
            You can continue to use Google Maps to locate and determine the points, and then you'll easily send these points via MapQuest. It's very easy!

            Get the coordinates from Google Maps:


            Copy the second coordinate format shown above, paste and search it on MapQuest:


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            Last edited by SUSSAMB; 04-15-2014, 11:29 PM. Reason: Profanity

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            • #7
              Go to "Send" and chose "Garmin GPS":


              Select your device and hit Send:


              There you go,
              Last edited by SUSSAMB; 04-15-2014, 11:30 PM. Reason: Profanity

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              • #8
                Garmin, seriously, take some of your profit and put some people to work on this. My god, this feature isn't even a big project.
                I'm buying a new GPS next year, and if I don't see Google Maps working with Garmin Communicator till the end of 2014 I'll never buy your GPSes again and I will speak badly of your devices to all my acquaintances and will recommend other brands instead.
                Last edited by SUSSAMB; 04-15-2014, 11:30 PM.

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                • #9
                  Why??

                  WHY is it no longer available??

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                  • #10
                    You're all shooting at the wrong barrel ... Google withdrew it, nothing to do with Garmin.
                    Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
                    Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
                    (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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                    • #11
                      This wouldn't be a big deal if BaseCamp wasn't an astronomical pain in the butt to search in.

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                      • #12
                        Basecamp 4.3 should be far better for searching if the beta is anything to go by.
                        Last edited by SUSSAMB; 04-21-2014, 11:28 PM.
                        Currently own Drive 50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20, and use Basecamp, OSM mapping
                        Previously owned Etrex Legend H, Mio Navman and used Mapsource
                        (please note that I am not employed by Garmin, but am a long term user of Garmin software and hardware)

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by STEVESTAINER@YAHOO.COM View Post
                          Mapquest seems to work.
                          thanks for that tip. unfortunately, it seems that from MapQuest, you can't save "the name" of the location i.e. The White House, only the address, i.e. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. That's okay if the location is the only one in the city your are headed to, but if there are multiple addresses in the city, you still need to record that somewhere to look-up. Perhaps, someone from MapQuest will notice this thread and add that feature. It might help put them back on top in the mapping world.

                          thanks again for the tip though.

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                          • #14
                            Yes its google that withdrew it, perhaps they want us all to use an android device not a Garmin, so surely Garmin can provide a solution, be it a website skin for google maps ? an app for our desktops ? something to make journey planning as simple as google maps used to be ! really missing that feature ..

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                            • #15
                              i have just seen they do have "MapSourceĀ®" thought it is unclear how you get it without buy a map on DVD ? never been offered a map on DVD .. and the real kicker its only for PC and i use a Mac.. could run it in a windoze vm if i could get this software from somewhere .. but wonder ifg it has as much business and location info as google maps ?? anyone tried this product ?

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