How do you transfer waypoints from Google Earth to Lowrance?

There are a few different ways to transfer waypoints from Google Earth to Lowrance.

The easiest way is to use the Waypoint Transfer tool in Google Earth. You can find it by clicking on the three lines in the top left corner of the screen, and then selecting "Waypoints."

You'll then be able to select all of your waypoints, and click on the "Export" button. This will export them as GPX files, which you can open in Lowrance using the "Import Waypoints" function.

Alternatively, you can use a third-party software such as MapSource or GPSBabel to export your waypoints. These programs will allow you to save your waypoints in various formats, including GPX.

Once you've exported your waypoints, you'll need to import them into Lowrance. To do this, open the "Import Waypoints" function in Lowrance, and select your GPX file(s).

Is there a specific format that the waypoints must be in?

There is no specific format that the waypoints must be in, but they should be placed in a text file with the .gpx extension. You can open Google Earth and create a new map by clicking on the "Create a New Map" button at the top left corner of the window. Once you have created your map, click on the "Import Data" button located in the lower right corner of the window. From here, select "Maps > Import from File." In the "File Type" drop-down menu, select "GPS Waypoints." Locate your text file containing your waypoints and click on the "Open" button. Google Earth will import all of your waypoints into your map and display them as blue dots.

What is the process for transferring the waypoints?

The process for transferring waypoints from Google Earth to Lowrance is as follows:

  1. Open the Google Earth application and sign in.
  2. Click on the "Maps" tab and select "Waypoints."
  3. Select all of the waypoints you want to transfer and click on the "Copy" button at the bottom of the window.
  4. Close Google Earth and open Lowrance Maps.
  5. Right-click on each of the copied waypoints and select "Paste Into Map."
  6. If there are any errors, double-check that you have copied all of the waypoints correctly before proceeding to step
  7. Navigate to your destination in Lowrance Maps and position each copied waypoint accordingly (note: Waypoint positions may not be accurate if they were transferred from a map that was zoomed out).

Are there any precautions that need to be taken when doing this?

There are a few precautions that need to be taken when transferring waypoints from Google Earth to Lowrance. First, make sure that the waypoints you are transferring are in the same coordinate system as your Lowrance unit. Second, make sure that the coordinates of your waypoints are accurate. Finally, be aware of any restrictions imposed by your Lowrance unit on how many waypoints can be stored at one time.

What happens if the transfer is not successful?

If the transfer is not successful, you will be prompted to try again. If the transfer is still unsuccessful, your waypoints may have been lost or corrupted. In this case, you will need to manually enter your waypoints into your lowrance device.

What software do you need to have installed in order to perform the transfer?

  1. You will need Google Earth and Lowrance's GPS software installed on your computer.
  2. Open Google Earth and click the "File" menu option, then select "Import..."
  3. In the Import dialog box, locate the .kmz file you downloaded from Lowrance and click Open.
  4. On the left side of the window, under "GPS Data," select "Waypoints."
  5. Click on each waypoint in turn and press the "Copy" button (or right-click and choose Copy).
  6. Next, open Lowrance's GPS software and click on Waypoints in the left sidebar (or press Ctrl+W).
  7. Select all of the waypoints that you copied from Google Earth and press Delete (or right-click and choose Delete).
  8. Press OK to close both programs.

Where can I find instructions on how to do this?

There is no one definitive answer to this question, as the process of transferring waypoints from Google Earth to Lowrance can vary depending on the specific software and hardware used. However, some general tips that may be useful include:

-Using a Windows PC: One option for transferring waypoints from Google Earth to Lowrance is to use a Windows PC. This approach will likely be easiest if you have access to a copy of both programs. To begin, open Google Earth and click on the "Map" tab at the top of the window. Next, locate your map file (typically located in C:UsersYourUserNameAppDataLocalLowranceMaps) and select it. Then, click on the "Waypoints" button near the bottom of the window and select all of your waypoints. Finally, click on the "Export Waypoints" button near the top of the window and save your files onto your computer.

-Using a Mac: Another option for transferring waypoints from Google Earth to Lowrance is to use a Mac. To begin, open Google Earth and click on the "Map" tab at the top of the window. Next, locate your map file (typically located in /Applications/GoogleEarth/Data/Maps/) and select it. Then, click on the "Waypoints" button near the bottom of the window and select all of your waypoints. Finally, drag each individual waypoint onto its corresponding location within Lowrance's program interface (located at /Applications/Lowrance Marine Navigator V5/.htaccess). Note that you will need to create an account with Lowrance in order for this process to work properly; see their website for more information about how to do this.

Can I transfer tracks as well as waypoints?

Yes, you can transfer tracks and waypoints. To do this:

  1. Open Google Earth and click the "Maps" button in the toolbar.
  2. Click on the map where you want to start transferring your data.
  3. Select "Waypoints" from the menu on the left side of the window.
  4. Click on the blue arrow next to any track or waypoint that you want to copy to your computer (or paste into a text document). The blue arrow will turn green when it's copied or pasted successfully.
  5. To finish copying or pasting, click on the "X" in front of each track or waypoint that you've copied or pasted (if they're not already selected). This will remove them from Google Earth and save them to your computer as a .kmz file (.kml is also supported but is less common).

How many points can I transfer at one time?

There is no set limit to the number of waypoints you can transfer at one time, but it's best to avoid transferring too many waypoints at once if possible. Waypoint transfers can take a while to complete, so be patient and allow enough time for the process to finish.

Do I need to have an account with Lowrance in order to do this?

No, you do not need an account with Lowrance to transfer waypoints from Google Earth to Lowrance. You can use the free Google Earth software to create a map of your location and then export your waypoints as GPX files. Once you have exported your waypoints, you can import them into the Lowrance GPS navigator by following these steps:

  1. Open the Lowrance GPS navigator and sign in.
  2. Click on "Waypoints" in the main menu bar.
  3. Select "Import Waypoints."
  4. Browse to the GPX file that contains your Google Earth waypoints and click on it.
  5. The imported waypoint will be added to the list of active Waypoints on the left side of the screen.

Will my GPS unit be compatible with Google Earth's format?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the compatibility of GPS units with Google Earth's format will vary depending on the model and version of Google Earth that you are using. However, most modern GPS units should be compatible with Google Earth's format.

If you are not sure whether your GPS unit is compatible with Google Earth's format, you can try downloading a trial version of the software and testing it out. If your GPS unit is not compatible with Google Earth's format, you may need to purchase a different model or upgrade your software in order to use it with Google Earth.

What are some other ways of getting waypoints into my Lowrance unit?

There are a few other ways of getting waypoints into your Lowrance unit. One way is to use the Waypoint Transfer Tool in Google Earth. This tool allows you to easily transfer waypoints from Google Earth into your Lowrance unit. Another way is to use the Waypoint Manager application that comes with many mapping software programs, such as MapSource and Garmin BaseCamp. Finally, you can also import waypoints manually into your Lowrance unit by using the map screen on your device or computer and selecting "Import/Export" from the menu options.

Is there a limit to the number of waypoints I can have in my unit altogether?

There is no limit to the number of waypoints you can have in your unit altogether. However, Waypoint Transfer will only allow you to transfer up to 100 waypoints at a time. If you would like to transfer more than 100 waypoints, you will need to use Waypoint Manager software.