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Good, you guys beat me to the quick and dirty method I was alluding to,  I won't go over it in detail unless someone requests it.  

I use a Garmin Map60CSx model.  My luck at the .kmz file method is hit or miss it seems.  I have older Map76 models that I couldn't get it to work on consistently.  I have performed the .gpx method on most Garmins, even my wifes Nuvi.  

And the gpx. method works well to import some public land survey lines that I will go over in the coming days if interest holds.  

I can also talk about moving data from arcview files into GE if anyone would want that info.  But if you have arcview you probably already understand it.

If anyone needs help with their Garmin and don't have the time to get earn degree from the manual, I can help with that too.  Something as simple as changing the waypoints from those big annoying blue flags to a smaller pin point can make using the gps easier.

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Now that said, How do I get all of those "flush waypoints" from BC onto my Astro?

Did you try my instructions from step 6 on?  That should work.

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Anyone interested in laying down some age class or timber type polygons on your gps or onto google earth?  

Once you start delving into GIS (geographic information systems) the sky is the limit.

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Cooper Hill Hunter

Great topic! I heartily recommend the My Tracks App. For andriod users you download my tracs and google earth. I have a Motorolla Droid Razor Max in an otter box case.

Battery time is all day. I put it in my upper zipper pouch of my Mothers vest.  When I start my hunt I hit record.  Thats it.

It overlays my route with google earth automatically.  I like having my mileage and elevation tracked.  I actually found a way to link two of my hunting covers together in a 5 mile loop.   :)

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Cooter Brown
Anyone interested in laying down some age class or timber type polygons on your gps or onto google earth?  

Once you start delving into GIS (geographic information systems) the sky is the limit.

Would love to hear more about this.  Take it as far as you want.

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Anyone interested in laying down some age class or timber type polygons on your gps or onto google earth?  

Once you start delving into GIS (geographic information systems) the sky is the limit.

Yes Please!!!

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This is great info.  Is there any way to pull up GE even if you don’t have a signal. A lot of times where I hunt the coverage is spotty.  I still do rely on maps for back up but not as efficient as the phone.  

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OldColonel

I use a Suunto Ambit3 GPS watch.  Just before I leave the truck I save my truck location then just let it run.  If I need to find my way back (has not happened yet) I can navigate right to it.

 

It it also has a compass feature built in.

 

Lastly it has the additional feature of being able to download the route to my IPad when I get back and I can save it.

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I use OnX Maps on my iPhone. It’s a game changer for me. Use it for property lines/ownership info. Eliminates the paranoia of trespassing when we are antelope hunting the checkerboard public grounds in Wyoming. 
 

Used the aerial imagery for locating meadows for elk hunting last fall. Drops waypoints, made tracks, added trails that weren’t on the map. 
 

Just download the base map when in town before losing cell service then turn to airplane mode when in the mountains.  I keep a battery pack in my daypack for charging. 
 

I carry my old Garmin 60csx as backup, but haven’t turned it on the last 3 hunts I’ve been on out west, strictly used the phone. 

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