HUNT GPS Chip Map Instructions

Setup Instructions

Using your HUNT for Garmin SD/MicroSD Map Chip

Materials required to setup your HUNT by onXmaps Map Chip

Before you get started with these instructions, you need the following

  • Team HUNT Account — Create a Team HUNT Account
  • Registered HUNT (or Hunting GPS Maps) Chip — Register My Chip
  • An up-to-date version of Java (this is very important) — Download latest Version
  • High-speed internet connection
  • FREE BaseCamp mapping software installed on your
    computer — Download BaseCamp
  • PC or Mac Computer with a SD Card Reader or a USB port
  • SD Adapter (if using SD Card Reader)
  • or
  • Garmin GPS with compatible USB cable

Before you get started — Recommended GPS Settings

To ensure that these instructions will work for you, please verify that the following options on your GPS are setup correctly

  • Orientation: North Up
  • Detail Level: Normal or higher
  • Map Points: Auto

Instructions (GPSMAP 60 & 76 Series, Rhino, and eTrex units):

  1. From the Main Menu, select Setup
  2. Select Map. Now you are in the Map Setup Menu. You should be in General settings where you can select Orientation and change it from Track Up to North Up

Instructions (Colorado, Dakota, and Oregon Series):

  1. From the menu screen, select Setup
  2. Select Map
  3. Select Orientation
  4. Set to North Up

GPS Use

Step 1

Remove the battery cover on your GPS Unit

Step 2

Remove the batteries or battery pack

Step 3

Unlock the MicroSD Card slot by carefully sliding it up

Step 4

The metal card slot cover should now easily lift up

Step 5

Carefully insert your HUNT Map Chip into the slot with the arrow pointing towards the top of the slot and the text on the HUNT Map Chip facing up

Step 6

The HUNT Map Chip should rest on top of the metal contacts inside of the SD Card slot

Step 7

Close the metal cover and slide it down to lock your HUNT Map Chip in place. Then reinstall the batteries/battery pack and battery cover

Step 8

To verify that the map has correctly loaded, follow these instructions

  1. On your GPS Unit, go to the Main Menu
  2. Select Setup > Map
  3. Next, select Map Information

    or

    move your cursor over the circled, lowercase 'i'. This will tell you what maps are currently loaded to your device and should show your purchased HUNT Map

Computer Use

There are three (3) ways to view your HUNT Map on your computer. Please choose the option that works best for you.

Part 1—Option 1: Using SD Adapter

Insert your MicroSD HUNT Map Chip into the provided SD Adapter then insert the SD Adapter into the appropriate port on your computer, if one is available

Part 1—Option 2: Using GPS & USB Cable

With the HUNT Map loaded on your GPS Unit, connect your GPS to your computer using the USB cable that came with your GPS Unit

Part 1—Option 3: Using USB to SD Adapter

Use a USB to SD Adapter to connect your SD Card to the computer's USB port if your computer doesn't have an available SD port

Part 2—Ready To View The Map

After you have connected your SD Chip to the computer using one of the previous 3 methods mentioned in Part 1, You are ready to view the map on your computer. This next step may vary depending upon the version of BaseCamp and Garmin unit you are using, which may lead to you having to use slightly different steps to view your map.

Step 1

Open Garmin BaseCamp

Step 2

Under Devices > Memory Card, you will see the map that is available to you. If you double-click upon your available map, you will be able to explore it in BaseCamp

USB Mass Storage Mode

If your GPS Unit appears in BaseCamp but you don't see the HUNT Map Chip listed below it, you may need to put your GPS Unit into a different mode. Follow these instructions to learn how to do this.

Materials required to set your GPS unit to Mass Storage Mode

Garmin® GPS Devices that MUST Be in Mass Storage Mode

  • Rino 530 HCx
  • GPS Map 60 CSx
  • Etrex HCx Models: Legend, Vista, Venture, and Summit
  • GPS 76, 78, CSx
  • Astro 220

Step 1

Turn on your GPS unit

Step 2

Go to the Main Menu

Step 3

Select Setup

Step 4

Select Interface

Step 5

Select USB Mass Storage Mode, the GPS unit will display a screen showing your GPS connecting to the computer

Step 6

Connect the GPS unit to your computer using the USB cord that came with your GPS

Your GPS is now in Mass Storage Mode

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Verifying That Your HUNT Map is Viewable on Your GPS

Materials required to setup your HUNT by onXmaps Download

Before you get started with these instructions, you need the following

  • HUNT by onXmaps (or Hunting GPS Maps) Chip inserted into GPS
  • or
  • HUNT Download Map installed on GPS
  • or
  • HUNT Download Map transferred to MicroSD Card and inserted into GPS

Step 1

Turn on your GPS

Step 2

Select Setup

Step 3

Select Map

Step 4

Select Configure Map/Map Information

Step 5

Verify that the HUNT Map is enabled

Update Instructions

Windows Chip Update Instructions

Materials required to update your HUNT by onXmaps Map Chip

Before performing a HUNT Chip Update, you need the following

  • Team HUNT Account — Create a Team HUNT Account
  • Registered HUNT (or Hunting GPS Maps) Chip — Register My Chip
  • An up-to-date version of Java (this is very important) — Download latest Version
  • High-speed internet connection
  • An SD Card Reader or a USB port
  • SD Adapter (if using SD Card Reader), or Garmin GPS with compatible USB cable

There are two ways to connect your HUNT Chip. Based on the hardware you have available, please use the option best for you.

Part 1 - Option 1: Connecting the HUNT Chip Using Micro SD Adapter

HUNT MicroSD Chip Update Graphic Windows 8

Step 1

Place the HUNT Chip you want to update into the Micro SD Adapter

Step 2

Insert the Adapter into your computer using the SD Card Slot or USB Card Reader

Note: If an Auto Play window pops-up, exit out of the window

Part 1 - Option 2: Connecting the HUNT Chip Using GPS & Computer

HUNT MicroSD Chip Update Graphic Windows 8

Step 1

Verify the HUNT Chip you want to update is in your Garmin GPS

Step 2

Plug your Garmin into your computer using the USB cable that came with your Garmin GPS

Note: If an Auto Play window pops-up, exit out of the window, if your device doesn't show please follow our USB Mass Storage Mode for GPS Instructions

Part 2 - Downloading the HUNT Chip Updater

Step 1

Navigate to HuntingGPSmaps.com and Log into your Team HUNT Account

Step 2

Click My Maps on the left-side menu

Step 3

(Note: If you have already purchased an Update, skip this step)

Click Update Your Chip on the map you would like to update. You will be taken to the Update purchase area. Proceed to checkout and place order. When you have finished your purchase, click Go to My Maps Account. Click My Maps on the left hand side menu.

Step 4

Click Download Chip Updater to begin the Updater download.

Step 5

Navigate to the downloaded file on your computer. Double click to run the HUNT chip updater.

Part 3 - Running the HUNT Chip Updater

Step 1

Click Run when asked if you would like to run this application. Click NEXT when the HUNT SD/MicroSD Chip Updater appears

Step 2

Accept the terms of the License Agreement by clicking the checkbox then click Next.

Step 3

The HUNT Chip Updater will scan to find the Chip on your computer. After the HUNT Chip Updater finds your chip and finishes checking for errors, click NEXT.

Note: If an error occurs please follow the on-screen prompts and rescan

Step 4

The HUNT Chip Updater will look for and prepare the Update. Click Next and the download process will begin. The HUNT Chip Updater automatically performs the necessary map updates to your HUNT Chip.

Step 5

Once the update is complete, click Next. Then click Exit to exit the HUNT Chip Updater and safely remove the hardware from your computer

Ejecting instructions: Click the Start button, click Computer, right-click the device you want to remove, and then click Eject. Learn More

Final Step

Enjoy the most up-to-date hunting map on the market! Thank you for choosing a HUNT by onXmaps product!

Mac OS X Chip Update Instructions

Materials required to update your HUNT by onXmaps Map Chip

Before performing a HUNT Chip Update, you need the following

  • Team HUNT Account — Create a Team HUNT Account
  • Registered HUNT (or Hunting GPS Maps) Chip — Register My Chip
  • High-speed internet connection
  • An SD Card Reader or a USB port
  • SD Adapter (if using SD Card Reader), or Garmin GPS with compatible USB cable

There are two ways to connect your HUNT Chip. Based on the hardware you have available, please use the option best for you.

Part 1 - Option 1: Connecting the HUNT Chip Using Micro SD Adapter

HUNT MicroSD Chip Update Graphic Windows 8

Step 1

Place the HUNT Chip you want to update into the Micro SD Adapter

Step 2

Insert the Adapter into your computer using the SD Card Slot or USB Card Reader

Note: If an Auto Play window pops-up, exit out of the window

Part 1 - Option 2: Connecting the HUNT Chip Using GPS & Computer

HUNT MicroSD Chip Update Graphic Windows 8

Step 1

Verify the HUNT Chip you want to update is in your Garmin GPS

Step 2

Plug your Garmin into your computer using the USB cable that came with your Garmin GPS

Note: If an Auto Play window pops-up, exit out of the window, if your device doesn't show please follow our USB Mass Storage Mode for GPS Instructions

Part 2 - Downloading the HUNT Chip Updater

Step 1

Navigate to HuntingGPSmaps.com and Log into your Team HUNT Account

Step 2

Click My Maps on the left-side menu

Step 3

(Note: If you have already purchased an Update, skip this step)

Click Update Your Chip on the map you would like to update. You will be taken to the Update purchase area. Proceed to checkout and place order. When you have finished your purchase, click Go to My Maps Account. Click My Maps on the left hand side menu.

Step 4

Click Download Chip Updater to begin the Updater download.

Step 5

Navigate to the saved file. Its filename will be ‘Update.jnlp’.

Step 6

Right-click (or cmd + click) the file and select Open.

Step 7

Click Open when the security warning opens.

Note: You will see actions being performed on your screen. If you are receiving an error that the update file can not be opened, please proceed to the Privacy and Security settings on your Mac to allow the update file to be downloaded.

Part 3 - Running the HUNT Chip Updater

Step 1

Click Run when asked if you would like to run this application. Click NEXT when the HUNT SD/MicroSD Chip Updater appears

Step 2

Accept the terms of the License Agreement by clicking the checkbox then click Next.

Step 3

The HUNT Chip Updater will scan to find the Chip on your computer. After the HUNT Chip Updater finds your chip and finishes checking for errors, click NEXT.

Note: If an error occurs please follow the on-screen prompts and rescan

Step 4

The HUNT Chip Updater will look for and prepare the Update. Click Next and the download process will begin. The HUNT Chip Updater automatically performs the necessary map updates to your HUNT Chip.

Step 5

Once the update is complete, click Next. Then click Exit to exit the HUNT Chip Updater and safely remove the hardware from your computer

Final Step

Enjoy the most up-to-date hunting map on the market! Thank you for choosing a HUNT by onXmaps product!

Linux Chip Update Instructions

Materials required to update your HUNT by onXmaps Map Chip

Before performing a HUNT Chip Update, you need the following

  • Team HUNT Account — Create a Team HUNT Account
  • Registered HUNT (or Hunting GPS Maps) Chip — Register My Chip
  • High-speed internet connection
  • An SD Card Reader or a USB port
  • SD Adapter (if using SD Card Reader), or Garmin GPS with compatible USB cable

There are two ways to connect your HUNT Chip. Based on the hardware you have available, please use the option best for you.

Part 1 - Option 1: Connecting the HUNT Chip Using Micro SD Adapter

HUNT MicroSD Chip Update Graphic Windows 8

Step 1

Place the HUNT Chip you want to update into the Micro SD Adapter

Step 2

Insert the Adapter into your computer using the SD Card Slot or USB Card Reader

Note: If an Auto Play window pops-up, exit out of the window

Part 1 - Option 2: Connecting the HUNT Chip Using GPS & Computer

HUNT MicroSD Chip Update Graphic Windows 8

Step 1

Verify the HUNT Chip you want to update is in your Garmin GPS

Step 2

Plug your Garmin into your computer using the USB cable that came with your Garmin GPS

Note: If an Auto Play window pops-up, exit out of the window, if your device doesn't show please follow our USB Mass Storage Mode for GPS Instructions

Part 2 - Downloading the HUNT Chip Updater

Step 1

Navigate to HuntingGPSmaps.com and Log into your Team HUNT Account

Step 2

Click My Maps on the left-side menu

Step 3

(Note: If you have already purchased an Update, skip this step)

Click Update Your Chip on the map you would like to update. You will be taken to the Update purchase area. Proceed to checkout and place order. When you have finished your purchase, click Go to My Maps Account. Click My Maps on the left hand side menu.

Step 4

Click Download Chip Updater to begin the Updater download.

Step 5

Navigate to the saved file. Its filename will be ‘Update.jnlp’.

Step 6

Right-click (or ctrl + click) the file and select Open With.

Step 7

Make sure the file is set to open with Java Web Start(javaws). If not, locate the Java Web Start launcher in your JRE and set it to default.

Step 8

Click Open and follow any on-screen prompts to start the updater.

Note: Not all Linux distributions will have the same process for opening the application with Java Web Start.

Part 3 - Running the HUNT Chip Updater

Step 1

Click the NEXT button, when the HUNT SD/MicroSD Chip Updater appears.

Step 2

Agree to the License Agreement by marking the checkbox and click Next

Step 3

After the HUNT Chip Updater finishes checking for errors, click NEXT and the download process will begin

Note: If an error occurs please follow the on-screen prompts and rescan

Step 4

The HUNT Chip Updater will run and automatically perform the necessary map updates to your HUNT Chip

Step 5

Once the update is complete Exit the Chip Updater and safely remove the hardware from your computer

Final Step

Enjoy the most up-to-date hunting map on the market! Thank you for choosing a HUNT by onXmaps product!

Advanced Instructions

Turning GPS Mapsets On & Off

Materials required to utilize advanced features of your HUNT by onXmaps Map Chip

Before you get started with these instructions, you need the following

  • Team HUNT Account — Create a Team HUNT Account
  • Registered HUNT (or Hunting GPS Maps) Chip — Register My Chip
  • High-speed internet connection
  • FREE BaseCamp mapping software installed on your
    computer — Download BaseCamp
  • PC or Mac Computer with a SD Card Reader or a USB port
  • SD Adapter (if using SD Card Reader)
  • or
  • Garmin GPS with compatible USB cable

If you have used the download function for several states from us, you most likely have put them onto your GPS's hard drive. This tutorial will show you how to show and hide these maps on your GPS quickly and easily.

Changing Maps on your Colorado, Oregon or Dakota series GPS

Step 1

In the Main Menu screen, select Setup

Step 2

Select Map

Step 3

Select Map Information/Select Map

Step 4

A menu with the mapsets you have loaded on your GPS will be shown

Step 5

In this example, we have Topo U.S. 100k Disabled and the mapset for HUNT Wyoming Enabled

Step 6

Select the map name that you wish to change to either Enable or Disable the map

Step 7

At this point, you can choose each map you want to be enabled or disabled. To see the map viewing screen, back out to the main menu and click Map

Changing Maps on your GPSMap 60Cx, 60CSx, 76Cx, 76CSx, eTrex, Rino, or Similar Series GPS

If you have a GPSMap, eTrex or Rino series GPS reciever, this section will outline the procedure to change which maps are displayed on the map viewing screen

Step 1

Go to the GPS main setup menu and select the Map menu icon

Note: You may also go the the map screen and pan the map and zoom in until you can see the maps you would like to enable or disable

Step 2

Press the Menu button on your GPS and then select Setup Map

Step 3

Go to the Map Setup – Information section of this menu by scrolling left or right to the circle icon with the 'i' symbol. You can now enable or disable specific areas of the map by unchecking the box next to each map area

Note: This is for advanced users and is not recommended for the average user — proceed to the next step to turn off entire map

Step 4

In order to enable/disable the entire map, click the menu button on your GPS while in Map Setup - Information. A menu window will appear

Step 5

Here, you can click Hide [Map] to hide the map you want or choose Show All or Show None to display or hide all map layers respectively

Step 6

Hit the Quit button until you are able to return to the map viewing screen

Importing & Exporting Waypoints To and From Your GPS & Computer

Materials required to utilize advanced features of your HUNT by onXmaps Map Chip

Before you get started with these instructions, you need the following

  • Team HUNT Account — Create a Team HUNT Account
  • Registered HUNT (or Hunting GPS Maps) Chip — Register My Chip
  • High-speed internet connection
  • FREE BaseCamp mapping software installed on your
    computer — Download BaseCamp
  • PC or Mac Computer with a SD Card Reader or a USB port
  • SD Adapter (if using SD Card Reader)
  • or
  • Garmin GPS with compatible USB cable

Step 1

Download and Open Garmin's BaseCamp software

Step 2

Start by plugging your GPS into the computer (typically through a USB port)

Step 3

Turn the GPS Unit on

Step 4

BaseCamp will automatically detect your GPS and begin importing your data

Step 5

In approximately one (1) minute, your GPS will show up on the left-hand side of your screen under Devices

Step 6

The folder called Internal Storage is the Waypoint, Track, and Route data that was imported from your GPS. Right-click this folder, and select Send To. Then select My Collection (or any of your custom folders under the My Collection folder) and click OK. To rename the file, right-click the file you just created under your My Collection folder and select Rename

Step 7

You have now saved your valuable Waypoints onto your BaseCamp! If you lose your GPS or break it, you may import your data into your new Garmin GPS!

Step 8

Under the Internal Storage file at the left side of the screen, you may see a list of all the waypoints and tracks that were imported from your GPS. You may notice there are a lot of Active Log Tracks in the list (Note: an 'Active Log' is a term to describe the tracks that show up in a folder). These Tracks are breadcrumb trails of everywhere you have walked while your GPS was on. Every time you turn your GPS on, a new Active Log is created (as long as your Track Log setting is set to On on your GPS). (Note: Your GPS only has a certain alotted memory for this Track log, so after a week of walking around in the woods your Track log will start saving over itself and automatically deleting old tracks.) If you don't want to lose this data you MUST save it to your computer

Step 9

Many of these Active Log Tracks are Garbage data, so you may want to delete them. To delete a Track, select the track you would like to remove. Right-click on the highlighted track, and then select Delete. This will remove the file. If you wish to delete all tracks at once, Select the folder of which these files are located in. At the very bottom of your left-hand tab, you will notice an icon. If you hover over it, the title Show Data Filters will appear. Click this to set up your search filter. From there, select the Tracks icon (which is typically the fourth icon from the left).This will set up the filter to show only the active tracks you have in your file. To select them all, press CTRL + A at the same time. You may then right-click on any of the highlighted tracks, and select Delete to remove them from your file.

Note: Sometimes these Active Logs are just a circle around your home, from when you had the GPS on in your house. You may Delete these Active Logs

Step 10

You may notice there are multiple trips from this data import, and you would like to organize them separately on your computer. Right-click on the My Collection folder under Library on the left side of your screen. From the menu that pops up, select New List

Step 11

Give your list an appropriate name for your trip. We recommend naming your lists with the date & location for easy reference (Example: '06162011 Wyoming Unit 104 Elk Scouting'). If you have more trips imported from your GPS, you may create another list (Add New List to Library) and name it

Step 12

With the Internal Storage folder highlighted under Devices, zoom into the area where you were on your trip and select the Select tool from the toolbar at the top of the screen. Now, left-click and drag to draw a selection box around all of the waypoints and tracks that are relevant to that trip. Right-click, on any selected waypoint and choose Send To in the available options. Now, select the list you created under the My Collection folder (Example: '06162011 Wyoming Unit 104 Elk Scouting'). Then select OK and these points will now be in the selected list. Repeat this step for the other trips you have in this data set

Step 13

You will want to save each of these new lists that you have organized onto a separate area of your computer as an extra backup. Select the list you would like to save under the My Collection folder. Select File at the top, and then choose Export. Save As a '.gdb' file to your My Documents or another location easy for you to remember. Name it the same name as your List Name (Example: '06162011 Wyoming Unit 104 Elk Scouting')

Step 14

Now that you have all your data saved in 2 separate files, you may delete the data from your GPS memory. On your GPS, go to your Trip computer and press the Menu button then select Reset. You may want to Clear Track Log and delete everything else. However, you might not want to Delete Waypoints — Your GPS should have plenty of memory to store your waypoints

Step 15

Tip: To make it easier next time you import data from your GPS, always download tracks & waypoints when you get back from a trip where you used your GPS. Then delete the track log on the GPS so the same tracks and waypoints are not transferred after your next trip. Stay organized and Stay Confident! Always Backup your Backup!

Importing Data you have Saved on your computer to your Garmin GPS using BaseCamp

When you want to go back to Wyoming on your Elk Hunt, you may import the tracks and waypoints from your scouting trip into your GPS before your trip.

Step 1

Open BaseCamp and plug in your GPS Unit

Step 2

Go to File > Import Into My Collection and browse to the location where you saved your trip data. Open the '.gdb' file that pertains to your trip (Example from above: 06162011 Wyoming Unit 104 Elk Scouting.gdb)

Step 3

Right-click on your trip name under Library on the left side of the screen and select Send to and then click on your GPS's Name

Step 4

Zoom in to your area on the GPS to verify your tracks and waypoints have loaded

Step 5

You are ready for your trip!

Creating Tracks and Waypoints In BaseCamp To Send To Your GPS

Materials required to utilize advanced features of your HUNT by onXmaps Map Chip

Before you get started with these instructions, you need the following

  • Team HUNT Account — Create a Team HUNT Account
  • Registered HUNT (or Hunting GPS Maps) Chip — Register My Chip
  • High-speed internet connection
  • FREE BaseCamp mapping software installed on your
    computer — Download BaseCamp
  • PC or Mac Computer with a SD Card Reader or a USB port
  • SD Adapter (if using SD Card Reader)
  • or
  • Garmin GPS with compatible USB cable

Step 2

On the left side of your screen under Library, right-click on My Collection (Note: This is where the track and waypoint data you create is saved). From the menu that pops up, select Add New List To Library

Step 3

Name your list an appropriate name for your trip. We recommend naming your trips based on date and location (Example: '08162011 Wapiti Basin Elk Scouting')

Step 4

If you haven't already zoomed to the area where you want to take your trip, Select the map product you want to use by going to View > Map Product. Now zoom in to your area of interest

Step 5

To add a Track showing where you want to walk in BaseCamp, Select the drop down arrow next to the New button in the toolbar at the top of the screen. Alternatively you can select the File Menu > New > Track

Step 6

Now you can draw a line on the map by left-clicking at each point you want to travel — essentially connecting the dots. You can also left-click and drag to draw a continuous line wherever you move the mouse cursor on the map

Step 7

When you are done drawing your track you can right-click anywhere on the map to complete the track

Step 8

You will now see a Track in the My Collection area in the bottom left corner of your screen. From here you can Delete or Edit the track you just made

Step 9

To add a Waypoint, simply select the New button in the toolbar. Then click on the area of the map that you want to add the waypoint to

Step 10

Once you add the waypoint to the map you can Edit the name and symbol in the My Collection area in the bottom left corner of your screen. Right-click on the Symbol and select Properties. Here you can change the name of the waypoint and change the symbol to something more meaningful to you

Step 11

Continue to add Tracks as needed to show all the different routes you think may be beneficial for your trip. It might be ridges or fingers you may want to walk, routes to a specific lookout point, or different possible routes that you might want to take back to your camp or vehicle

Step 12

You can take a quick look at your Tracks and Waypoints in Google Earth on the satellite imagery to see if there are any major obstacles or clearings you might want to know about, or to find areas that may be good lookout points. Simply select View > My Collection in Google Earth

Step 13

Now we're ready to send our tracks and waypoints to our GPS. Plug in your GPS and turn it on if it doesn't automatically turn on. Give it a minute and your GPS will show up on the left-hand side of your screen under Devices

Step 14

Right-click on My Collection under Library on the left side of the screen and select Send to and then click on your GPS's Name. If you have a bunch of tracks and waypoints in My Collection that you don't want to send to your GPS, then you can manually select the items that you want to send to your GPS. Under the My Collection tab at the bottom of the screen you can left-click on a feature, or hold the Control Key on your keyboard and left-click to select multiple waypoints or tracks. Once you have selected all the waypoints and tracks you want to send, simply right-click on any waypoint or track that is highlighted in the My Collection Tab and select Send to and then click on your GPS's Name.

Step 15

You can now pan the map and zoom in to your area on your GPS and you should see the Waypoints and Tracks on your GPS

Step 16

BaseCamp will automatically save the items you have in My Collection, but it's a good idea to save your own copy of your data to your computer and a backup drive. Under Library on the left side of your screen, right-click on My Collection and select Export. Save a '.gdb' file to your My Documents on your computer. Name it something like '08142011 BaseCamp My Collection'.

Note: You can also click on each individual List you have created under My Collection and save them individually to help keep you organized.

Using Google Earth To Create Tracks & Waypoints To Send To Your GPS

Materials required to utilize advanced features of your HUNT by onXmaps Map Chip

Before you get started with these instructions, you need the following

  • Team HUNT Account — Create a Team HUNT Account
  • Registered HUNT (or Hunting GPS Maps) Chip — Register My Chip
  • High-speed internet connection
  • FREE BaseCamp mapping software installed on your
    computer — Download BaseCamp
  • PC or Mac Computer with a SD Card Reader or a USB port
  • SD Adapter (if using SD Card Reader)
  • or
  • Garmin GPS with compatible USB cable

Step 1

Open Google Earth

Step 2

Zoom to an area you are interested in

Step 3

Create a Folder in My Places to organize your data for this trip. We recommend creating a 'Scouting' folder, then a new sub folder with this trip's date and location information (Example: '2011 Wyoming Wapiti Basin Elk Hunt')

Step 4

As you browse around the area, mark waypoints of possible areas you may want to visit (Example: possible campsites, lookouts, meadow openings, possible bedding areas, landmarks you may want to visit, edges of timber, etc.)

Step 5

To mark a Waypoint, select the Add Placemark tool from the toolbar

Step 6

The waypoint will automatically be added to the map at the center of your view. Left-click and drag the waypoint to the place on the map where you want to add the waypoint.

Step 7

In the New Placemark window that popped up on the screen, change the name of the waypoint to a meaningful name. Select the waypoint icon in this window to change the icon to a more appropriate icon

Note: these icons will not show the same in BaseCamp or on your GPS

Step 8

If you need to move or edit a feature you create, you can always right-click it and select Properties to get back into edit mode

Step 9

Now you can create a Track that represents the route we plan to walk based on the terrain features we can see in the satellite image

Step 10

Select the Add Path button in the toolbar at the top of the screen

Step 11

A New Path window will appear (Note: don't just press the ok button in this window - you must draw your track first). Move the New Path Window to the side and start left-clicking on the map where you want to create a track

Step 12

Continue left-clicking to add points along the path you want to take. Alternatively, you can hold the left-click and drag to quickly create a line with many points

Step 13

In the New Path window that appeared on the screen, name the path appropriately. Select the Style, Color Tab if you want to change the appearance of the line you created. You may also add a description if you wish

Step 14

Now you have tracks and waypoints to send to your GPS. We need to save our data as a '.kml' file. Right-click on your folder in My Places on the left side of the screen. Select Save Place As and save a '.kml' file to your My Documents or some place that is easy for you to remember.

Note: You should be able to expand this folder and see the tracks and waypoints you added as a subset of this folder. If all the features you created aren't under this folder, you need to click and drag them to this folder

Step 15

Open a web browser (Example: Internet Explorer or Firefox) and search for ".kml to .gdb web converter". This is the one that we recommend, though there are many that will accomplish this task

Step 16

Set the following parameters in the '.gdb' converter that you choose: WAYPOINTS [W], Input file: Google Earth (Keyhole) Markup Language, Output File: Garmin MapSource - gdb, Try to output all Types of data - YES. Now Upload your GPS file by browsing to the '.kml' file you just saved

Step 17

Now select Convert the File. Save the output '.gdb' file to the folder location you have been using

Step 18

Open Garmin's BaseCamp software and select File > Import and browse to the '.gdb' file you just saved.

Step 19

Your Waypoints and Tracks are now imported into BaseCamp, ready to be sent to your GPS! You should see your file in My Collections under Library on the left side of your screen. If BaseCamp didn't automatically zoom to your data, you can left-click on your file under My Collections - you will now see your data in a table at the bottom of your screen. Right-click on any waypoint and select Show on Map

Step 20

Your waypoint symbols you set up in Google Earth will most likely not come through in BaseCamp, so you can also edit the names and symbols of your waypoints by right-clicking the feature in the table at the bottom of the screen and selecting Properties

Step 21

To send the Tracks and Waypoints to your GPS, Plug in your GPS to your computer via USB. Right-click on your file in My Collections under Library on the left side of your screen and select Send To - then select your GPS

Step 22

You should now see your Tracks and Waypoints loaded when you view that area on your GPS Unit. You're ready to hit the field!