HUNT for GPS Map Download Instructions

Setup Instructions

Downloading and Installing Your HUNT for Garmin Map Download Product (Windows)

Materials required to setup your HUNT by onXmaps Download

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) Download Map
  • High-speed internet connection
  • FREE BaseCamp mapping software installed on your
    computer — Download BaseCamp
  • PC Computer with a SD Card Reader or a USB port
  • SD Adapter (if using SD Card Reader)
  • or
  • Garmin GPS with compatible USB cable

Part 1: Getting Your Garmin GPS Unit Ready For The HUNT Map Download

Step 1

Plug your GPS device into your computer and wait for it to be recognized

Step 2

Launch BaseCamp software by clicking on the BaseCamp icon

Step 3

Take note of your Unit ID, located on the left-side menu, under devices, you will see your GPS device and Unit ID

(Example: Montana 600 (Unit ID 3XXXXXXXXX)

Part 2: Download the HUNT Map Installer

Step 4

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

Step 5

Click My Maps on the left-side menu

Step 6

Click the respective Download for PC/Mac button and Save the Updater file in a place you will remember (Example: Downloads folder)

Step 7

Click the HUNT_XX_installer.exe located at the bottom of the internet browser screen

Step 8

Select Run

IMPORTANT: Do not exit this browser, you will need to generate an unlock code from your Team HUNT Account in a later step

Part 3: Run The HUNT Map Installer

Step 9

Click the Next button when the HUNT Map Installer opens

Step 10

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

Step 11

Click Install to download the HUNT Map to your computer’s hard drive (you will load the HUNT map to your GPS later)

Note: It is important to save with the default path of
C:\Garmin\Custom\XX

Step 12

Click Finish after the map installation is complete

Part 4: Generating a HUNT Map Unlock Code

Step 13

Navigate to HuntingGPSmaps.com and login to your Team HUNT Account

Step 14

Click My Maps on the left-side menu

Step 15

Click the orange Generate Unlock Code button

Note: You will need to know your GPS device Unit ID

Step 16

Enter the the Unit ID and the optional GPS Model/User

Step 17

Click Submit

Step 18

Push OK to confirm that the Unit ID is correct and to be brought to your Team HUNT account

Step 19

Click the Copy Code button

Part 5: Unlocking the HUNT Map for Your Garmin GPS

Step 20

Open BaseCamp

Step 21

Select Unlock Maps when the Locked Maps Detected dialogue box appears

Step 22

Click the Unlock Regions tab when the Map Product Manager dialogue box appears

WARNING: DO NOT CLICK UNLOCK ONLINE

Step 23

Click Add... in the upper right of the dialog box

Step 24

Paste the Unlock Code (ctrl+v for PC & cmd+v for Mac) you generated in your Team HUNT Account and click OK. Your map will then appear in your Map Product manager

Step 25

Click Close

Part 6: Transferring Your HUNT Map Download To Your Garmin GPS

Step 26

Plug your GPS device into your computer and wait for it to be recognized

Step 27

Push the Windows Key on your keyboard
Note: This key is located on the bottom left corner of your keyboard, between the Ctrl and Alt keys

Step 28

Type MapInstall in the search box and click on the MapInstall program to launch the wizard

Step 29

Click Continue

Step 30

Click Install to transfer the HUNT Map to your GPS
IMPORTANT: Please be patient, the install process can take up to an hour depending on the size of the HUNT Map and your internet connection speed

Step 31

Click Finish

Step 32

Safely unplug your GPS from your computer

Note: Trouble seeing the map? The next section will teach you how to verify your HUNT Map!

Part 7: Verifying That The HUNT Map Is Viewable On Your GPS

Before You Get Started, You Will Need

  • 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

Note: Depending on your GPS device, these instructions may vary

Step 33

Turn on your GPS

Step 34

Select Setup

Step 35

Select Map

Step 36

Select Configure Map/Map Information

Step 37

Verify that the HUNT Map is enabled

Downloading and Installing Your HUNT for Garmin Map Download Product (Mac OS X)

Materials required to setup your HUNT by onXmaps Download

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) Download Map
  • High-speed internet connection
  • FREE BaseCamp mapping software installed on your
    computer — Download BaseCamp
  • 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

Recommended Settings for your Computer:

For best installation results, we recommend taking the time to make sure your computer is configured as detailed below:

  • To use your new HUNT for BaseCamp Map Product, you must first install Garmin's free BaseCamp software.

    Note: DO NOT download BaseCamp from the iTunes App Store. It is an incomplete version and will cause incompatibilities when used with our maps. Instead, follow the links on this page to download Garmin BaseCamp
  • In BaseCamp, set your Map Detail setting to the highest level. This setting can be found at the bottom of the map screen in a transparent grey box. Move the slider bar all the way towards the + sign (to the right)
  • Go to View and click on View 2-D Map Only

Quick Installation Guide:

Step 1

Once BaseCamp has been installed on your Mac and all settings have been configured correctly, then you can log in to your Hunting GPS Maps account and navigate to the My Maps account page

Step 2

In your My Maps account page, you will see a list of all of the Hunting GPS Maps products that you own. Select the Download (For Mac) button next to the map that you wish to install to download the Mac installation files for that map

Step 3

When prompted, Save the map installation file to a location you will easily remember such as your Desktop or Documents folder

  • If you are using Safari as your internet browser, a Downloads window will automatically appear displaying the status of your download.

    Note: if this window doesn't appear, you can force it to show with the following key combination: Alt+Cmd+L.

    These HUNT Map files are very large and the download process may take anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple of hours, depending on your internet connection speed
  • Once the download process has completed, your Mac will automatically begin decompressing the zipped folder. When decompression is complete, double-click the '.gmapi' file to begin the installation process.

    Note: if you are using Firefox or other web browser, browse to the location in which you chose to save the file in Step 3 and double-click the downloaded file to unzip it. Now double-click the '.gmapi' file to begin the installation process

Step 4

A MapManager window will now appear prompting you to install the map (Note: you should see the name of your HUNT Map listed here.) Select Install to begin the installation process. The MapManager will notify you when the installation is successful. You can now close out of any open MapManager windows

Step 5

Now simply Open the BaseCamp software that you downloaded before beginning this tutorial and you will see the HUNT Map that you purchased. If you don't see the HUNT Map that you were expecting, make sure that you have the correct map selected for viewing by clicking Maps in the top menu and selecting the map product that you wish to view.

Note: make sure 'Global Map' is not the only map product selected

Step 6

Zoom in to view the detail of the map. More data layers will load as you zoom

Step 7

When you are ready, close BaseCamp and proceed to the next section of this tutorial in order to unlock the HUNT Map for use with your GPS Unit

Unlocking your HUNT Map to send to your GPS Unit:

Step 1

While you are logged in to our website, navigate to the My Maps account page where you selected the Download button and select the Generate Unlock Code button this time

Step 2

Enter your GPS Unit ID and your GPS model (optional) and click Submit.

Note: to find your GPS Unit ID, follow the directions on this page

Step 3

Once you have clicked Submit you will be asked to verify the Unit ID you've entered

Step 4

Upon verification, click the Copy Code button we've provided on the My Maps account page to copy your Unlock Code

Step 5

Open the Garmin BaseCamp software on your Mac

Step 6

In the menu bar at the top of the screen, select Maps, then select Edit Unlock Codes from the menu

Step 7

An Unlock Code Editor window will appear. Select the Add button on the right. Paste the Unlock Code into the appropriate field

Step 8

You have now unlocked the map for use with that GPS Unit. You can close the Unlock Code Editor window and close BaseCamp

Step 9

Plug your GPS Unit into the computer and turn it on

Step 10

Open the MapInstall application that came bundled with BaseCamp. Select the Applications icon on the bottom of your desktop and select MapInstall from the list of applications

Step 11

The MapInstall software will walk you through the process of installing the map onto your GPS Unit. See our video tutorial if you are having problems with this step. Click Send Maps to perform a basic installation of your HUNT Map. The basic installation is sufficient for most users.

Note: choose customize if your GPS Unit doesn't have enough memory for the entire state or if you have several different maps that you want to choose parts of.

The installation will take several minutes to an hour depending on your computer's speed and other factors

Step 12

Congratulations! Your HUNT Map is now installed on your computer and GPS Unit. You can now unplug your GPS Unit and take it into the field!

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

Updating Your HUNT for GPS Download

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) Download Map
  • 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

Part 1: Removing The Original Map From Your GPS

Step 1

Plug your GPS device into your computer and wait for it to be rocognized

Step 2

Push the Windows Key on your keyboard

Step 3

Type MapInstall in the search box and click on the MapInstall program to launch the wizard

Step 4

Click Customize...

Step 5

Uncheck the HUNT_XX Map that you wish to uninstall

Step 6

Click Continue

Step 7

Click Install to remove the old map from your GPS

Note: Disregard the unintuitive label of the buttons, this process will uninstall the map from your GPS

Step 8

Click Finish

Part 2: Download The HUNT Map Installer

Step 9

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

Step 10

Click My Maps on the left-side menu

Step 11

Click the respective Download for PC/Mac button and Save the Updater file in a place you will remember (Example: Downloads folder)

Part 3: Run The HUNT Map Installer

Step 12

Locate and open the HUNTXX_install file within your Downloads folder (or wherever you saved it) to launch the MapInstaller

Step 13

Click Run when the Open File-Security Warning pops up

Step 14

Click Next

Step 15

Accept the License Agreement

Step 16

Click Install

Step 17

Click OK when the Map Installer prompts you to remove old versions of the map

Step 18

Click Uninstall, this will remove your old map version

Step 19

Click Close to begin the automatic installation of your new HUNT Map

Step 20

Click Finish, the updated HUNT Map is now installed on your computer

Step 21

Click Uninstall, this will remove your old map version

Step 22

Click Close to begin the automatic installation of your new HUNT Map

Step 23

Click Finish, the updated HUNT Map is now installed on your computer

Part 4: Transferring Your HUNT Map Download To Your Garmin GPS

Step 24

Plug your GPS device into your computer and wait for it to be recognized

Step 25

Push the Windows Key on your keyboard
Note: This key is located on the bottom left corner of your keyboard, between the Ctrl and Alt keys

Step 26

Type MapInstall in the search box and click on the MapInstall program to launch the wizard

Step 27

Click Continue

Step 28

Click Install to transfer the HUNT Map to your GPS
IMPORTANT: Please be patient, the install process can take up to an hour depending on the size of the HUNT Map and your internet connection speed

Step 29

Click Finish

Step 30

Safely unplug your GPS from your computer

Note: Trouble seeing the map? The next section will teach you how to verify your HUNT Map!

Part 5: Verifying That The HUNT Map Is Viewable On Your GPS

Before You Get Started, You Will Need

  • 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

Note: Depending on your GPS device, these instructions may vary

Step 31

Turn on your GPS

Step 32

Select Setup

Step 33

Select Map

Step 34

Select Configure Map/Map Information

Step 35

Verify that the HUNT Map is enabled

Advanced Instructions

Purchasing a HUNT Map Unlock Code

Transferring Your HUNT Map Download To a Blank MicroSD Card Using Your Computer

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) Download Map
  • 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

Plug your GPS device into your computer and wait for it to be recognized

Step 2

Push the Windows Key on your keyboard
Note: This key is located on the bottom left corner of your keyboard, between the Ctrl and Alt keys

Step 3

Type MapInstall in the search box and click on the MapInstall program to launch the wizard

Step 4

Click Continue once your see your memory card listed under Device

Step 5

Select your HUNT Map from the drop-down menu

Step 6

Zoom out until you see the entire state/region of your HUNT Map

Step 7

Left-click-hold and drag a box around the entire state/region

Note: You will see the number of map sections selected change

Step 8

Click Continue

Step 9

Click Install to transfer your HUNT Map to the memory card Note: This may take several minutes depending on the size of your HUNT Map and other factors

Step 10

Click Finish

Step 11

Verify that the HUNT Map is installed on the card by inserting the MicroSD card into your GPS

Transferring Multiple Maps To Your GPS Unit — Layering Maps

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

Note: This tutorial was created using Garmin Mapsource, which is a now-deprecated mapping software similar to Garmin BaseCamp. This tutorial can still be followed in BaseCamp, but some labels and menu names may differ.

Let's install your HUNT Map alongside Garmin's Topo USA to add the accurate and current public land boundaries to the Topo map that you have already purchased from Garmin. Before beginning this tutorial, make sure you've downloaded and installed any maps that you wish to send to your GPS Unit.

Step 1

Open the MapSource program on your computer (The idea is the same using BaseCamp — you can simply select different mapsets during the Map Install Wizard)

Step 2

Select all areas of Garmin's Topo USA that you want to send to the GPS

Step 3

Make sure you are looking at the Topo USA map in MapSource, so select the mapset labeled Topo U.S. 2008 in the drop down menu in the upper left corner of the screen — or go to the View menu > Switch to Product and select Topo U.S. 2008

Step 4

Now make sure you are zoomed out so you can see the whole Western US

Step 5

To highlight the areas you want to transfer to the GPS, you need to select the Map Tool in the toolbar in the upper-center part of the screen. You can also go to the Tools menu and select Map

Step 6

Once you have the tool selected, you will notice a grid on the map that marks out each area that you can select to send to the GPS

Step 7

Left-click and hold to drag a box and select the areas of Garmin's Topo U.S. 2008 map that you want to send to your GPS

Note: You can also select or de-select areas one at a time by left clicking on that area

Step 8

Release the left click to select the areas to send to the GPS (Note: The area you selected should now be highlighted in a light pink color)

Step 9

You will notice the name of the highlighted regions shows up under the 'Maps' tab on the left hand side of the screen. This means you have maps ready to be sent to the GPS

Step 10

You also want to send the transparent map to be used in conjunction with the Topo USA map, therefore you need to switch to that map product and select the areas of that map that you would like to send

Step 11

Select the other mapset that you want to send to the GPS in the drop down menu in the upper left corner of the screen – or go to the View menu > Switch to Product and select the other mapset you want to send

Step 12

You should now see the other mapset that you have selected. If not, you can go to the View menu > Zoom out Region to zoom to the area that the map covers

Step 13

Now you start the selection process again. To highlight the areas you want to transfer to the GPS, you need to select the MapTool in the toolbar in the upper-center part of the screen. You can also go to the Tools menu and select Map

Step 14

Left-click and hold to drag a box and select the areas of the mapset that you want to send to the GPS

Step 15

Release the left-click to select the areas to send to the GPS (Note: The area you selected should now be highlighted in a light pink color)

Step 16

You will notice the name of the highlighted regions have been added to the other maps under the Maps tab on the left-hand side of the screen.

Note: Next to the Maps tab you will notice a count for the number of areas that have been selected

Step 17

Continue this process until you have all the different mapsets (map layers) selected that you want to include on your map

Step 18

To transfer the maps to your GPS, plug in your GPS to the computer with your USB connection and turn the GPS Unit on

Step 19

Select the Transfer menu button in MapSource and select Send to Device

Step 20

A new Send to Device window will pop up and MapSource should automatically recognize your GPS and display it's name in the drop down menu.

Note: If you have a newer Dakota, Oregon, or Colorado GPS and you want to send the map to your SD/microSD card, you will need to select the appropriate Removable Disk drive from the drop down menu or else the map will be sent to the GPS's internal memory

Step 21

The box next to Maps should be selected because that is what you want to send to your GPS

Step 22

Click the Send button and the maps will be sent to your GPS or SD/microSD memory card

Step 23

Check your GPS to see if the maps have loaded before leaving your computer. To do this, zoom in to an area you expect to see the maps on your GPS and verify that the chosen map layers appear

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

Unlocking Your HUNT Map for Use With A 2nd GPS Unit

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

So you got a new GPS Unit and you want to view your HUNT Map on it? If you try sending a locked HUNT Map to your new GPS Unit without adding an unlock code in BaseCamp, then the GPS Unit will notify you that it Can't Unlock Maps. You need to add an unlock code to tell BaseCamp that it is alright to send the maps to your new GPS Unit.

You receive one (1) unlock code when you purchase a HUNT Map downloadable product from us. You can buy additional unlock codes by logging into your Hunting GPS Maps account, navigating to the My Maps section, and selecting Buy Unlock Codes next to the HUNT Map you'd like to unlock for a 2nd GPS Unit.

Below you'll find instructions for unlocking your HUNT Map for use with a 2nd GPS Unit.

Before you get started—Finding your GPS Unit ID

To unlock the map for your 2nd GPS unit, you'll need the Unit ID of your 2nd GPS receiver. The Unit ID is a 10-digit number which is absolutely unique to your GPS Unit. There are two ways to find out your Unit ID:

  1. In BaseCamp simply connect your GPS to your computer and turn it on to view your GPS's model and Unit ID on the left side of the screen under Devices
  2. You may also visit this page for instructions unique to your GPS model or view the video below

Step 1

Please log into your Team HUNT account using your Email Address and Password

Step 2

Navigate to the My Maps section

Step 3

Select the Generate Unlock Code button next to the map you're interested in unlocking for a 2nd GPS Unit

Step 4

you will be asked to fill in the unique Unit ID of your receiver

Note: You may also enter your GPS model number to keep your unlock codes organized

Step 5

Select Submit and click the Copy Code button provided. We will paste this in BaseCamp later

Step 6

As soon as the code is generated, it will be sent to you via email. It is recommended that you store this email in a location you will remember. It will be also available in the My Maps area of your Team HUNT account at any time in case you need to retrieve it later

Adding an Unlock Code for a 2nd GPS unit:

Step 1

Open BaseCamp

Step 2

Select Maps > Manage Map Products

Step 3

In the following window of the Map Product Manager switch to the tab labeled Unlock Regions and open the input form for new unlock codes by clicking Add.... Fill in the unlock code you've generated in Step 1 and add a comment (Example: Tom's Oregon 450)

Step 4

Click OK and the map will be unlocked for your 2nd GPS Unit. From now on, the map can be used on your Computer and also on both GPS receivers that you have added an unlock code for

Note: If you send the map to an external memory card with both of your unlock codes entered into BaseCamp, the memory card will work in either of those 2 GPS units

Step 5

Close out of the Map Product Manager

Step 6

Transfer the map to your GPS Unit

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!