Here is the absolute best tip or trick for using an automotive or handheld GPS these days.

As a precursor here go to mygarmin.com (provided you have a Garmin GPS) and create an account. You’re going to want to do this anyway to keep your GPS up to date.

Now hook up your GPS via USB to your computer.

Then go to Google Maps and select your desired destination. Just to be generic I’ve chosen the airport in Atlanta GA. Realize that you can select anything you want here. Empire State building, Aunt Jenny’s house, WalMart, the new restaurant you heard about in the next town over.........You get the idea.

Anyway onwards to Hartsfield Jackson Airport.............

Now either click on the link on the left side of the page or the red location bubble on the map itself.


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At the bottom of the pop up bubble on the right it says “More”. Click here.

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Now click on “Send”.


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Bottom selection on the left hand side says “GPS” How ‘bout that?


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In my case the brand already indicates “Garmin” Make sure you get the right device for your GPS unit. Now click “Send”

Note that you can change the name of the waypoint if what is in the box is a little long winded.

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Now you get redirected to mygarmin.com. Obviously you need an account for this and you have to have the up to date Communicator plug in installed in your browser.

Now select your GPS again and hit the “Send to GPS” button.

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That’s it. Yer doing it. You successfully transferred this waypoint to your Garmin GPS and can now navigate to it. The possibilities are unlimited.
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Happy Trails!