It’s taken me almost two years to work out the best way to upload geocaches into my Nuvi in-car GPS receiver, so that they will display while I drive. While it’s posible to add them as points of interest (POIs), the icons are very small and hard to see.
The steps below are how I can get up to 500 geocaches display in the Favourites folder.
- Delete your favourites – Go to Tools > My Data >Delete Favourite(s). Tick Select All and press Delete. Note: You’ll lose your home address. One way around this is to set up your home address (or the neighbour’s) as a geocache.
- Connect Nuvi to computer and wait for drive to appear.
- Filter the number of caches you want to display on the unit to less than 500. (Not sure if you can do more, may depend on unit). I use the filter to only display Traditional/EarthCache/Virtual, not Micro, Difficulty and Terrain less than 3 when on driving holidays.
- Use the GSAK macro nuvifavoriteexportgpx.gsk. Select the drive that has been assigned to the Nuvi (click on the folder to make sure, don’t assume it’s the same letter time as the macro has a habit of freezing up). Then select the Garmin folder. Press start. Note: I have tried saving on my hard drive and then copying to the Nuvi, but it doesn’t seem to work.
This series of steps should result in the geocaches appearing on your map, and whenever you choose Where to > Favourites.