Uploading geocaches into Nuvi 1350

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.

  1. 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.

    Select All and press Delete

    Select All and press Delete

  2. Connect Nuvi to computer and wait for drive to appear.
  3.  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.
  4.  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.
    How caches are displayed in Favourites list.

    How caches are displayed in Favourites list.

    Press on geocache icon to display information.

    Press on geocache icon to display information.

    Press Go! to head to geocache.

    Press Go! to head to geocache.

This series of steps should result in the geocaches appearing on your map, and whenever you choose Where to > Favourites.

3 Responses to Uploading geocaches into Nuvi 1350

  1. Tested up to 1000 Caches on Nuvi 2300 series… GOLD! :D

  2. Wow, that’s great. I had an older 760 nuvi when I was still in Australia and I had it set up with all the information for the cache (even first logs and hint). It would ding every time I came within 300m of an unfound cache. Now that I’m back in Canada, I’ve bought a newer model and the macro I had previously used didn’t work. I’ll have to give this one a go!
    gardengorilla

  3. Been puzzling over this problem for the last couple of weeks – thanks for the lead.

    Phetlern

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