How To Export Routes From Smart Fishing Spots To Your GPS
Have you figured out how to export routes from Smart Fishing Spots to your GPS device or Fish Finder?
In this video, I’ll show you a step-by-step how-to on exporting GPS coordinates and routes from Smart Fishing Spots directly to your vessel.
Learn more below!!
How To Export Routes From Smart Fishing Spots [VIDEO]
Before we get into it, you need two things.
You need a small SD card that fits into the back of your device.
Some devices have one or two slots for SD cards depending on the device.
My GPS Unit has only one space for an SD card and it actually came with an SD card already.
You will also need an SD card adapter if you’re unable to insert the small SD card into your computer.
On most adapters, there is a small lock button on the side that you need to make sure is turned off before exporting data.
Transferring Data Onto The SD Card
First, slide the adapter with the SD card into your computer.
An SD card icon should then appear on your computer’s home screen.
Keep in mind: I am using a Mac so this may look slightly different for you on a PC.
The process overall should be the same.
I had already mapped out a route for a trip I’ll be taking later in the week and got that loaded up on my screen.
Once you have your route mapped out and plotted, head down to the bottom right-hand corner of Smart Fishing Spots and click the blue “Gear” icon.
Then, click the third icon from the left that looks like two waypoints with a route drawn between them.
This is the Tracks & Routes tab.
Next, click “Load” and select the route that you want to transfer to your SD card in the drop-down menu.
Once you click the route you want, two green buttons will appear on your screen that read “Export GPX” and “Export KML”.
The unit you have will determine which type of file export you must choose.
After you’ve selected the type of file export, head over to the Downloads tab of your computer and look for the file.
Now, drag and drop it onto your desktop and then move it into the SD card on your home screen.
Always click the SD card after to make sure the file was dropped in there.
Loading The Route On Your Fish Finder
After the route is loaded onto your SD card, you can go ahead and insert it into your GPS unit.
I have a Simrad Go7.
To begin, click “Storage” on your Fish Finder unit.
Then click “Memory Card”.
The SD card you inserted should appear there along with the route that you’ve already uploaded.
Simply click on the route and confirm the next few button options to import onto your device.
As soon as the import is complete, you can head over to the map and that route will be loaded up on the screen.
It is incredibly useful and time-saving to be able to pre-plan and map out routes from the comfort of your own home before heading out on the water.
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