How to create a GPX/route from Google Map and export it to your Garmin Zumo

This is what I would do when I plan my route. No warranty or support! If it works it works….. But feel free to drop me a comment if you have any questions. I’ll try to answer it…

So let’s start now…

First and foremost – do your routing on your Google Maps.

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OK – straight away head over to www.gpsvisualizer.com

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Notice on the left hand side – there a whole bunch of options…

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Since Garmin accepts GPX file, what we do is to click on “Convert to GPX” – where you get down to this page…

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What interest us is to provide the URL. Just copy paste the google maps URL and paste to this field…

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Don’t ask me what are the other options. As far as I know, the default option works! So just press the Convert button…

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After you press the convert button, you will get this page…

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So at this page, right click the following link and save the GPS.

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I usually give a proper name so I can differentiate the routes!

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So now.. open up Garmin Basecamp

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What we need is to click on the menu to import the GPX.

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Choose the file that you save just now.

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So now.. you can see the route has been imported to Garmin Basecamp.

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Next – what we need is to join the tracks – if it’s separated like shown here…

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Once you choose join tracks… You will notice that Basecamp will ask you to set the order. The list is in the right order…

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So just press OK!

Now we see just the one track..

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What i always do is to double click the route and double check…

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Renaming the name of the route is quite useful, cause it’ll go to your GPS. Connect your GPS and drag the new GPX over to the Zumo 660 as per the video down here.

Double check to make sure it’s in your Zumo list of routes..


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Now click send to send it in!


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Make sure you choose the Routes tickbox… and press send. Once completed you should see this window.


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Press close, and eject your Zumo. The now close the battery cover and let it start up.


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Press Tools..


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Click on My Data


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Click import data.

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Click Trip Logs. It will search on the Trip Logs.

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Then you will see it…

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Tick the Sg Koyan-Ringlet and press import.


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This will be a few minutes.. long long process.


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Until you see this…

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So now when you Navigate, and choose custom routes – you should see the new route!

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You can click to Navigate if you want…


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When you press Go – …

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Usually I don’t navigate to the start, just join the route.. if I want to.

Hopefully this is useful…

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