Having the proper routes on your GPS device will let you do your activity more safely, discover the most interesting places and more reliably plan your time and effort.
Note: Routes can be files in track format (e.g. TRK, GPX) or files in route format (e.g. RTE). In general, we recommend working with track files because they provide a detailed path to follow (more info)
- Create them in Land: Land offers the best tools for creating and editing routes. You can create a route easily on the map and select where you want to go step by step. (more info)
- Create them in TwoNav: TwoNav also has a route creation tool, though it’s more limited than Land’s.
- Download them from a website: There are many pages for downloading routes, such as:
- And many others, whether general or for a specific sport or region. Look online!
- Get them from a friend: Obviously, anyone with an interesting file can send it to you via email, Dropbox, WhatsApp, etc.
Once you have a route, you can load it into the GPS from Land:
1. Connect the GPS device to the computer. You’ll see it show up in the data tree.
2. Open the route you want to send. It will also show up in the data tree.
3A. Simply drag the route to the device in the data tree (keep the left mouse button pressed and drag)
3B. Or right-click on the route and select ‘Send > Your GPS device’
When you start your GPS device, the file will be available, be it in track or route format.