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How to Convert Garmin to IGO

Updated March 23, 2017

Garmin and IGO are both Global Positioning Systems (GPS). A GPS displays a map of the current location and then calculates information, including trip distance, altitude, longitude and latitude. A GPS works in all weather conditions, day or night, 24 hours a day, seven days a week around the world. You have to convert your Garmin map to IGO format to use it on a Garmin device.

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  1. Download GPS Converter (see Resources). This is a free trial version. You only have 10 days to use this trial, but you can buy the full version of the software with PayPal or your credit card.

  2. Install and run GPS Converter.

  3. Click the "Open" button at the top of GPS Converter. Load a Garmin map from a location on your hard drive and then click "Open" when you are finished.

  4. Click the "IGO" button in "Output Format." Scroll down the "Output Format" list on the right side to see the IGO map format.

  5. Click "Apply Changes" to begin converting Garmin to IGO.

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Alizarin Black has been a professional freelance writer since 2009. Black writes on various topics including computer hardware and software, video games and electronics. He has been published in "Clarksworld Magazine" for his science fiction. Black has a bachelor's degree in video-game design from the University of Phoenix.

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