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GPS Tutorials

The following tutorials by will show you how to get the most out of your GPS device. For example, your GPS device can be used to enhance navigation during your hike by downloading a pre-recorded track from TrailHeadFinder.Com. You can also record a hike with your GPS device and then share it on TrailHeadFinder.Com. The turorials use a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx and MapSource software, however, any GPS brand and type can be used in similar fashion. Look in your documentation on how to export/import GPX files.

Downloading GPS tracks from TrailHeadFinder.Com to your GPS device

This turorial demonstrates how you can download a track from TrailHeadFinder.Com and send it to your GPS device. Then, at the trailhead, you can use the track to help navigate the hike.

Record a hike with your GPS device

This tutorial demonstrates how you can record your hike onto your GPS and download it to your computer mapping software for editing.

Share your recorded hike on TrailHeadFinder.Com

This tutorial shows how you can share a recorded hike on TrailHeadFinder.Com. GPS tracks can be added to existing hikes or new ones.

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