This format can...
read and write waypoints
read and write tracks
read and write routes
GPSBabel supports the following Magellan receivers:
|315||Explorist 100 (with aftermarket cable)|
|Map330||Explorist 200 (with aftermarket cable)|
|SporTrak Map Color||Explorist 300 (with aftermarket cable)|
|SporTrak Map||Explorist 210|
|SporTrak Map Pro||Explorist 300|
|SporTrak Map Topo||Explorist 400|
|Meridian (green or yellow)||Explorist 500|
|Meridian Gold||Explorist 600|
|Meridian Platinum||Explorist XL|
This format is used for both the serial protocol used on the devices with serial ports such as Map330 and Meridian and for the files stored either in either the unit's internal memory (Explorist 210, Explorist 400, Explorist 500, Explorist 600, Explorist XL) or on removable memory.
If you specify a serial port for the file (.e.g. "COM1", "/dev/ttyS0") to be read or written, GPSBabel will use serial protocol. Specifying a file, either on local filesystem or on a mounted flash card reader, will results in the file-based format being used.
Default icon name.
The deficon option is used to control the icon output when writing to this format. It overrides any icon informatino that might be present in the source data.
Max number of comments to write (maxcmts=200).
The maxcmts option allows you to specify the number comments that will be sent to the unit.
Magellan receivers allow a maximum of 200 waypoint comments. Unfortunately, DirectRoute uses waypoint comments to provide next turn directions for navigation pop-ups and that comes from that pool of 200 comments. It is therefore sometimes convenient to limit the number of waypoint comments written to the receiver. For example, a geocacher might want to upload 400 waypoints, but only 190 with comments so that DirectRoute could provide driving directions for the next ten turns.