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Before and After


Before we go running off into the wild with our trusty Montana in hand, we must first load our GPSr with maps, tracks, routes, waypoints, POI's, and various other files pertinent to our planned expedition.

After we return from our journey with trusty Montana still in hand, we must extract from our GPSr all records of where we were, when we were there, how we got there, what we saw, places to remember and other useful information collected along the way.

While the Montana is primarily used outdoors, some of our time with this GPSr will be spent indoors, under cover, harvesting memories to share with our friends and families while preparing for the new ones ahead. With the right software, this process can be highly automated and greatly simplified, allowing us to proceed with our next adventure all the sooner!


Garmin Software


Garmin provides several software applications and utilities for interfacing between your computer and your Garmin handheld navigation device.

Garmin USB Drivers | PC | Drivers for use with USB equipped GPS receivers
Garmin Communicator | PC | Mac | Browser plugin to enable data transfers to your Garmin GPS receiver
Garmin WebUpdater | PC | Mac | Guides you through the process of updating the software in your GPS
Garmin RoadTrip | Mac | Transfer waypoints, tracks, and routes between your Mac and older Garmin devices
Garmin MapSource | PC | Transfer waypoints, tracks, and routes between your PC and older Garmin devices
Garmin BaseCamp | PC | Mac | Comprehensive GPS database management for newer Garmin devices
Garmin HomePort | PC | Mac | Marine trip planning for use with BlueChart fishing and navigational maps
Garmin MapConverter | PC | Converts maps and unlock codes on your Windows PC to Macintosh format
Garmin MapInstall | PC | Mac | Transfer selected maps from your computer to your Garmin GPSr and uSD card
Garmin MapManager | Mac | Copies maps and unlock codes to be accessible by MapInstall and Training Center
Garmin POI Loader | PC | Mac | Load custom points of interest into your Garmin GPSr
Garmin VoiceStudio | PC | VoiceStudio lets you create and upload custom voices to your device
Garmin Spanner | PC | Adds a virtual com port to interface with your GPS 18
Garmin Connect | Web | Upload and manage workout data from Garmin fitness and outdoor devices
Garmin Training Center | PC | Mac | Track, analyze, and create fitness activities for compatible Garmin devices
Garmin Lifetime Map Updater | PC | Mac | Get map updates for Garmin devices with nüMaps Lifetime subscriptions
Garmin MapUpdater | PC | Find available updates for all Garmin maps installed on your GPSr
Garmin VIRB Edit | PC | Mac | Combine video footage with GPSr data to create a rich video experience


PC Software


JaVaWa GPSr-Tools:
  • GMTK | Free | Backup, restore and transfer maps installed on your PC using this simple interface
  • Device Manager | Free | A comprehensive, all-in-one file manager for your Montana GPSr and uSD card
  • RTW Tool | Free | Split, Join, Convert and Edit Routes, Tracks and Waypoints between many common formats
  • Waypoints2Track | Free | Convert waypoints to tracks
  • POImaker | Free | Use with your favorite spreadsheet program to create custom POI files
  • IMGfromGPX | Free | Convert your GPX data to Garmin IMG map format
  • MapConverter | Free | Compile multiple map file formats to Garmin .gmap format
  • MapReverseConverter | Free | Allows newer Garmin maps to be used with older versions of MapSource
  • TYPchanger | Free | Apply desired TYP files to your Garmin IMG map files
  • IMGname | Free | Change IMG map name, map set name, and BaseCamp name/visibility

GSAK | Demo | Geocaching Swiss Army Knife - The most popular geocaching and waypoint management tool available
MyGeocachingManager | Free | Import, view, edit, filter, and export Geocaching and OpenCaching GPX/GGZ files
GPSBabel | Free | Convert waypoints, tracks and routes between popular GPS receiver file formats
CacheBox | Free | Geocaching.com Live API enabled paperless geocaching database manager
ExpertGPS | Trial | Handles all your mapping and data-conversion jobs
EasyGPS | Free | Transfer waypoints, routes, tracks and geocaches between your PC and your GPSr
GeoGet | Free | Advanced Geocaching database manager with many popular features and script/plug-in add-on support
Viking | Free | Powerful open source GPS data editor and analyzer
GPS Utility | Demo | Manage, manipulate and map your GPS information
MyTrax | Free | View and edit your tracks, waypoints and geocaches on interactive maps
GPS Track Editor| Free | Analyze and clean up your GPS tracks, inspect track points, extract and merge tracks
GPX Editor | Free | A small but powerful application for viewing and editing your tracks and routes with real-time preview
RouteConverter | Free | Display, edit and convert routes, tracks and waypoints
ITNConverter | Free | Convert and transfer routes between multiple formats
GeoSetter| Free | View and manage metadata for photos taken with your Montana GPSr
Paint.net | Free | Powerful image editor for editing photos and/or creating custom icons and symbols
Notepad++ | Free | Edit source code, xml files, gpx files, txt files, etc. with this powerful notepad replacement
SyncBack | Free | Backup and synchronize your files with power, ease and flexibility


Mac Software


JaVaWa GPS-Tools:
  • GMTK | Free | Backup, restore and transfer maps installed on your Mac using this simple interface
  • Device Manager | Free | A comprehensive, all-in-one file manager for your Montana GPSr and uSD card
  • CleanEject | Free | Cleanly eject your Garmin GPSr and uSd card from your Mac
  • POImaker | Free | Use with your favorite spreadsheet program to create custom POI files
  • IMGfromGPX | Free | Convert your GPX data to Garmin IMG map format
  • MapConverter | Free | Compile multiple map file formats to Garmin .gmap format
  • RTW Tool | Free | Split, Join, Convert and Edit Routes, Tracks and Waypoints between many common formats
  • MacGPX | Free | A versatile GPX utility for your Mac
  • IMGname | Free | Change IMG map name, map set name, and BaseCamp name/visibility

MacGPS Pro | Paid | Link your Mac with your GPS receiver
GPSBabel | Free | Convert waypoints, tracks and routes between popular GPS receiver file formats
Viking | Free | Powerful open source GPS data editor and analyzer
RouteConverter | Free | Display, edit and convert routes, tracks and waypoints
LoadMyTracks | Paid | Gather tracks, waypoints and routes from your Montana GPSr
iCaching| Paid | Import, organize, manage, explore and export your geocaches with this indispensable Mac App
HoudahGPS | Free | Transfer and convert track log files from various formats to GPX, NMEA and KML
Adze | Paid & Free | Edit GPX data like a champ


Linux Software


Viking | Free | Powerful open source GPS data editor and analyzer
GPSBabel | Free | Convert waypoints, tracks and routes between popular GPS receiver file formats


Web Software


Breadcrumbs | Free | Simple GPS Track Management
GPSies | Free | Tracks for Vagabonds
Trackprofiler | Free | Edit and organize your collections of GPS tracks and routes
CourseCompacter | Free | Compacts GPX tracks, course and activity files


iOS Software


BaseCamp Mobile | Free | Transfer routes, tracks and waypoints between compatible iOS devices and Garmin GPSr


Android Software


CacheBox | Free | Geocaching.com Live API enabled paperless mobile geocaching and database management


Windows Mobile


CacheBox | Free | Geocaching.com Live API enabled paperless mobile geocaching and database management




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