Converting paper GPS Numbers??

TailSpotterTailSpotter St.PetePosts: 44 Greenhorn
Ok so I was given a BOOK of GPS #'s from a co worker that his dad had when he was alive.(tried a couple and they are good)
So what is the best way to get those on my Garmin 720s?? Thanks for any and all advise!!!


  • Reel TealReel Teal Posts: 3,221 Captain
    Use your fingers and type them in 
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Homosassa, FLPosts: 2,332 Captain
    If they are typed out, any good OCR software can convert a scanned copy to a text-editable format. Here are a couple of free ones:

    You may already have onenote if you have Microsoft Office.

    Then it's just a matter of using GPSBable freeware to convert the list from text to the Garmin format.

  • backyardhockeybackyardhockey Posts: 141 Deckhand
    Send them to me and I’ll do it for you.  No charge.
  • ReelthiefReelthief Posts: 78 Greenhorn
    Send them to me and I’ll do it for you.  No charge.
    Problem solved and you made a new friend. Nice Backyard.
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 3,036 Captain
    Here's a vote for the best GPS computer program I've ever found - and it's free.... Go to and download it.  Once it's installed you can download to the computer directly all of your data and store it.  If you have to get another machine you'll be able to hook it up and download all your data with just a few key strokes.  If I can do it - anyone can...

    I use relatively inexpensive handheld units (mostly the Garmin 72, long discontinued, you can buy them for around $75 brand new...).  When one dies it's a simple matter to set up a new one with every bit of the data I need... and I'm using mine commercially, going day after day...
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
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