Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Garmin Geko Symbol Names

I wanted to get all fancy and transfer both basic waypoint data and the symbol (icon) to associate with the waypoint to my Garmin Geko

GPS Babel makes this trivial to do. You just need to include a Symbol column when using a format like the unicsv, and pass the appropriate symbol name (common ones are Flag and Waypoint).

What was missing, though, was what the possible symbol names can be. I Googled around and couldn't find this list. So I compiled it manually.

Here you go:

  • Flag
  • Residence
  • Car
  • Campground
  • Waypoint
  • Hunting Area
  • Geocache
  • Geocache Found
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing Area
  • Shipwreck
  • Swimming Area
  • Skiing Area
  • Trail Head
  • Skull and Crossbones
  • Medical Facility
  • Telephone
  • Restroom
  • Information
  • Park
  • Scenic Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Gas Station
  • Restaurant
  • Lodging
  • Bank
  • Golf Course
  • Building
  • Airport
  • Parachute Area

Just think, now you can look at your tiny Garmin screen and see just how close your Parachute Area is to your Lodging.

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