Garmin map navigator owner’s manual
Brand: Garmin, Pages: 94
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Data Field OptionsGlide Ratio Dest - The glide ratio required to descend from your present
position and elevation to the destination’s elevation.
Heading - Your direction of travel as indicated by a compass, in degrees
or cardinal letters (N,S,E,W).
Location (lat/lon) - Your current location as latitude/longitude coordi-
Location (selected) - Your current location described in the selected units
of measure (other than lat/lon).
Odometer - The total distance you have traveled for all trips.
Off Course - The distance off your direct course line, right or left.
Pointer - The arrow that indicates the direction to travel to the next point
on a route.
Speed - Your current vehicle speed can be measured in miles per hour,
kilometers per hour or knots.
Speed - Maximum - The maximum speed you have attained since the
Trip Computer was reset.
Speed - Moving Avg. - The average speed while your vehicle was
Speed - Overall Avg. - The average speed determined by both the
moving and stopped time and speed.
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Data Field OptionsSunrise - The time of sunrise for the current date and location.
Sunset - The time of sunset for the current date and location.
Time To Destination - The estimated time enroute to your final destina
tion, if you maintain your current speed and course.
Time To Next - The estimated time enroute to the next point on your
route, if you maintain your current speed and course.
Time of Day - The current time and date. It can be displayed in 12 or 24
hour format in local time or universal (UTC) time.
To Course - Your direction of travel to get back on course.
Trip Odometer - The running total of distance traveled since the Trip
Computer was reset.
Trip Time - Moving - The length of time your vehicle has been in
motion, since the Trip Computer was reset.
Trip Time - Stopped - The length of time that the vehicle has been
stopped (stationary) while the unit was powered On and tracking your
location (since the Trip Computer was reset).
Trip Time - Total - The total time the unit has been tracking since the
Trip Computer was reset.
Turn - The direction of, and distance to, the next turn on an active route.
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Data Field OptionsVelocity Made Good - The rate of closure on a destination based upon
your current speed and course of travel.
Vertical Speed - The rate of altitude gain/loss over time.
Vertical Speed Dest - The measurement of your rate of accent to a
Water Speed - The data acquired from measurement devices interfaced
to the GPSmap 60 is used to calculate your current speed over water .
Water Temperature - The temperature of water at a measured depth
using measurement devices interfaced to the GPSmap 60.
Waypoint - Destination - The last point on a route, your destination.
Waypoint - Next - The next point on your route.
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Connecting the GPSmap 60
to a Computer
Interfacing the GPSmap 60
The GPSmap 60 is provided with interface connection to a PC using
either a serial port or USB connector cable. Connection to your
computer is necessary for downloading of detailed map from Garmin
MapSource Map Data CDs. You can also save routes, waypoints, and
tracks from the GPSmap 60 to MapSource. Refer to the MapSource
User’s Guide provided with your MapSource CDs.
To connect to your computer using the USB connector:
1. Lift the USB protective cover from the back of the GPSmap 60
and insert the smaller connector on the USB cable (provided
with the unit) into the matching port.
2. Connect the remaining cable end to your PC USB port.
3. Set your GPSmap 60 interface setting to GARMIN format. (See
To connect to your computer using a Serial Port connec-
1. Lift the Serial Port protective cover from the back of the
GPSmap 60 and insert the round indexed connector on the
cable into the matching port.
2. Connect the remaining cable end to your PC Serial port or other appropriate device.
3. Set your GPSmap 60 interface setting to the appropriate inter
face format. Refer to Interface Setup on page 46.
Universal Serial Bus (USB) PortSerial
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CD-ROM’s offer a variety of detailed mapping
MapSource is also an excellent medium
for storage and safety backup of Personal
Waypoints, Routes and Saved Tracks.
See your Garmin Dealer or visit the
Garmin web site at www.garmin.com
for information on which maps work with the
U.S. Topo 24K
Digital Elevation Models
provide elevation data
at any point identified by the Panning Arrow
Transferring MapSource Map Data
If you have purchased a Garmin MapSource CD-ROM mapping
program you may want to transfer detailed map data before beginning use
to provide your unit with maximum Find features and mapping capability .
The GPSmap 60 accepts up to 56 MB of map data from most MapSource
products. It is not possible to transfer 3rd party maps into Garmin products.
You cannot view multiple types of MapSource data in the same loca-
tion at the same time (one will draw over the other). When you leave a
MetroGuide area for example and enter the area of a topographic map,
the display will change to contour lines. The same is true when moving
from a topo map to a MetroGuide map.
Maps that are at the top of the hierarchy and will replace any other map
information. Because new maps are constantly being released, consult your
Garmin Dealer or the Garmin website to determine the order of hierarchy .
Map data transfer requires the use of a PC, a Garmin MapSource CD-
ROM, and the Universal Service Bus (USB) cable supplied with this unit.
Follow detailed instructions for data transfer in the MapSource User’s
Manual. Note that downloading maps will overwrite any maps already
downloaded to the unit. This includes the Marine Points of Interest data
base provided with the GPSmap 60.
It is also important to note that certain features contained in the
GPSmap 60 will not be enabled unless you are using mapping data they
are designed to support, such as many of the Find Features and DEM Ele-
vation Proﬁles that require detailed MapSource maps. Visit the Garmin
website for details on all of the maps you can use with the GPSmap 60.