There are folks all over the Internet that have written instructions
for the Garmin GPS 18 and Google Earth, and there are many
Using a Garmin 18 USB GPS Receiver with Google Earth
..."I got a Garmin 18 USB GPS Receiver for Christmas. Of course one of
the first things I tried to do was get it working with Google Earth.
It turns out you need to do some tricks to get it to work, but once
you have your setup correct, it works quite well..."
Garmin Supports Google Earth
Specifically, this Garmin download supports Google Earth:
MapSource software version 6.11.1 as of May 31, 2006
Importing GPS Data
More help, in case you need it.
Also, compatible maps available at the Garmin web site:
I also found the same Google Earth page as sacoleiro, below. Here's
the help pages, you can type "Garmin" in the search box.
Google Earth Help
NOTE: Be sure to get the most recent beta of Google Earth:
June 13, 2006 - Google Earth 4 Beta Released - Improved GPS Features
Hope this helps! Come back after you get it going and tell us how
difficult it is..
"Google Earth" Garmin GPS 18
Garmin GPS 18 Google Earth
Clarification of Answer by
12 Jul 2006 12:31 PDT
Is it the Garmin 12 or Garmin 18? You have said both, reference your
..."How to integrate Garmin GPS 18 with MSN's or Google's satellite
and street maps? ..."
And your clarification request:
..."The software that ships with the garmin 12 does not have great maps..."
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