Downloading GPS Coordinates from Google Maps or Mapquest to GPS Navigator

Downloading GPS Coordinates from Google Maps or Mapquest (i.e. your GPS coordinates and address) directly to your TomTom or Garmin GPS navigator.

Downloading GPS coordinates from Google Maps

Google Maps is one of the most well known and frequently used applications when it comes to finding directions and locations on a map.  Google has put many features into its Maps application.  Until the latest Apple iPhone 5, Google Maps was the standard application iPhone users relied on for navigation and locating places on a map.

It is simple to get exact GPS coordinates from Google Maps.

The steps are:

  1. Search for any desired address, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington DC for example, as you normally would.
  2. Next, right click the  Map marker 'A' tag  displayed on the map.
  3. Select “What’s here?” on the displayed menu.
  4. Google Maps will automatically display the latitude, longitude pair in the browser’s address search bar.

These are the updated instructions for getting GPS location information directly from Google Maps.  This is a good update to the Maps application because previously, it was necessary to copy and paste a line of computer code into the browser’s address bar to get this same information.


Sending an Address from Google Maps to Your TomTom GPS Navigator

With TomTom home running and your TomTom navigator connected to your PC, search for and find your desired location. You then click on the send link bringing up a popup Send to web form. To finish you pick the GPS link and TomTom from the Brand dropdown box and click send. The address will be transferred to your TomTom navigator and saved as a favorite. It’s that simple!

Downloading GPS Coordinates from Google Maps or MapQuest to Your Garmin GPS Navigator

Once you have found your address or business listing on you can transfer the listing to your Garmin GPS navigator by clicking on the Send to GPS link found on results pages on the site.
For your Garmin device to communicate with the web browser over a USB or serial connection you need to have a compatible Garmin GPS navigation device and have downloaded and installed the correct Garmin Communicator Plugin for your device. Windows and Mac versions are available.

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