GeoJournal and the Magellan CrossoverGPS

Recently, I bought a Magellan CrossoverGPS.It’s a very nice unit that supports both turn-by-turn navigation and offroad mode, which makes it quite versatile for Geocaching.   You’ll notice that GeoJournal (and GPSBabel) does not have direct support for this unit.  This unit is actually a version of the Magellan RoadMate (Model 2500t), which still doesn’t have direct USB support.However, the Crossover does have an SD card expansion slot.  

Using an SD card, you can make your CrossoverGPS compatible with GeoJournal!

In a nutshell, do the following:

  • Under preferences, select Magellan and Explorist 210 (actually any Explorist module will do).
  • Select “USB Storage” and “NO NAME” as the volume name. Note: When you mount the SD card on your Mac, this name should match that.  By default, a blank card will show up as “NO NAME”.
  • Save the settings.
  • Mount the SD card, and open Finder and navigate to the main folder.
  • Create a new folder called “My POIs”
  • In GeoJournal, when you export to GPS, select “Magellan Point of Interest” as the Waypoint type and click export.
  • Your geocaches will be saved in the “My POIs” folder as a .upt file.
  • Unmount the SD card and put it into your Crossover.
  • Import the waypoints on the Crossover by going to the Outdoor mode->Options->Import Data->Waypoints
  • Your geocaches are now in the unit!  You can navigate to them in Vehicle Nav mode and in Outdoor mode…