To aid fellow stone hunters in their quest to find all
the stones and sites listed in Ancient Stones, Iíve
created a set of downloadable GPS waypoint files, each file
listing the stones in the various regions covered by the
site. These files can be uploaded to your GPS device using a
software program and a serial or USB cable, depending on the
model of your GPS device.
Trip & Waypoint Manager
There are many different programs to do this and each
uses a different file format but the principle is very
similar in each case, although you might need to vary the
instructions below depending in which GPS receiver and
software program you use.
- Download the appropriate waypoint data file to your
computer by right-clicking and choosing the "Save
Link As..." option.
- Run your software program and connect up your GPS
- Next, using your software program, open up the
waypoints file and upload it to your GPS device
- Then just use the GOTO feature (or whatever) and
youíre on your way to the stones!
One of the problems with some GPS receivers is that their
ability to store waypoint data is sometimes limited, in the
case of my own Garmin eTrex, I have only 6 characters to
describe the waypoint. This can be a problem when you have a
large number of waypoints. To get round this problem Iíve
included a brief comment for each location which will assist
in identifying the site. Just print out the GPS waypoint
file before you head out and use if to help identify which
site you wish to find.
You can download a trial version of GPS Utility from www.gpsu.co.uk