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Download A Google Maps Search Result To A GPS

Just found out about this feature recently: if you enter a location into the search box in Google Maps, you can download the result as a waypoint directly to some GPS systems, including Garmin and TomTom. After you get a search result in Google Maps, click on the “Send” link in the upper left:

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You’ll get a box that comes up with the default to email the map link, but there are additional links for Car and GPS:

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Click on GPS, and choose your brand: Garmin, Pioneer or TomTom:

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Click on Send, and you’ll be directed to a page that lets you download it to your GPS:

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To use this feature, you’ll need to have the right software installed on your computer to use it with your GPS:

Clicking on the Car option brings up the option to send the waypoint to a BMW or Mercedes-Benz built-in GPS if you have a BMW Assist or Mercedes Tele-Aid account.

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4 Responses to “Download A Google Maps Search Result To A GPS”

  1. 1 Papillon

    This does not work! The GPS and Car links do not appear.

  2. 2 Paul Cone

    It works for me.

    Another option is to use TakItWithMe ( It lets you download an entire “My Map” from Google Maps to your GPS. A few weeks ago I went on a trip and beforehand I set up a bunch of placemarks on a map, and then downloaded the entire map at once to my Garmin. Very handy.

  3. 3 chifinofe

    This does not work! The GPS and Car links do not appear.

  4. 4 edsurf

    It does not work with all addresses. Works with public addresses and most residential. Does not work with coordinates entries.

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