Garmin Waypoint Symbols

Garmin Waypoint Symbols

I imported several routes from MapSource. I then created a new route to extend one of the existing routes. The symbols for the waypoints in the old routes are dots which is fine. The symbols for the new route which I combined with an existing route are anchors. It’s unlikely that changes in the OS or the GPS firmware will render custom waypoints unusable on units that currently support them. I took a quick look through the manual for the new Garmin Colorado series, and there’s no mention of supporting custom waypoint symbols, which is a bit odd.

I have a couple of old Garmin eTrex units that I still use quite a bit when out on the trail. I've never been able to find a list of the waypoint icons used on the eTrex (which differ from the underlying MapSource icons), including symbol numbers (as used in .WPT files). So I made my own list - for future reference, and in case it's of use to anyone out there...

On the left is the 29 icons/symbols used on the eTrex. The icons are shown in order, left to right, top to bottom, as they are presented on the eTrex.

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Icon #Symbol #Descriptor
#0183Small flag
#0246House
#039Car
#048Tent
#0570Dot
#0631Deer
#075Boat
#0823Fish
#0935Anchor
#1054Wreck
#1161Swimmer
#1258Water-skier
#1366Hiker
#14112Skull and cross bones
#1536Hospital
#1663Telephone
#1748Toilet
#1832Question mark
#1941Tree
#2051Camera
#2143Picnic table
#2225Petrol pump
#2347Knife and fork
#2430Hotel
#252Dollar sign
#2628Golf course
#277Building
#280Aeroplane
#2940Parachute

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