Download ArcGIS .SHP Files to your GPS
It's an easy, two-step process to transfer any shapefile (.shp) to your GPS with ExpertGPS Pro. Take any GIS layer and transfer it to your handheld Garmin, Magellan, Lowrance, or Eagle GPS receiver.
The best way to download ESRI's .shp format to your GPS is to Import your Shapefile into ExpertGPS mapping software, using Import on the File menu. ExpertGPS Pro automatically reprojects your shapefile from UTM, state plane coordinates, or any other projection into GPS's native format (latitude and longitude in decimal degreees, in WGS84 datum). Then, click select the GIS features you want to view in the field, and click Send to GPS. ExpertGPS converts your polygons and polylines to GPS tracklogs, and any point features from your GIS to waypoints on your GPS. ExpertGPS isn't just a GPS download utility - it's a great utility for editing your converted shapefiles, assigning waypoint symbols, and converting between any GPS, GIS, CAD, or mapping file format.