Frequently Asked Questions


Software Questions


What Mac do I need to run MacGPS Pro?
How do I run MacGPS Pro on El Capitan (Mac OS X 10.11)?
What about updates to MacGPS Pro?
Is there a Demo version of MacGPS Pro?
Is there an instruction manual for MacGPS Pro?
Is there an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch version of MacGPS Pro?

Receiver Questions


What GPS receivers work with MacGPS Pro?
Will MacGPS Pro work with the Garmin eTrex receivers which only have a USB connection?
How does MacGPS Pro work with the Garmin GPS receivers which have both a USB port and a Serial port?
Will MacGPS Pro work with the Garmin Street Pilot and Nuvi receivers?
How Do I Use Garmin GPSMap 62, GPSMap 78 and Oregon GPS Receivers with MacGPS Pro?
Can I transfer raster maps, such as the MacTopos maps that James Associates Inc. sells, into my GPS receiver using MacGPS Pro?
Does MacGPS Pro work with Magellan GPS receivers?
Does MacGPS Pro work with screenless GPS receivers that connect directly to the Mac USB port?
Does MacGPS Pro work with Bluetooth wireless interface GPS receivers?
Can I use my iPhone as the GPS receiver for MacGPS Pro's Real-Time Current Location function?

Connection Question


My GPS receiver's serial data interconnect cables don't plug in anywhere on my Macintosh. How do I physically connect my GPS receiver to my Macintosh?

Maps Questions


What map file formats should I look for?
How can I import my own scanned maps?
Which maps and charts work with MacGPS Pro?
I am importing USGS 7.5' DRG maps for California. Once imported, I cannot get MacGPS Pro to find latitude and longitude coordinates. What should I do?
How do I see and edit my waypoints, routes and tracks in another program or a smartphone app?
What are the MacGPS Pro formats for showing position coordinates?
What are the MacGPS Pro map projections?
What are the MacGPS Pro datums?
If I load a Garmin map into my GPS receiver, will the routes, waypoints and tracks transfer properly to and from the MacTopos maps?
What is the difference between USGS maps and Forest Service Maps?
Can I transfer Garmin's MapSource maps into my GPS receiver using MacGPS Pro?
Can I transfer raster maps, such as the MacTopos maps that James Associates Inc. sells, into my GPS receiver using MacGPS Pro?
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