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Using a Mac Computer with Parallels Desktop for users who prefer Quo mapping with your Garmin GPS

Using a Mac Computer with Parallels Desktop for users who prefer Quo mapping with your Garmin GPS

Some of you like me have a Mac computer, and can perform Route/Track planning using software such as Garmin BaseCamp® which you can run quite well with your existing Garmin GPS unit. However, compared to BaseCamp, I have a preference for Mapyx’s® Quo®-based software. I had also already purchased Mapyx’s UK maps at 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 scale.

Quo v2 is a really good piece of software. The problem is that Quo is only configured for Windows-based operating systems (OS), and not for Mac-based OSX. The way to get around this is to purchase a “virtual desktop” package such as Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac (Price from £39.00-£45.00), that allows you to run Windows applications (such as Quo v2) on a Mac.

In the factsheet below I will walk you through the steps I have used to date, and will show you how to integrate your Garmin GPS, so that map data (typically in the form of gpx files) can, be downloaded to, or uploaded from, your Garmin GPS

You can download the full factsheet here with instructions and screenshots.

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