WayPoint PLUS:  How do I Install it?
This procedure is copied from Brent Hildebrand's website at: http://www.tapr.org/~kh2z/Waypoint/

The installation procedure and other details can be found under the section OVERVIEW.

Here is the actual INSTALLATION TEXT for WayPoint+.

WayPoint+ Installation:

To install WayPoint+, copy all files in the zip into their own directory. For now, please do not use long file names for the install directory. I would suggest a simple directory such as C:\Waypoint.  Unzip all the files into that directory. Create a shortcut as follows:

1.From Windows Explorer, Right click on Waypoint.exe
2.Select Create Shortcut
3.Right Click on the new Shortcut
4.Select Rename, and Rename the shortcut to be WayPoint+
5.Right Click on the Shortcut WayPoint+
6.Click on Properties
7.Click on Shortcut tab
8.In the Target edit box, you will see the path C:\Waypoint\Waypoint.exe highlighted. Click to the right of this highlight, type in a space, then type WPT1701.w3, (or WPTXXXX.w3  for the update you have)
9.Assuming you put the files in a directory named C:\Waypoint, the Target line should now read:
                C:\Waypoint\Waypoint.exe WPT1701.w3
10.Click on Apply, then OK
11.You must now move 2 files that were in the zip to your C:\Windows\System directory,  BUT be sure not to overwrite any newer files with the same name or other programs that use these files may not work. These 2 files are: MSVCRT40.DLL dated 02/20/96 01:03 and OLEPRO32.DLL dated 02/28/96 06:51

The Start directory must be the same as the directory the program is installed in. Running theWaypoint.exe without the WPTXXXX.w3 argument will not work. The Waypoint.adf file must be in the same directory as Waypoint.exe.

Program updates can be accomplished with just a new WPTXXXX.w3 File. If you download a new update, unzip it into your C:\Waypoint directory, and just edit your old shortcut for the new WPTxxxx.w3 version number.

This program is Copyright © 1996, 1997 by Brent
More information about Waypoint PLUS follows:

Waypoint+ Software is a copyrighted software authored by
Brent Hildebrand.

Program purpose:

To be able to upload and download Routes, Tracks, and
Waypoints from a Garmin* GPS to a PC, simplifying the
processes of creating and editing these data. Saved data
files can be in ASCII format with comma delimited fields
and can be easily edited using Windows Notepad or Wordpad,
taking advantage of their Cut and Paste capability.

 Feature Summary:

   - Upload and download data directly from a Garmin GPS.
   - Exports waypoint, route and track data into text format.
   - Exports waypoint, route and tract data into SA3/SA4
     (Street Atlas v3.0/v4.0). Seems to also work with MapNGo 3.0,
     but I do not have MNG and have not tested it.
   - Exports waypoints or tracks into comma-delimited format for
     use with CartaLinx.
   - Imports waypoint and route data from SA3/SA4.
   - Imports track data from SA4.
   - Allows creation of waypoints and routes in SA3/SA4 and then
     uploads them to the GPS-45.
   - Exports waypoint and track data to OVL (MapExpert v2.0) format.
   - Imports track data from OVL.
   - Allows creation of tracks in OVL format and then uploads them
     to the GPS.
   - Writes and reads Almanac into binary format.
   - Allows storage of lat/long in Degrees, Degrees/Minutes, or


   1.Windows 95 or Windows NT. Waypoint+ is a 32 bit windows program.
     The program will not work with Windows 3.1 with or without Win32s.
   2.Approximately 1.5mb of free hard disk space for the program
     and associated files.
   3.4mb of ram to run the program.
   4.A free serial port, Com1-4. Note: the program has been tested
     on Com1 and Com2 only.
   5.Garmin GPS II, GPS-II+, GPS III, 12XL, 38, 40, 45, 45XL, 90,
     95XL, 130, 135, 175 and 195. No other models of Garmin GPS
     receivers have been tested. Waypoint+ provides the same support
     for these receivers as it does for the 12XL or 45XL. That is,
     it will not support Icons. Waypoint+ supplies a default Icon
     only. Support for GPS-90 v2.05 or before is unknown but assumed.
   6.Garmin power/data cable wired for connection to a PC serial port.


Once you have downloaded WPtInst.exe to your computer, double
click on this file within Windows Explorer to begin the self-
extraction.  You are presented with a box called "Unzip To Folder"
in which you should enter the the Waypoint+ program directory.
This utility will automatically create the specified directory if
it does not already exist. Once you complete the extraction,
create a shortcut on your desktop which points to the Waypoint+
program executable called, waypoint.exe.

 Program Operation:

Under the GPS menu, the communications port must be chosen first.
There are then options to download (GPS to PC) waypoints, routes,
tracks or the almanac from the GPS-45 and store it on the PC.
The Send To GPS menu item is used to upload data from the PC to
the GPS. The Position and UTC Time menu items are informational
only. Note that the UTC Time functions sets the PC system clock
to the time on the GPS receiver. Off turns off the GPS. Data files
for upload can consist of waypoints, tracks, or routes, or any
combination of the same. Data records must conform to the following
formats. If a file contains duplicate names of points, the last
record uploaded is the one preserved by the GPS.

The latest release of Waypoint+ contains several new menu item.
Track displays an analysis of downloaded track data showing the
number of track segments, time enroute, and average MPH. This
function only works with downloaded data, and not with tracks
created with MapExpert, or with data that was uploaded to the
GPS-45 and then redownloaded. Waypoint displays the current list
of waypoints in memory. These can be sorted by name, latitude or
longitude. Also, individual waypoints can be edited, or cut then
pasted in order to create a file with the waypoints in the desired
order. Also, individual waypoints can be deleted, or only a
selected few can be kept. Editing of Route data allows changing
the name of a given route and the route number.

An individual route waypoints can be edited or deleted. In the
waypoint list view, individual waypoints can be selectively
uploaded to the GPS.

File-Save allows saving of ram data or downloaded data to an
additional file format or file name. File-Open allows loading of
stored data into RAM for either file type transformation of
uploading to the GPS. File-Upload performs the upload of data
already in RAM. File-Clear erases all RAM data. Opening
additional files of downloading data concatenates the new data
to that already in RAM thus allowing the combination of files
into one large file. A "combined" file will save all waypoint,
route and track data into one file. A binary file format allows
fast loading of data into memory. No editing of this file outside
of Waypoint+ should be attempted. Altered files of this type
loaded into Waypoint+ will produce unexpected results.


This program is supplied as is. No warrantee is given or implied.
Use this program at your own risk. Misuse of the program may
cause corruption of data stored in the GPS. Waypoint+ is intended
for recreational use only. Testing to date has been on Win95 on
a 486DX-50 PC, 486DX2-50, an ALR Pentium 100, NEC Pentium Laptop,
and a home-brew Pentium 133 without problems. It also runs on the
ALR Pentium 100 with dual processors and WinNT 3.51 and 4.00.
Other processors have not been tested and certain timing problems
may occur with them. Occasional serial port initialization problems
have been reported with WinNT and this problem is being investigated.

Garmin Receivers tested by me thus far include the Garmin 45 and
45XL, software versions 2.03, 2.32, 2.41, 2.43 and 3.04., a
Garmin 12XL, and a Garmin 95XL. Note: The GPS-45XL does not
preserve the time stamp of a waypoint upon uploading to it.
The time stamp is preserved with the GPS-45. Trackpoint time
stamp is never preserved after uploading to the GPS.

*Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Corporation. Garmin
Corporation offers no warranty for problems resulting in using
products not sold by Garmin Corporation. This is specially true
for this software. Waypoint+ has not been authorized by Garmin
Corporation and therefore no warranty whatsoever for this
software is accepted by Garmin Corporation.

Data types:

latitude, longitude: decimal degrees.
Ex: 34.079917073, -116.8833143357
latitude, longitude: degrees minutes.
date: mm/dd/yyyy. Date is the creation date of a given point
time: hh:mm:ss. Time is the creation time of a given point.
Description, names, and the record type are characters A-Z, and
numbers. All lowercase letters are converted to uppercase.
Leading and trailing blanks are ignored. Improperly formed
records will probably and without warning terminate the
program if encountered during an upload.

 Record Types:

All records begin with one of 4 key words: Waypoint, TrackPoint,
RouteName, or RoutePoint. Waypoint and RoutePoint records are of
the same form except RoutePoints become part of a route. Each keyword
is followed by a designator that describes what kind of storage is
used with latitude and longitude. DM and DMS are stored in as
single packed floating point number.

To save data in a format other than decimal degrees, the default
mode, use the File-Mode menu items to change the mode in which
data is stored. D=decimal degrees; ddd.dddddddd (34.064531922)
DM=degrees minutes; ddd.mmmmmmm =ddd mm.mmmmmmm(34.06548 = 34 6.548')
DMS=degrees minutes seconds;
ddd.mmsssssss = ddd mm ss.sssss (34.06453 = 34 6' 4.53")


     Waypoint, waypoint name, latitude, longitude, date, time,
     waypoint description.

Waypoint,D,10X215,34.064531922,-117.2959507350,11/23/1995,19:29:00,I10 X1215
Waypoint,DM,10X215,34.06548,-117.80632,11/23/1995,19:29:00,I10 X I215
Waypoint,DMS,10X215,34.06453,-117.29595,11/23/1995,19:29:00,I10 X I215

 Track Points:

     TrackPoint, latitude, longitude, date, time, first record (1=yes, 0=no)

TrackPoint,D, 33.030250669,-117.1733040456,07/08/1996,04:12:30,0
     Note that TrackPoint date and time data is NOT preserved during
     an upload to the GPS 45. Downloading track data that has been
     uploaded will not preserve the creation date and time.


     Two types of records. RouteName, route number, route description
     RoutePoint, latitude, longitude, date, time, waypoint description.

RouteName,2 ,VIVIAN CREEK TRAIL RoutePoint,D,TRAIL1, 34.079917073,
-116.8833143357,11/19/1995, 06:01:00,TRAIL HEAD
RoutePoint,D,TRAIL2, 34.085984230,-116.8862808589,11/19/1995,06:01:00,FALLS

Route data should have the RouteName record followed by the RoutePoint records.

 Street Atlas:

Support for Delorme's Street Atlas v3.0/v4.0 (SA3/SA4) and
MapExpert v2.0 (OVL) has been added. Waypoint+ will now download
data directly into a file format that SA3/SA4 can read and
display. Waypoint+ will also directly upload waypoint and route
files to the GPS. However, waypoints can be loaded into Waypoint+
and saved as an ASCII file which can then be edited and uploaded
to the GPS. Waypoints appear in the following format in
SA3: WPNAME;WPT DESCRIPTION. WPNAME is the up to 6 character
waypoint name, WP DESCRIPTION is the waypoint description.
A mapnote created in SA3 in the above format, can be directly
uploaded to the GPS. Note that a mapnote might have to entered in
the form a a street name of lat/long note, and then right clicking
on the note and changing the properties so that the resultant
mapnote is in the proper form for Waypoint+ to read. Tracks are
downloaded as point in SA3/SA4. The color of the points varies
with each minute of travel giving a sense of direction of travel
and rough elapsed time. Route are written into SA3/SA4 as follows:
(rte number:wpt number)WPNAME;WPT DESCRIPTION.

rte number is the Route number stored in the GPS-45.

wpt number is the waypoint order. If you want to add waypoints
to a route between 2 waypoints in SA3/SA4, use a fractional
number such as 4.1 for a waypoint to be inserted between 4
and 5. Waypoints and tracks can be downloaded in to OVL format.
These files can be read directly by MapExpert. Using the line
drawing abilities of MapExpert, tracks can be created and
directly uploaded to the GPS-45.


To register use of this program, send name and Email address
to bhildebrand@earthlink.net


Comments on the program function or problems encountered during
its use will be appreciated. Please send all comments to

This program is Copyright © 1996, 1997 by Brent Hildebrand