GeoTransformer 4.2

A new version of GeoTransformer has been published to CodePlex. As usual, GeoTransformer will autoupdate itself.

The biggest change is the support for automatically publishing images (photos) to Garmin GPS devices. This requires Live API to be enabled (it works even for basic members) and a bit of patience while the needed data is loaded.

The first screenshot below shows the ability to load the URLs for images from Live API (both of the options do this but the “missing data” takes much more time since it will load much more data to fully refresh the caches).

The second screenshot shows the default (and recommended) configuration for publishing to Garmin GPS devices.

Remember that this does not work if you publish to a folder instead of choosing the GPS device directly from Export/Publish menu.


SpoilerSync and Garmin geocache photos

Garmin not so long ago added ability to view geocache images directly on the GPS unit (more details). The functionality is not limited to caches from and can be used by anyone.

Since currently the most popular way of downloading photos from is using SpoilerSync, I created a small application that converts the output from SpoilerSync into structure that is supported by Garmin devices.

Download the application (5Kb). You will need .NET Framework 4.0 to run it.

To run it, open a console window and run SpoilerSync2Garmin.exe “C:\Where\SpoilerSync\Saved\The\Images” “G:\”

The first parameter is the folder where SpoilerSync saved all the pictures (it will have a lot of images, the file names starting with GC12345 style codes).

The second parameter is the drive letter where the Garmin GPS (must be the internal storage; for now the SD card does not work for photos) is located.

The application can also resize the images but that most probably will not be used since you can specify the size in SpoilerSync. If you need the resize, add resize 240x400 before the folder parameters. First value is width in pixels, the second – height in pixels (240x400 is the screen size for Oregon 450).

Note that GeoTransformer will soon support this out of the box.