Custom Waypoint Symbols
the time this was written, MapSource required symbols to have
names and be in a specific directory (folder). Their xImage
program also required symbols to have certain names but could be
directory. One catch is that those names are not the same!
The file below contains some custom symbols for Garmin receivers
support them. MapSource version 6.12.3 or later is needed to see
on the background map and to transfer waypoints that have the custom
symbols to and from the receiver. At the time this was written,
MapSource cannot send the actual symbol images to the receiver.
To send the actual images to the receiver, you need the Garmin
program. The xImage program may be difficult to find on the Garmin
site. If you can't find a reference to it, try going to the firmware
update page for a receiver that supports custom waypoint symbols
as the GPSmap 60Cx, 76Cx, or Vista Cx, etc.
The following file contains the symbol images and a batch file to
create the files needed by MapSource and xImage. Do not run the
batch file until you have edited it as appropriate for your system.
Where to Find the xImage Program
The following link may take you to the "eTrex Legend HCx Updates
& Downloads" web page. Look for the xImage program under
If the link above doesn't work then the following link may list the
products for the updates and downloads. Look for models ending in
such as GPSmap 60Cx, or the Legend mentioned above.
And if the link above doesn't work then either the following will
take you to the downloads list and one item might be "Unit
which is the one you want unless Garmin has moved xImage somewhere