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How to Transfer GPS Data From Google Earth to Humminbird Helix

In this course you will learn how to use Humminbird PC to load tracks and waypoints from Google Earth onto your Humminbird Helix GPS unit.

Course Information


For this course you will need:

  • a PC running Windows with these requirements for HumminbirdPC
  • an SD card no larger than 32GB
  • a Humminbird Helix GPS unit (any generation or size)
  • a working knowledge of finding fishing spots and safe routes as per Inshore Fishing 101

Course Instructor

Captain Devin Captain Devin Author

Devin is a veteran of the Iraq War and former fishing guide. He founded Louisiana Fishing Blog in 2012 to share his ideas as a charter captain and still writes in it today. Since then he’s created a fishing university called LAFB Elite where he hosts courses teaching inshore anglers his knowledge of fishing Louisiana’s coast.

Members Only


This special GPS course is available only to members of LAFB Elite. Not a member? Consider the benefits of joining today!

  • Thomas Orgeron says:

    So I am currently cranking through some of your trips and inshore 101 (again). I was wondering the info that you have about transferring GPS data from GED to the graphing device/fish finder, does these pointers also apply to a Raymarin axom 9? End of last year I purchased this new device and I am still learning it. I have not been able to get the plot points and plotted path imported in just yet.

    • Hey Thomas, great question. I would bring this up inside the LAFB Elite Community. I wish I could give you personal advice on what to do with a Raymarine unit, but I have no idea. I just simply cannot master every single chartplotter out there. No one has.

      But, if you use the community, there’s probably someone in there who has a Raymarine and solved this problem before. At the bare minimum, we can work through it there. Raymarina is a Navico product, IIRC, so they probably use the same format/process as Lowrance.

      Thank you!

  • Joseph84 says:

    Devin, do I have to remove my map card before encrypting the SD card on helix?

  • Montana Costa says:

    Being from Alabama with little knowledge of South LA, this definitely minimized my anxiety and fear of running these shallow marshes. I followed your lessons on mapping for a trip to Delacroix, LA, (first trip fishing this area), and absolutely couldnt have done it without you. Fished 3 days out of my Scout 231xs first day 17reds, second day 36 reds, and 15 reds last day! Already booked my 2nd trip May18th. Can’t thank you enough

    • Wow, those are great results. Absolutely awesome.

      You are living proof that applying a little time on water, along with a little elbow grease and knowing what to do goes a long dang way.

      Just incredible. Thank you so much for sharing this.