Integrate Garmin GDB Using FME

Use FME to move any data into the Garmin GDB format for use with Garmin applications like BaseCamp. Also convert Garmin GDB into hundreds of other formats for use in practically any external application.

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Solve Garmin GDB Interoperability Problems with FME

Create automated ETL workflows with FME that convert data between the Garmin GDB GPS database format and any of the 345+ others it supports including:

  • MapInfo TAB
  • ArcGIS SHP and Geodatabase
  • GML and KML
  • spreadsheet and tabular formats
  • and many more

More than a data translation tool, FME allows you to manipulate data’s structure and contents to fit the requirements of the target system. By creating clear paths for data to flow seamlessly from source to destination, its integrity and key details are preserved. FME workflows run automatically and can be reused for ongoing Garmin GDB conversion tasks, saving you time and improving productivity.

About Garmin GDB

Garmin GDB is a GPS database format used to store data collected by and used with Garmin devices and software applications.

* The following additional software is required to use this format in FME: GPSBabel

FME is the data integration platform with the best support for spatial.


The table below outlines how Garmin GDB is supported by our different FME products, and on which platform(s) the reader and/or writer runs.

Product OS
FME Desktop FME Server FME Cloud Windows 32-bit Windows 64-bit Linux Mac
Reader Professional Edition & Up
Writer Professional Edition & Up

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