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Saving your Message Data

Option1: Save to SPOT Adventures

We recommend this option because of its cool benefits!

How do I do this?

  • Create an Account
    You can do it from inside your SPOT Account or right on Pick a User Name that your friends can identify with (e.g. Katies_Adventures or Bob_Mary_Boating). Your user name and password do not need to match your SPOT account user name and password. When signing up for your SPOT Adventure account you can link your SPOT device at sign up.

  • Create Your Profile
    Give your on-line SPOT Adventure account a little background on you. If you have another website or blog put the link in your profile.

  • Share Your Adventures
    Build a robust SPOT Adventures experience by also showing your GPS location data on your Live Map. To do this, you need to create at least one Shared Page. SPOT Adventures will automatically incorporate this into your profile. To set up a Shared Page, go to the Share tab in your SPOT Account. From here you can follow the simple instructions to set up a Shared Page.

  • Create an Adventure - This is the best way to save your data.
    Click on Create Adventure from the menu tab. Select your message data from within your profile by following the instructions. Saving your messages as adventures on SPOT Adventures lets you share your SPOT locations on a detailed map of your trip accompanied with photos and a personal blog. You will have your own personal profile and social portal to keep track of all your amazing outdoor experiences.

Option2: Save to your computer

You can also download your messages to your personal computer as data files in several popular formats, such as:

  • GPX (GPS exchange format compatible with many different applications)

  • CSV (comma separated ascii file)

  • KML (xml format compatible with Google Earth)

How do I do this?

To download your message data, go to and log into your SPOT account.

  • Go to My GPS Locations tab. Simply select some, or all of your messages from the message table. Use the select boxes or Select All | Select None option to do this. Then click on the Download as link found at the top of the message table.

  • Choose your format and follow the on screen directions to save to a file or open directly.

Disclaimer: Spot LLC is not responsible for any data not transferred or lost.
Dropped data transmissions, will not be credited regardless of cause.