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PhilSpace 12-09-2005 09:25 AM

Viewing GPX files
 
If you don't have Mapsource or PC software that can support viewing .gpx files, there are a couple of freeby options.

For web based viewing, you can go to the Online GPX Viewer You can upload the .GPX file or point to the URL where it is located and it will display it for you using Google Maps.

If you are on your own PC you can download the free version of Google Earth, which will now also work with Mapsource. From there, you can do a File>Open and it will display the info in the .gpx file on the map.

These utilities will display track logs and waypoints with no problem. Complex Garmin routes will be more like a "connect the dots" display.

Baldy 12-09-2005 09:38 AM

I was at an Apple customer appreciation night last night and got a demo of Google Earth for OS X, and it rocked. So it's gonna be ubiquitous on two platforms.

http://earth.google.com/images/earth2.jpg

JohnTM 12-09-2005 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baldy
I was at an Apple customer appreciation night last night and got a demo of Google Earth for OS X, and it rocked. So it's gonna be ubiquitous on two platforms.

Did they give a release date? :tb

PhilSpace 12-09-2005 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baldy
I was at an Apple customer appreciation night last night and got a demo of Google Earth for OS X, and it rocked. So it's gonna be ubiquitous on two platforms.

http://earth.google.com/images/earth2.jpg

I installed it a month ago after Garmin announced support for it from Mapsource so you could "fly" your route. It's pretty cool and the price is right. That API's for Google Map are that much of a big deal either, lots of code for parsing gpx files and loading points is already out there for the snagging.

Max Power 12-13-2005 07:15 PM

Soooo Cooooool.

http://maxpower.smugmug.com/photos/48219007-L.jpg

http://maxpower.smugmug.com/photos/48216305-L.jpg

used2jeep 12-21-2005 05:31 PM

That is just too cool for school...:norton

Uncle Remus 01-12-2006 10:15 AM

Holy moly! Cool.

PhilSpace 01-12-2006 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncle Remus
Holy moly! Cool.

What, you don't have a copy of Arcview at home :ksteve

Just joking, but it really is pretty cool.

LaOutbackTrail 01-19-2006 06:38 AM

So for my little project that I am doing... how do you save as a GPX file? I have Mapsource with the Metroguide

PhilSpace 01-19-2006 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowinGreenKLR650
So for my little project that I am doing... how do you save as a GPX file? I have Mapsource with the Metroguide

As long as it's a current version (see the other threads), you do a save as and then hit the pull down for file type and you will see gpx.

LaOutbackTrail 01-19-2006 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhilSpace
As long as it's a current version (see the other threads), you do a save as and then hit the pull down for file type and you will see gpx.

Cooool I downloaded the new version upgrade thingy....:clap

LaOutbackTrail 01-19-2006 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowinGreenKLR650
Cooool I downloaded the new version upgrade thingy....:clap

Dang it... it doesnt say .gpx files.....

i have:
.gdp
.mps
.txt

PhilSpace 01-19-2006 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowinGreenKLR650
Dang it... it doesnt say .gpx files.....

i have:
.gdp
.mps
.txt

You either don't have anything loaded to save or the update didn't work.

It will only give you those options if there is nothing open, like when you click on new, but don't create any waypoints or routes.

Create or open something and you should see .gpx in the list as well. If it's still not there then the udpate didn't wrok, check, help/about should say version 6.9.1.

If after all that, it still doesn't work, stay in school. :ksteve

LaOutbackTrail 01-19-2006 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhilSpace
You either don't have anything loaded to save or the update didn't work.

It will only give you those options if there is nothing open, like when you click on new, but don't create any waypoints or routes.

Create or open something and you should see .gpx in the list as well. If it's still not there then the udpate didn't wrok, check, help/about should say version 6.9.1.

If after all that, it still doesn't work, stay in school. :ksteve

Ok... i admit there arent any tracks in my laptop.... damn serial link. I just tried ordering a serial-usb adapter

PhilSpace 01-19-2006 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlowinGreenKLR650
Ok... i admit there arent any tracks in my laptop.... damn serial link. I just tried ordering a serial-usb adapter

What GPS are you using?


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