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TRZ Charlie 09-11-2010 11:10 AM

Route, Track Conversion Tools, Tutorials & Other useful Goodies!
The is a compilation of MapSource Tutorials, .gpx route and track tools, converters and various applications put together by various inmates. (Tutorials are at the beginning of the section) Enjoy!

Map Source Tutorials

MapSource Basics for Beginners - Start Here - MapSource Software installation and Preparation for use

Map Source Basics - Text Menu Part 1

Map Source Basics - Text Menu Part 2

Map Source Basics - Tool Bars - Part 3

Map Source Basics - Draw Tracks - Part 4

Map Source Basics - Draw Routes - Part 5

Map Source Basics - Join Tracks - Part 6

MapSource Basics - Sharing MapSource Tracks and Routes - Part 7

MapSource Basics - Renaming a MapSource route or track - Part 8

MapSource Basics - Find places using Coordinates - Part 9

Convert MapSource Routes to Tracks in WinGDB3

Draw in Google Maps, use that map on your Garmin device and/or MapSource software

Garmin BaseCamp Tutorial (credit to ADV'r Bill Murray)


Data/Language conversion tools to convert from one format to another.




Address to Coordinate converter

Quick Coordinates by Basher Designs

Convert address to Long and Lat and determine elevation at a given address

POI Converters

Convert CSV, GPX, OV2, KML, KMZ, LMX. ASC, TXT, GPI Files

GPX File Repositories

Dual Sport Maps - by Inmate Craftycoder (very cool - be sure to click the "reset maps" link at the top of the page)

GPS File Depot

Gps XChange

Route to Track Conversion Tutorials

Route to Track conversion Tutorials

Google Map to .GPX Conversion

Convert Google Maps Data to GPX

Google Maps to Garmin Devices - How To

.GPX to Google Maps Conversion

.GPX to Google Maps Conversion

Route Rat - Google Map Routes to a Garmin GPS (Fire Fox Extension * ONLY WORKS IN FF)

Route Rat

Gpx/Google Maps Mashups The following Web sites allow you to plot your GPX data on a Web map:

Tyre - Google maps to Gps works with Garmin and Tom Tom

GPS - GPX Interactive Map (View GPX files on Google Maps)

GPX Loader for Google Maps (View GPX files on Google Maps)

GPS Planner (for routes)

GPS Visualizer (Convert GPX to SVG maps and elevation profiles)

GMapToGPX (View GPX files on Google Maps)

Innersource (View GPX files on Google Maps)

Marengo GPS Route Planner (View GPX files on Google Maps)

Online GPX Viewer (View GPX files on Google Maps)

SnowRanger (ski resort maps)

Track Viewer (View GPX files on Google Maps)

uTrack (online GPX track report generator)

GPS TrackMaker

Online Gpx Applications

TrackRoadRoute optimizer

GPX Spinner Online Tool for Geocaching

World-Tracker Online/PocketPC - mobile phone tracking

XML Google Maps for Wordpress Insert Google Maps into Wordpress blogs

Multiple Platform Support

Viking GPS Data Editor and Analyzer

CompeGPS Windows/PocketPC/Mobile Phone - map viewer software

gpsd UNIX/Linux/MacOS X - redistribute GPS data over TCP

Quantum GIS Windows, GNU/Linux - free GIS program

GPSMan Multiple Platforms - graphical manager of GPS data

GPicSync Windows, Linux - automatically geocode pictures from gps tracklog

QLandKarte Linux - Garmin software

gpsfeed+Multiple Platforms - Source Code Available - GPS simulator/NMEA data source

Paralog Windows, Mac OS X, Linux - skydiving logbook

BikeXperience Multiple Platforms - Java - mountain bike training

Combine multiple mapsets into one file without the need to run MapSource.

GMAPTOOL Note* you will need to un-rar this file with an un-rar tool

Websites with GPX data

Data in GPX form is available at the following Web sites:

2 Million Waypoints and POIs for Download to your GPS

Austin Greenbelt MTB Trails

Backpacker Magazine

BBBike - German route-planner for cyclists in Berlin

UK Benchmark Database

Free adventure maps

Crankfire - Connecticut Mountain Biking

DiveSpots - SCUBA diving locations

Die Wegpunkt-Datenbank

Gemini MTB - Italian mountain biking on Elba


Geograph - photos of every UK grid square

GIScover - Italian GPS tours

GPS Games

GPS Mountain Bike Trail Guide - Northern California

GPS - mountain biking in Germany and surroundings

GPS Trail Maps - Trails in the Western US

GPXchange - create, share and print GPX files

GPX Aviation Waypoint Generator

GPS-Tracks - European GPS tour guide

Les Randoactifs - French mountain biking trails

Magnalox - Share and exchange magnificent tracklogs - map your training runs - map your training runs

PCWize GPX Generator

Tampa, FL diving

Tennessee waypoints from Tom Dunigan

TraceGPS - French GPS data

TrailCentral - Mountain Bike maps of Colorado


Trail Repository - Canada trails - virtual coaching for endurance athletes

Team TopoGrafix - Massachusetts mountain biking trails

Travel By GPS


Macintosh GPX Software

JaVaWa GPS-Tools

GPSNavX Marine navigation and charting

MacGPS Pro mapping software

TrailRunner route planning for sports with iPod support

RouteBuddy GPS mapping

HoudahGeo photo geocoding

FlightTrack 3D views of flight tracklogs

Mobile GPX Software

iGO PocketPC - GPS Navigation J2ME Map Mobile Phones - GoogleMap/Virtual Earth interface

GPS Tuner PocketPC - mapping and geocaching software

Geocache Navigator geocaching with a GPS-enabled phone

BackCountry Navigator PocketPC - topographic mapping and geocaching software

Spot Mobile Phones - GPS on your Blackberry or phone

nhGPS SymbianOS - GPS mapping and tracking software

CetusGPS PalmOS - navigation software

GPSDash PocketPC - GPS dashboard and moving map

BeeLineGPS PocketPC - geocaching software

LocViewer Pro J2ME - view maps on mobile phone

CacheMate PalmOS, PocketPC - geocaching database

navigami Free navigation for mobile phones

GPS-Navigator Sony Ericsson mobile phones - navigation software

GPSViewer PocketPC - topographic mapping and navigation software

MountainScope PocketPC - aviation moving map software

MotionX for iPhone - track your ride, check in from the field, share tracks and position

Online Route Planners

Harley-Davidson -Ride Planner

Rally Navigator (Plan routes and convert them to Road Books)

Free (legal) Map Resources

Free Garmin Map .img files with sources for install tools

Garmin Maps from Open Street Map Data

TopoFusion - GPS Mapping software for Windows

Map Sherpa - Define and Create maps w/ imported GPX

Flying Google Earth - How to

TEST-Helicopter flying a "Mapsource" Motorcycle Route in "Google Earth

Books and resources

Outdoor Navigation (by Gps)

eakins 09-11-2010 09:10 PM

great post.
i would also label gpsdepot as a free garmin maps source.

this should be a sticky!!!!!!!

BootDragger 09-11-2010 10:33 PM


eakins 09-12-2010 08:14 AM

Here are .gpx routes of western states

and other gpx stuff

TRZ Charlie 09-12-2010 04:08 PM


Originally Posted by eakins

Hey Eakins...great links especially that second one.

eakins 09-13-2010 11:01 PM

you've been a busy man

eakins 09-14-2010 11:22 PM

is this in there?

google maps to .gpx (and then gps) converter

TRZ Charlie 09-15-2010 04:37 AM


Originally Posted by eakins
is this in there?

google maps to .gpx (and then gps) converter

Yes, I believe it's there. But thanks.

eakins 09-16-2010 08:21 PM

here's another google map to gps tool.
works with garmin & tom tom

TRZ Charlie 09-16-2010 08:48 PM

Thanks Eakins. I added it under mashups.

CHIA 10-26-2010 12:34 AM

A great on-line route planner (GPX), that uploads to Garmin units:


Duende 10-26-2010 03:12 AM

You can find some GPS tools for the Mac on the website
Select the English flag.

You can find there the Mac version of my program WinGDB3 (MacGPX) and others.


TRZ Charlie 10-26-2010 06:33 AM


Originally Posted by Duende
You can find some GPS tools for the Mac on the website
Select the English flag.

You can find there the Mac version of my program WinGDB3 (MacGPX) and others.


Hey Edward,

I am looking for the "English" Flag and was going to add the link into the listing but I must be missing it. Where did you find the English version? How about a direct link for me and I will get it added?

Duende 10-26-2010 04:47 PM

Hello Charlie

There is a very small English flag on the left side of the screen, but you can get there directly with

I hope this works!


TRZ Charlie 10-26-2010 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by Duende
Hello Charlie

There is a very small English flag on the left side of the screen, but you can get there directly with

I hope this works!


Got it thanks...I really don't know how I missed that. I will include it in the above resources.

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