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Old 12-09-2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:38 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 12-09-2005, 10:42 AM   #3
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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?
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:58 AM   #4
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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.

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.
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Old 12-13-2005, 08:15 PM   #5
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Old 12-21-2005, 06:31 PM   #6
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That is just too cool for school...
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Old 03-31-2006, 10:40 PM   #8
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.gpx and Google Earth

A little help please.

I assigned Google Earth as the default viewer for .gpx files, but it looks like this only works with the Plus version, not the freebie. I will be getting my 276 next week and with it a copy of Mapsource. So, in XP, how do I "unassign" Google from being the default viewer? I know there is a list somewhere in here that tells which file types are opened by which program, but I can't find it.
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Old 04-01-2006, 05:22 AM   #9
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Open up the file manager (click on my documents, my computer or the windows key and E together or whatever to get the window open) and click on tools/folder options/file types. Go down the list of extensions until you find .GPX and then change the association to Mapsource.
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Open up the file manager (click on my documents, my computer or the windows key and E together or whatever to get the window open) and click on tools/folder options/file types. Go down the list of extensions until you find .GPX and then change the association to Mapsource.
I was hoping that wasn't gonna be the answer. I tried that and .gpx isn't listed. The only ones associated with Google Earth are .eta, .kml and .kmz. Yet if click on one of the . gpx files in these threads, Google Opens. Wierd.

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Old 06-26-2006, 11:19 PM   #11
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I am planning on purchasing a Garmin 276 this week. After reading throught he forum, that choice seems to be an easy choice. The software choices are throwing me for a loop. Which software created those cool 3-D looking maps. Did that software let you map out your own route or was that a pre-existing route (a forestry service road for example)? Thanks, Ken
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:47 PM   #12
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Which software created those cool 3-D looking maps. Did that software let you map out your own route or was that a pre-existing route (a forestry service road for example)? Thanks, Ken
I've put together a website where you can upload your GPX files to. While it doesn't generate cool 3D maps, it does allow you to share the 2D maps online (in forums or on your website). The maps are fully interactive so you can zoom, pan and switch between satellite and map view. The website's URL is: http://maps.innersource.com

As an example, here is a map that I generated from a ride I took near Denver (the map is interactive):
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:33 PM   #13
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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.
Sorry to keep asking questions, I had the old version of GE and the above worked fine, now with the new version of GE it doesn't? I just got a reply to get the pay version? Is this the only way to get my tracks to show on the new GE?
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Old 01-02-2007, 09:42 PM   #14
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I have tried to do some SEARCHing and came up with what I think my problem is. I posted this over on Rockies where I found a thread by Mac on Google Earth for a list of passes in CO. I asked him or anyone else for some help with my problem.

Hi Mac, hope you can open these links. I found a bbs for GE and some stuff on gpx files and the newer versions of GE beta won't read them. In the thread it says there is a problem with newer GE beta versions. Also a link to a site to download older versions which still allow you to view the gpx files. One guy says to go back to 4.0.2091. Since I'm computer illiterate I haven't tried it yet, so my disclaimer is...

http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/showflat....rue#Post715736

http://www.filehippo.com/download_google_earth/

Hopefully you or another computer genius will be able to shed some more light on the subject.

So hopefully this is helpful to someone else, if it works.
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Old 01-03-2007, 09:19 AM   #15
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Apparently the problem is fixed with V. 4.0.2693
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