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Old 09-05-2012, 08:54 PM   #1
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saving files in GPX from Garmin

Funny whenever I have a GPS problem this is the first place I come for help! has worked every other time, so lets hope you can help this time.

Ok I can download my tracks from my Garmin 60CSx to mapsource, but I want to save it in a GPX format. So I can then load the data into JOSM to then manipulate and upload to Openstreetmaps. But when I go to save it as a GPX file I get an error message and then Mapsource closes. The error message doesnt have any number to it, but it has a pop up screen that asks if I want to send the report to Garmin. Ive done this but not heard anything back. Any clue what is going on? a conflict of some sort Im guessing. Or maybe a simpler question would be how do I save tracks from my GPS in a GPX format?

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:46 AM   #2
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It is a MapSource issue - which Garmin is no longer servicing.

I have occasionally had the same problem with MapSource, but not consistently (sometimes it does save to GPX??) so I converted to BaseCamp.

There are 2 options for you from my experience: 1) Save the track in MapSource in Gdb format - then use GPSBabel here: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/gpsbabel/ to convert to GPX. 2) Download Garmin Basecamp here: http://www8.garmin.com/support/downl...ls.jsp?id=4435 and do the save to GPX format in Basecamp.

For a quick fix Option 1 is the way to go as using Basecamp has a learning curve to go through, but it is quite similar to MapSource.
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #3
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What version of MapSource?

Never had this problem with 6.13.7
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What version of MapSource?

Never had this problem with 6.13.7
Yeah I'm running 6:16:3, so maybe the problem is there.
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It is a MapSource issue - which Garmin is no longer servicing.

I have occasionally had the same problem with MapSource, but not consistently (sometimes it does save to GPX??) so I converted to BaseCamp.

There are 2 options for you from my experience: 1) Save the track in MapSource in Gdb format - then use GPSBabel here: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/gpsbabel/ to convert to GPX. 2) Download Garmin Basecamp here: http://www8.garmin.com/support/downl...ls.jsp?id=4435 and do the save to GPX format in Basecamp.

For a quick fix Option 1 is the way to go as using Basecamp has a learning curve to go through, but it is quite similar to MapSource.
Awesome! Havent tried either yet, but that looks like it will take care of the issue one way or the other. Thanks!
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