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Old 02-04-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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I need some help with .gpx files

Hey guys, listen, I just loaded mapsource onto my laptop and I have a Zumo550 and a 60CSx. Looking at some of these threads I tried to copy some of the .gpx files over to mapsource and I can't do it and view the files. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:38 AM   #2
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Hey guys, listen, I just loaded mapsource onto my laptop and I have a Zumo550 and a 60CSx. Looking at some of these threads I tried to copy some of the .gpx files over to mapsource and I can't do it and view the files. What am I doing wrong?
Try converting them to .gdb with GPSBabel and then open your .gdb file with your mapsource.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:29 PM   #3
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Mapsource will open GPX files. Keep in mind, however, that they are considerably larger than the GDB files that are native to the Mapsource software.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:46 PM   #4
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You are probably having trouble getting th efiles at all because of the ADVrider server problems...
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:48 PM   #5
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You are probably having trouble getting th efiles at all because of the ADVrider server problems...
He is not copying the files from the threads.
where is the owner of this thread?:)
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:11 PM   #6
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Looking at some of these threads I tried to copy some of the .gpx files over to mapsource and I can't do it and view the files. What am I doing wrong?
You don't "copy to" Mapsource you just "open" a .gpx file with Mapsource then save at .gdp to same space.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:05 PM   #7
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Okay, I'm here again. I tried opening the files and nothing happens, I just end up with a blank screen. Had Garmin Tech support remotly take control of my pc and do what I did. The problem apparently lies with ADVrider not allowing us to copy .gpx files which are attached to threads here. I've tried shortcutting them to my desktop, everything. It can't be done. Iread in one of these threads that advrider had a program/site we can use to view these files. I'm looking for it again.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:08 PM   #8
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Okay, I'm here again. I tried opening the files and nothing happens, I just end up with a blank screen. Had Garmin Tech support remotly take control of my pc and do what I did. The problem apparently lies with ADVrider not allowing us to copy .gpx files which are attached to threads here. I've tried shortcutting them to my desktop, everything. It can't be done. Iread in one of these threads that advrider had a program/site we can use to view these files. I'm looking for it again.
To test your system try opening a .gpx file form GPSXchange.com.

You must go to "Private Libraries" down in the middle of the page to open a file without first posting a file.
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Old 02-06-2009, 01:28 AM   #9
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Okay, I'm here again. I tried opening the files and nothing happens, I just end up with a blank screen. Had Garmin Tech support remotly take control of my pc and do what I did. The problem apparently lies with ADVrider not allowing us to copy .gpx files which are attached to threads here. I've tried shortcutting them to my desktop, everything. It can't be done. Iread in one of these threads that advrider had a program/site we can use to view these files. I'm looking for it again.
Don't send them as shortcuts to your desktop.Just copy and save them wherever you want.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:23 AM   #10
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Hey Countdown

What do you mean "private libraries"?
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:25 AM   #11
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What do you mean "private libraries"?
It is a section on the home page about half way down.
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