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Old 06-20-2008, 08:05 PM   #1
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Question Google Earth to GPX Format

Anyone have a simple explanation of how to convert a Google Earth set of directions to a GPX file.

Yes tried Search, looked at GPSbable but got lost with all the -t -r -u switches.

Guess it is more complicated than we first thought.

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Old 06-20-2008, 10:11 PM   #2
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What kind of system are you running?

You shouldn't need to worry about command line stuff unless you are on linux.

Macs have GPSBabel+ which is a GUI interface to GPSBabel and for Windows folks there is GPSBabelGUI.

Using the GUI and working on a single file at a time it is easy: select the input file, select the input file type, select the output file type and save the file.
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:24 AM   #3
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This gets asked every other week. It should be a FAQ.

http://www.elsewhere.org/journal/gmaptogpx/

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Old 06-21-2008, 06:07 AM   #4
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Being PC challenged is so boring !!!!

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Old 06-21-2008, 11:02 AM   #5
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Wait. I misspoke. You said "Google Earth."

The link I posted is for Google Maps. I'm not very familiar with Google Earth, so I can't help you there.

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Old 06-21-2008, 12:03 PM   #6
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Use this online conversion tool, free of course..........

http://www.gpsies.de/upload.do;jsess...adMode=convert
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:44 PM   #7
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Appreciate thte assistance
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:44 AM   #8
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gpx2kml

If you want an easy way to convert Google Earth's KML files to GPX format, you can use this free online converter http://kml2gpx.com
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:10 AM   #9
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What kind of system are you running?

You shouldn't need to worry about command line stuff unless you are on linux....
Hey! Linux has Gpsbabel-gui, thank you very much. We just prefer to use the command-line because, well, it's better
Kind of like actually choosing to ride a KLR

Honestly, the babel options are a little arcane. Easy and intuitive once you get used to them, but not so easy to get to that point. If I had to do one file... a gui is nice. 200 files nested in a folder structure... well, those arcane switches suddenly get very, very useful.

find ./ -iname '*.plt' -execdir gpsbabel -t -i ozi -o gpx -f '{}' -F '{}'.gpx \;

for example, converted all my Ozi format tracks (hundreds of them in dozens of folders) to gpx... one little command-line. They rock when you know how to use them

Took more time to figure out the command than it did to do the conversion.... Wait! I think I just blew my argument
Anyway, still saved me days of doing them one at a time.

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