Anyone here use GPX2img

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by jrsue, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. jrsue

    jrsue Adventurer

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    I have a question, when I load a new gpx2img map into my garmin 376 from mapsource, it deletes the previous map set.

    I use gpx2img to connect 15 to 20 tracks into a single track and this works great, however I also want my detailed county roads maps which I get from either city nav or from "roads and Rec".

    Is it possible to load both.

    thanks
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  2. jrsue

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    And also since this program GPX2img seems to have no support from its deveoper. Is there any other programs similar, which can convert gpx files to a loadable image into a garmin gps?
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  3. DennyIndy

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    JaVaWa GPS-tools | IMGfromGPX

    Try this one, it makes a version of the map that can be installed on your computer, that way you can use mapinstall to install it along with the other supplemental maps you need all at the same time.


    Problem is if your gps only supports one gmapsupp file it will always overwrite the existing one.

    That is a limitation of the gps, not the program.

    What model gps are you using?

    if it has a memory card you can put the maps from this utility in the gps memory and the other supplemental maps on the card.

    O well just some thoughts, it is a nice utility and it works quite well.
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  4. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    I'm sure somebody who knows what they are talking about will be along soon, but until then :D

    I don't know whether you GPS supports multiple .img files or not. They way to find out would be to hook it up to a computer and go exploring. Rename the gmapsupp.img file to another.img filename and then load some different maps (which will recreate the gmapsupp.img). Now turn on the GPS and see if all the maps show up. If not, then you can probably only use one gmapsupp.img file.

    If you can only use one map, perhaps you can load the other .img into Mapsource and then select all the maps and send it to the GPS (effectively merging the multiple maps together into one gmapsupp.img).

    Here's some instructions from the web http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tutorials/how-to-load-.img-files-into-mapsource-with-mapsettoolkit/

    Or wait until somebody who knows what they are doing comes along.
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  5. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    It sounds like you're only loading the gpx2img map to your gps only, using mapsource. You have to send all the maps you want at one time. What I mean is when you've opened mapsource and your gps is connected to your computer, use the drop down menu and open the GPX2IMG MAP, highlight the entire map of the track you want load with Map Tool. It should now be displayed in the left column. Use the drop down menu again, pick the next map you want i.e. city navigator or roads and rec, highlight the areas you want and they too should be shown in the left column in mapsource. Hit the Send to Device button and all the maps in the left column will transfer to your gps. Once the magic is performed, disconnect your gps. Turn it on, Tap Tools, Settings, Map, Map Info, and check off the maps you want displayed, including the transparent map of gpx2img. Back out of the menu and View Map. You should have the gpx2img map overlaying the city nav or roads and rec map.

    You should be able to send the gpx2img map data to an sd card from your computer using mapsource. The image on the sd card will be in a folder named "garmin" and the image will be named "gmapsupp"
    Put the sd card in the gps card slot, and follow the above directions fo display the gpx2imp map as well as the city nav or other map you want. This should work if you haven't erased the original map you have on the internal memory of your gps.
    Hope this helps....
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  6. BigDogAdventures

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    I just downloaded this thing and it's awesome.
    Me and my buddy are planning on going to Baja again soon and I have jillions of track logs down there.
    My 276C only holds 15 saved tracks.
    So now I can make a map image with all those track logs on it and not use any track log memory.
    I'm going to make big use out of this.

    And in the Forest South of me I have lots of tracks in there---and I can keep all those loaded in my gps all the time.
    Awesome.

    I rode with Dr. Rock and LDF on their last Mobius ride and he already had this all figured out and had 3,000 miles of tracks on a map overlay on his gps screen---it made navigation a no brainer. Did I say awesome ??? !!!!!

    BigDog
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  7. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    Hi Mark
    I've been using this program for a couple of years now and make great use of it.
    I'm by no means an expert with this program, but I don't think there's any way to add/delete tracks once on your gps.

    One possibility may be that you have to create a few images on separate SD cards and carry them with you. Does your 276C have the ability to have more than one gmapsupp or gmapprom? With the units that have that ability, you name the images: GMAPPROM.IMG for the primary mapset GMAPSUPP.IMG for the second, and GMAPSUP2.IMG for the third mapset (Internal mapsets only) If on an SD card, they would be GMAPSUPP1.IMG, GMAPSUPP2.IMG etc.

    Cheers :1drink
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    I just made a map image from a .gpx file I had with this program.

    It was made up of all the tracks logs I have of Baja---------probably a couple hundred of them.

    I couldn't believe it was only 200KB of data---------which is very close to nothing :deal

    So-------lot's more room to load whatever other maps you want to load at the same time------awesome.

    BigDog
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    Hill Climber------when I refered to the deleting-----------I was thinking everytime I made a map image and it added it to the map pull down menu in mapsource it would keep adding them to the list when i made new ones---and I'd end up with a very long pull down map menu. However I have since found that is not true------------ever time you make a map image and put it in mapsource it puts it in the map pull down menu but erases what was there before. So it's no problem.

    You other question confuses me ????---but that's easy to do :D:D:D I can load multiple maps in the 276's data card------as many as I want as long as I don't exceed the cards data size.
    I did carry multiple data cards one time---and that was when I went to Alaska. I covered a lot of ground on that trip and had all kinds of stuff loaded on multiple data cards.

    BigDog
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  11. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    Oops, this is what happens when I respond way too late at night. I wrote the reply the night before and posted it the next morning without reading it through. Put it down to a senior moment, brain fart or whatever.

    You're right about the mulitple mapsets able to be loaded into one image

    When are you off to the Baja? Love to meet you in person if it works out...

    Cheers :1drink
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    I have no idea when we are going----------I'll work it out with my buddy Dingweeds----then off we go.

    BigDog
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  13. Taoshum

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    Which software are you using?
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  14. BigDogAdventures

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    I use garmin mapsource,

    Just got back from that Baja trip-------------that map image was awesome-----all those tracks in my gps without using any track log memory. It worked out perfect-----I had over 100 track logs on that map image.

    I'll be using this on every long ride I go on----------even the short ones too I guess.
    Mark
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  15. Taoshum

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    Sorry, my question about software was about the software to make the transfer from gpx to img? I use Mapsource for planning as well but then need something make the img file.

    thanks.
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  16. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I think you misunderstood him. The way I read it was that BigDog used one of the suggested programs in here (either the GPXtoImage or IMGfromGPX) to create a new map image overlay of all his tracks of Baja and then probably using MapSource loaded that map img onto his GPS which is just an overlay map that shows all the tracks. He didn't specify which one he tried, but I would imagine it was one of them suggested in here.

    I had remembered reading about this awhile back about people making "layers" as map images with tracks to load on their GPS, but this program or one of them listed in here seems like it does the trick. I haven't played around with it yet, but am planning on it.
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    How this works.

    With mapsource ------I put all the tracks in Mapsource that I wanted to make the map image with.
    I saved it as a .gpx file---------------GPX2img only works with .gpx files---------not .gdb

    Then close mapsource-------GPX2img will not work with mapsource open.

    Then I opened my GPX2img program--------and loaded that .gpx file I saved into it.

    Then hit convert.

    Now open mapsource------in the map pull down menu with all your other maps will be listed another map called
    "GPX2img Map"

    Now you can load that map image into your gps-----------along with other maps you have in mapsource if you like.

    You need to load them all at once------not individually.

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    Mark,

    Thanks.

    Question is it transpairent and show over other map like R & R on 60/76/62/78? From 1st page it looks like it is but how do you get it to overlay?

    Jerry
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  19. BigDogAdventures

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    When in Baja I had the Baja topo's loaded ----and the map image----and yes the topo was transparent ----and the map image was under it-------not sure if I explained that right-----------but I could plainly see both.

    So no matter what maps you have loaded----the map image shows thru.

    And with my garmin 276C I could turn off the map mage if I wanted to------or turn the topo off---whatever I wanted to do.

    BigDog
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  20. Hill Climber

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    A shorter way to create the transparent map is to open gpx2img program, upper left drop down menu gives you the option to load gpx tracks. Keep adding all that you need, then save. The data is saved in mapsource as "gpx2img" so open mapsource, select all the maps you want from the drop down menu, including the "gpx2img" map and send to device (sd card or gps internal memory). Once transferred, you can select which map you want displayed on your gps including the gpx2img map (transparent) so you will have selected to 2 maps to be displayed on your gps. Since the gpx2img map is transparent (overlays the other map) you will not have any map conflicts displaying them.
    There is a tutorial within the help file in the gpx2img program as well.
    Hope this helps, and not hinder the discussion.
    Cheers
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