Mapsource Waypoint

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Cumminsman76, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    I have 50 or so .gpx files that are waypoints. Is there a way to open them all up at one time using Mapsource Topo?
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  2. christian

    christian Exchange your GPS Track!

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    not that I know - but GPX is a file in XML format, it's easy to open them up and concatenate them using say Notepad++ (free text editor)
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  3. tbirdsp

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    You could just open up one Mapsource window as a "master" then open up each .gpx and copy/paste the waypoints into the master file.
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  4. Countdown

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    +1

    Even if you could open all 50 files with one click they are still 50 seperate files that can only be viewed 1 at a time. Like outlined above, bite the bullet and copy each waypoint to one "master" file then it is done for life.
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  5. Cumminsman76

    Cumminsman76 befuddled

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    Thanks for the help. I was really hoping for a simple very fast way.
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  6. EmmEff

    EmmEff Long timer

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    If you're using OS X (or Linux), I can write you a quick and dirty script that will combine multiple GPX files into one but for Windows, it'd mean installing add'l software.

    Let me know...
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  7. Joerg

    Joerg Long timer

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    Not within Garmin Mapsource.

    However, you can use other software such as gpsbabel to combine them into one. For examples, see http://www.gpsbabel.org/htmldoc-development/Advanced_Usage.html

    If you are using gpsbabel with M$ Windows: In the file-open dialog, press and hold the CRTL button; then you should be able to select more the one file from the listing. Here, all selected files must be from same type (GPX).
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