Route and track Conversion Tools and Other Goodies

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by TRZ Charlie, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    The is a compilation of MapSource Tutorials, .gpx route and track tools, converters and various applications put together by various inmates. (Tutorials are at the beginning of the section) Enjoy!
    PLEASE PM ME IF YOU FIND BROKEN LINKS IN THE LISTINGS BELOW


    Map Source Tutorials

    MapSource Basics for Beginners - Start Here - MapSource Software installation and Preparation for use

    Map Source Basics - Text Menu Part 1

    Map Source Basics - Text Menu Part 2

    Map Source Basics - Tool Bars - Part 3

    Map Source Basics - Draw Tracks - Part 4

    Map Source Basics - Draw Routes - Part 5

    Map Source Basics - Join Tracks - Part 6

    MapSource Basics - Sharing MapSource Tracks and Routes - Part 7

    MapSource Basics - Renaming a MapSource route or track - Part 8

    MapSource Basics - Find places using Coordinates - Part 9

    Convert MapSource Routes to Tracks in WinGDB3

    Draw in Google Maps, use that map on your Garmin device and/or MapSource software

    Garmin BaseCamp Tutorial (credit to ADV'r Bill Murray)

    GARMIN BASECAMP TUTORIAL

    Data/Language conversion tools to convert from one format to another.

    GPSVISUALIZER

    GPS BABEL

    WinGDB3

    Address to Coordinate converter

    Quick Coordinates by Basher Designs

    Convert address to Long and Lat and determine elevation at a given address

    POI Converters

    Convert CSV, GPX, OV2, KML, KMZ, LMX. ASC, TXT, GPI Files

    GPX File Repositories

    Dual Sport Maps - by Inmate Craftycoder (very cool - be sure to click the "reset maps" link at the top of the page)

    GPS File Depot

    Gps XChange

    Route to Track Conversion Tutorials

    Route to Track conversion Tutorials

    Google Map to .GPX Conversion


    Convert Google Maps Data to GPX

    Google Maps to Garmin Devices - How To

    .GPX to Google Maps Conversion

    .GPX to Google Maps Conversion

    Route Rat - Google Map Routes to a Garmin GPS (Fire Fox Extension * ONLY WORKS IN FF)

    Route Rat

    Gpx/Google Maps Mashups The following Web sites allow you to plot your GPX data on a Web map:


    Tyre - Google maps to Gps works with Garmin and Tom Tom

    GPS - GPX Interactive Map (View GPX files on Google Maps)

    GPX Loader for Google Maps (View GPX files on Google Maps)

    GPS Planner (for routes)

    GPS Visualizer (Convert GPX to SVG maps and elevation profiles)

    GMapToGPX (View GPX files on Google Maps)

    Innersource (View GPX files on Google Maps)

    Marengo GPS Route Planner (View GPX files on Google Maps)

    Online GPX Viewer (View GPX files on Google Maps)

    SnowRanger (ski resort maps)

    Track Viewer (View GPX files on Google Maps)

    uTrack (online GPX track report generator)

    GPS TrackMaker


    Online Gpx Applications

    TrackRoadRoute optimizer

    GPX Spinner Online Tool for Geocaching

    World-Tracker Online/PocketPC - mobile phone tracking

    XML Google Maps for Wordpress Insert Google Maps into Wordpress blogs

    Multiple Platform Support


    Viking GPS Data Editor and Analyzer

    CompeGPS Windows/PocketPC/Mobile Phone - map viewer software

    gpsd UNIX/Linux/MacOS X - redistribute GPS data over TCP

    Quantum GIS Windows, GNU/Linux - free GIS program

    GPSMan Multiple Platforms - graphical manager of GPS data

    GPicSync Windows, Linux - automatically geocode pictures from gps tracklog

    QLandKarte Linux - Garmin software

    gpsfeed+Multiple Platforms - Source Code Available - GPS simulator/NMEA data source

    Paralog Windows, Mac OS X, Linux - skydiving logbook

    BikeXperience Multiple Platforms - Java - mountain bike training

    Combine multiple mapsets into one file without the need to run MapSource.

    GMAPTOOL Note* you will need to un-rar this file with an un-rar tool

    Websites with GPX data

    Data in GPX form is available at the following Web sites:

    2 Million Waypoints and POIs for Download to your GPS

    Austin Greenbelt MTB Trails

    Backpacker Magazine

    BBBike - German route-planner for cyclists in Berlin

    UK Benchmark Database

    Free adventure maps

    Crankfire - Connecticut Mountain Biking

    DiveSpots - SCUBA diving locations

    Die Wegpunkt-Datenbank

    Gemini MTB - Italian mountain biking on Elba

    Geocaching

    Geograph - photos of every UK grid square

    GIScover - Italian GPS tours

    GPS Games

    GPS Mountain Bike Trail Guide - Northern California

    GPS Tour.info - mountain biking in Germany and surroundings

    GPS Trail Maps - Trails in the Western US

    GPXchange - create, share and print GPX files

    GPX Aviation Waypoint Generator

    GPS-Tracks - European GPS tour guide

    Les Randoactifs - French mountain biking trails

    Magnalox - Share and exchange magnificent tracklogs

    MapMyRun.com - map your training runs

    MotionBased.com - map your training runs

    PCWize GPX Generator

    Tampa, FL diving

    Tennessee waypoints from Tom Dunigan

    TraceGPS - French GPS data

    TrailCentral - Mountain Bike maps of Colorado

    TrailRegistry

    Trail Repository - Canada trails

    TrainingPeaks.com - virtual coaching for endurance athletes

    Team TopoGrafix - Massachusetts mountain biking trails

    Travel By GPS

    TrigpointingUK

    Macintosh GPX Software

    JaVaWa GPS-Tools

    GPSNavX Marine navigation and charting

    MacGPS Pro mapping software

    TrailRunner route planning for sports with iPod support

    RouteBuddy GPS mapping

    HoudahGeo photo geocoding

    FlightTrack 3D views of flight tracklogs

    Mobile GPX Software

    iGO PocketPC - GPS Navigation J2ME Map Mobile Phones - GoogleMap/Virtual Earth interface

    GPS Tuner PocketPC - mapping and geocaching software

    Geocache Navigator geocaching with a GPS-enabled phone

    BackCountry Navigator PocketPC - topographic mapping and geocaching software

    Spot Mobile Phones - GPS on your Blackberry or phone

    nhGPS SymbianOS - GPS mapping and tracking software

    CetusGPS PalmOS - navigation software

    GPSDash PocketPC - GPS dashboard and moving map

    BeeLineGPS PocketPC - geocaching software

    LocViewer Pro J2ME - view maps on mobile phone

    CacheMate PalmOS, PocketPC - geocaching database

    navigami Free navigation for mobile phones

    GPS-Navigator Sony Ericsson mobile phones - navigation software

    GPSViewer PocketPC - topographic mapping and navigation software

    MountainScope PocketPC - aviation moving map software

    MotionX for iPhone - track your ride, check in from the field, share tracks and position


    Online Route Planners


    Harley-Davidson -Ride Planner

    Rally Navigator (Plan routes and convert them to Road Books)

    Free (legal) Map Resources

    Free Garmin Map .img files with sources for install tools

    Garmin Maps from Open Street Map Data

    TopoFusion - GPS Mapping software for Windows

    Map Sherpa - Define and Create maps w/ imported GPX

    Flying Google Earth - How to

    TEST-Helicopter flying a "Mapsource" Motorcycle Route in "Google Earth

    Books and resources

    Outdoor Navigation (by Gps)
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  2. eakins

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    great post.
    i would also label gpsdepot as a free garmin maps source.

    this should be a sticky!!!!!!!
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  3. BootDragger

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    Nevermind....
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  4. eakins

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  5. TRZ Charlie

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  6. eakins

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    you've been a busy man
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  8. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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  10. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Thanks Eakins. I added it under mashups.
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  11. CHIA

    CHIA Ya, right

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  12. Duende

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    You can find some GPS tools for the Mac on the website www.javawa.nl
    Select the English flag.

    You can find there the Mac version of my program WinGDB3 (MacGPX) and others.

    Edward
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  13. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Hey Edward,

    I am looking for the "English" Flag and was going to add the link into the listing but I must be missing it. Where did you find the English version? How about a direct link for me and I will get it added?
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  15. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Got it thanks...I really don't know how I missed that. I will include it in the above resources.
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  16. eakins

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  17. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    No but it will be tomorrow, that's really cool.
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  19. JohnnyAirtime

    JohnnyAirtime Been here awhile

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    I browsed quickly... but didn't see TOPOFUSION on the list.

    http://www.topofusion.com/

    A great tool once downloaded to compare tracks, or use as a 'mapping' tool.
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  20. TRZ Charlie

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    Yup, you're right. It's not there but it will be. Thanks for the great resource!
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