Route and track Conversion Tools and Other Goodies

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

  1. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    Rt click on the log you want and copy..then in mapsource up in FILE, click NEW..mapsource will open a new map, then paste then rename or SAVE AS..hope this helps
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  2. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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  3. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Got it Eakins, thanks.


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  4. gogiburn

    gogiburn Adventurer

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    C:\Users\User\Videos\RealPlayer Downloads\ASHOKAN RIDE I.itn
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  5. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    I'm not sure what you want done with it? Please explain.
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  6. daveinoh

    daveinoh Been here awhile

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    Finally found an application that will allow me to plan a turn by turn, back road by back road route in google maps and transfer it to my GPS. Tried it out tonight and it works great. Now if only I hadn't discovered it at the tail end of the riding season.

    Here is the link and info, works for most TomTom and Garmin units.

    http://www.janboersma.nl/gett/index.php

    Page says it is for the TomTom Rider (approx $600.00 US) but it works just fine on my old XL 330 (approx $95.00 US)
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  7. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    Thanks Dave. It's listed on the index page already under the heading of:

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

    I personally found it to be hard to use but that may be a reflection on the status of my inteligence....lol
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  8. TooSlow4U

    TooSlow4U 2 Wheel Wonder Rider

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    I have been using the Garmin NUVI 1490 for a few months now and downloaded the Garmin MapSource to use on my work laptop (Windows XP) at the tail end of last year. Now, at home, I am now trying to get this new machine (Windows7) set up to accomplish the same tasks as far as making routes, etc... When I went to update the map for both the Garmin unit & the PC simultaneously, what I ended up with was something called Garmin BaseCamp. I have been trying to figure this all out to find what I've done wrong somewhere along the way... Is the BaseCamp software something new to replace MapSource? I've done some playing with it and it appears to do most everything that I used to do in MapSource but not everything. Any thoughts on what happened, or did I just download something wrong and ended up with the wrong program?
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  9. Billy_b57

    Billy_b57 DARTH

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    I have a Nuvi 550 , I have downloaded the WINGDB3 application and Garmins training center application. ( on my laptop) It is recently purchased new.
    I have some tracks that I want to upload to the device .
    I NEED HELP!
    Call me stupid but I can't seem to get any information to the device.
    Lets be honest I need basic information to help me get this done.


    Thanks,
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  10. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    You need a full copy of MapSource or BaseCamp first. To get Mapsource follow these STEPS.

    Alternatively you can install BaseCamp by following the instructions HERE.

    Then read the MapSource Tutorials found HERE and you should be good to go.
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  11. chuckycheese

    chuckycheese n00b

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    Hello, I took the time and effort to search through the tutorials but was unable to find are resolve to my current problem. Let me first say that I am new to Routing, Waypoints, Tracking and whatever else that has to do with GPS features.
    I recently purchased a Garmin 660 for my motorcycle, I found a great magazin that had 880 plus different routes that are supposedly uploadable to my garmin. After a few days of messing around with the garmin, updating to lifetime maps ect.. I decided to download a route that was around 320+ km, the route succesfully downloaded as a GPX file to my harddrve and I then copied the file to my POI folder as instructed by Garmin. I disconnected the USB cable and the garmin booted up. The unit (Garmin) found the new route and asked me if I wanted to "add" it, of course I said yes and the next screen I get is and error that tells me the route is to large. I did some research and found that the Garmin can only accept routes that have a maximum of 250 WAYPOINTS.

    That is where I am at, I am still stuck at this issue. I have tried to remove the waypoints in Mapsource but then it appears to modify the route. I need to get the waypoints down to 250 but still keep the same route. Can someone please explain how this is done?

    Sorry if I sound naive but to be quite honest I have no idea how this all works right now and it will take time to learn it all.

    Thanks,
    Chuckycheese
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  12. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    Chucky..I will inform Drzcharlie of you dilemma and it will probably be first of next week before he gets a chance to reply back to you, he is out of town until then. Sorry I can't help you as I and not too familiar with waypoint usage. Hopefully he will be able to assist you.
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  13. chuckycheese

    chuckycheese n00b

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    Thank you... I am leaving on the 4th of June for a 7,000 km trip and purchased the new Garmin 660 for that purpose. I would like to also import routes but if they have to many waypoints I can't even open them... just trying to figure this all out...

    Thanks again..
    Chuckycheese
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  14. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    you can use winGDB to break up the routes into smaller sections and control the number of points in route.
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  15. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Do you have mapsource installed on your computer? If so:
    after opening the file in mapsource, right-click the track in question.
    select properties
    there you click on the "filter" button.

    that will bring you to a pop up that you can lower the number of waypoints in your route. you can tell it to "show a maximum" of 150 points and then click ok. that will recalculate your route with the lowered waypoints. Now you can save your file as a GPX(you can overide the file or rename it something else) then re upload it into your GPS.

    Hope that helps.

    PS. this procedure of minimizing your waypoints can also be done easily with WINGDB3
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  16. ValpoFz

    ValpoFz Been here awhile

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    Is there a simple way to take a route and break it up into smaller routes? I have looked through the tutorials, and downloaded wingdb and looked around that. I dont want to remove waypoints or via points, I want to break cannonshots routes for the CDT into smaller routs that my Nuvi 550 can handle.
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  17. TRZ Charlie

    TRZ Charlie That's MR. Asshole

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    If you use wingdb3 and filter it to 200 via points it will break the track into track segments (each 200 pts long). Then you can rename them in order. Such as:

    Day 1 track 1
    Day 1 track 2
    Day 1 track 3
    Day 2 track 1
    ......
    ......
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  18. duanew1

    duanew1 In my Pajama pants

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    Wow! I wish I had known about this utility sooner.
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  19. ValpoFz

    ValpoFz Been here awhile

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    For an Army guy your OK! Just kidding, I really appreciate the help.
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  20. DrLewall

    DrLewall The Human GPS

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    Careful! If you are too nice to him, he will try and become your friend..ask me how I know this :huh
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