Viewing GPX files

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by PhilSpace, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    As example of the type of GPX files that are distributed here (and I'm not being critical) this would be impossible for any planning app to stitch together correctly. This image is just 1/5th of the route...

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  2. Pablo Mac

    Pablo Mac Been here awhile

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  3. billmaxx97

    billmaxx97 Adventurer

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    And your able to load this map into your Garmin very easily ? How much time do you have in making this map?
  4. Pablo Mac

    Pablo Mac Been here awhile

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    I use gpsvisualizer.com to convert from the KML that Google Earth Pro and Google My Maps produces to Garmin-compatible GPX files. I have about 6-8 hours of time into this map. You can make a copy for yourself, if you like.
  5. cornwalker

    cornwalker n00b

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    I can't get them to work either.
  6. HTSRocker

    HTSRocker amateur

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    I had switched over to win 10 some time ago and have just noticed that my gpx files are now associated to IE

    The problem that I'm having is opening the files in BaseCamp or MapSourse by just clicking on the file that I would like to view. A double click on ta .gpx file looks like I clicked view source on a webpage or just text.

    I can open the files within the Garmin programs, going to MS file>open or in BC file>import. I'm trying to go over some older files that I pulled from some old hard drives.
  7. klinquist

    klinquist übergeek

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    Hold down the shift key while you right-click on the file, then select 'Open with'.... Or you can right-click/properties and tell it to always open with basecamp.
  8. HTSRocker

    HTSRocker amateur

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    I've tried those combinations with win 10 and none of the options allowed open Garmin applications.

    OK I went in deeper and now have all of the GPX files associated with BaseCamp so I guess I'll see how this works out.

    Thanks
  9. JSolo

    JSolo Adventurer

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    Any recommendations for playing back a gpx track file?

    I've enabled the hidden mode on my garmin which records a breadcrumb every second (limited only up to the unit's internal storage space). It saves the file as a gpx track. I can view the entire track just fine in mapsource/basecamp. What I would like to do is actually playback the track and view details such as speed/elevation during playback. Basecamp has some limited playback capability but doesn't include the speed data.

    Any suggestions?
  10. SiouxsieCat

    SiouxsieCat Been here awhile

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