GPX files and tracks/Waypoints

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - West & PNW' started by manshoon, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. manshoon

    manshoon Been here awhile

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    I was looking at a Gpx file this one,

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263032
    Colockum-Beehive: Wenatchee loop
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    in Google Earth and was wondering how do you calculate the total miles of the tracks or distance with in the file, for the whole loop ? I was curious because they say on a BMW Xmoto I should be able to get 120 miles out of a tank depending on how I ride.

    This could be useful when attempting other unknown to me type GPX routes ect. before committing to them and running out of fuel. Or can you do that with a third party program or GPS unit. When you were not the person who made the Map or GPX file ?

    Thank you if you can off some help

    Steve
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  2. christian

    christian Long timer

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    if you have a garmin unit, mapsource will do that for you.
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  3. Joerg

    Joerg Long timer

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    The GPX file contains only the tracks and/or waypoints and/or routes. It is essentially a collection of coordinates in space (and eventually in time), there is no calculation "in" such a file. Any calculation related to those data needs some external software - gpsdings, gpsbabel, MapSource or whatever else.
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