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How do you make a gpx file

 

I use mapsource and can save only in MPS and GDP format? I want to make my own poi files but don't know how to do that? Can some one please tell me? I am very excited about this site.

Thanks

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Garmin C550 Garmin 2730 Garmin C340

Welcome!

Shekaree,

Go to the Fag& Help tab. It has a lot of great information. Some people use notpad/wordpad/word processor or excel to write there poi file. I say what ever you like. I just started a few days ago on making them so I'm not the one to ask.

There are several people that will be glad to help you out with this. I use a program called POI converted which works very well. I posted a link for it in one of my messages. Dont recall which one. If you need it or anything else just email me.

Since joining this site I get a lot of emails now grin

Michael

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Garmin Nuvi 3597, Garmin StreetPilot 2720, Garmin 76CSx (Hand Held), Iphone 4S (Motion-X)

saving as a gpx in MapSource

After looking at your question I tried something. I noticed that if I did not have any waypoints on the map, there is no capability to save as a .gpx extension.

Once you add some new waypoints and select 'save as' from the file menu, you should notice that .gpx is added to the bottom of the list.

At least this seems to be the case with the latest version of MapSource 6.11.6.

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Garmin Quest/Quest2/Nuvi660/Nuvi755T

How do you make a .gpx file

I'm not sure about the .gpx format but I was able to make a custom POI list and import into my C330. It is created in Excel and saved as a .csv file. In the search window at the top right of the web page type in "converting addresses" and follow the discussion thread. That may help.

GPS Utility Program

You can download GPS Utility from www.gpsu.co.uk. It can download your favorites from your GPS device and then you can save those as a GPX file. That will give you the XML Header and taglines that you need to enter any other locations that you want. Just use a text editor like NOTEPAD to make changes to the file, or you can enter your changes in GPS Utility also.

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I plan to live forever. So far, so good.

Garmin C340

I have a database in MS Excel of several locations showing - Name, latitude and longitude. How do I make an appropriate file, and how is it uploaded to my Garmin C340?

check the faq and ..

COLINCU wrote:

I have a database in MS Excel of several locations showing - Name, latitude and longitude. How do I make an appropriate file, and how is it uploaded to my Garmin C340?

read the getting started section.
There is a specific format for garmin csv files.
http://www.poi-factory.com/garmin-csv-file-format

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

Smarter, Not Harder

If you have ANY mapping program, you can convert it strait to a POI file using GPSBabel. Its at www.gpsbabel.org for Windows and gpsbabel.softonic.com/mac for the other OS.

The Steaks

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Live, Eat, CACHE!!!

GeePeeEx

I have gotten the GeePeeEx editor, it was less than $20.00, and it works well for managing GPX files.

You can enter the Address and Phone fields. Proximtiy and Speed Alerts are promoted. Images and MP3 files can be added.

The program is optimized for Garmin products.

One bug I found was that it reversed Country and State codes.

Switched?

massmapguy wrote:

One bug I found was that it reversed Country and State codes.

What version are you creating the files for? Mine are coming out fine. Phil did mention some kind of glitch with the 750 if that's what you are using. If not I'd drop him a note.

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Garmin Etrex Vista, Streetpilot 2610, GPSMap 60Csx, Nüvi 750, Colorado 400t, Nüvi 3790t

A bug ... never ;-)

massmapguy wrote:

One bug I found was that it reversed Country and State codes.

Well, alright, it's possible smile ... but if you let me have the details, I'll mend it.

One thing that has been commented on by various people, is that GeePeeEx Editor doesn't write their data into the expected gpx fields. However, this is intentional and is to work around various firmware bugs - basically, the data is pre-scrambled, so that the unit's scrambling actually results in the data being presented in the correct order. (It will be de-scrambled, next time you need to edit it).

Ensure the "Target Device?" setting is correct, along with the "Address Format" (Postcode @ Bottom/Top) setting.

If it that doesn't sort it, please drop me an email.

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------------------------ Phil Hornby, Stockport, England ----------------------               http://GeePeeEx.com - Garmin POI Creation made easy           »      

More business for ya!

Since I didn't have anything to email to you myself today I'm trying to scare up some emails from others for you! wink

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Garmin Etrex Vista, Streetpilot 2610, GPSMap 60Csx, Nüvi 750, Colorado 400t, Nüvi 3790t

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