Folks, I downloaded and converted the Oregon State Parks .csv file into a .gpx. However, I receive an error in Mapsource telling me that it is an invalid file type when I try and open it, though other converted .gpx files open just fine.
is it just me?
What did you use to convert it? Maybe that caused the error. Did you try to open the GPX will another program (eg Google Earth, EasyGPS)?
I used GPXtoPOI to convert the file. No, Google Earth can't read the file, either. But it can read another file that I downloaded from here and converted to .gpx format.
Yeah, it looks like it's got some weird line break. Maybe that or something else is throwing up the errors.
It's not you. Send a note to the file author via their Contact tab and see if they can fix it.
where is this "contact tab"? The author is Vigor6 and I don't see a contact tab anywhere on his profile.
Click on Vigor6 and then the Contact tab.
This file uses 'Carriage Returns' [ascii(13)] instead of 'Linefeeds' [ascii(10)] for linebreaks. As mentioned in numerous threads, 'Carriage Returns' cause problems with several programs.
Use http://PoiVerifier.com to remove these linebreaks, then use PoiEdit to convert it. It then loaded OK in my MapSource.
If you want to keep the linebreaks, you can convert the 'Carriage Returns' to 'Linefeeds' with POI Verifier. First do a "Convert Standard Linebreaks to nuvi Linebreaks"; then do a "Convert nuvi Linebreaks to Standard Linebreaks". They will then become ascii(10) linebreaks.
thats all very interesting- is there a free way to use this POI file- POI Verifier costs $10 and while I'm sure it's worth it, I'm not convinced that there isn't another way to get this to work.
This is one problem caused when 'Carriage Returns' are used along with 'Linefeeds'. I'm sure there are other ways to 'get the job done'; but I doubt it will be as easy as using Poi Verifier.
Of course there is, it's just not as convenient and it requires more legwork and some research on your part. Google "CSV file editor" for ideas.
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