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Anyone with skills for GPS track conversion to image files?

Discussion in 'NM- High Desert Cruisers' started by marcfj60, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. marcfj60

    marcfj60

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    I've got a friend that rides 2-wheelers that is looking for some guidance on manipulating GPS track data. He asked if anyone in HDC has skills with doing this kind of stuff. I told him I would ask. Below is specifically what he is trying to learn how to do:

    Know anyone in your FJ club that is REALLY good at converting GPS tracks to an image (img) file that can be uploaded to a GPS receiver? I have a Garmin Mapsource output file in .gdb (or *.mp) format, containing the stored tracks. I don't need background pictures from Google Maps, topos or other, to be included. I seek to make an image file (.img) that is directly loadable to my Garmin GPS V rec'r. Am using GPSmapedit for *.gdb manipulation, and cGPSmapper for uploading. Am stuck in how to edit layers in GPSmapedit.
     
  2. pappy

    pappy photosynthesizing Moderator

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    Why won't the Garmin .gdb load directly into the Garmin 5? Save to Mapsource. Plug in Garmin 5. Upload.

    If that is an issue, get GPS Babble.
     
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    sl33p3 still waking up...

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    i did exactly this a few years ago, very rusty but i figured it out once... i could try and clear cobwebs if he hasn't gotten it yet.

    put all teh cedro trails i had ridden into my gpsmap 76 and made it a layer i could enable or not.

    FWIW and it's not for everyone, but i have moved to Gaia GPS app on my phone.