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eXchange files *.gpx - file names have meaning?

 
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Mario and Princess Peach
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:16 am    Post subject: eXchange files *.gpx - file names have meaning? Reply with quote

Does the file name of an eXchange file *.gpx have any meaning. For example, does the prefix have special significance?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: eXchange files *.gpx - file names have meaning? Reply with quote

kennybellew wrote:
Does the file name of an eXchange file *.gpx have any meaning. For example, does the prefix have special significance?

GPX files are "exchange files". I'm not 100% sure what you mean though.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I once read that the prefix of a GPX file name determined the type of cache it was - micro or regular (for example).
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kennybellew wrote:
I thought I once read that the prefix of a GPX file name determined the type of cache it was - micro or regular (for example).

Do you mean like foo.gpx and foo means that's it's a micro/regular? No, not that I'm aware of. Most GPXs I use come from geocaching.com via their Pocket Queries. They are just numbered sequentially (i.e. 37461.gpx)

There are geocaching extensions in GPXs that list the container size though (if it's available) but that has nothing to do w/the filename. That's inside the XML.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tech talk anyone? Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I didn't even notice. Topic moved to the proper area per request from jaywc7.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
Thanks. I didn't even notice. Topic moved to the proper area per request from jaywc7.


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Isn't GPX just for like downloading and pocket queries and such???
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaywc7 wrote:
Isn't GPX just for like downloading and pocket queries and such???

Generally, yes, but it's used by other programs as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. I'm not sure what I thought I read before.

I found this website that covers what I would assume is all of the technical aspects of creating a GPS file. It makes no mention of there being any significance to the file name (as related to my question).

http://www.topografix.com/gpx_manual.asp
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure I am on topic, but here goes. So, I am thinking about running a pocket query (haven't done so yet). Was looking at some of the software/shareware/freeware, etc. out there to manage the query. Anybody have a suggestion as to what might be the best method to use, or how I should start out running the query? Thanks.....
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though many others like GSAK I don't as it costs money and the UI is absolutely awful. I prefer ClayJar's Watcher as it's free, fast, and the UI is simple and easily configurable.
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