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PCC322
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:36 pm    Post subject: Mapping a PQ. Reply with quote

Ok. With Pearhead's guidance, I've created the GPX that we need for our next MMCC.

I have been able to place the list into Google Earth, but visibility is kinda poor, and especially the streets don't show well.

Can GSAK or another program display our GPX on a road map like Google Maps?
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PCC322
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey: I found this tool. Works nice, and you can print legible maps from it.
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Assuming you got maps with your GPS you should also be able to import the GPX file onto the map on your PC. With Garmin MapSource you can either download the waypoints from your GPS or upload a GPX file. If you have MS Streets and Trips you can export from GSAK in .csv format and import into the application.
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PCC322
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to Arcticabn, here's something more I need to learn about.

I've never used Mapsource.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim, If you already have the GPX from GSAK, just use a GSAK macro to create the map too. I use either:
myGMEv3.gsk, or
Google_Map_V3.gsk

Look for these here:
http://gsak.net/board/MacroIndex.php

For myGMEv3.gsk, be sure when you run this to set the Saved Filters. I use "Current GSAK Grid". Let me know if you have questions.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCC322 wrote:
Thanks to Arcticabn, here's something more I need to learn about.

I've never used Mapsource.


It is hard for me to decide which tool I find more important to MY caching style, GSAK or MapSource. Maybe they're equal.
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's also Garmin BaseCamp which is a free download and has both Mac and Windows versions. The interface is kind of funky but I like it because you can load KMZ formatted trail maps.
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PCC322
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KRedEP wrote:
Jim, If you already have the GPX from GSAK, just use a GSAK macro to create the map too. I use either:
myGMEv3.gsk, or
Google_Map_V3.gsk

Look for these here:
http://gsak.net/board/MacroIndex.php

For myGMEv3.gsk, be sure when you run this to set the Saved Filters. I use "Current GSAK Grid". Let me know if you have questions.


KRed: I am very new at GSAK, so I may have to bug you about the macros.
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timewellspent
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use the file export in GSAK and then select MapSource File. Assuming you have MapSource on you computer when you do this it automatically opens the program with your map displayed and then you can set the level of detail you want as far as roads, zoom level etc.
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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCC322 wrote:
KRedEP wrote:
Jim, If you already have the GPX from GSAK, just use a GSAK macro to create the map too. I use either:
myGMEv3.gsk, or
Google_Map_V3.gsk

Look for these here:
http://gsak.net/board/MacroIndex.php

For myGMEv3.gsk, be sure when you run this to set the Saved Filters. I use "Current GSAK Grid". Let me know if you have questions.


KRed: I am very new at GSAK, so I may have to bug you about the macros.

PCC the macros are quite easy to use - at least the simple ones. The hardest part is finding where it is to download. I'd be happy to help you. I don't use Mapsource so I don't know what I'm missing I guess. But I know the GSAK macro does what I need it to do. I need to bug you about my micro SD card too. I haven't looked at it yet.
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