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Old 04-07-2011, 01:46 PM   #31
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:50 PM   #32
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:37 PM   #33
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I'm planning a trip in May and I've converted a route to a track in wingdb3. It's 10200 or so track points. My Garmin Oregon can only show 10000 points so my track ends before the end. I know I can split the route, but I just filtered in mapsource under track properties the 'distance' to 300ft. This cut my points to about 4600.

Is this a good way to get under the 10000 limit? I'm sure there's better ways so any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:11 AM   #34
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Other than breaking into track segments (recommended) you can try the following. (I'd make a back up of the track and save it somewhere first)

Open the track in MapSource then go to: Track Properties (right click on the route)>Filter>Apply Filter (tick entire track)>Automatic>slide the slider to fewer points>Click Ok>Click ok again.

If you do this the lines will straighten (as you might expect) but the track will parallel your roads and it will be obvious where you need to turn. However at speed it might be tricky in some places.

I would also do a short route to track conversion near your home, then filter it using the above technique and try running it to see if you can live with the results PRIOR to your big trip.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:02 PM   #35
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...Is this a good way to get under the 10000 limit? I'm sure there's better ways so any advice would be appreciated.
In the past I've done a couple of experiments using Mapsource, BaseCamp and WinDB3 to filter down tracks and have found the filtering function in WinDB3 to be much better than Mapsource or BaseCamp in maintaining fidelity to the original unfiltered track.

Starting with a 1,000 point track I have found that BaseCamp and Mapsource both begin to lose significant fidelity at the 750 point level while WinDB3 maintained fidelity all the way down to the 500 point level.

No matter what you do it is best to check them using contrasting colors in Mapsource or BaseCamp before you venture out.
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Old 06-12-2011, 12:49 PM   #36
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Big thanks

Hey DR,

I'm new to GPS, Got a used 276c for our big trip. I've read the manual and tried to use the unit with much frustration.

Your tutorials have been a revelation to me, learnt more in an hour going through the tutorials than i did in weeks fiddling with the bloody thing.

I know it's been said before but thanks for the time and effort you have put in - appreciated.

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Old 07-19-2011, 01:22 PM   #37
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:27 PM   #38
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So I visited the OSM website to D/L some base maps for my copy of MapSource. I followed their directions, picked and chose some N. Georgia, W. North Carolina and NE Alabama map tiles. When they sent me the link to D/L the query, here's what I got when I opened the maps:





Any idea what all that red-horizontal/black-vertical cross-hatching is, and how I could get rid of it? It makes the maps very hard to decipher. And why does it only happen inside the state lines of GA?!?

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Old 08-03-2011, 07:28 AM   #39
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:24 AM   #40
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Can someone tell me (In layman's terms) how to isolate a specific active log from a gpx file.

A fellow inmate sent me his track logs in 1 file, I am only interested in Active Log 007, out of about a dozen of them. Is there a way to isolate, or separate this specific log? I'd like to be able to save it as a separate file so that I can attach that file to an email for forwarding.

Sorry if this is answered somewhere else. Thanks for any help.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:31 AM   #41
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Can someone tell me (In layman's terms) how to isolate a specific active log from a gpx file.

A fellow inmate sent me his track logs in 1 file, I am only interested in Active Log 007, out of about a dozen of them. Is there a way to isolate, or separate this specific log? I'd like to be able to save it as a separate file so that I can attach that file to an email for forwarding.

Sorry if this is answered somewhere else. Thanks for any help.
Rt click on the log you want and copy..then in mapsource up in FILE, click NEW..mapsource will open a new map, then paste then rename or SAVE AS..hope this helps
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:07 PM   #42
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:04 PM   #43
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Got it Eakins, thanks.


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Old 11-17-2011, 06:29 PM   #44
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this is the file i can't convert

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Old 11-17-2011, 06:41 PM   #45
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I'm not sure what you want done with it? Please explain.
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