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Discussion Forum - Gear ! - HofS 100 gpx


Author: Karen Jarvis Morgan
Posted: Mon 24th May 2010, 8:44
Joined: 2005
Local Group: West Yorkshire
Just wondered if anyone could help 'el thicko'. Ive got a Satmap and successfully uploaded the old gpx file, however when I try uploading the v2 with the amended route it just shows a straight line saying 33.1mile...could anyone possibly help me or email a version I can use karen.jarvis@prsprinters.co.uk...thanks and see ya all there.
Author: Chris Boden
Posted: Wed 14th Apr 2010, 23:21
Joined: 2005
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
Author: Chris Boden
Posted: Thu 1st Apr 2010, 12:17
Joined: 2005
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
Bad (though hardly disastrous) news on the "free mapping" front

No Change for Walkers' Maps as OS Frees Data

So it looks like we'll have to continue to stump up the minimal fee each month.

As for the cut-down "VectorMap District", it sounds very much like the kind of data that's already available through OpenStreetMap. Hopefully the attitude to walker-submitted footpath data will be similarly relaxed.
Author: Chris Boden
Posted: Tue 30th Mar 2010, 16:42
Joined: 2005
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
Garfield,

I uploaded the official V2 GPX file when it was first published, and I've adjusted the waypoints accordingly. You need to search on "Heart of Scotland" and "Official GPX".

I've also marked up the most recent draft of the Housman 100 route - searching on "Housman" should find that with no problems.

Grough is great, and we should find out this week whether it's going to be free from April onwards. There are still some significant bugs, however; the "print route on map" can be very flaky and there's no (current) way of overriding its chosen print areas. Printing the Heart of Scotland at 1:25000 with 10mm A4 margins, for example, causes a small section of the route to be missed between the start and CP1 (I've seen far more extreme examples of this with my own tracklogs). They are, however, supposed to be working on this ....
Author: Garfield & Helen Southall
Posted: Tue 30th Mar 2010, 9:03
Joined: 1991
Local Group: Merseystride
Yes, John, Grough Route is excellent, and a good indicator of how mapping will go in the future, now that the government has decreed that from 1st April all OS map data will be freely available.

Regarding the 100 route, I can only find the Marshals' walk, which I uploaded myself. What tags are needed to find the route for the main event?

It should be should be noted that any GPX file, from whichever source, should be checked thoroughly against the route description. With the file freely available from a number of sources, errors may have crept in. (Garfield)
Author: John King
Posted: Mon 29th Mar 2010, 21:12
Joined: 2002
Author: John Sparshatt
Posted: Sun 28th Mar 2010, 9:55
Joined: 1983
Local Group: West Yorkshire
Author: Garfield & Helen Southall
Posted: Sat 27th Mar 2010, 22:06
Joined: 1991
Local Group: Merseystride
I'll have a look at these queries and report back. Garfield.
Author: John King
Posted: Sat 27th Mar 2010, 19:16
Joined: 2002
Too many Way points my etrex is limited to 500 either reduce the no. of waypoints or split the route.
Author: Rob Richardson
Posted: Sat 27th Mar 2010, 12:15
Joined: 1986
Local Group: South Wales
I've managed to download the track onto Garmin mapsource, and it looks complete - 169km. However when I transfer to the GPS, only the first 32.32 miles gets transferred, with an error message on the GPS: 'Track truncated'. Any suggestions?
Author: Garfield & Helen Southall
Posted: Thu 25th Mar 2010, 19:41
Joined: 1991
Local Group: Merseystride
Thanks Alan.
Many have downloaded it without problem so far, but if zipping makes it more accessible then zipped it will be! (Garfield)
Author: Alan Greenwood
Posted: Wed 24th Mar 2010, 20:28
Joined: 1998
Local Group: Calderdale
It is commendable that the H of S organisers have made available on their website a GPX file of the route. Unfortunately if I download the file I end up with a format on my PC which I cannot use. However I have found from my own experience of organising events that if I wrap the GPX file in winrar or winzip it can be extracted after downloading in a GPX format acceptable to Garmin, Tracklogs, MemoryMap, etc. Simon Leck on his website follows this procedure so maybe the organisers might like to do something similar.
Author: Garfield & Helen Southall
Posted: Sun 21st Mar 2010, 19:04
Joined: 1991
Local Group: Merseystride
You need a connecting cable to link your eTrex to your computer. Once you have this there are a number of utilities you can download which will push the file to the eTrex. I use a mac and use TrailRunner and, before that, LoadMyTracks. Both have free trials. (Garfield)
Author: Rob Richardson
Posted: Sat 20th Mar 2010, 13:04
Joined: 1986
Local Group: South Wales
I would like to download the HofS 100 gpx file to my Garmin etrex Legend Hcx. Could someone please advise me how to do this. I have memory map software installed on my PC.
Thanks

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