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Digital mapping, waypoints and how...

Post by JF Lux » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:14 pm

Who would be able to give some remote help along the lines of a crash course in digital maps, GPS on a PC, waypoints, tracks etc (ie mapping for dummies...like me...) ?

I have mapping software; I have waypoint files (gpx format) loaded; I have a plug-in GPS receiver for the laptop; I have digital maps of the right areas...

Now how do I get the waypoints (loaded and visible on the right maps) to turn into a "track" so I can navigate on the laptop using the GPS receiver...?

More than willing to arrange a time and give someone a call if its easier over the phone (but not tonight...)

Anyone know how to demystify all this...?


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Post by clement » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:23 pm

Neil seamed pretty handy with this sort of thing, he sorted mine out when we went out using Memory Map. :thumbright:
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Post by JF Lux » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:25 pm

if I have to rely on Neil then I will need more than 'good luck'... :whistle: :lol:

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Post by Bodsy » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:34 pm

Which of the various software packages will you be using?


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Post by clement » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:44 pm

JF Lux wrote:if I have to rely on Neil then I will need more than 'good luck'... :whistle: :lol:

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Post by JF Lux » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:46 pm

Ian - playing with CompeGPS at the moment. Could use TTQV (TouratechQV - German package) which Charles is now using.

Haven't tried MemoryMap as that is sitting on a hard drive taken out of a broken laptop.


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Post by Bodsy » Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:51 pm

Have you got the maps that cOuld be used in memory map? Email me some of your files and ill have a look tomorrow. :thumbright:


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Post by DiscoDellBoy » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:51 pm

I used gamin nroute and map source I seam to remember when. Did the Pyrenees.
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Post by JF Lux » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:05 pm

Ian - I'll send a a map over tonight. PM me the best e-mail address as I think the map files are quite large.

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Re: Digital mapping, waypoints and how...

Post by Stu » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:21 pm

I'm pretty handy with memory map but happy to take alook at other software and advise if that's of any use?


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