Create GPX routes in GPS Visualizer

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Nigelw6
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Create GPX routes in GPS Visualizer

Post by Nigelw6 » Apr 18th, '18, 17:41

Bored out of my brains stuck at home for a while I have been looking at creating GPX route files that can be uploaded to a GPS unit. There are a few tutorials on Youtube that show how to create the route in Google maps and then upload the URL into GPS Visualiser.com where it will create a GPX file to be uploaded to most GPS units. I tried it and created a GPX file of the coastal route from St Ives/St Just/ Sennen/ Porthcurno/ Mousehole/ Helston/ Falmouth.

I have tried it and opened the GPX file in tyre and it reported creating 5922 waypoints. Has anyone else tried doing this as I would like to create some routes that can be shared.

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Re: Create GPX routes in GPS Visualizer

Post by Jug_Inspector » Apr 18th, '18, 18:37

Yes.
I do as you've done.
Once GPS Visualiser.com has made the GPX for me I then open that in either...

Basecamp to send to my Garmin Montana
Memory Map for my cheap GPS
Mapedit which can create a .trk file that Igo (on my phone) can use.

I have had no trouble with any of these so I guess it's the tyre app/website that doesn't like the GPX file. If so try opening it on your PC with something else and re-saving with reduced waypoints.

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Re: Create GPX routes in GPS Visualizer

Post by billinom8s » Apr 18th, '18, 21:50

Can't say i've done that.
I tend to look at a map, write the key points or roads down on something called paper. Then ride it.
Then, I remember it, usually. Then I forget it. Sometimes not always in order that.
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Re: Create GPX routes in GPS Visualizer

Post by MellowYellow » Apr 19th, '18, 06:29

I use Nom8s XVIII for all my rides.

Don't have a twatnav. Second hand PAYG 'phone is only on if I am leading or back-marking. Put £15 on it 3 yrs ago - still have £9 left.
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Re: Create GPX routes in GPS Visualizer

Post by Jug_Inspector » Apr 19th, '18, 07:55

Nigelw6 wrote:
Apr 18th, '18, 17:41
I have tried it and opened the GPX file in tyre and it reported creating 5922 waypoints.
Just to add to the above, when it does this it is because it has misinterpreted a Track as a Route (or Route as a Track on Garmin).

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