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  1. Is your GPSr a Garmin?

    The line is probably a navigation line to one of the Garmin Waypoints (ususally in the unit by default originally) Try going to the waypoint page and finding the Garmin wpt and delete it(or them) and see if the line goes away.


    Or go to the map page and "toggle" the pointer to the Kansas end of the line and determine what waypoint is there and then find it in the wpt list and delete it.


    Also when on the map page, hit menu >stop navigation

  2. GPSBabel will do it, but to get what you're asking for is kind of klunky. If you have one GPX that contains tracks, waypoints, and routes, I'd do something like


    gspbabel -i gpx -f blah.gpx -x nuketypes,tracks,routes -o shape -F wpts

    gspbabel -i gpx -f blah.gpx -x nuketypes,waypoints,routes -o shape -F trks

    gspbabel -i gpx -f blah.gpx -x nuketypes,tracks,waypoints -o shape -F rtes


    Shapefile support doesn't map well onto other formats...



    Tell me where to insert those command lines...(in GPS Babel)...now be nice

    I've only used it to get Tracks from tpo file to GPX file before.



  3. Does anyone know if Easy GPS downloads can be sent to the TomTom GPS, the new TomTom I think it is model 910


    Sorry to get the thread back on subject.......but try contacting, Dan Foster (support2006@expertgps.com), he's the developer of Easy, and Expert GPS......However,he'll be "Out of Office" from Aug 31-Sept 4.


    Also check out http://forums.topografix.com/

  4. Hertzog...

    That interesting point is an interesting point itself.....and since I never thought of it before......I wonder if you can have 20 saved tracks w/500 points each and still have 10,000 trackpoints in the active log? (ignoring the "x" models with separate memory card)


    Anyone ever do that little bit of trivia?

  5. See if this helps or confuses....

    If you go to where you want to start logging a track, at that point clear the track log. When you start moving, zoom in and you will see a breadcrumb trail on your screen . At some point down the trail if you want to save that "first portion" ,l go to the tracks page and hit "save". It will ask you "entire log" or how far back in time you want to save to. In this case you would choose entire log.

    The "saved track" is named by the date and date(2) for the second track that date etc. The time and speed is only stripped from the "saved track" and you still have the active log in your unit (duplicate info as saved track + time and speed)


    As you continue down the track , you add data to the active log. (but not the stored "saved track") If you turn the unit off and then back on later ,then you will start a new "active log" but you will also still have the first active log in your unit.


    To get the active log(s) out of your unit you have to go to the tracks page and "clear" ....entire log?> yes


    When you do that it clears the active log(s) but NOT the saved tracks.


    If you also log tracks to the Micro SD card it is the active track log that is being saved (with time and speed) in addition to being saved in internal memory but without limits on number of trackpoints (just controlled by available memory on card)

  6. In Garmin units, the "saving " operation strips the time and speed info , apparently to conservememory space. It also limits your trackpoints to 500/saved track. 500per track X 20 tracks is where your 10,000 tp limit comes from


    It's really not a big deal now that you know about it. If you need the time and speed info,use the active log ,if not,use the saved track. You can have it both ways since you can now also log the track to your m sd card.

  7. I have the 60CSX w/ 1GB card. I do not want to load the whole US but just a few surrounding states.


    What about TOPO maps. I understand that the 24k maps are the parks wich I dont want or need but what aout the US topo 100k is that the only one out for the 60CSX.


    Now to the lakes what is the differnece between Inland Lakes and Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots


    Thanks for all the help.

    If you don't do a lot of traveling in the bigger metropolitan areas where you might need the absolute latest minor street information, then I think you would even be fine with the older version of Metroguide(4.01) and Topo. I have both loaded for all of Colorado. That older version (MG4) will autoroute on your PC as well as your GPSr. Topo will not autoroute.

    Neither of those are "locked" software so you don't have to put up with that hassle.


    Sorry but I don't know about the Lakes software.


    My GPSr is a Map76CS with 115 mb ....not an "x"

  8. Short answer:

    MetroGuide has maps, but no autorouting information (after ver. 4). If you have an autorouting GPS (Legend C and above, I believe) this map does not have the data to do that.


    City Select replaced MetroGuide, and had autorouting data. Version 7 was the last version.


    City Navigator is the latest iteration of the software. CN versions prior to the latest had very large map tiles, and were best suited for Garmin car units. The latest version has smaller map tiles that work better for hand-held units with limited memory.


    Sputnik, Congratulations! That is the clearest, most concise and accurate explanation of the differences in Mapsource "streets & roads" software that I have ever seen. With an added blurb about "Topo" showing only the basic roads and NOT having autorouting capabilities I think that Robert ought to include it in the FAQ at the top of the forum.


    Many posts could be referred directly to that explanation.

  9. Sputnik

    There may be other factors to consider...

    My GPSr is a Map76CS Mapsource Topo, and Metroguide 4.01 (and Basemap)


    I have 232 Waypoints in my unit at present. Waypoints only...not POIs

    Distance from my home varies from 0 to 192.96 miles

    Waypoints-If I choose Find Nearest, the list shows only the closest 50 waypoints ,and #50 is only 19.94 miles away.

    POI- Find Nearest list shows closest 50 and the max distance is 11.97 miles

    Cities-Find Nearest list shows closest 43 and the max distance is 61.93 miles

    Exits-Find Nearest list 200+(still going) and max distance 400+ miles(and still going) This is with Routable Americas Base Map

    So.......maybe "nearest" depends on software installed as well as difference between units ?

  10. The "Reposition Here" mentioned above is the most accurate.


    You must have the original waypoint displayed before pressing Menu. Also note that the "Reposition Here" option doesn't appear in the list on the first page that shows up....you must scroll down one place.....at least that's the way it is on my 76CS

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