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Oregon 550 upgrade over 300 confusion


Oregiano
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Hello

 

I use GPS mostly for track recording and photo geo tagging.

Lately I upgraded from Oregon 300 to 550 and since that I lost the option to save partial track from the map.

With Oregon 300 I used to view the track on the Topographic map and select from the map exact starting and endpoints and then to save the selected part of the track.

With Oregon there exists an option "Save portion of Current Track Portion" followed by the menu "Select the first Track Segment to Save" ... in numeric time, which doesn't tell much of the actual point in the map.

 

Can anyone confirm, that this partial track selection on the map is missing in 550?

To me it feels a downgrade, if that really is true. :-(

 

How to benefit of this Oregon 550 Partial track selection menu?

 

Thanks for help.

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I do not see any function on my Oregon 300 to select the portion of a track to be saved on the Map Screen. I am offered a selection of track segments to choose from to be the beginning and the end of the saved 'portion' of the track.

 

What firmware are you running on your Oregon 300?

 

Can you PLEASE provide screen captures?

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You can use Basecamp to edit the track while displaying/selecting specific trackpoints on the map and list. You can then save and send the edited partial track back to the Oregon storage.

 

But on the Oregon 550 itself, the only partial track edit function I have found is for saving a portion of the current track. And all you can do is select the beginning and end segments from the list as you stated. I didn't know the Oregon 300 allowed track editing from the map display, but I don't think that is on the 550

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Thanks for replies.

Unfortunately the Oregon 300 has gone 18 month ago ... probably else I hadn't posted here at all :-)

 

But today I have a folder full of gpx tracks copied from my Oregon 300 before departure - something what I can't repeat with my new Oregon 550 any more.

I remember the process of selecting the track, when the start and end point were often close to each other, there was an option to move cursor over the track point and then the point time was displayed, that's how I separated overlapping the start and end points.

It was 2 years ago and may be that I don't remember correctly and this track part selection was on the earlier Garmin eTrex Legend HCx?

But in other hand I can't imagine that there were any other chance except direct map editing in device, how I could do my Oregon 300 gpx folder onto my PC full of tracks.

With Oregon 550 I have saved only 1 track, because the 550 unit IMO isn't capable to save partial track.

 

May it be that this function depends on map loaded into unit?

Because 2 years ago I different, older map versions.

 

Below is the track header from from one of my Oregon 300 gpx files - looks like firmware version 1.1?

Anyone has this Firmware version?

 

xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1"'>http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1" xmlns:gpxx="http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensions/v3"'>http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensions/v3" xmlns:gpxtpx="http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/TrackPointExtension/v1"'>http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/TrackPointExtension/v1" creator="Oregon 300" version="1.1" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1/gpx.xsd http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensions/v3 http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensionsv3.xsd http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/TrackPointExtension/v1 http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/TrackPointExtensionv1.xsd"><metadata><link href="http://www.garmin.com"><text>Garmin International</text></link><time>2011-08-22T12:59:09Z</time></metadata><trk><name>

 

Unfortunately Oregon 550 save portion of track function is not usable IMO.

 

For example now when trying to save current track, the following action on 550:

 

Track Manager

Current track

Save Portion

 

Select the first Track Segment to Save

 

and there are 2 choices displayed on screen:

 

111m 00:00 FEB 18 17:15

9.9km 05:14 FEB 18 17:18

 

exactly the same repeats in Select thye Last track segment to save

 

The actual current test track is now 10 km long, driven by car in 50 minutes, with stop in the shop, track displays correctly on Oregon display

but these save portion numeric option are not understandable.

 

And this doesn't make much of sense to me, when I'm trying to find the start point but not any segment ...

 

Oregon 550 is:

Software version 4.40

GPS Software version 4.52

 

GPX file header from Oregon 550

<?xml version="1.0"?><gpx version="1.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0"'>http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0/gpx.xsd"

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Thanks for replies.

Unfortunately the Oregon 300 has gone 18 month ago ... probably else I hadn't posted here at all :-)

 

Well then, I do not think you will be able to confirm any of your theories about your Oregon 300. I still have my Oregon 300 and will try to replicate them for you.

 

But today I have a folder full of gpx tracks copied from my Oregon 300 before departure - something what I can't repeat with my new Oregon 550 any more.

I remember the process of selecting the track, when the start and end point were often close to each other, there was an option to move cursor over the track point and then the point time was displayed, that's how I separated overlapping the start and end points.

It was 2 years ago and may be that I don't remember correctly and this track part selection was on the earlier Garmin eTrex Legend HCx?

 

Very likely you are remembering another unit, as I have owned multiple Oregon GPS and never seen the function as you describe it.

 

But in other hand I can't imagine that there were any other chance except direct map editing in device, how I could do my Oregon 300 gpx folder onto my PC full of tracks.

With Oregon 550 I have saved only 1 track, because the 550 unit IMO isn't capable to save partial track.

 

Your opinion is misguided and incorrect.

 

May it be that this function depends on map loaded into unit?

Because 2 years ago I different, older map versions.

 

Track logs have nothing to do with maps loaded, they are handled seperately, and do not require any maps to function, only a GPS signal.

 

Below is the track header from from one of my Oregon 300 gpx files - looks like firmware version 1.1?

Anyone has this Firmware version?

 

xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1"'>http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1" xmlns:gpxx="http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensions/v3"'>http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensions/v3" xmlns:gpxtpx="http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/TrackPointExtension/v1"'>http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/TrackPointExtension/v1" creator="Oregon 300" version="1.1" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1/gpx.xsd http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensions/v3 http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/GpxExtensionsv3.xsd http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/TrackPointExtension/v1 http://www.garmin.com/xmlschemas/TrackPointExtensionv1.xsd"><metadata><link href="http://www.garmin.com"><text>Garmin International</text></link><time>2011-08-22T12:59:09Z</time></metadata><trk><name>

 

That is GPX version 1.1 - not teh firmware version of your device.

 

Unfortunately Oregon 550 save portion of track function is not usable IMO.

 

Still misguided, and incorrect.

 

For example now when trying to save current track, the following action on 550:

 

Track Manager

Current track

Save Portion

 

Select the first Track Segment to Save

 

and there are 2 choices displayed on screen:

 

111m 00:00 FEB 18 17:15

9.9km 05:14 FEB 18 17:18

 

exactly the same repeats in Select thye Last track segment to save

 

The actual current test track is now 10 km long, driven by car in 50 minutes, with stop in the shop, track displays correctly on Oregon display

but these save portion numeric option are not understandable.

 

And this doesn't make much of sense to me, when I'm trying to find the start point but not any segment ...

 

Each time you stop and restart the track log recording on your Oregon GPS, you will have another Track segment to select in this menu relative to those points. Try stopping the track log recording at each destination, and restart immediately a new track log recording (that is, turn track log recording off and back on - very quick and simple), and at the end of your journey you will have many track segments to choose from to edit your track.

 

Oregon 550 is:

Software version 4.40

GPS Software version 4.52

 

Current firmware version for your Oregon 550 is 6.10 - maybe you should consider a complete backup and run Garmin WebUpdater to update your device.

 

GPX file header from Oregon 550

<?xml version="1.0"?><gpx version="1.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0"'>http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0/gpx.xsd"

 

Again, simple header information for the GPX file format.

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Oregiano, on 19 February 2013 - 01:08 AM, said:

Oregon 550 is:

Software version 4.40

GPS Software version 4.52

 

Current firmware version for your Oregon 550 is 6.10 - maybe you should consider a complete backup and run Garmin WebUpdater to update your device.

 

Upgraded device to 6.0.

That's the last version according to web updater.

 

Thanks!

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