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Converting .loc-files?

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The EasyGPS download is a great feature. The problem is; I do not want to use EasyGPS - I use OziExplorer (www.oziexplorer.com).

I found no Export function in EasyGPS.

Does anyone know the internal format, or a tool that can convert .loc-files to something textbased like Waypoint+ (which most GPS tools can import)?

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The times I've needed to transfer waypoints/routes from one non-interoperating program to another, I've just uploaded them to my receiver and then downloaded them into the other program. I see no reason why that shouldn't work for you, but if you really want a conversion program, it's not hard to write one. (I'd probably gladly do it for you if you send me a fully licensed copy of whatever software you want to convert to and possibly a filespec if it's not public knowledge.)

 

Oh FYI, the downloaded .loc's are XML text, so anyone with any prgramming experience should be able to discern the format. For example:

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<?xml version="1.0"?>< ![CDATA[Ralph & Kacoo Fans Red River Cache by Bear & Green Thumb]]>geocachehttp://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.asp?ID=2763

 

[This message has been edited by ClayJar (edited 12 September 2001).]

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Yes, transfering trough the GPS works - just cumbersome.

 

As for .loc being XML; mine aren't! They are in a binary format, with a header that reads "TerraByte Location File Copyright 2001 TopoGrafix". Are you running the free or pay version?

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The download feature at geocaching.com uses the XML flavor .loc files. I'm not sure if EasyGPS will save them in the binary .loc format if you edit them, but I know they come from the server as XML text.

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Ah, I see! I did not look at the file until I had saved it using EasyGPS (which converted it to the binary format).

 

The XML format works fine for me, I now have a XSL stylesheet that transform it into an OziExplorer file. Thanks everyone.

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I have a similar dilema which I might be able to apply this technique, but if you've already got a EasyGPS .loc file saved with waypoints, etc and want to ADD some more by downloading, how is that achieved? Every time I try it starts a new file and there doesn't seem to be a copy'n'paste function to join the two files. Any hints?

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  • Download the new set of waypoints.
  • Click "Open" and load the existing file.
  • Resize the two files' windows so that both are visible (Window|Tile, for example).
  • Drag your new waypoints from the one file to the other.

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