joe bartels wrote:if some other 76/60 members could chime in and either confirm
LARichardson73 wrote:Thanks for the replies. I'm a little confused about the use of routes. I'm not sure what the point of them is exactly. Seems like a track does the same thing, but is more exact.
rlrjamy wrote:joe bartels wrote:if some other 76/60 members could chime in and either confirm
Confirm....the only difference for me is number 2 I don't set it to gps off mode...maybe I should
Sredfield wrote:"Turning off GPS" may be superfluous to the task but I do it in an attempt avoid that long straight track from my kitchen table to the TH.
joe bartels wrote:Sweet Shawn, if some other 76/60 members could chime in and either confirm or enhance I'll get this put in the FAQs.
HAZ to 60/76/eTrex
1) Download .gpx TRACK from HAZ to computer (or just OPEN .gdb if MapSource is open).
2) Connect the GPS Unit to the computer, turn it on, set it to "use with gps OFF" AND turn "TRACK LOGGING OFF"
3) Open the file just downloaded in MapSource (if .gpx)
4) Transfer it to the receiver.
5) Ensure that the TRACK is listed on the receiver and that is shows up on the map.
6) Turn the receiver off and disconnect.
500 Data Point Limit Work Around
4a) In MapSource, open the file, open the TRACK, then open Properties.
4b) Rename the TRACK as "ACTIVE LOG" without the "" of course.
5a) Rename the TRACK on the receiver, using the pop up key board (or whatever your device allows) if you want it renamed.
1) Drive to the TH. Turn the receiver on and clear anything showing in the statistics page. It is important that the correct "Trip Computer" page menu options are noted with a check mark prior-to "Trip Computer" page reset: Reset Trip Data, Reset Odometer, Reset Max Speed, Reset Elevation Data, Reset Max Elevation
2) Open the TRACK you loaded at home. Be sure TRACK logging is ON.
3) Start hiking. You should be laying a track in on top of or very near the track showing on the unit.
4) Return to TH. Turn tracking off.
60/76/eTrex to HAZ
1) Connect unit to computer, open MapSource, and transfer TRACKS to the computer.
2) It will likely download all the tracks on the unit. You may want to delete the one you downloaded from HAZ so you are working only with the one you created on the trail. Clean up any miscellaneous data points from lunch breaks, potty stops, getting lost, etc.
3) If it's a nice clean route better than what is on HAZ, upload it with witty commments and observations.
Additional 500 Point Notes
- If the track being downloaded to the receiver is equal to or less than 500 points then it will download to the saved tracks memory file section on your receiver, then you can apply Shawn's step 5a; IF the track being downloaded to the receiver is 501 points or larger then it will download to the receiver active log (having previously applied Shawn's steps 4a & 4b)
- When the downloaded track resides in the active log you cannot change the track color to be a different color from this same hike track you plan to later follow (ie, it is easier to follow a different color track on your screen). Use one of the two following options:
- Save the file from the active log to the saved tracks file and understand that doing this will reduce the total file data points to a 500 point max limit in the saved tracks file but now you can change the file name and change the color of the track; Also, now that you have saved it in the saved tracks file, you can now go up to the active log file and clear it out
- In the tools section of MapSource (at top of page), learn how to use the "Track Divide" tool. This way you learn how to take a 964 data point track (as an example) and make two track of it, both tracks being less than 500 data points. So when you download these from MapSource to your gps receiver both tracks go into the saved tracks section of your GPS. Now you can rename them and change the track color, but most importantly you retain the total number of 964 data points in the two tracks.
LARichardson73 wrote:I'm having trouble opening GPX waypoints, downloaded from HAZ, in Mapsource. Does anyone know why this might be?
big_load wrote:I just downloaded the Quartz Peak Trail track in .gpx and opened OK in MapSource 6.15.7.
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