Hansenaz wrote:Optimal handling of GPS files is always a bit mysterious to me but the method I use to go from Garmin to HAZ is to go through Basecamp. With Basecamp (free from Garmin) you can select which files you want to pull off your GPS and then also which files you want to export as .gpx to upload to HAZ.
Basecamp was suggested to me by the Garmin support guy that I spoke with yesterday, but I didn't pursue it because I didn't want to have to learn yet another system. Garmin subsequently came back with the following email excerpt. I limited the date to the date on which we took the hike I was wanting to upload to HAZ and it worked really well. I guess the only issue would be if you had multiple hikes in one day that you want to upload. But, then it would only be one or two hikes that you'd have to delete within the HAZ system.
The Map Page within your inReach Account can be a powerful tool to export data, so you can utilize it with third party mapping software. This article is to provide information on how to isolate information within the Map Tab, and to export the needed data you require.
There are a few things you should know ahead of time when you want to export data from the explore site:
If there are no map filters applied, all waypoints and routes are visible. The export function will export all tracks.
The eye symbol icon, besides the Waypoints and Routes within the Map Tab, is a way to filter or not include that data within the GPX/KML File.
Another important thing to know ahead of time, is how to effectively use Map Filters, please see the image and legend below:
1. Bookmarks – This is how you add a bookmark when you filter a set of tracks. This is handy if you have a lot of track summaries and would like to organize them into bookmarks so you can easily isolate tracks pertaining to a particular trip. You want to set your filters first, by applying date ranges and what message types to display. Once completed, hit the + symbol to create and name your book mark.
2. Message Types – This is where you can hide certain map objects (not waypoints or routes) from the map. The following items within that drop down are described below:
a. Locate – Any locate request done by Mapshare or the Map, these points look like a circle with an asterisk within.
b. Messages – The message bubbles of sent messages from the device
c. Trackpoints – Your track points for your summaries
d. Navigation – If you are actively navigating to a route or a waypoint, an orange straight line will appear showing that you are navigating
e. Reference Points – When you create a reference point and share within the Earthmate App.
f. Mapshare – Any messages sent using the Mapshare Contact, these are commonly part of a track summary.
3. Date and Time Range – This is used to set a time range for Tracks you want to filter. You can choose Currently Tracking, Most Recent Track, Last 24 hours, Last 7 days, and Custom Date range.
Below, you will find some common case scenarios, to export data from the website:
Exporting a set of tracks over a custom date range:
In this scenario, user wants to export only his tracks between the dates of April 9th to May 14th
1. Use the Map filter to Set a Custom Date Range to isolate the tracks between the times you wish to show.
2. After you hit done, you can go ahead and verify that the tracks you wish to export are isolated and shown
3. If you have Routes and Waypoints within the map, you will need to hide them, so they do not end up in your exported file. If you look at the screen shot below, you will see the eye tool beside each listed waypoint. When clicking the selected eye as seen below, this will hide all of the waypoints below and turn all the eye icons to a faded gray.
4. If you have routes, you want to do the same as above, but within the Routes tab for all applicable routes.
5. Once completed, press on the export button, to select whether you want to download the data as a GPX or KML File