Dan Foster

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  1. This is now fixed in ExpertGPS 6.02. http://www.expertgps.com/download.asp
  2. If anyone else is seeing this behavior on ExpertGPS 6.00 or later, please contact me through https://www.expertgps.com/support.asp to get the latest status on this issue and to get an older version of ExpertGPS.
  3. The Tracking feature in ExpertGPS will record your current location every second. After you are done recording, you can export the data to CSV or copy and paste into Excel.
  4. 1. What internet browser do you use regularly? (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox) 2. What firewall or anti-virus software do you use? You may need to configure your firewall to allow ExpertGPS to reach the Web. 3. Run Internet Explorer (not Chrome or Firefox) and browse to https://www.expertgps.com/ and http://www.mapbox.com/ If you are not able to view these web pages (or any other common web pages) in Internet Explorer, click on the Windows Start menu button, click Run, and type "Internet Options". Click the Connections tab, and click Setup to set up an Internet connection. Once Internet Explorer can browse the Web successfully, ExpertGPS should be able to download and display maps.
  5. My favorite technique is to zoom in on the area where I'll be hiking or hunting, and click Extract Features from OpenStreetMap on the Map menu, under Map Overlays and Layers. This will create shapes for all of the roads and trails and boundaries in the area. You can then choose which of these shapes you want to send to your GPS as tracklogs. You can use Simplify to reduce the number of points in a tracklog before sending to your GPS.
  6. ExpertGPS keeps your waypoint data in two lists, the "file order" list, and the "sorted for display" list. The file order list keeps track of the order in which data was added to the file, and they are rendered to the screen in this order (oldest first, so new data is on top of older data). The Waypoint List on the left side of the screen is ALWAYS (usually) displayed with the data sorted by one of the columns. The one time this list is displayed "out of sorted order" is when you've just imported data, like from a CSV file. So what's happening is that when you open the saved GPX file, it's immediately sorted according to whichever column in the Waypoint List you last sorted by. As a workaround, if you sort by a column that doesn't have any data in it (proximity, depth, etc) and then reopen your GPX file, the sort for display won't reorder anything, and you'll be seeing the data in the order it was saved in your file, which matches the order in the CSV file.
  7. EasyGPS only works with GPX files. You can convert KML to GPX using the Import KML command on the Convert menu in ExpertGPS. https://www.expertgps.com/kml-gpx.asp
  8. This should now be fixed.
  9. Anyone who is experiencing this: can you send a messagelog from 5.96 to the support email address? ExpertGPS stores a log file each time it runs, which can help me determine the cause of the error. To access this file, start ExpertGPS, and go to the Help menu. Click Open Program Data Folder on the Help menu. When the folder opens, open the Error Logs folder, and find the error log from the time when ExpertGPS failed to run properly. Send that text file to me as an email attachment, along with a brief description of what you were doing before the error occurred.
  10. Sorry, this GPS is no longer supported.
  11. Or right-click, click Remove Track Gaps to see the hidden points at the beginning.
  12. support ?

    I purposely changed the forum settings a while back to require moderator approval for almost all new posts and replies. This is partly an ongoing effort to weed out spam, but it's also because many of the messages recently have been about account or support issues that only I'm going to be able to address. I try to address those posts by contacting the user directly, and keep that stuff off of the discussion forum. The best way to get support for a specific issue is to contact me directly through the error reporting features in ExpertGPS.
  13. I don't fully understand your question. There is currently no way to make the GPS waypoint symbols in ExpertGPS larger, but you can use your own map markers instead of the GPS symbols on the map. https://www.expertgps.com/tutorials/creating-custom-map-symbols-and-markers-with-expertgps.asp
  14. Right-click the geocaches in ExpertGPS, click Convert to Waypoints. You can then select the waypoints in the Waypoint List, and press F2 when the Proximity column has the focus in the list to enter a proximity value for all of the selected waypoints.
  15. The URL generator has a section called Develop with this Style, and options for MapBox and Leaflet. You want the Leaflet URL.