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  1. Get an android tablet. Get a good case for it (otterbox). Install the map program Maverick. Get a good mount (Ram Mount). That's what I use on my mountainbike and motorcycle. Maverick reads GPX files; both waypoints and tracks, just by putting them in the folder. It doesn't have near the functionality of ExpertGPS, but it's great for displaying your position on maps while offline. It has a great topo map, and the National Geographic map is beautiful. - Manage your tracks/waypoints with ExpertGPS - Display them while on-the-go/in-the-field using Maverick on your tablet. – Maverick lite (free) or pro ($6 paid) http://www.codesector.com/maverick https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.codesector.maverick.lite This app lets you download download maps over wifi or your phone provider, and then use in the field with no data connection. It is a map program only, no road routing. It has about 40 basemaps. The maps I commonly use are Nokia (road maps), National Geographic maps, ESRI USA Topo Maps (there's a few other topo map options), and MS Hybrid maps (aerial photo with roads overlaid). >> Lite version: You have to manually download maps by zooming in on them as you go. >> Pro version: lets you zoom out, select an area, and select what map detail levels to download. Goes on sale about 3 or 4 times a year (black friday/holidays), well worth it. One drawback: You can't move maps to the external SD card as of Jan 2017.
  2. I was able to download the open street map road overlays, but only as closer zooms (City level) When I do, they load as a lot of detail as Waypoints, Notes, and Shapes. It includes roads, trails, and retaurants and points of interest. Even fences. See attached image.
  3. Just downloaded ExpertGPS 5.76. From the changelog: > Preserved grid line spacing when printing. Thanks for the fix. I included a "before" (5.75) and "after" (5.76) printed map for comparison. I tried to print exactly the same thing. As a bonus, the new file is only 1/3 the file size. Easier to email to work for printing on a large-format color printer. Thanks again. USA SW Outdoors 5-75.pdf USA SW Outdoors 5-76.pdf
  4. Dan, Thank you. First, I corrected my original post to remove UTM and use just Lat/Lon. I blame that on the nyquil. I was trying to print an 11x17 map of all of Arizona with key southwest/outdoor points. I was searching for how to control the lat/lon lines as there are too many when printing an entire state. This is the map dialogue I was looking at. http://www.expertgps.com/help/dlg-print-map.asp I can see it's zoomed in much closer than state level. I will guess no one tried printing the entire United States before; I'll have to give that a try tonight just to see what it does. Printing caused many interesting errors, including not wanting to work right using 3 different PDF converters. The copy I attached was my best version, and it has opening-the-file errors. Thank you for the prompt response.
  5. I'm running Expert GPS 5.75, on a Windows 7 machine, and printing to an adobe acrobat professional 9.5 driver. When I look at Print Preview, or when I print, I get too many Lat/Lon coordinate lines. When I look up print help, under Print Preview Command, the examples don't have UTM lines drawn on them. I would like to do 2 things: Have the ability to control Lat/Lon lines (how many / how thick / what color they draw with to make them lighter) Have the ability to toggle them on and off. Please see attached. Is there a setting I'm missing to turn Lat/Lon gridlines off? Thank you. USA Southwest Outdoors normal zoom.pdf
  6. One other issue to watch for is noted on the Strava app forums. Elevations don't take into account man-made changes. - Go quickly over a bridge? Software uses the elevation to show you made a long descent into the valley and climbed back out. - Mountainside cuts to allow a road to go through straight? You get credit for the climb and drop. etc. There are many online discussion on how to get the most accurate data for any particular trip; it's not as easy as people assume. Edit: Found a good google doc / powerpoint type presentation on it.
  7. I do not have that GPS. Looking at it on amazon, there is no obvious map display, just data. There is no mention I see saying "go from waypoint 1 to waypoint 2" in the Garmin software that comes with it. But you have the unit, look through the manual. The forerunner 305 appears to be a fitness tracker, mostly concerned with tracking your distance / time / heartbeat. Per the Garmin page, it tracks distance/time using the GPS Network, but I don't see where it offers any map/navigation type functions. You should start by downloading the Garmin software and trying to read from the Forerunner 305 first, and seeing what functions that provides. Then do the same with EasyGPS. It's free to try. If that works, try sending a set of waypoints to it and saying "run from point 1 to point 2". Let us (and others who might search the forums) know if it works.
  8. I use a map app on my phone that allows me to view the very pretty National Geographic maps. NatGeo does a great job of labeling features (mountain ranges, parks, basins, etc) at different zoom levels that other maps don't capture. Can these map tiles be added to to Easy / ExpertGPS? http://mapmaker.education.nationalgeographic.com/ Thank you
  9. Start a new topic and try some sample data; someone might be able to help. When you talk about merging different GPX datasets, I'd work with excel. You can always add columns to help you sort data, then remove the "book keeping" columns before saving a final CSV for importing to GPX.
  10. In EasyGPS: Verify the install didn't write over your gps communication preferences On your GPS: Verify the communication prefs match EasyGPS's expectations. (If they're changeable; I don't have your model Garmin) I sometimes switch communication settings in my Garmin for a different computer, and sometimes forget to change them back. Lastly, if you have the old installer, try re-installing the old version and see if that fixes the issue. If it does, it means you've isolated it to the upgraded. Also, "latest version" is vague; to help Dan and others out (including people that search in the future) it helps if you list: - the version # you had that works - the version # you upgraded to that's causing the issue.
  11. Tim has it correct. Without a sample, I couldn't realize you had one single long string of data.. Most import programs look for a character (such as pressing the return key) to indicate a new line. I don't know your experience level, so here's the steps in detail. If you have Microsoft Word, here are the instructions. You should be able to reproduce them with Wordpad or any text editor of your choice -- just make certiain you know what your text editor uses to indicate a new line. I performed the following steps in MS Word 2010 Note -- don't use quote marks in the Word boxes; use the text between the quotes. - I pasted your text - Hit "Ctrl-H" for "find and replace" - Find What box I put " N" (notice that's a space before N) - Replace With box I put "^pN" (please note the Shift-6 carat character before the p) - Click "Replace All" That put your data in this format: N40 10.225, W075 42.389 N40 09.937, W075 41.382 N40 10.363, W075 42.438 N40 10.302, W075 42.590 N40 09.816, W075 41.413 N40 10.417, W075 42.677 N40 10.121, W075 41.524 Click File >> Save As >> Text file Manually name it "MyFileName.txt" You can choose to rename it to "MyFileName.csv" if you want to import to Excel easily, and maybe play with it a bit there if you know what you're doing. I saved your data as "Diamond_Data after search replace.txt" and took the following steps Ran ExpertGPSSelected File >> Import Data from other programs >> Pointed it to open "Diamond_Data.txt"Select Format popup >> Choise Waypoints in a tabular format. (you might want it as a track file; I don't know)Clicked select and ran through the box. Note that it was confused as Row 1 was not a header. I unselect (unchecked) "Has Header Row" Dan anticipated this possible error. He even put it in the instructions in the bottom of the import text box. Good job, Dan!I had to choose a coodrinate type, and used the "hddd° mm.mmmm" that your data is inI ran through the boxes, applied lat/lon (see images below), and the points were imported.(edit: a little format cleanup to make it easier to read) Diamond_Data After Search Replace.txt
  12. Suggestion. Note that I haven't tried importing; only the part below where I opened it in Excel. • Create / take a populated GPX file (one with all the fields filled in, even ifyou have to add bogus data) • Export as CSV • Open in Excel • You will have a template with the headers required for importing.
  13. Thank you for the quick and honest reply.
  14. If I remember correctly, older versions of ExpertGPS let you change the street map provider without restarting. Can that funcationality be restored? I switch mostly between MapquestOSM and OpenCycleMaps, and while restarting is not a huge burdan, it's nice just to switch. Hotkey switching would be even nicer. Edit: Spelling. "lder" to "older"
  15. I've run into this problem a few times as well. It a rare event, but an easy fix. What Dan says worked for me. I moved the map around, zoomed in and out, and the maps snapped to the correct images.