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#1 mbaocha

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 03:00 AM

Have anyone had success converting mapsource to shapefile using ExpertGPS
I did this ....


1. i opened the map using mapsource.
2. I saved it as .gdb (i'm worried about the saved file because the size is just about 1KB. isnt dat too small?)
3. I opened in ExpertGPS but its empty. the panel is just empty.(i was expecting that the map will display in ExpertGPS.

I was simply confused.
Please i'm new to expert gps . please ignore my naivity and offer assistance.
I'll appreciate all inputs.

#2 Tim Osborn

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 11:07 AM

You can transfer waypoints, tracks, routes etc to ExpertGPS and then do such things as convert them to shapefiles. But if what you are trying to do is to convert the actual Garmin background maps (e.g. US Topo, Street Maps, etc), you won't be able to do that. The Garmin maps are proprietary and, unless I'm mistaken, they don't allow you to export those maps as data.




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