Dan Foster

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  1. Click Receive from GPS in EasyGPS or ExpertGPS. Save a backup of your data. Then, connect your Garmin Drive 61 and click Send to GPS.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Sorry, this GPS is no longer supported.
  8. Or right-click, click Remove Track Gaps to see the hidden points at the beginning.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. The URL generator has a section called Develop with this Style, and options for MapBox and Leaflet. You want the Leaflet URL.
  12. Jim, you can now use your own preferred map providers in ExpertGPS. If you REALLY want to customize the display of your map, you can get your own account with MapBox.com and change any aspect of the cartography you desire. https://www.expertgps.com/help/custom-map-servers.asp I'll be rolling out a new look for the default street and topo maps in ExpertGPS later this spring.
  13. Yes, the first time you view a new area, ExpertGPS uses your Internet connection to download map tiles, which it saves on your hard drive. If you take your laptop out into the field, turn off Enable Internet Map Retrieval, and ExpertGPS will be able to display maps or aerial photos for any location you've already viewed in the program.
  14. Take both images into Adobe Photoshop or another image editing program, and composite them there. You can then import the combined image back into ExpertGPS as a scanned map.
  15. Save a kml file to your desktop, hold shift and right-click it. Select Open with... and choose Google Earth. If it's not listed as an option, reinstall Google Earth at http://earth.google.com/