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Thread: Garmin to Magellan converter

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    Default Garmin to Magellan converter

    I looking for something that will convert MapSource files to Magellan files. Does anyone have software that will do this our know where I can get one that will?
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    Are you asking about the waypoints, routes, etc. stored in Mapsource or the actual maps themselves?

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    Not sure if this will work but it is one of many conversion tools.
    http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhansenme
    Are you asking about the waypoints, routes, etc. stored in Mapsource or the actual maps themselves?
    Sorry I did not specify. I want to convert tracks.
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    Try GPS Utility... does a ton of different conversions, including tracks!

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    It shouldn't be too hard to make a converter for it. Just have it pick a random coordinate for each track point that is 75-100 feet off from the correct (Garmin) track points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cache'n Jacksons
    Try GPS Utility... does a ton of different conversions, including tracks!
    Wow, that is a great program for modifying tracks. But I can afford $55 for the full version. The demo only allows 500 track points. Bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cache'n Jacksons
    Try GPS Utility... does a ton of different conversions, including tracks!
    After playing with the freeware version of this program for about a week or so I decided to purchase it. This is an awesome program for editing tracks. It takes some getting use to but it is what I was looking for. For those that are only using their gps for geocaching then they will never need to use tracks or edit tracks. I use my gps a lot with the tracking feature when I am snowmobiling. Sometime when you start doing circles or driving back and forth on a section of the trail you get unneeded tracks. This program will clean up the unneeded tracks for you.
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    Glad you found it useful! I think my GPS has something built in that converts tracks to routes, but I've never had a use for it. I used GPSU to save waypoints as AutoCAD .dxf files, so I could import them into a CAD program and do geometric constructions. I had intended to place a cache exactly at the midpoint of a line between two nearby mountain peaks, turned out to be about 10 feet off the side of my driveway! So I scrapped that idea. Maybe for a future cache placement I'll try something like midpoint of an arc.

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    I have been using my tracks on my gps to keep track of my snowmobile trips. I have been posting them online for others to download and use also. Here is what I have been doing.

    http://www.mainesledder.com/index.php?page=gps
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