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General Discussion / Re: Hatfield McCoy and outlaw maps
« Last post by Mike B on April 01, 2020, 07:22:07 AM »
I use phones, not tablets.  Any tablet that has GPS will work.

As for where to get maps, download this document from Bob T.  https://www.mediafire.com/file/bz5y4j6vy997hdr/BCN%252C_Orux%252C_Garmin%252C_and_Apple_Map_Plus_Map_Files_and_Instructions_060719.pdf/file
It has step by step instructions to walk you thru the process.

When I setup a new device I download the app (Orux) from google play direct to device.  I download all of Bob's files to my PC/Laptop.  Then, I plug the device into my PC/Laptop and move everything over that way.


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General Discussion / Re: Garmin Drivesmart
« Last post by Boyd on March 23, 2020, 02:43:17 AM »
You cannot load tracks  on Garmin's automotive devices, this has always been the case and is a common complaint. So I assume that your "maps" are actually tracks, and those just won't ever work. You can load gpx files with waypoints, but not tracks. To clarify: gpx files can contain either lines or points. Lines are called "tracks" and points are called "waypoints". There are also "routes", but on a Garmin Automotive Device, these will be converted to "trips".

Apparently Garmin has done this intentionally, because there's no technical reason why it shouldn't work. But Garmin has always had a strategy of removing certain features from devices to force you to buy something more expensive. In this case, they want you to buy an outdoor-type device if you need to use tracks.

Now there is a work-around, but not very simple. You can use one of these programs to turn your tracks into transparent maps that will display on top of the City Navigator map. The first one is free, I have not used either.

http://www.javawa.nl/imgfromgpx_en.html
https://www.gpx2img.com
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General Discussion / Garmin Drivesmart
« Last post by Vankemp on March 22, 2020, 03:46:49 PM »
I just purchased a new Drivesmart 70. I have several gpx format maps that I would like to load on it. I have tried tirelessly to load a few different files using Basecamp. I have copied and pasted the files, I have used the Basecamp transfer, etc.. but I can not seem to find or view the log? Any thoughts or suy. I have googled and YouTube's this and still no luck. Tia
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General Discussion / BCN pure white layer
« Last post by Mike B on March 20, 2020, 10:38:58 AM »
I'm very new to BCN.  I've downloaded some of BOB T's maps for WV ATV trails on there.
I'd like to view his maps in the program over a pure white background.

When I try to switch layers, It gives options for many types of maps.  I've tried using options for EU and other places.  Those do offer a white background but, it has offline symbols pasted all over that background which makes it hard to see the actual tracks and waypoints.

Any help in how to achieve a clean background would be appreciated.
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General Discussion / Re: Orux basics
« Last post by Mike B on March 20, 2020, 10:33:41 AM »
Thanks for the offer Bob, much appreciated.

I was able to get the WVATV 2016 file to display this morning.
It seems the app was looking for maps in the wrong folder.  I had to change the Maps settings in the app to look in the folder oruxmaps/mapfiles/....

After doing that I hit "switch map". Checked offline maps, and the folder was still empty.
Hit refresh a few times.
Still empty.
Re-started the phone.
Now I have 2 maps in the offline folder.  World and WVATV 2016.

Odd thing is, when I view the folder thru file manager, there a few maps in there.  Orux is only showing me 2.

Now that its working somewhat, I will try to figure out what I can.  If I get stumped I will reach out.  Thanks again!

I am having the same problem.  If you get a solution please post on here.  I have sent emails to Orux and asked for help.  I will post a solution if I get one.    I am about to give up and just go with Back Country Nav.   I got the maps to come up in Back Country.

My problem was that I was clueless.  I took me a minute to realize that it took 2 files to make 1 map, that a Text file won't show up in the app but will in FMHD, etc...
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If you select track summary, GPSU itself reveals tools to simplify and compress tracks
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General Discussion / Re: How to overlay GPX track on transparent PNG background?
« Last post by TrailJimmy on March 15, 2020, 05:57:28 PM »
Open the GPX in GPSU and click the map icon to draw the track.

Then File>Copy bitmap to put it on the clipboard

Thanks! That worked, with the section of the track that was loaded before I hit the track point limit. Are you aware of any utility where I can reduce the track points... by a percentage, or maybe a max number of track points per track?
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Open the GPX in GPSU and click the map icon to draw the track.

Then File>Copy bitmap to put it on the clipboard
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General Discussion / Re: How to overlay GPX track on transparent PNG background?
« Last post by TrailJimmy on March 14, 2020, 04:17:44 PM »
The simplest way, I think, would be to open the track in GPSU, save the image then use Photoshop to select the track by its colour and then paste that onto the background.

Thank you for the suggestion. I downloaded GPSU, but unfortunately my track (actually several separate tracks) is very massive and GPSU was not able to open it, wayyy too many track points.  I'm sure there is a way to strip down the track to include fewer track points, but i don't know what the limits are of the free GPSU version are, and not willing to pay for an upgraded license for a one time use. To try and test if would work with the track points that GPSU did load, I went to go save it but not sure what to save it as if it's going to be opened in photoshop. There were like 100 different file extensions and none of them were image file types that I would expect photoshop to be able to open. Can you clarify how I would save the file in GPSU to work with photoshop?

What is Caltopo? Is it a Garmin map? If so, then can't you just open the track in Basecamp, take a screenshot and save it as a PNG file?

caltopo.com... the best mapping platform out there...

No.... like I said, not trying to capture a picture of my track with ANY map background. If that was the case I would just screenshot the map in caltopo. I want to overlay my track only over a different image that is NOT a map. Imagine this... you have a track of the Appalachian Trail, and you want to overlay that track over something like a cartoon style image of the united states.
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General Discussion / Re: How to overlay GPX track on transparent PNG background?
« Last post by Boyd on March 14, 2020, 03:16:09 AM »
What is Caltopo? Is it a Garmin map? If so, then can't you just open the track in Basecamp, take a screenshot and save it as a PNG file?
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