I do find it strange that Garmin support did not agree to copying the file from one SD card to another. All it is an image file—I am not aware of any hidden files behind it. I have copied it before with no problems. Give it a try.
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What about the waypoint names? Do you rename them? What if we rename them over time?[/li][/list]I have no preference for waypoint names. For my purposes, you may name them and change the names as you wish.
KML? Maybe, if enough members want it for bicycle navigation, this would be worth spending staff time (=money) on.The request here is for open & accessible format. For those interested in KML, there are plenty of tools out there that would convert from GPX—no need to spend any of ACA time or money. That will only work if the GPX file is structured properly.
consider taking a wiki approach to the data and allow users to rate, comment, and flag waypoints.I like that Chris, something along the lines of waymarking.com or some other location based services. Download the the desired points to the GPS, view on the web, or view on a mobile device. Brilliant.
They are not editable. We add a comment to every waypoint naming the roads or the turn, so you can anticipate the junction even when navigating straight-line with a basic receiver. We also add elevations in mountainous terrain.In BaseCamp, draw a route using route points (not waypoints), select a route point, right click for properties, and add comments to you heart's desire.
The elements are these:
1. Waypoints created by ACA that mark off-route points of interest.
2. Waypoints created by ACA that mark the riding route.
3. Routepoints created by Garmin software when told to navigate following roads. Garmain calls these mapoints in their user interface, and rpt in the GPX file.
As I wrote above, we can easily separate 1 from 2 and 3 by their symbols, creating two files: (1) and (2,3).
specify an ordered list of two or more waypoints and tell the program--in a computer or in a GPS receiver--to build a route from them.You are correct Fred. This is certainly one way to construct a route. I can understand how this may have been useful for certain units that ignore route points, as you pointed out. Therefore, you had to include the waypoints in the file for navigation.
My old GPS-III+ ignores the route points entirely, showing no waypoints and no routes.
once the route is built, the waypoints are no longer needed if you never need to change the route.
2. Waypoints created by ACA that mark the riding route.Waypoints are waypoints and riding routes are riding routes. There is no mixing between the two. The fact that some waypoints happen to be along the route does not make them part of the route. The routes in the GPX file do not have or mix with any waypoints. Instead, they have route points. See prior example.