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Offline TwoWheeledExplorer

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Nat'l. Geo. TOPO!
« on: October 08, 2004, 12:42:07 pm »
It's interesting. The NG Topo! program that REI donated to us is much easier to use in terms of downloading GPS tracks and waypoints, but it's a lot harder to edit than the DeLorme Topo 5.0. The NGT program has a bad habit (which I have not yet resolved) of adding in connecting lines between places where I stop a track and where I start a new one. The actual track screen on the eTrex does not show the lines, but the saved track does. On the Delorme, I could just highlight a track section (when I could get them into the PC)and delete it. I don't seem to have that abliity with the new program. Any suggestions?

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Nat'l. Geo. TOPO!
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2004, 11:55:30 am »
Hello Hans. The only way I know is to convert the sections into separate tracks, but I do not know how to do that in NG Topo! If you find it cannot, then Garmin's MapSource or OziExplorer can. Ain't software wonderful?


Offline snorkeldepth

Nat'l. Geo. TOPO!
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2004, 10:25:30 pm »
In TOPO you can right click on any point of a track line and a menu window will open.  One of the options is to "Split in 2" at the point that you right-clicked.  The line remains continuous.  But, the line can now be manipulated in two units (i.e. naming, profile building, mileage determinatio, etc.)

Does this help?