Thanks for the update. I beleive that I have to allow the SatMap hard/software to do the GPX to MAP conversion itself.
I suspect that the GPX file format has to meet certain parameters and that some software is more fussy about how fully these parameters are met. I say this becasue I have found one way around the problem is to import the GPX file (that OS and SatMap fail to recognise) into a third party site (which can read the file without any issues), then re-save the route with a different name. There is then no problem loading the newly save file into OS or SatMap.
Whilst your 'path' maps are very comprehensive, I find they do not completely match OS Public Rights of Way paths. This may either be a frank missing section, or although there does not appear to be a gap where paths meet, the automatic 'find me a route from A to B' function on Plotaroute thinks there is no connection between the paths and therefore finds a circuitous way around the non-existent problem. Are you working on your maps to iron out these wrinkles?
Hi Paul - No response from the OS yet unfortunately, I'll contact them again if I don't hear back soon. Regarding the File Convertor point, I was just wondering if it would help to convert the GPX file to .MAP format before transferring the route to the GPS device. I can't confirm if this would help though, as we aren't able to test this here, but it is worth a try.
Thanks for the further response. I'm slightly confused; as the file is in GPX format already, which is the format SatSync expects to 'receive', that it then converts to .map format for the handheld to use, what format do you think I should use SatSync to convert the file to?
Thanks for thre additional info Paul. Can you try the SatSync File Convertor to convert the GPX before transferring it to your device? I'll post back here when I hear back from the OS.
Thanks for nice feedback about plotaroute - glad you're finding it easy to use.
Hi John - Thanks for the response. My PC runs Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
I use the SatSync 'transfer files from my computer' function which is the leftmost icon. I admit that SatSync isn't the easiest to use software I have ever encountered! It is the latest version, downloaded yesterday.
I'm glad (in that it shows it isn't something silly I've done) that you found the same issue with OS maps, and look forward to seeing what your discussions with them reveal.
I am really impressed that Plotaroute appears to be the only software with a 'snap to path' function that makes creating a route much faster and more accurate.
Hi Paul - Are you using the SatSync software the transfer the GPX file to your SatMap device? Are you using a PC or a Mac? I haven't got a SatMap device here but I tried using the SatSync File Convertor with a GPX file downloaded from plotaroute and it seemed to read it OK.
I also tried importing a GPX file onto the OS maps site and it failed to import but didn't give any reason, so I've contacted Ordnance Survey to ask for further information. I think our GPX files are correctly formatted but there may be something that the OS validation needs that is missing.
First Post, but don't believe this has been raised before.
When I create a route, (usually around 6 miles long) save it and upload it to my PC (Win 7 Pro 64) as a GPX file, I find that when I then attempt to download it, it isn't recognised as a GPX file. I have encountered this problem both when trying to load a Plotaroute route onto a handheld device (Satmap10) and also into another webpage such as Ordnance Survey.
Any advice on what is going wrong and how the issue might be rectified will be appreciated.