Hi John, that was fast. Thank you.
The gpx (rte) route export is Garmin Basecamp_Mapsource conform now.
Plotaroute rtept's, (ref via's) are positioned @ critical streetjunctions !
Imported into Mapsource_Basecamp and triggered a recalculation. The result is disappointing !
The original Plotaroute design is partly destroyed by the (Garmin) router recalculation.
Resulting track_route contains short trackglitches (by non exact identical routable maps) and some out and return trajects (by different router design rules)
Imo the created (compact) gpx rte route output result is rather useless.
Note RWGPS: "GPX Routes are not as useful and should be avoided"
Other opinions/experiences ?
Sorry, I thought we'd done this but it looks like we only applied it to waypoints not route points. It's been fixed now.
To my surprise this issue has not been corrected. @ Plotaroute export gpx ROUTE !
So a total failure/reject at import into Basecamp/Mapsource still excist !
Tuesday 16 Aug 2016 20:24:57
A Route (rte) by Potaroute. Import failure in Garmin Mapsource and Basecamp.
Failure caused by: In routepoint (rtept) <time> is after <name>
Correct: In routepoint (rtept) <time> should come after <ele> before <name>
First, I have not had time to try the save with a name w/o special characters. sorry.
Frank, actually, that would make sense based on what I saw the other day however that is unique with plotaroute then.
Previously, we have used https://www.myscenicdrives.com/ to do this. The GUI is a lot harder than plotaroute (which is why we wanted to give it a try), however when we take our gpx files from them and drag them into the Zumo's, they work perfectly without the use of basecamp.
If I have to use plotaroute, then import to basecamp and then install into the Zumo, it is useless. I don't, nor do a lot of riders, carry laptops to go through all these steps.
Just some input.
Hi Richard you cant just drag the GPX file into the Garmin Zumo 660 (thats what i use) the Basecamp still has to create the route. Hey i have a "how to" guide i made for my fellow riders i can send you that if you like it explains how to get it into the zumo. So again what i do is after i download the file from Plotaroute i open up BaseCamp with the GPS connected and you need to create a new folder to save the new route. There are a few steps that must be done in Basecamp to make this all work and i can email that to you if you like, in fact if you want to view my desktop i can give you a live demo!
I'm going to retract that last statement as I've seen the error in my ways. Everything is packed up so I can not try until this evening however, I need to 'save' the file in plotaroute to remove the special characters from inside the file. I 'renamed' the file name using the Windows OS. That may be the issue still.
I had thought of that and renamed the file as stop62017 (no special characters), however, the same issues exist.
I think the problem could be caused by the "#" character in the name of the route. Can you rename it (edit and resave with a different name) and try again please? If this is confirmed as the problem I'll get the download propcess changed to automatically remove hash characters from the route name.
File Type - GPS
File Format - GPX
GPX Type - Route or Track both fail.
I am trying to use two (three actually) differnt types of Garman GPS units. The 3590 which requires basecamp and a Zumo 660 and a Zumo 665 (motorcycle GPS units) that do not require basecamp.
No saved version (route or track) will load into basecamp for use with the 3590. same error as shown in my original thread.
Both Route and Track will go into the Zumo's. You simply connect those units to the computer and drag over the files into the gpx folder. When it reloads, it tells you that there are new files to import, select route, select the files and then import and they import successfully.
HOWEVER.... when you use either of them, they simply show up on the gps screen as a vector (straight line between the two points, not following the actual flow of the road). this creates issues as the gps is trying to put that vector on to the road flow so when the vehicle actually comes to an intersection, it starts calling out turns and U Turns to put you on track but the vector maintains itself to the next turn point. Bottom line, although plotaroute is much better at plotting a route than other programs (wonderful considering some alternatives), it is absolutlly useless for my Garmins. I have about 10 of them and half way through writing this, I tried the otherones as well but except for the Zumo's, they all need basecamp.
I did the 110 mile ride today in unfamiliar territory and ended up turning off the Zumo after 5 miles as it was a safety distraction and simply shot from the hip. I printed out the turns and used green painters tape to tape it to the tank and just drove, pulling over when needed.
Hi Richard, when you download your file from Plot A Route are you downloading it in this format, when the popup window is displayed you get several options, you muct use these ones:
GPX Type - Track
Once you answer that i will try to help you further. But that seems to work well for me, i am also using Win10.