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TFG

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DG-200 and GPX format
« on: March 07, 2012, 12:20:01 pm »

I recently purchased a DG-200 and with some degree of amazement have noticed downloaded tracklogs in GPX format cannot be opened by....

Google Earth
Garmin - Mapsource
Delorme - Topo North America 9

These products all read the GPX format!!! What's going on? :o ???

Otherwise it's a great product and works quite well.

Thanks for the help.
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GS_TECH01

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Re: DG-200 and GPX format
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 03:41:15 pm »

Just a couple of questions:
Do you have the latest version of the DG-200 Data Center program? Did you install the program from the CD or from our website? You can download the latest version (1.2.2.111104) from here: http://www.usglobalsat.com/store/download/677/datacenter.zip
How about the other programs (e.g. Google Earth, Mapsource, and Delorme)? Do you have the latest versions as well?
What error messages are you getting when opening up the gpx file?

I have tried converting a .gsr file from a DG-200 to a .gpx format. Then, opened up the gpx file with Google Earth and it successfully showed up. Also, utilized the OpenStreetMap (http://www.openstreetmap.org/) and QuakeMap (http://www.earthquakemap.com/) as well, and got the same results. The gpx file displayed properly.
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Re: DG-200 and GPX format
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 08:15:19 pm »

1) Latest version: Yes, downloaded and installed shortly after your reply.

2) Versions: Both Mapsource and Topo North America 9 are current

3) Errors:

Google Earth will display track logs with Data Center version 1.2.2.111104

Mapsource gives the following error message - c:\Users\xxx\Desktop\Test.gpx could not be imported

Topo North America does not import the gpx file and gives no error message

4) You said I have tried converting a .gsr file from a DG-200 to a .gpx format. I am not sure if I understand what you're saying. The Data Center application saves DG-200 data in gsr/kml/gpx/csv formats. Why would you want to do a further data conversion?

I did download gpsbabel and was able to convert a Data Center formatted GPX file to a gpsbabel formatted GPX file which I could open in Mapsource, Topo North America and Google Earth. This would suggest that the Data Center application has some issues creating GPX files.

Here is a sample of what Data Center is producing...

<gpx xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0" creator="GlobalSat - http://www.globalsat.com.tw" version="1.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0/gpx.xsd">
<trk xmlns="">
<name xmlns="">
DG-200 DataLog-1 2012-Mar-07 16:17:36
</name>
<trkseg xmlns="">
<trkpt xmlns="" lat="62.439987" lon="-114.428825">
<time xmlns="">
2012-03-07T16:17:36Z
</time>
</trkpt>
<trkpt xmlns="" lat="62.440022" lon="-114.429665">
<time xmlns="">
2012-03-07T16:18:16Z
</time>
</trkpt>
<trkpt xmlns="" lat="62.439957" lon="-114.430511">
<time xmlns="">
2012-03-07T16:18:53Z
</time>
</trkpt>
.
.
.
</trkseg>
</trk>
</gpx>

Versus what gpsbabel produces after reparsing the Data Center file.....


<gpx version="1.0" creator="GPSBabel - http://www.gpsbabel.org" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0/gpx.xsd">
<time>
2012-03-08T00:33:32Z
</time>
<bounds minlat="62.439838000" minlon="-114.435562000" maxlat="62.448616000" maxlon="-114.428291000"/>
<trk>
<name>
DG-200 DataLog-1 2012-Mar-07 16:17:36
</name>
<trkseg>
<trkpt lat="62.439987000" lon="-114.428825000">
<time>
2012-03-07T16:17:36Z
</time>
</trkpt>
<trkpt lat="62.440022000" lon="-114.429665000">
<time>
2012-03-07T16:18:16Z
</time>
</trkpt>
<trkpt lat="62.439957000" lon="-114.430511000">
<time>
2012-03-07T16:18:53Z
</time>
</trkpt>
.
.
.
</trkseg>
</trk>
</gpx>

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Re: DG-200 and GPX format
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 01:57:38 pm »

1) Latest version: Yes, downloaded and installed shortly after your reply.
2) Versions: Both Mapsource and Topo North America 9 are current
Alright, thanks for the update. Have you tried deleting all files from the DG-200? And, record a new set of trackpoints? Then, download that data and save it into the gpx format?

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3) Errors:
Google Earth will display track logs with Data Center version 1.2.2.111104
So, did the gpx file work properly with Google Earth? What version do you have? I have 6.2.1.6014 (beta).

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4) You said I have tried converting a .gsr file from a DG-200 to a .gpx format. I am not sure if I understand what you're saying. The Data Center application saves DG-200 data in gsr/kml/gpx/csv formats. Why would you want to do a further data conversion?
Just wanted to check if you got an error during the conversion.

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I did download gpsbabel and was able to convert a Data Center formatted GPX file to a gpsbabel formatted GPX file which I could open in Mapsource, Topo North America and Google Earth. This would suggest that the Data Center application has some issues creating GPX files.
Referring to my question earlier, did it work with Google Earth? I tested a gpx file acquired from the DG-200 and Google Earth was able to open the file successfully. Moreover, got the same results with QuakeMap and OpenStreetMap.

Also, as you have seen, we're using the gpx format provided here: http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0. Let me check our engineers regarding this format.
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Re: DG-200 and GPX format
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 03:06:01 pm »

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Alright, thanks for the update. Have you tried deleting all files from the DG-200? And, record a new set of trackpoints? Then, download that data and save it into the gpx format?
Yes this how I typically use the DG-200. I record the tracklog, then save it using Data Center to a gpx file and then use the resulting file with other software applications. Once the file is saved to my computer it is removed from the DG-200.

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So, did the gpx file work properly with Google Earth? What version do you have? I have 6.2.1.6014 (beta).
Yes I have the same version as you.

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Referring to my question earlier, did it work with Google Earth? I tested a gpx file acquired from the DG-200 and Google Earth was able to open the file successfully. Moreover, got the same results with QuakeMap and OpenStreetMap.
The gpx file created with Data Center works fine with Google Earth. However I cannot import the file into Garmin Mapsource or Topo North America.

I'm tied up with work until the end of next week but will see if the gpx files can be imported into OziExplorer and Fugawi Global Navigator when I get back.

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Also, as you have seen, we're using the gpx format provided here: http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0. Let me check our engineers regarding this format.
Yes. I visited that website today and obtained a copy of an application called SAX2Count which is supposed to test how closely gpx files follow the standard. I will give the gpx files from my Garmin 76Csx, Delorme PN-60 and DG-200 a run through and see how they fare.

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Re: DG-200 and GPX format
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 11:39:51 am »

Got it. And, thanks for providing the answers to the following questions. Just keep us posted of how it went with OziExplorer and Fugawi.

Also, let us know how the gpx file follows the standard.

As of now, our engineers are looking into this. Please standby.
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Re: DG-200 and GPX format
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2012, 04:33:44 am »

The xmlns="" is useless and not within the file format rules, but any decent program pretending to read GPX should be able to just ignore it.
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Re: DG-200 and GPX format
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2012, 12:14:43 pm »

Just got the new Data Center file installed and tested. Here are the results....

Garmin Mapsource - Now works
Delorme Topo North America 9 - Now works
Fugawi Global Navigator - Works with old version and new version
OziExplorer - haven't had a chance to test yet.


I'm amazed at how quickly you guys responded to my post. It's a rarity these days!  :)
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Re: DG-200 and GPX format
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2012, 12:22:51 pm »

Good to hear that it works! And, thanks for keeping us updated with your test results.

Once you get the chance, let us know how the gpx file performs with OziExplorer.

Again, thanks for the follow-up.
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Re: DG-200 and GPX format
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2012, 08:17:36 am »

Just got the current version OziExplorer (3.95.5) loaded up and the tested.

It works :)
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Re: DG-200 and GPX format
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 11:01:43 am »

Thanks for the update. And, good to hear that it also works OziExplorer!

Just let us know if you have any questions. Thanks.
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