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There is something very basic that I do not comprehend

 
 
cpm@well.com
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      02-25-2005, 03:45 PM
I have 3 gpss, a garmin III a III+ and a rino 120.

I have stacks and stacks of waypoint data in those three
gpss, and I've been saving it until I could find some software
to pull them out with so I could collate the data.

Why, oh why is it that I cannot figure out how to get programs
such as gpsman, gpsdrive and the like to download the waypoints
in the gps units?

How in the heck do I do this?

Thanks kindly in advance.

--chipper

 
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      02-25-2005, 04:37 PM
Why don't you use the MapSource software that came with those GPSs?

 
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      02-25-2005, 07:44 PM
http://www.gps-forums.net/(E-Mail Removed) wrote:
> I have 3 gpss, a garmin III a III+ and a rino 120.


> I have stacks and stacks of waypoint data in those three
> gpss, and I've been saving it until I could find some software
> to pull them out with so I could collate the data.


G7toWin is the simplest program for downloading waypoints.
EasyGPS is more graphical. Both are free.

EasyGPS http://www.topografix.com/products.asp
G7toWin http://www.gpsinformation.org/ronh/

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      02-25-2005, 11:04 PM

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> Why don't you use the MapSource software that came with those GPSs?


Fair question.

Sorry, I wasn't clear.
The project I'm working on is totally unfunded aside from my own
pocket.
I'm using Linux. All the GIS products I've seen for other OSes seem
to
be not only hideously expensive, but terribly proprietary.
As I am trying to do a community based project, I will be gathering
data
with the help of folks who also have NO MONEY. Therefore I am
building the
prototype model with Grass GIS ( http://grass.itc.it/ ) not only for
the
pricing point, but because I think it may turn out to be in the long
run
a very fine software package.

No GPS vendor I've come across yet appears to even be aware that
there is
anything out there other than Microsoft software/Operating systems.

--chipper

And yes, the cost of only 1 license of XP-Pro is a monetary barrier,
esp in
view of the restrictive EULA.

 
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      02-25-2005, 11:07 PM
Hi Clarence;

Thanks kindly for the response. As I stated above (and failed to
state in my
original post) I am not using Windows. Therefore these fine referrals
aren't
of much use to me.

The software I have tried (and failed) to pull my mapping data with
has been,
gpsman and gpsdrive. Both are really nice, but I'll be darned if I
can figure out
how to convince them to use the waypoint data on the connected unit
rather than
from a file. They'll upload waypoints all you like. I'm sure they'll
pull'em too, I am
just too dense to figure out how.

again, thanks.

 
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      02-25-2005, 11:56 PM
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> Thanks kindly for the response. As I stated above (and failed to state
> in my original post) I am not using Windows. Therefore these fine
> referrals aren't of much use to me.


http://gpspoint.dnsalias.net/gpspoint2/download/ Debian Linux.
Supposed to be similar to G7toWin.

What about G7toWin under Wine? I've seen postings that say it works.
http://www.winehq.com/


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Graham W
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      02-26-2005, 02:59 AM
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> Thanks kindly for the response. As I stated above (and failed to
> state in my original post) I am not using Windows. Therefore these
> fine referrals aren't of much use to me.


You really can't find anyone with a windows machine to help you out with
such a simple task?
 
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Jan Ceuleers
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      02-26-2005, 08:34 AM
On 25 Feb 2005 15:07:36 -0800, (E-Mail Removed) wrote:

> Thanks kindly for the response. As I stated above (and failed to
>state in my
> original post) I am not using Windows. Therefore these fine referrals
>aren't
> of much use to me.


Have you tried running the utilities others referred to on your Linux
box using wine?
 
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Stan Gosnell
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      02-26-2005, 02:42 PM
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> I have 3 gpss, a garmin III a III+ and a rino 120.
>
> I have stacks and stacks of waypoint data in those three
> gpss, and I've been saving it until I could find some software
> to pull them out with so I could collate the data.
>
> Why, oh why is it that I cannot figure out how to get programs
> such as gpsman, gpsdrive and the like to download the waypoints
> in the gps units?
>
> How in the heck do I do this?


GPSBabel should do it for you. It will convert between almost anything,
including Garmin GPSrs. It runs under Linux, and is a command-line program,
freeware. It's available on Sourceforge.

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      02-26-2005, 04:10 PM
Stan Gosnell <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> GPSBabel should do it for you. It will convert between almost anything,
> including Garmin GPSrs. It runs under Linux, and is a command-line
> program, freeware. It's available on Sourceforge.


Does GPSBabel download from a GPS, or only convert between files on disk?

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