[OSM-talk] Revisited: how to edit GPX tracks?
mikh43 at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 28 19:11:05 GMT 2010
This is multifunctional - conversions, editing and more - the freeware
version is a bit limited but the shareware version is imho well worth the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Wallace [mailto:craigw84 at fastmail.fm]
> Sent: 28 January 2010 17:24
> To: talk at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Revisited: how to edit GPX tracks?
> On 28/01/2010 14:14, Steve Bennett wrote:
> Some comments on the ones of these I've used:
> > Solutions proposed:
> > - GPSbabel: only does conversion afaik, not editing.
> GPSBabel does have various options for editing tracks, though
> they are not all available in the GUI (some of them are,
> click the "Filters" button).
> eg to merge multiple files, just specify them all as inputs.
> And there is a simplify filter.
> You can also extract parts of tracks based on time etc.
> Some more details here:
> > - JOSM: promising, but JOSM is always very slow on my
> machine, and I
> > can't figure out how to edit gpx traces directly, other than
> > converting them to data layers first. not sure if this will
> solve all
> > my needs. I do like the colour highlighting though.
> Have you tried the EditGPX plugin? It automatically converts
> the tracks to a separate EditGPX layer to allow editing, and
> converts back to GPX.
> > - Garmin BaseCamp: may actually be able to do some of this, but
> > unusably slow on large amounts of data, and has some really funky
> > ideas about how to manage a "collection" of tracks.
> > - Garmin MapSource: no editing of traces that I can see.
> MapSource has some options for track editing. First, make
> sure you have a fairly recent version. There are options on
> the toolbar for track draw, erase, select, join, divide. And
> you can simplify tracks (right click on the track, then Track
> Properties -> Filter).
> You can also have several MapSource windows open and copy and
> paste between them.
> I have found MapSource can be a bit slow at opening large GPX
> files, but its usually OK once they are open. I have noticed
> that if you save the track as a GDB file it loads much
> quicker in MapSource.
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