I've merged pocket queries totalling tens of thousands of geocaches.
Most likely, there's some data-dependent in one of your PQs (from time to
time, Groundspeak emits malformed GPX for some caches...) that's triggering
Providing a reproducible, failing test case will be a key to getting help on
On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 10:56 AM, aarastas <aarastas@...> wrote:
> GPSBabel Version 1.3.6
> perl, v5.10.0 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread
> I'm using perl to batch the merge of many geocaching gpx files. The reason
> is the Garmin Oregon limit on the number of gpx files it can index. There
> can be up to 2000 geochaches but they must be combined into fewer than 200
> gpx files. Anyway I'm basicly trying to make the merged .gpx look like a
> "pocket query". The merge seems to go smoothly enough though my Garmin
> Oregon does not seem to be able to read the merged file. I'm using the
> following command line in a loop for each individual .gpx file.
> gpsbabel.exe -i gpx -f $gpxtomerge -f $mergedgpx -x
> duplicate,shortname,correct -o gpx -F $mergedgpx
> This provides a large merged .gpx file but I find that the Garmin GPS can
> not read it without making a few modificaitons to the following xml tag
> I find that during the merge these fields get appended making them very
> long, if I hand edit them to shorten them then my GPS can read the file,
> not all the caches that were merged only a small franction of them.
> Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated. Perhaps anyone familiar
> with pocket query formats can help with creating one out of lots of .gpx
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