From: Beverly Howard <Bev@BevHoward.com> - 2006-08-17 23:33:12
I can take no credit other than pointing in the right direction... those
who did all of the hard work are here as well, so I pass this on to them.
Rich Jones wrote:
> Hi Beverly...
> WOW! Now that's a tool and a half. Not only did I get a .csv file that
> works, but I was also blessed with the ability to display the track on
> Google Earth, etc.
> Your reply was very welcomed. The data I was trying to display visually
> shows an adventure my wife and I just completed.
> A friend of ours in Victoria BC raced his Olson 30 sailboat (Foolish
> Muse), solo, from SF to Kauai last month. The two of us then sailed the
> boat back to Victoria from Hanalei Bay. We left on 7/15 and arrived in
> Vic on 8/
> Many people have sailed the same route. Fewer have done it
> double-handed and not many however on an ultra-light displacement boat
> (ULDB) like an Olson 30. To add a little more uniqueness to our
> experience, Foolish Muse has no motor and a solar array did all the
> charging of our battery bank.
> As always, our Magellan Meridian Marine GPS was our primary nav aid,
> along with the Mapsend BluNav charts for the area that includes the
> Strait of Juan De Fuca and points east to Victoria, and Oak Bay Marina.
> I'm not sure how involved you are with GPS in general or Magellan in
> particular. Just in case you are interested, we don't own a boat but
> crew often on boats owned by others. Whether we're racing or just
> cruising, our Meridian Marine GPS always ends up being the #1 unit on
> the boat, especially in the cockpit. Pretty funny considering the fact
> that many of these boats have extensive electronics packages that often
> involve the latest Garmin product.
> Again, thank you for your reply and the terrific link to the
> Rich Jones
> Portland OR
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Beverly Howard [mailto:Bev@...]
> Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 10:40
> To: Rich Jones
> Cc: gpsbabel-misc@...
> Subject: Re: [Gpsbabel-misc] Importing data to Mapsend BluNav
> There is a specific MapSend output format as the MapSend file format is
> binary rather than ascii...
> For simplicity, suggest you try the web based converter at
> http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/gpsbabel which gives you a better
> visualization of the format options.
> Beyond that, it gives you the command line options that were used for
> the conversion... in this case from a Meridian SD waypoint file to
> MapSend waypoint;
> gpsbabel -w -i magellan -f "SDSeat.wpt" -x nuketypes,tracks,routes -o
> mapsend -F "SDSeat-converted"
> In addition, it's not clear (to me) exactly what you are trying to
> convert... waypoints, tracks?
> Finally, would help to post the version of MapSend you are using.
> Beverly Howard