I am not much familiar with gpsbabel and all the tricky things of file
formats and so on,
but after I have red the gpsbabel documentation I was sure to be able to
start with it.
What I try to do was to convert my excel list with some coordinates and
description to convert
in a waypoint file readable with Mapsend Streets.
My CSV file exported from Excel looks like this:
44.2967,6.5948,Col d' Allos
I have used a csv.style file that looks like this:
# gpsbabel XCSV style file
# Format: Delorme SA 9.0 CSV
# Author: Alex Mottram
# Date: 12/09/2002
# As defined in csv.c
# FILE LAYOUT DEFINITIIONS:
# INDIVIDUAL DATA FIELDS, IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:
IFIELD LAT_DECIMAL, "", "%08.5f"
IFIELD LON_DECIMAL, "", "%08.5f"
IFIELD DESCRIPTION, "", "%s"
but the only result I get is an error message
D:\ProgrGPS\gpsBabel>gpsbabel -i xcsv,style=3Dcsv.style -f testcsv.txt -o
mapsend -f test.wpt
XCSV cannot open 'test.wpt' for read. Error was 'No such file or
Is there anyone who has experience in doing something like I try do to
or has anyone an idea what I am doing wrong.
From: Robert Lipe <robertlipe@us...> - 2004-09-02 20:20:04
> but after I have red the gpsbabel documentation I was sure to be able to
> start with it.
You're on the right path. I think you missed the mark by literally one
> D:\ProgrGPS\gpsBabel>gpsbabel -i xcsv,style=csv.style -f testcsv.txt -o
> mapsend -f test.wpt
> XCSV cannot open 'test.wpt' for read. Error was 'No such file or
It's subtle, but the key in that error is "for read". Since I'm
guessing you're trying to write that mapsend file and not read it, you
should use the output file specifier "-F". Note that it's uppercase,
From: Ron Parker <ron@pa...> - 2004-09-02 20:29:18
At 10:05 PM 9/2/2004 +0200, Peter wrote:
>D:\ProgrGPS\gpsBabel>gpsbabel -i xcsv,style=csv.style -f testcsv.txt -o
>mapsend -f test.wpt
>XCSV cannot open 'test.wpt' for read. Error was 'No such file or
That last -f should be -F (lowercase for input, uppercase for output.)