On Feb 11, 2008 3:32 PM, C. E. Goodman <cegood@...> wrote:
> I have downloaded the file to change my .txt to .gsv(x) but I can not
> figure out how to do it. Obviouly, I know absolutely nothing about
> programing. As far as I get is some stuff in DOS.
I don't know what gsv(x) is and don't see anything in the 150+ formats we
support or our search box that gives apparent matches. There are a number of
file formats that typically end in ".txt". Describing both in more detail
If you're not wanting the command line version, you should be running the
graphical version. Since you reference DOS, we can guess you're on
Windows so you may be more comfortable with the 'GPSBabelGUI' program than
gpsbabel itself. That gives a graphical interface to GPSBabel.
On Feb 12, 2008 11:00 AM, cegood <cegood@...> wrote:
> OK, I got GUI-2 up on my screen. In the input my option is Microsoft
> Streets and Trips 2002-2007? Check the device box? Output is Garmin POI
> database. Check device box? Now, how do I get my .txt files in there to
> convert them? I have connected my Garmin to the computer via the USB, and
> checked device box, yielding the USB in the option box. When I right click
> in the big box below I have selected enable characterset transformation. Now
Is your input file a Streets & Trips file? If so, that's the appropriate
If you really are trying to write a Garmin GPI file, then that's right,
too. We don't know which Garmin you have, but we can only write GPI files
directly to them if they're in USB mass storage mode; this is the default
for units like the C5xx and Nuvis but requires extra step on the handhelds
like the X series to get them ready to receive GPI files.
But since that was in the form of a question, it's not at all clear to me
that is what you really have or what you really want. Can you please
explain what you're converting from (provide examples if you don't really
know where they came from) and what you're hoping to convert to? For
example, if you're hoping to send waypoints instead of custom points of
interest, then "Garmin POI database" is a total distraction.