GPS Visualizer "Sandbox" - new feature: file import

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GPS Visualizer "Sandbox" - new feature: file import

Post by adamschneider » April 5th, 2014, 10:44 am

For a few years now, GPS Visualizer has had a page nicknamed "The Sandbox" where you can draw tracks and waypoints on a Google Map and save the results:

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/draw/

But now there's a very useful NEW feature, one which has been requested many times: you can import a GPS data file into the Sandbox, and then edit and re-save the tracks/waypoints contained therein. Or you could "trace" a new path over the previous data.

URLs that point to files are supported too — this includes driving/biking/walking directions on maps.google.com (example: http://goo.gl/maps/T3wyh).
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The import feature uses GPS Visualizer's normal file conversion utility, so ANY type of file is supported (and auto-detected)... it's not limited to GPX or KML.

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Post by mcds » May 24th, 2014, 12:55 pm

Thanks Adam. At the end of hikes, I often forget to turn off the device. So far my solution has been to delete the tails by opening the gpx in a text editor. Of course, I ought to just write a script that deletes points that are faster than 5 mph.

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Post by kepPNW » May 26th, 2014, 5:03 am

mcds wrote:Thanks Adam. At the end of hikes, I often forget to turn off the device. So far my solution has been to delete the tails by opening the gpx in a text editor. Of course, I ought to just write a script that deletes points that are faster than 5 mph.
I forget if you run Windows or not, but if so you might like this too - http://www.gpstrackeditor.com/ - which offers speed filtering as one of it's clean-up functions.
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Post by RobFromRedland » May 26th, 2014, 11:07 am

kepPNW wrote: I forget if you run Windows or not, but if so you might like this too - http://www.gpstrackeditor.com/ - which offers speed filtering as one of it's clean-up functions.
+1 for GPS Track Editor. It is the first program I've used that does a good job cleaning up tracks automatically. It almost never loses detail that I need, while cleaning up all the "stops" where the GPS jumps around. On a hike not too long ago, we "hiked" almost .2 mile while we were eating lunch! :lol:
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Post by Webfoot » August 29th, 2016, 7:42 am

Adam, I use your GPS Visualizer frequently to convert Google Maps routes to KML. Is is possible to do the same for Bing Maps?

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Post by adamschneider » August 30th, 2016, 12:51 am

Webfoot wrote:Adam, I use your GPS Visualizer frequently to convert Google Maps routes to KML. Is is possible to do the same for Bing Maps?
Not that I'm aware of, no.

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Post by Webfoot » August 30th, 2016, 2:33 am

Okay. :(

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Post by Webfoot » March 15th, 2017, 4:05 am

Adam, is it possible to save KML data from this map?

http://data.mapchannels.com/mc4/13900/wabdr_1_13900.htm

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Post by adamschneider » March 15th, 2017, 9:53 am

Webfoot wrote:Adam, is it possible to save KML data from this map?

http://data.mapchannels.com/mc4/13900/wabdr_1_13900.htm
Not overtly, but it's possible with a little snooping behind the scenes.

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Re: GPS Visualizer "Sandbox" - new feature: file import

Post by Webfoot » March 27th, 2017, 7:48 am

I tried and failed. Can you give me a hint?

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