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gpx into google maps?

mobelea 22 Aug 20:12  

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Does anyone know how I can import a .gpx route into google maps on my android phone?

The gps on there would be really useful for keeping me on track, but there doesn't seem any option to import that file type. I'll keep looking into it and post again if I figure it out!

KeithB 02 Sep 21:23  

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Good point - I too would like to see greater details of the routes posted in gpx form. I tried to import the gpx files into Google gpx viewer but it came up with an error - wrong format. Seems the gpx files posted do not contain the header information required by the Google viewer. If anyone has explored how best to use the gpx files associated with each route it would be very helpful to have more information on how they can be used.


mobelea 02 Sep 21:34  

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The furthest I got with this was importing the gpx into google earth then exporting from there as a kmz file (which google maps is supposed to support). When I did this the route didn't seem to appear in Maps although the file opened. Not sure what I could do differently, it's hard to understand why Maps doesn't import gpx.


Outrunner 02 Sep 21:40  

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This may help http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/maps/thread?tid=4063373531f11e1b&hl=en


mobelea 02 Sep 21:53  

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Oooh looks interesting, thanks! Will have a proper look when i have less of a headache :-)


KeithB 06 Sep 21:07  

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These look good - I shall certainly follow them up. Many thanks for the help.


freddylocks 13 Sep 23:08  

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Hi, I personally do all my mapping using http://www.bikehike.co.uk/mapview.php

You can upload gpx files and then download them as kml files (make sure you check that the route is still correct). Once done you can go to google maps, sign in, and then import a route.

On your android phone you can then go to the google maps app and then go to layers / more layers / my maps, and then choose your route and it will display it on screen.

Important note is that if you do not have a phone signal then you can not see the map or the map does not update.

I am using a htc desire and this is my favoured method of navigation when cycling now. I have a handlebar bag and made a small waterproof holder for my phone, so now i no longer have to stop to get maps out or have to waste time working out whether i am at the correct road or not.

I am considering investing in a solar charger which can charge my phone while cycling.

If i am doing a particularly long ride then I take a map with me just in case of issues.



MadGutts 15 Sep 23:08  

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I too have had issues with GPX files, however this site will export to GPX files:

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/

Siple to use, just put your route in and save it for others and it does export to a gpx file via and external link!

Hope this will help!

My Latest Route: Apr 2010 Witney to Ferryman Inn, Bablock Hythe

happy 16 Sep 08:15  

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@mobelea

When importing into Google Earth did you tick the box that says KML line strings? This should show the route, albeit with point names all over it.

We'll need to see about providing a KML download link I think :)

My Latest Route: Oct 2010 Livingston to Ayr Avoiding A71

happy 16 Sep 09:15  

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hi all,

Just quickly hacked something together, can those of you who use KML routes, please let me know if this works for you.


http://www.cycle-route.com/gpx/Okehampton_to_Sourton_Down_Loop-Cycle-Route-5168.kml


Cheers

Happy

My Latest Route: Oct 2010 Livingston to Ayr Avoiding A71

mseebach 15 Apr 23:10  

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@happy: That KML link works brilliantly! Just copy-paste it into the search-box on Google Maps, and off we go.

Thanks!


specialized 08 Feb 09:01  

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It is possible to import .gpx files directly in Google Maps by using the MyTracks application,
and following the steps I reported here:

http://mycomputertroubles.wordpress.com/category/mobile/