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Question for Humminbird PC/Google Map/GPX users
« on: August 21, 2015, 01:42:28 PM »
I've been playing with my 899 & related software waiting for my upgrade xducer to arrive.  HPC is cool!  Since I have no actual 899 data to experiment with I substituted a GPX file I created with Streets and Trips awhile ago.  Problem is, when using those coordinates in Google Map, many waypoints are off by 50-300 ft. (including launch ramp locations built with S&T).

Question.  Is there an easy way, using Google Maps, to reposition (using cursor to slide?) a waypoint that is not accurate and have Google update its coordinates so the map displays correctly?  Then I'd create a new gpx file with correct coordinates to use with Google/Hum PC.

In the past I never used Google Maps since Microsoft's S&T did everything I needed and was simple to use as a trip planning tool.  However S&T is now discontinued with nothing to replace it from MS.  The errors I see are probably attributed to the use of different map software and some by me marking locations from my recliner.


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Re: Question for Humminbird PC/Google Map/GPX users
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2015, 10:55:26 AM »
I've been playing with my 899 & related software waiting for my upgrade xducer to arrive.  HPC is cool!  Since I have no actual 899 data to experiment with I substituted a GPX file I created with Streets and Trips awhile ago.  Problem is, when using those coordinates in Google Map, many waypoints are off by 50-300 ft. (including launch ramp locations built with S&T).

Question.  Is there an easy way, using Google Maps, to reposition (using cursor to slide?) a waypoint that is not accurate and have Google update its coordinates so the map displays correctly?  Then I'd create a new gpx file with correct coordinates to use with Google/Hum PC.

In the past I never used Google Maps since Microsoft's S&T did everything I needed and was simple to use as a trip planning tool.  However S&T is now discontinued with nothing to replace it from MS.  The errors I see are probably attributed to the use of different map software and some by me marking locations from my recliner.
Forget it...I erroneously used a very early test GPX file from a map I had simply estimated where to put waypoints on a map graphic.  :P

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Re: Question for Humminbird PC/Google Map/GPX users
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2015, 10:53:17 PM »
Whew ...I'm glad you figured that out ...

I was about to go find Camohunter or LittleGazzoo ...(I sure didn't know the answer) ...

Rickie



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