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Import Garmin points into Mapinfo

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  • vilisi tokalauvere
    I have downloaded some points from a garmin unit and saved it as a text file. I open it this in a excel spreadsheet, clean up the data. I create a table in
    Message 1 of 33 , Feb 2, 2009
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      I have downloaded some points from a garmin unit and saved it as a text file. I open it this in a excel spreadsheet, clean up the data.

      I create a table in mapinfo, copy  the x and y coordinates from excel and paste into into the mapinfo table.

      Click on create points in mapinfo and I am able to see those points.

      However, when I overlay this with other map layers such as roads, the garmin points I took which are on the road are out in the sea.

      Does anyone know why this happens?

      Thanks

      Vilisi.





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    • Vilisi Tokalauvere
      Hi Evan, It would be great to have the mbx file. Thanks Vilisi. ... From: Evan Croskery To: map authors
      Message 33 of 33 , Feb 23, 2009
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        Hi Evan,

        It would be great to have the mbx file. Thanks

        Vilisi.
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Evan Croskery" <evanc@...>
        To: "map authors" <map_authors@yahoogroups.com>
        Sent: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 1:46:03 PM GMT +12:00 Fiji
        Subject: RE: [ GPS Maps ] Import Garmin points into Mapinfo






        I never post here, just lurk and learn, but I might be able to help with this one:

        I have an MBX (Mapbasic) program I wrote for MapInfo that reads a text file with lat/long points written out by Fugawi and creates a polyline (for converting Fugawi track to MapInfo polyline).

        I can post or send that if you think it would be of help, you can probably tweak it to create points instead.

        Evan





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        From: map_authors@yahoogroups.com [mailto: map_authors@yahoogroups.com ] On Behalf Of vilisi tokalauvere
        Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 4:39 PM
        To: map_authors@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: RE: [ GPS Maps ] Import Garmin points into Mapinfo



        Hi All,

        I have done the conversion into decimal and created points in mapinfo using the projection lat/long. But when I tried to save copy as UTMWGS84, the software created only 1 point for all x,y coordinates. Below is a sample of the converted points from garmin.

        -16.23605
        177.464


        -16.23575
        177.4639


        -16.23575
        177.4639


        -16.23587
        177.4635


        -16.23607
        177.4629


        -16.23612
        177.4626


        -16.23628
        177.4619


        -16.23637
        177.4615


        -16.23647
        177.461


        -16.23658
        177.4605


        -16.23682
        177.4598


        -16.23733
        177.4589


        -16.23748
        177.4587


        -16.23758
        177.4585


        -16.23762
        177.4583


        -16.23783
        177.4578


        -16.23812
        177.4581


        -16.23873
        177.4588


        -16.23912
        177.4589


        -16.23912
        177.4589


        --- On Wed, 2/4/09, Juan Cristian Núñez < HNunez@... <mailto:HNunez%40orbis.com.ar> > wrote:
        From: Juan Cristian Núñez < HNunez@... <mailto:HNunez%40orbis.com.ar> >
        Subject: RE: [ GPS Maps ] Import Garmin points into Mapinfo
        To: map_authors@yahoogroups.com <mailto:map_authors%40yahoogroups.com>
        Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 2:03 AM

        Hello Villisi

        Just a comment, perhaps I am wrong. I think you are confusing numerical systems. The original coordinates you give as are in hexadecimal: degrees and minutes

        Your first line of the original data say: S18 06.879 E178 27.188

        I understand that means: 18 degrees and 6.879 minutes south and 178 degrees and 27.188 minutes east (the seconds are decimal) so when you want to have all decimal, as you try to write it, you must consider that 60 minutes make 1 degree (and not 100). So in your example you should get:

        -18.11465, 178.4531333 that comes from calculating: -(18+6.879/60) ,(178+27. 188/60)

        Would like to know if this was the problem.

        Best regards, Juan

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        De: map_authors@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:map_authors@ yahoogroups. com]En nombre de vilisi tokalauvere

        Enviado el: Lunes, 02 de Febrero de 2009 17:36

        Para: map_authors@ yahoogroups. com

        Asunto: Re: [ GPS Maps ] Import Garmin points into Mapinfo

        This is how the original data looks like.

        Trackpoint S18 06.879 E178 27.188 02/02/2009 09:00:53 84 m

        Trackpoint S18 06.883 E178 27.194 02/02/2009 09:01:03 84 m 14 m 0:00:10 5 kph 124? true

        Trackpoint S18 06.886 E178 27.189 02/02/2009 09:01:14 84 m 10 m 0:00:11 3 kph 242? true

        Trackpoint S18 06.889 E178 27.191 02/02/2009 09:01:27 85 m 6 m 0:00:13 2 kph 149? true

        Trackpoint S18 06.894 E178 27.191 02/02/2009 09:01:42 85 m 10 m 0:00:15 2 kph 185? true

        Trackpoint S18 06.889 E178 27.195 02/02/2009 09:01:56 85 m 13 m 0:00:14 3 kph 39? true

        After cleaning it, the data will something like this.

        (x) (y)

        -18.06879, 178.27188

        After plotting it in mapinfo, the table is saved as UTM WGS84 Zone60s

        The layers overlayed with it (roads,etc) are of the same projection.

        --- On Tue, 2/3/09, Bob Hawkins < bobhawkins@waitrose <mailto:bobhawkins% 40waitrose. com> .com> wrote:

        From: Bob Hawkins < bobhawkins@waitrose <mailto:bobhawkins% 40waitrose. com> .com>

        Subject: Re: [ GPS Maps ] Import Garmin points into Mapinfo

        To: map_authors@ <mailto:map_ authors%40yahoog roups.com> yahoogroups. com

        Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 9:15 AM

        Are the projections the same? Are the coordinates in the same order, i.e. lat/long, long/lat?

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