Google Earth, CompeGPS, and Garmin MapSource Waypoints

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Google Earth, CompeGPS, and Garmin MapSource Waypoints

Post by Chip » Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:56 am

8) I've loaded up waypoints for pilots to download (right click Save As)

Google Earth format (kml) (you may need to tell your browser to save as a kml file instead of a xml file.
Sylmar
Ojai
Santa Barbara

CompeGPS format (wpt)
Sylmar
Ojai
Santa Barbara

If you have any waypoints that you want to share please email (jachipman@yahoo.com) them to me and I will convert them to the proper format. All of these waypoints have elevation data. :o
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New Sylmar Waypoints

Post by Chip » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:23 am

I've updated the Sylmar waypoints for the upcoming Dahlsten Cup. Here's the current list. We're using the short name so flight computers may better determin final glide calculations.

For those of you computer savy folks the download list above this post has been updated as well.

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Post by jdevorak » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:47 am

Chip, I tried to get the CompGps format and the link led me to a page not found error.
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Post by Chip » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:29 pm

Fixed it .........

It was spelled wrong on the server (actually it was a case sensitivity problem)

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Mapsource waypoints

Post by Mike M » Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:25 am

Chip, since it appears the Dahlsten cup may actually occur this weekend, will you be posting Mapsource (i.e. Garmin) format waypoints for the competition. I don't see any links to that format on your posts.

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Convert Waypoints

Post by Dizzy » Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:06 pm

Mike,
You can convert waypoints to any format you need using GpsBabel (it's free):
http://www.gpsbabel.org/

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Post by Mike M » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:57 pm

Thanks! That works.

Now we just need weather to cooperate so we can actually have a competition.

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Upload/download util

Post by dteal » Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:50 pm

Jeff,
Is there a free-ware utility to upload/download waypoints that you would suggest? I'd like to save what I have, then download all the Sylmar waypoints. I have a Garmin GPSmap 76cs.
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Waypoints fixed

Post by Chip » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:35 pm

Two tools I use to convert waypoints that have given me the best results.

GPS Dump. I use this mainly to convert GOOD waypoints to the format I need. If the waypoints are in one of the following formats:
  • Ozi/GPSDump files (*.wpt)
    MapSource files (*.mps)
    SeeYou files (*.cup)
    GPS exchange files (*.gpx)
    GoogleEarth files (*.kml)
    WinPilot files (*.dat)
GPS Dump works on PC's and Mac (mac download here). Once you have a GOOD waypoint file, then GPS Dump can convert to the formats listed above.

If you are using flychart software to upload your waypoints choose to save your waypoints as CompeGPS format. Flychart can import these directly as well as SeeYou and GPS exchange formats.

Finally if I have GOOD waypoints and need something very odd, I'll attempt to convert the waypoints on-line using an on-line converter at GPSVisualizer

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What happened to the waypoints?

Post by gregangsten » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:21 pm

I cannot access this page for waypoints anymore. Are they available somewhere?

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Kagel waypoints

Post by gregangsten » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:26 am

Actually, they are here now. ...at least for Sylmar.

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