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    What are you using to convert maps online to a GPX file? Motorrad Navigator IV

    I'm trying to create maps online and convert them to a GPX file so I don't have to painstakingly create a custom map on the Navigator IV. It seems like the only way to accomplish this is by converting a file to GPX and then loading it to the GPS unit. I tried sending via google maps but that only transfers the actual address.

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    I'm working on the same question. There's a Youtube vid on the subject that I'll be taking several looks at as soon as time permits.

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    I have been using a program called Tyre,
    http://www.tyretotravel.com/
    it works really well with the Garmin products and it is really easy to make a route and download it. And its free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gadgetech View Post
    I'm trying to create maps online and convert them to a GPX file so I don't have to painstakingly create a custom map on the Navigator IV.
    You are likely creating map routes online, not maps Google "route to gpx" for several choices, some easy, some hard. Here's an example to convert Google Maps data to GPX: http://www.elsewhere.org/journal/gmaptogpx/

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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    You are likely creating map routes online, not maps Google "route to gpx" for several choices, some easy, some hard. Here's an example to convert Google Maps data to GPX: http://www.elsewhere.org/journal/gmaptogpx/
    Thanks marchyman...persnickety comment notwithstanding .

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    From our friends at Harley Davidson

    Have you checked out the Harley Davidson Ride Planner? It's easy to use, and free!!

    http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...l?locale=en_US

    You can make a map of your ride and it's saved in GPX format, so you can transfer to your GPS.
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    RE: What are you using to convert maps online to a GPX file? Motorrad Navigator IV

    I hadn't thought of that one, thanks!
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    Another excellent on-line planner: http://tourstart.org/ - I've used it to plan some long multi-day trips that I then downloaded to my GPS, worked great. Has some options the HD one doesn't have.
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    Check out Garmin's own Basecamp. It's also free.

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    TourStart

    Thanks Don. Just signed up for TourStart. I like the look of it so far. Obviously haven't put anything on my Zumo 665 yet, but I was wondering if they have the "shaping point" feature like that in Mapsource that allows a route to be guided yet not call out every point along the route other than via's and destinations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartin108 View Post
    Check out Garmin's own Basecamp. It's also free.
    Yeahbutt... you have to buy the map data to get to the good riding!

    I do use Basecamp with the maps and it works great. I can export GPX and share or upload to RidewithGPS.com

    I can also convert routes to tracks... and vice-versa (assuming the track doesn't go into the woods, where there are no roads)

    But the one thing I simply can't figure out is how convert a GPX into Google Maps that provide turn-by-turn directions. I can convert the route to KML or KMX for Google and see the route on the Google Map, but no turn-by-turn directions. I know why this is (see Mark's snarky comment above )... but I can't find a product or process that does this.

    Sorry for the slight thread drift, but if anyone here knows of a solution (and it doesn't have to be free), I am

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    Re: What are you using to convert maps online to a GPX file? Motorrad Navigator IV

    Amazing. I sent mail to TourStart and received a response already. They weren't aware of shaping points but are excited about getting more info on them to see how they can integrate that type of tool in to their product.

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