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STANDARD feature - Converting File types

Damian_offthegridDamian_offthegrid Administrator, Moderator Posts: 736 admin
edited March 2017 in Other Classes
Everyone listen up especially you race organizers!

We are going to show you how easy it is to convert navigation file types back and fourth.

To start with we break down the typical types of files found in navigation.
GPX - The standard in navigation. Compatible with a number of GPS devices and software to include LEADNAV, Garmin, Lowrance and all other Tablet and Smartphone navigation applications.
KML - Used in Google Earth
KMZ- The zipped version of KML
USR- Used by Lowrance

So with that...there is absolutely no reason for a race or any other organization to not put out GPX as their primary file. If you were to pick just one...GPX is the right answer...everyone nod your head "yes"...

I don't care if you built the event on a Garmin, Lowrance, Google Earth or, what you should be using, LEADNAV GPS with the Pro Pack, we are going to show how easy it is to convert them all with a click of a button for free.


Download a FREE program called GPSBabel for your PC or Mac. "Yes you need a computer"

Install it then Start it

Now go through these steps

1 - Select the current file format of what you want converted
2 - Choose the actual file wherever it is on your computer
3 - Make sure all three of these are selected
4 - Select the format you want to convert over to
5 - Select a name and where you want the converted file to go
6 - Hit OK

Your Done! Congrats!

Now convert Collections that you build in LEADNAV to USR or KML and vice versus all day long! Find State park files online and convert them to GPX to import into LEADNAV

Remember USR and KML/KMZ Tracks are just breadcrumbs. When imported into LEADNAV use Menu to select these Blue Convert to Red Routes. Then they are Editable and Runable in LEADNAV GPS!
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