This program was written to make it easier to work with the GPX files that the Garmin NUVI GPS create.
The primary file that the Nuvi creates is called Current.GPX which is located in the GPX folder. Current.gpx contains a copy of the favorites and the most recent GPS logs. Each log is dated and time stamped.
Older, archived logs can usually be found in a folder in the GPX folder.
The program below was written primarily for myself and friends. If others find it useful, great but please note the note below.
Loading the Garmin Nuvi trip logs (tracks) into a DeLorme program.
- Double click C:
- Double click GPX
- Double click the folder found there
- Double click on the output folder
- Click on the desired file to import
Note: When this is all done, you should clear track log on the NUVI to make the next download less cluttered.
In addition to unzipping the downloaded file and double clicking "setup" to install the program, Delorme product users should copy the NewForNuvi.dim file into the c:\Delorme Docs\symbols where the other .dim files reside.
If the favorites are exported they are converted to Delorme Waypoints. The Symbol Table is cross reference table between the Nuvi names and the Delorme names. My friend has a PN20 which came with an additional .dim file for more symbols but even using them there were some that didn't match up. That is the reason for the NewForNuvi.dim file.
The program will do its best at finding a match but if a match doesn't exist the Delorme program will use whatever default for the symbol so it is nice to get a match but not critical.
After you have selected and exported the favorites you wish, load the waypoint file into the Delorme program the same way as the tracks listed above. The name of the file will be the first (in alphabetical order) favorite that was selected.