Author Topic: anyone tried getting a GPX off viamichelin?  (Read 644 times)

Martin

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anyone tried getting a GPX off viamichelin?
« on: January 30, 2010, 03:09:00 pm »
I just plotted the shortest route between 2 points on VM and it comes up with it; there is an option to save it as a GPX so I did this.

It asks what GPS you have so I put in Garmin and saved it. However when I open it on Mapsource I get the start and finish as Waypoints but no discernable track or route between them. Am I doing something wrong?

MercuryKev

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Re: anyone tried getting a GPX off viamichelin?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 03:44:52 pm »
I've had a play with it and I think that the viamichelin functionality assumes that you will be uploading the route to a GPS with auto routing.  I think that's why it only chucks out the key waypoints.

Re: anyone tried getting a GPX off viamichelin?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 05:33:09 pm »
I found the same thing and gave up with it!

Martin

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Re: anyone tried getting a GPX off viamichelin?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 09:25:27 pm »
I found the same thing and gave up with it!

so did I ; just kept the VM route open and transcribed it onto Mapsource; it came out slightly shorter anyway

Re: anyone tried getting a GPX off viamichelin?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 09:34:46 pm »
What a pointless bit of functionality, it basically just converts your start and end locations into a lat and long.  It's hardly a challenging job to do this without their website. :-\
Actually, it is rocket science.