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Martin

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calculating climbing from a track
« on: April 19, 2009, 12:27:22 pm »
how do I calcalute the total elevation from a Garmin track? apparently I need TOPO maps to do it using Garmin software but I have a Vista HcX which has logged the elevation of each track point?

Re: calculating climbing from a track
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 12:33:06 pm »
Save the gpx file as a txt file and open it in Excel, using the > or < as column separators.  It's then pretty easy to get the total climbing figure by fiddling with the <ele> data: subtract each point's height from that above, discard any negative values and sum the lot.

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Re: calculating climbing from a track
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 12:39:49 pm »
You can get an application here GPS Altitude Chart - Overview that should do what you want

Re: calculating climbing from a track
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 12:59:06 pm »
Upload the gpx track to EveryTrail.  Here's one I did last week:

The Bristol to Bath rail path -  Road biking -

The last reading is a bit spurious, since I turned the unit off after climbing the stairs to the platform at Bath station, which is quite high up.
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Re: calculating climbing from a track
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2009, 01:36:03 pm »
You can get an application here GPS Altitude Chart - Overview that should do what you want

This is a useful find. The combined view of altitude against distance and time really highlights the effect of stopping at controls!

Re: calculating climbing from a track
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2009, 09:22:55 pm »
You can get an application here GPS Altitude Chart - Overview that should do what you want

How do I use it?

From the website
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GPS Altitude Chart is cross platform Java software. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS X, Linux - everywhere where Sun's Java runtime environment (Version 1.5 and newer) is available.

From the readme
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The software is pretty much self explaining, so at the time there is no manual.

From my downloads folder is GPSAltitudeChart.exe, and when I try opening it in ubuntu (which has the Java runtime environment) all I get is
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7-Zip  4.58 beta  Copyright (c) 1999-2008 Igor Pavlov  2008-05-05
p7zip Version 4.58 (locale=en_GB.UTF-8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,2 CPUs)

Error: /home/nutty/Documents/Mapping/GPSAltitudeChart/GPSAltitudeChart.exe is not supported archive

Errors: 1

Re: calculating climbing from a track
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2009, 09:29:19 pm »
Ignore the .exe.

java -jar GPSAltitudeChart.jar

Works for me on OS X.

Not very well documented at all.
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Re: calculating climbing from a track
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2009, 09:44:37 pm »
Thanks  :thumbsup:

"Not very well documented at all."  <- understatement of the year!



The bottom of the screen is too high for the options boxes, and when I drag the bottom of the window down, the box readjusts itself lower so it's still not fully on view  :-\    This is exactly the same as with JOSM (and one of the reasons I can't set my options in it).

Might this be to do with my java settings?   and if yes, how can I mend them?

Re: calculating climbing from a track
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2009, 09:50:07 pm »
HHhhhmmm.....    I thought that my OpenStreetMap route today was hilly.

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