Author Topic: Slim down your bloated GPX track files  (Read 12574 times)

Phil W

Re: Slim down your bloated GPX track files
« Reply #75 on: July 28, 2018, 02:36:11 pm »
Thanks I cannot see me adding anything more to it unless someone has a killer idea. The Heroku platform and plan I have  is free for life but should they ever shut down I can shunt the application across to other servers I run stuff on.

Phil W

Re: Slim down your bloated GPX track files
« Reply #76 on: August 13, 2018, 05:34:50 pm »
So much for not adding anything more.

It can now split tracks by control.  It is a new option in the split track dropdown.  Track naming works the same way as split by distance.  It looks for waypoints in the GPX, finds the nearest trackpoint for each one. Then splits the track accordingly.  It ignores any waypoints close to the start or end of the original track; to stop any stupidly short tracks being created.

Phil W

Re: Slim down your bloated GPX track files
« Reply #77 on: September 25, 2018, 04:34:00 pm »
It can now add proximity alarms to all the waypoints in a GPX file. New dropdown to select from 50 metres to 400 meters.

https://simple-gpx.herokuapp.com/


Re: Slim down your bloated GPX track files
« Reply #78 on: September 25, 2018, 05:38:59 pm »
Slightly OT, but I find that when my Garmin Edge Touring is connected to my computer
I can drop any gpx (or tcx) file that I have on my machine into the Touring's 'NewFile'
folder. The gpx/tcx are then automatically converted into a .fit file (which the unit prefers)
and moved to the 'Courses' folder.

It works on some of the smaller rides I've done recently, but will try it on a long ride
soon (which will be the Upper Thames 200 in November).

Re: Slim down your bloated GPX track files
« Reply #79 on: June 17, 2019, 02:03:42 pm »
Will now split out waypoints, tracks, routes into seperate GPX within the Zip file.  If you have multiple tracks or routes they will each be within their own GPX file.  Naming of GPX files is self evident hopefully.

Re: Slim down your bloated GPX track files
« Reply #80 on: June 17, 2019, 09:07:10 pm »
I'm now getting "undefined0" appended to downloaded file names, but the contents appear to be OK. Just an FYI.

Re: Slim down your bloated GPX track files
« Reply #81 on: June 17, 2019, 11:12:18 pm »
I'm now getting "undefined0" appended to downloaded file names, but the contents appear to be OK. Just an FYI.

Ah, I half started making some changes with the GPX file names then changed my mind. Probably left a bit of that in for certain actions. That won't affect contents. Will sort tomorrow.

Re: Slim down your bloated GPX track files
« Reply #82 on: June 18, 2019, 12:36:36 pm »
Sorted

el

Re: Slim down your bloated GPX track files
« Reply #83 on: November 01, 2019, 06:09:17 pm »
Hi- I'm new to this forum.
Do I understand correctly that if I put gpx files through this website to be made smaller, my Garmin 800 will no longer crash leaving me to rely on my paper cue sheets or other participants?

Re: Slim down your bloated GPX track files
« Reply #84 on: November 01, 2019, 08:14:25 pm »
Hi- I'm new to this forum.
Do I understand correctly that if I put gpx files through this website to be made smaller, my Garmin 800 will no longer crash leaving me to rely on my paper cue sheets or other participants?

No guarantees about the quirks of your Garmin Edge 800 but it'll certainly reduce the frequency / likelihood of it crashing when navigating the GPX. Note it slims GPX tracks only, not GPX  routes which are a different beast.

Re: Slim down your bloated GPX track files
« Reply #85 on: November 01, 2019, 09:37:46 pm »

No guarantees about the quirks of your Garmin Edge 800 but it'll certainly reduce the frequency / likelihood of it crashing when navigating the GPX. Note it slims GPX tracks only, not GPX  routes which are a different beast.
They aren't much different at all I don't think if you use point to point navigation, riding between marks of the turns.

I slim down GPX tracks/routes semi manually for use on an etrex.
Get gpsies.com to reduce the points automatically if needed (not really needed with my own routes from cycletravel as they only mark turns to begin with) then fine tune on the gpsies map, then semi automatically strip stuff out using a simple text editor.
There's an awful lot of not needed junk in most gpx files.

Re: Slim down your bloated GPX track files
« Reply #86 on: November 01, 2019, 09:46:59 pm »
Hi- I'm new to this forum.
Do I understand correctly that if I put gpx files through this website to be made smaller, my Garmin 800 will no longer crash leaving me to rely on my paper cue sheets or other participants?

I believe the only way to stop a Garmin Edge of that era crashing is the War Games solution.