This converter converts tracks in textual format into a gpx format.
The textual input format is lat/long tuples in the format ('latitude','longitude').
The format can be repeated, i.e. (54,6)(33.1,5.9)(1.1,2.2).
Texts outside the brackets is ignored, so that there a number of formats will be accepted
as long as the (lat,long) tuples are within brackets, and seperated by a comma.
This opens the possibility using a 'polish format' polyline data string.
A 'Polish format' polyline can be constructed using GPSMapEdit.
Suggested workflow in that case:
- Create 'polish format' file with a polyline
- Start GPS Map Edit
- Open the file(s) that contains the map of the area where you want to create the track (File->Open, and File->Add)
- Zoom in to the required detail level (View->Zoom In)
- Create the track
- Enter 'create poly line' mode (Tools->Create Object)
- Select the first track point (using mouse and pressing mouse button)
- Move to the position and select that position as track point
- Repeat selecting positions until the complete track is drawn
- Note that using the right button you can remove a track point in order to correct it
- To finish the created track: press the right mouse button and select 'end'
- In the window that appears you can select a type for the polyline.
Please select an unused type (e.g. Collector Road: type 0x0005 which is equal to 0x05).
To verify which types have been used: check/uncheck 'Show only used types' checkbox.
- Enter a name of the track in the main window
- Select your track poly line (e.g. Edit->Select->By Type->'your type, e.g. Collector Road')
- Copy the track (Edit->Copy)
- Close the map (File->Close), and press 'no' for not saving the changes
- Paste the copied track (Edit->Paste)
- Save the map as Polish format (File->Save As, Enter file type 'Polish Format' and a file name) and press Save
- Open the Polish format file using a text editor
- Find a section called 'POLYLINE' labeled with the track name
- Copy the line with 'Data0='
- Convert the polyline in the converter (the form you are reading)
- Paste the polyline text string (in 'latitude / longitude pairs' field)
- Enter a name for the track (in the 'track name' field)
- Press button Convert
- Copy the text from the 'gpx contents' field
- Create the gpx file
- Start a text editor
- Paste the copied text
- Save the file
- Use the just created gpx file, e.g. in Easy GPS, or Google Earth