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    Tech experts here please

    Have been trying and trying to add a boundary/track of a DOC block to my gps

    Gone through all i can find on the other forum and so far i have managed to overlay Doc block onto google earth, can also do similar with the WAMS map

    So i have the block and now also a track i have drawn around the block saved as kml files on the google earth side bar, but this is where i have become stumped

    Also with wams i have saved the track into my downloads as a gpx file but now stumped there also

    Have tried to use the mapsorce that came with gps still no luck

    Im not very techy when it comes to this stuff, but in theory it must be able to be done

    Tried this from Horihunter
    http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaB...num=1296469787
    But that was a cock up, clicked on wrong things and ended up with bloody tool bars ans stuff i didnt want and coundnt get rid of, when i did get the gpsbabel going it was way beyond me

    Has someone done this and could you explain in easy to follow terms..... cheers
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    Hi, Techy here

    I've had a quick read of your issue - it looks to be related to the several different file types you are using.
    Have a look at getting all your ducks in a row. GPSBabel: convert, upload, download data from GPS and Map programs looks to be the mustard.

    Give that a bash

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    I have GPS Babel but I can't remember last time I used it. There was a very good article in one of the NZ Hunter mags that described how a few things worked. Ill see if I can find it.
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    I was about to chime in and say i.have done it.but then see you already knew that
    ..been so long since i did it that i have forgotten how and had to be rinded by my owm instructions...

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    Writing from phone excuse the spelling ...
    Moonhunt ive chamged computers since then. Ill.download it all again and try uploading screenshots as a demo.when i get time. Might make it easier unless you figure it out before then

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    Thanks Kumoe a bit techy for me, this fulla needs showing...
    Cheers HoriHunter, that would be mint
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    Sweet. At a tangi at the moment then off to gunslinger. Will post something up next week

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    You will need a converter like GPSBabel. The KML file is what Google will use, the GPX file is what you want and it is an open source file that can be used across many platforms i.e. Garmin, Lowrance (even Google Earth I think). You need to turn the KML track into a GPX file. Name:  Screen Shot 2013-04-22 at 9.08.08 PM.png
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Size:  59.8 KB You can see it will take a KML and convert to a GPX and feed it straight into your GPS. Been quite a while since Ive done it. There is a file for all DOC boundaries I have in Google Earth. I might check if it can be converted too. I remember the Garmins had limited tiles size it wold allow you to use so would be fairly limiting IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    You will need a converter like GPSBabel. The KML file is what Google will use, the GPX file is what you want and it is an open source file that can be used across many platforms i.e. Garmin, Lowrance (even Google Earth I think). You need to turn the KML track into a GPX file. Attachment 8977 You can see it will take a KML and convert to a GPX and feed it straight into your GPS. Been quite a while since Ive done it. There is a file for all DOC boundaries I have in Google Earth. I might check if it can be converted too. I remember the Garmins had limited tiles size it wold allow you to use so would be fairly limiting IIRC.
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    Na, looks simple. You need shit the same or it won't play nice.
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    I havent had much of a play with this yet, but it looks bloody handy
    http://maps.doc.govt.nz/Viewer/Index.html?viewer=rwa

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    I've had a little play with it.
    Major annoyance is that there is no direct link from clicking on a specific hunting block on the map to the relevant information for that area.
    eg: clicking on Coastal Otago north of the Catlins goes to Hunting instead of here: Coastal Otago north of the Catlins hunting maps

    And then, it does not go to the specific area you clicked.
    A lot of work needed for this functionality, but if it was there - it makes it a very useful tool.

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    Found it a tad slow compared to say, WAMS. Would be great to have the ability to upload/download to & from GPS

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    I managed to sort of get the layer from koordinates but the files were way too big.
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