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Can't import routes from MapSource to Garmin Mobile PC
bighopper
I'm using c5.00.60, I tried v5.00.70 but on my Samsung Q1U it would load, then shut down & I would have to reboot the UMPC to load Mobile PC again, but the same thing would happen.

I am going to reinstall Mobile PC again v5.00.60 to see what happens with shorter routes, As I mentioned I was able to load a 2000klm file first without a problem.

Will update after the reinstall & I'll also try the NVM file you loaded.

Phil
Ken in Regina
Bighopper,

Keep in mind that with all versions prior to .70 you can't transfer more than one route at a time. It will look like they transferred. The route list will contain all the names. But if you check them, they are all actually identical to the first one. So the first one gets loaded, the names of the rest get loaded but the data from the first one gets duplicated into all of the remaining ones.

I can't recall if that was fixed in .70 or not. You have to be careful and check. I just got in the habit of only ever transferring one route at a time.

...ken...
tcassidy
Ken, I did transfer those 2 routes at the same time to see if that was still an issue in 5.00.70. As you can see by the result, I think that problem is fixed.

Terry
bighopper
Ken.

I remember that about one route etc. I'll have to try loading my large route as the first route & see if that makes a difference.

I had just reinstalled Mobile PC & v5.00.70 & now when I try opening ROUTE list it crashes & I can't open Mobile PC again unless I reboot .

I'm going to try doing the GPX file thing mentioned in another thread & see if that works. If not another uninstall & reinstall but stay with v5.00.60.

Even though I like the Garmin interface, I'm thinking of going back to 2010 Streets & Trips...tried 2011 Trial but the export gpx files don't open in Mapsource!

Phil
Ken in Regina
Terry, I just checked and you're right, the two routes both look good. I thought that was repaired in .70 but it has been so long since I last ran it .. at least a year .. that I just couldn't remember. Thanks for confirming that at least they fixed something. Too bad they broke so much else in it.

Bighopper, one of the things that Mapsource chokes on in GPX files is the Color tag. More specifically, if there is a Color tag in the GPX file and the case of the color name is anything but proper case, Mapsource refuses to import the file, e.g. color name must be "Blue" not "blue".

That's just one example of why the GPX file might not be importing into Mapsource.

...ken...
bighopper
Terry/Ken,

Thanks for the input today.

To cut to the chase, I ran into so many problems trying to get Mobile PC to run. I reinstalled, v5.00.60 copied the nvm file over but the route was straight lines & didn't follow the route? Also tried the suggestion about coping all your gpx files mentioned in a previous thread...didn't work. Mobile crashed when I tried to look at the route list.

So I am starting from the start...reinstall XP etc....I'll see what happens after that...a day of updates ...the saga continues.

Phil
tcassidy
The problem is you won't have a license anymore. It is in a particular file which you will lose.

Terry
bighopper
Well after a long day or so doing a full install of XP Tablet & all the MS updates. I reinstalled Mapsource then Mobile PC with v5.00.70 maps & so far it has work, I have been able to import a route. Only time will tell if I have the crash problem as reported by others in v5.00.70.

Thanks Again for your help Terry & Ken.

P.S. Doing a fresh install of XP also solved the MS Street & Trips issue I had were it wouldn't run after installing Mobile PC
tcassidy
Glad to hear everything is working again. I guess your XP install was truly gibbled! If you do have to go back to 5.00.60 and want a longish route, use waypoints instead of those via points you had. I only tested up to 13 but I bet it could go higher. With the non-waypoint routing, I couldn't get it to work at all, no matter how few vias I had.

Terry
bighopper
Thanks for the info Terry on Waypoints vs Vias.
bighopper
Well, I'm back to the same problem.

I had sent a route to Mobile PC v .60, and when I opened Mobile PC it said it was importing (I think), then it shutdown!
No mater what I try I can't get Mobile PC to load anymore... only get a screen showing it's loading the route, then crash.

Anyone have any ideas on how to stop Mobile PC from trying to load the recent route import?
I sure don't want to have to go the last route in formatting HD & reinstall of XP etc, etc.

Thanks
Ken in Regina
You need to look for a .GPX file containing the route and delete it but I'm not sure where to look for it. I don't have Mobile PC on this computer and the netbook isn't handy at the moment.

EDIT:

If you look in the C:\Program Files\Garmin\GarminMobilePC\GPX folder you might find it.

...ken...
bighopper
Ken,

Thanks for the help. I tracked it down. The file you look for is 'current.gpx' & 'temp.gpx' I had to delete both before MobilePC would run again.

They were located in C:\Program Files\Application Data\Garmin\GarminMobilePC\gpx.
In order to see the directories in Explorer I had to Show Hidden Files/Folders (system stuff) so hopefully I can keep MobilePC running from now on if it crashes when importing a route.

I was at a point of thinking I would have to buy a Garmin Zumo550,660,665 but they want too much for them I I have seen reviews that don't make me want to spend $500 to $800+ for another problem GPS system.
Ken in Regina
Glad you got it working.

I like to keep a copy of my current waypoints in a Mapsource file (receive from Mobile PC and Save As a .GDB or GPX file) somewhere on my hard drive in case I ever have to blow away Mobile PC files that affect them. That way I can always send them back to Mobile PC from Mapsource if I need to.

I agree about the Zumo. I would love to have that nice big screen on my motorcycle instead of the tiny eTrex screen that I'm using but I'm just too cheap to spend that kind of money and end up with something that has all the same issues as the Nuvi models plus a few of its own.

...ken...
Boyd
I got a Garmin Montana about a month ago myself. It has a bunch of bugs, but I am really happy with it. Much more advanced than any other unit that Garmin makes, with a spectacular 4" transreflective screen. They finally have created a product that is at home both on the trail and in my car.

If you have a low tolerance for bugs, it may not be for you, but I am not having any serious problems and the pluses far outweigh the minuses IMO. You can customize almost everything an it renders maps in the "classic" Garmin style without any of the oddities of the Nuvi series. The "shortcut" feature is especially powerful and unique. These are actually macros that you can create to automate functions that are buried deep in the menu's.

Sorry, I know this is OT in the MobilePC forum but since you were mentioning the Zumo I thought it was worth mentioning. When the software matures, I think it will be hard to beat the Montana.
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