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Any way to import EST or CSV files to DeLorme Street Atlas?
mattcolie
I have recently come on several cases where it would be convenient to import both *.csv and *.est (Microsoft Streets & Trips) files to Street Atlas 2010. I can find not reference that will give me a hint how to do this. Even if I have to do a double translation from *.est, that would still be a help.

Is there even another program that will let me look at either *.est or *.ani?

Thanks

Matt
Ken in Regina
Click the little arrow beside the Help icon on the top toolbar.

Select "Help Topics"

Search for "csv"

Select the help subject "Importing Data".

You can do CSV files, among other things. But it looks like you can't do .EST files. So you would have to find a way to convert them to something Street Atlas will import. Check GPSBabel's online interface for conversion possibilities.

...ken...
tcassidy
What about exporting as GPX from S&T and importing that into SA.

Terry
Ken in Regina
What about exporting as GPX from S&T and importing that into SA.

Terry
Yes, that will work. In the help selection for "Importing Files to Draw Files" it says this about importing GPX files:

[The GPX file] May contain one or more routes, tracks, or waypoints, as well as comments.
Note
When you import a GPX file, all the waypoints, tracks, comments, and routes found in the file are imported at the same time.
...ken...
mattcolie
Click the little arrow beside the Help icon on the top toolbar.

Select "Help Topics"

Search for "csv"

Select the help subject "Importing Data".

You can do CSV files, among other things. But it looks like you can't do .EST files. So you would have to find a way to convert them to something Street Atlas will import. Check GPSBabel's online interface for conversion possibilities.

...ken...
Ken,
Thanks,
It seems that the Xdata tab is only in the Plus version (don't have).
I am off to check the GPSBabel site.
Matt
mattcolie
What about exporting as GPX from S&T and importing that into SA.

Terry
Terry,

That is a small problem as I don't even know anybody that is still using S&T. I might well try doing the trial download and hope that the export functions haven't been killed.

If it works, that sure is the simple answer. Then I would have both the *.gpx and *.an1.

Thanks

Matt
Ken in Regina
Hey Matt,

The trial version of Streets&Trips is full function. Nothing disabled. It simply dies after 60 days if you don't buy it.

...ken...
mattcolie
Click the little arrow beside the Help icon on the top toolbar.

Select "Help Topics"

Search for "csv"

Select the help subject "Importing Data".

You can do CSV files, among other things. But it looks like you can't do .EST files. So you would have to find a way to convert them to something Street Atlas will import. Check GPSBabel's online interface for conversion possibilities.

...ken...
Ken,

Thanks for the lead to GPSBabel. That is a nice package at an even better price.

As I usually work with standalone GPS for marine service, I have a very good code package for translating machine files. When I bought it, it didn't even know about the street navigator packages. I have kept it updated, and It does now (I just didn't know because I never looked). In fact it did a test file quite well, but I am still having trouble with the target file.

That package is called GPSUtility. There is a free/limited version, but because I used work with vessel GPS on a very regular basis, I bought a license years ago.

As to S&T, I'm going to try that again. Early in the year I loaded the new S&T on my only DOS machine and still didn't like. Knowing MacroSquash it will trash when I try to load and run it again and I will have to root out the markers that to old one left. I really want to get a look at the target file so I am sure the translation worked correctly.

I also want to run it because I have two client's that keep asking me questions about it. They are clients - after all.

Thanks Again

Matt
tresho
I've been using Streets & Trips 2010 to create .GPX files to use in my Street Atlas 2009. Once you get used to it, it's easy. I also run both programs simultaneously when I am running laptop navigation. Both programs will crash occasionally when I run them for hours at a time, usually at a bad time. I've never had them both crash at once, however.
chuck t
You can import csv files by going to the draw tab, select files, then import. Use the down arrow to show all file types and select POI (csv) files.
RsH
Look at RouteConverter as well. It actually uses GPSBabel but offers even more control and power as you can take a GPX file and split it, combine it with another, or take one of the three parts and use it alone for transfer from S&T to Delorme. That is what I typically do. I keep the STOPS from the S&T GPX file and import that, then set the overnight stops once more if need be. Works like a charm and a much smaller file to import. Also SHOWS the GPX trail using various maps and views if you want to review anything, and allows you to drag and drop stops that are not quite in the correct place when views via a satellite image.
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