Google maps gpx import?

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Google maps gpx import?

Post by andrew882 » Mon May 15, 2017 7:16 pm

Anyone know if it's possible? Or if not a good app that will let me import and give navigation on roads?

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Re: Google maps gpx import?

Post by Tramp » Mon May 15, 2017 7:30 pm

im confused :laugh: ..google files are kml...garmin are gpx....so can be changed easily...you can view gpx files on google earth just import file as a kml string (thumbs) ...vice versa just convert a kml file to a gpx file sure basecamp lets you do that..

always check the file works on the satnav before riding as it saves :woohoo: :evil: moments

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Re: Google maps gpx import?

Post by andrew882 » Mon May 15, 2017 7:39 pm

Thanks Tramp, but I'm wanting to use Google maps to navigate on my phone generally (it works really well as it updates routes based on current traffic), but occasionally I download a gpx file from ABR if I'm just going out for riding's sake so it'd be great if I could use the Google maps app for that too...

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Re: Google maps gpx import?

Post by zimtim » Mon May 15, 2017 8:45 pm

It can be done easily when you know how to convert between gpx and kml

Have a read through this it may help
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Google maps gpx import?

Post by tempesc » Mon May 15, 2017 10:19 pm

Not sure if this helps but I create my routes on google maps, save as .kml files, load onto my maps.me app and navigate using the maps.me file on my phone. Saw me across Africa without the need for a specialist sat nav.


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Re: Google maps gpx import?

Post by Curzon » Mon May 15, 2017 10:35 pm

Dead easy! I use, https://mapstogpx.com/ to convert the google maps route to .gpx file format, then import to Garmin Basecamp and from there send to by Garmin sat nav.

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Re: Google maps gpx import?

Post by Elefant man » Mon May 15, 2017 10:45 pm

you guys are brilliant....... and Africa!!!! wawwwww

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Re: Google maps gpx import?

Post by andrew882 » Tue May 16, 2017 1:11 pm

Thanks Zimtim and Tempesc, had a go with both of those solutions and have made headway in as much as I can now import a route into both google maps and maps.me...

The downside is that I can't find a way of actually using them to navigate in either app.I can get it to appear as an overlay but can't use it to get turn by turn nav.


Aaargh! am I missing something obvious??

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Google maps gpx import?

Post by tempesc » Tue May 16, 2017 2:34 pm

In maps.me go into bookmarks - your locations should be listed. Select the location you want to navigate to and then when it opens in the map select route. This should now give you turn by turn instructions.

This is not perfect as it may try and deviate from your google maps route if it prefers a different route but this should be visible on your phone so you can take your preferred route 'manually' if you prefer.

Don't forget to download all the maps you need so they are available offline.

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