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 Post subject: KMZ or KML to GPX
PostPosted: July 19th, 2018, 4:19 pm 
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Anyone know of a good free converter. The ones I have tried from the net seem to want to load my PC with "bloatware". I found one but it just let me convert 2 files.

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 Post subject: Re: KMZ or KML to GPX
PostPosted: July 19th, 2018, 7:24 pm 
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On my Mac, GspBabel readily reads and converts KML to gpx. So will Garmin Basecamp. Google earth will convert KML to KMZ. Neither attempts to load anything unwanted to my Mac.

https://www.gpsbabel.org


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 Post subject: Re: KMZ or KML to GPX
PostPosted: July 19th, 2018, 7:56 pm 
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I import them in to CalTopo and then export as a GPX

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 Post subject: Re: KMZ or KML to GPX
PostPosted: July 19th, 2018, 8:39 pm 
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Thx guys. I have used Basecamp but mine is not working right now. Withe Caltopo it seems to want to download via an app and it gives me choices such as Irfan which cannot open a GPX file.

I downloaded Bable but was having trouble converting KMZ. I guess I should have downloaded as KML from GE. I'll try that.

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 Post subject: Re: KMZ or KML to GPX
PostPosted: July 20th, 2018, 6:26 am 
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There is a good web converter ... dang let me see if I can find it.


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 Post subject: Re: KMZ or KML to GPX
PostPosted: July 20th, 2018, 6:27 am 
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This might be the one I was using back in February but I don't recall.

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/


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 Post subject: Re: KMZ or KML to GPX
PostPosted: July 20th, 2018, 7:20 am 
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wotrock wrote:
Withe Caltopo it seems to want to download via an app and it gives me choices such as Irfan which cannot open a GPX file.



Just checked and to upload the GPX rather than just save it to a file file you need the additional connection software. This turns out to be GPS Babel!

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 Post subject: Re: KMZ or KML to GPX
PostPosted: July 20th, 2018, 7:24 pm 
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Hmmm---I don't see where babel accepts KML files either.

I have Windows 10 and Caltopo doesn't seem to access either babal or Gps visualizer, bot of which I have downloaded. On W10 there doesn't seem to be a "Program" folder on the File explorer to which i can diret Caltopo.

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 Post subject: Re: KMZ or KML to GPX
PostPosted: July 20th, 2018, 9:10 pm 
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wotrock wrote:
Hmmm---I don't see where babel accepts KML files either.
Yes it does. I have used it hundreds of times.

Here is a screen shot of the partial list of convertible formats, including KML:
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 Post subject: Re: KMZ or KML to GPX
PostPosted: July 21st, 2018, 5:40 am 
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I'm using the same as Prospector, I just added the source page to the extension. I've helped a few people at work and when i added the source page they found it easier to follow.

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/gpsbabel/


You could also watch this video on how to transfer files, I found it helpful when I started using a gps yrs ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5yYjNi ... 9s&index=2


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 Post subject: Re: KMZ or KML to GPX
PostPosted: August 9th, 2018, 1:38 pm 
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thx for that, nessmuk. I guess I saw that one but but didn't make the connection between "kehole" and KML.

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