Using IQ Apps on a Map66s

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Iamnotanumber
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Using IQ Apps on a Map66s

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I have been experimenting with Komoot and Wikilocs Apps on my Map66s. A weird thing I have noticed with Komoot is that if I download a route it appears in my saved GPX track files on the Map66 but does not show up if I plug the unit into basecamp?

The same does not happen with Wikiloc files. Does anyone know why Komoot files might not show up on Basecamp? I assume they are standard GPX files?
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Re: Using IQ Apps on a Map66s

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I do not use Komoot, so I do not have any GPX files to compare, but I suspect there may be an issue with how they are formatted that prevents BaseCamp from displaying them. BaseCamp is very particular about GPX formatting guidelines.

If you want to send some example GPX files from Komoot and Wikiloc for comparison we would be happy to have a look.

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Many thanks i am happy to do so but the odd thing is that if i try reading it directly from the GPS it doesn't show in Basecamp but if i download it first to the PC then transfer it in to Basecamp it does?
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Reading a GPX file from a GPSR connected via USB and importing a GPX file from your computer are two very different actions for BaseCamp to perform. When reading from the GPSr, BaseCamp can not make any changes to the data, and must read it exactly as is on the device, where as when you import a GPX file into BaseCamp, it is 'processed' to work within the confines of BaseCamp database requirements.
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Ok many thanks. It is not showstopper for me anyway as in truth i am unlikely to use Kamoot anyway as i prefer to download or create gpx files myself using other mapping software and then load them to the gps directly or via basecamp.

Also I think the subscriptions on offer are far from competitive
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I very much like Wikiloc, but your mileage may vary!

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gpsrchive wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:44 pm I very much like Wikiloc, but your mileage may vary!

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Funny, I just looked at that site this morning and wondered if it was worth exploring further. You read my mind and answered my question before I even thought to ask it! GPSrChive is not only the best resource for us Garmin handheld users, but clairvoyant also! :lol:
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Re: Using IQ Apps on a Map66s

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no I agree. Wikilocs seems pretty good
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We all have to remember they are all the sum of their users, so none are better or worse than the user supplying them with content. One solution may better serve a percentage of users while another is preferred by others.
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