Import and download tracks from GPSies

Tirfo shared this question 2 years ago
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Hello


1. When I try to import tracks from GPSies (Download symbol in track list after search > Import) in the Import data dialogue I can choose a folder for points but not for tracks. The track is imported into some folder in "Tracks" (which I don't know how to specify). How can I specifiy a track folder for track import from GPSies?


2. If I try to download tracks instead of importing them they are stored in Locus map items folder. How can I access this folder from within Locus?


Thank you!

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Hi Tirfo,

1. apparently, this is a bug, thanks for reporting it!

2. Map items can be accessed from Locus manu > More functions > Map items (you can put this feature button in your function panel on the screen for quicker access)

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Thanks a lot for fixing this and for the explanation. Now, there seems to be another issue: Tracks are now imported into the specified folder, but their name is replaced by some 13-digit number. Track names are correct for tracks downloaded to map items. Can you reproduce this?

Thx!

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Hi Tirfo,

this issue was registered some 2 yrs ago and was caused by a bug at GPSies.com. Was it OK before latest Locus version? We haven't had this kind of report for a long time. Anyway, we'll look into it.

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Hi Michal


Tracks that were imported on Aug 20: some are numbers, some have correct names. Seems to depend on the tracks rather than being a random event since tracks with correct names will be again imported correctly if I import them again.

This was the first time that I used this function, so I dont know about previous versions. Thanks for taking care of this!

I would have another question. Search around your location means around the location where I put the display center, right?

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Yes, search around the display cursor. If you have GPS fix centered on it, it'll search around your real position.

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Hi Tirfo,

we connected with Claus, the author of GPSies and he confirmed following: some time ago all exported tracks from GPSies had code names which we reported and Claus promised to re-generate all his track database so that the tracks have their right names after export. Nevertheless, he decided not to do it and only adjusted his database so newly added tracks are OK but the old ones stay with code names - that's why some of your downloaded tracks have names and some not.

EDIT: Menion succeeded to solve the problem of the older coded tracks and beginning with the next version all GPSies exported tracks will be named correctly.

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Thank you guys! Excellent support... as always with Locus