Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

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heathfield55
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Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

Postby heathfield55 » 24 Jun 2018, 11:29pm

Hi,

I have a bit of a techie question regarding downloading of GPX files to my Garmin 820.

Just downloaded above files to my PC in preparation for my Le Jog trip next month and then simply dragged and dropped them to the ''NEW FILES'' Folder of My Garmin 820 whilst it was connected to my PC by the USB connection. When I go to the ''Courses'' Section of my actual Garmin device screen I can see the files loaded there so guess that's fine. HOWEVER , when I reconnect my Garmin to my PC and open the ''Courses'' folder of the Garmin Device on my PC, I see that file types have now changed from GPX to ''FIT'' . Is it correct that the files should change to FIT ? Are these files going to work when I start navigating ? Dont want to get all the way to Lands end to find out they are dud files. Can anyone guide me on this please ? Many thanks in advance.

charliepolecat
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Re: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

Postby charliepolecat » 24 Jun 2018, 11:43pm

Can't help you at all but I wanted to say that I will carry the Cicerone cue sheets as well as the GPS files 'cos I prefer to look at sheets rather than a tiny screen.

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Re: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

Postby robgul » 25 Jun 2018, 6:58am

Answer to question : Yes - Mr Garmin converts your .gpx file to his own proprietary format .fit file . All is well (if not altogether obvious!)

Rob

heathfield55
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Re: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

Postby heathfield55 » 25 Jun 2018, 4:00pm

Thank you Rob !

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Re: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

Postby FasterFerret » 1 Jul 2018, 9:42pm

If you want to double check things you could always load-up your course (on the Garmin) and view the information - summary, map, elevation etc.

If that info looks in order - the milages match, you have an elevation profile etc. then you should be all good.

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Re: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

Postby scarletnut » 16 Jul 2018, 8:45pm

Where do you get the Cicerone hard copy sheets from...?
Agonising on whether it's worth getting a Garmin just for this trip or not!!

charliepolecat
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Re: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

Postby charliepolecat » 16 Jul 2018, 11:58pm

Where do you get the Cicerone hard copy sheets from...?


I'm working on it, I should probably spend a bit more time on finishing it. :wink:

The Cicerone guide book doesn't provide the cue sheet, so I'm having to do it all by hand - or fingers since I'm inputting it onto excel sheets. 8)

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Re: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

Postby scarletnut » 17 Jul 2018, 8:51pm

OK thought I had missed something.
Think I will be doing the same....!! Maybe large font to avoid wearing glasses!! :?

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Re: Cicerone GPX Files Transfer to Garmin 820

Postby charliepolecat » 17 Jul 2018, 10:41pm

This is an (partial) example of how I cue my randonnering rides and how I wlll do the End to End cue sheets. the original is on excel but it doesn't translate well with copy and paste, but you get the idea.

Balloon on a String Perm ]# 1637


Control Miles Where Cue

START: Shell Station, NE corner FM 1093/FM359
Fulshear - 24 Hours


CONTROL 1 0 Fulshear Shell Station - Go north on FM 359

7.7 Brookshire - turn left (west) onto Hwy 90
8.12 Turn right - north - onto FM 359
12.23 Pattison Turn right to stay on FM 359
19.1 Turn left onto FM 529
33.3 Bellville Turn left onto Hwy 159

CONTROL 2
33.6 Bellville Rattlers Valero on right: 24 Hours
(Open: 1hr 48m. Close: 3hr 36m)

Exit right onto Hwy 159
34 Round the square/turn right onto FM 1456
40.5 Buckthorn Turn left onto FM 1371
48 Bear left to stay on FM 1371
49.3 Turn right onto FM 1155

CONTROL 3
49.5 Chappell Hill Rattlers Shell on right: 24 Hours
(Open: 2hr 40m. Close: 5hr 20m)

50 Turn left onto FM 2447
50.2 Turn right onto Old Chappell Hill Road
55.4 Bear right to stay on Old Chappell Hill Road
59.4 Becomes E. Main Street
60.5 Turn left onto S. Austin St
60.9 Turn right onto College/FM389
61.4 Turn left onto FM389/Prairie Lea St

CONTROL 4 62 Brenham Shell Station on left before Hwy 290 - 24 Hours
(Open 3hr 20m. Close: 6hr 40m)