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Trouble with Garmin

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Thanks, Andrew, for the application. It was impressively simple and quick. After spending several hours on the net trying to find a program without success, I was very impressed.
But stage two, getting the GPX file into my Garmin GPSmap 60CSx has caused problems. When I try to open the GPX file in Garmin's Mapsource, I get a message saying that it is not possible to import the file. Any ideas?

Thanks for any suggestions.
Cris D.

related to an answer for: How can I convert DWG files to GPX or MPS?

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To tell you honestly, I figured that it has something to do with a device but in this case, things change. Garmin is supposed to recognize certain files, encoded in a different way. You may see two file formats which have the same extension and different content. Well, this happened with your files. Although you are trying to add GPX files to the device, it is supposed to recognize the file but with a different header. Basically, what I am trying to say is that although you convert the file to GPX, it will not always work because of the encoding requirements. Please check the manual to see if Garmin MapSource requires a certain GPX file encoded with specific software or parameters.

asked Jan 23, 2013
edited Jan 31, 2013 by
Thanks again but Garmin is not playing the game.

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