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Jason JB

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Anyone know of any nifty tool (preferably standalone freeware) that can convert between Garmin GPX and shapefiles?

Thanks!

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I usually do it in two steps:

1) conversion to polish format with not registered version of GPSMap Edit (http://www.geopainting.com/en/)
(Registered version allow convert to shp directly)
2) Polish format to shp with software Pthxr2shp converter (http://www.msh-tools.com/Ptxt2shp.html)

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I used Google and the first entry was the following:

http://gpx2shp.sourceforge.jp/



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Checkout GPSBabel there are graphical interfaces available for it for most operating systems. On the Mac side GPSBabel+ has been a life saver for us in many situations
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I'll have to check out GPXshape. I use GPS Babel to go from .gpx to .kml, and then use Manifold to convert the .kml to .shp. As far as I know, Babel does not take .gpx directly to .shp (?)

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This is an older thread, but I thought that I would chime in and say that the gpx2shp works great.

Run it from the cmd window

Start --> Run --> type "cmd" hit Enter
nav to the directory that has the gpx2shp.exe file, make sure your gpx file is in the same directory
>gpx2shp [nameOfYourFileHere] <enter>

If you run into any issues, check the readme.

http://gpx2shp.sourceforge.jp/

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Thanks, good info. I had also been using GPS Babel + Manifold, but will check out gpx2shp. I'm hoping someday Manifold will do a direct import. :)

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Thanks, good info. I had also been using GPS Babel + Manifold, but will check out gpx2shp. I'm hoping someday Manifold will do a direct import. :)


You might also care to have a look at DNR Garmin. This will convert to and from SHP, GPX, CSV, DBF and KML. I use it a lot, it's notionally a GPS add-on for ArcGIS but it will run stand-alone, you don't need a GPS receiver or ArcGIS to use it. Free from:

DNR Garmin

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Lol, I just realized that I replied months ago on this thread when it first came out, then replied again yesterday and said the exact same thing! :D

Shows you what a procrastinator I am!

Yes, I had DNR Garmin installed, but don't care for it much. It's been awhile, but I think I had conversion problems with it. Plus, installing .dlls into ArcMap is always asking for trouble. I prefer something command-line, like GPS Babel. I suppose I could still try the stand-alone of DNR Garmin...

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<snipped>I prefer something command-line, like GPS Babel. I suppose I could still try the stand-alone of DNR Garmin...


Ah, in that case have a look at ogr2ogr from FWTools; like DNR Garmin it uses Proj.4 and (for me at least) it does very accurate conversions.

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I usually do it in two steps:

1) conversion to polish format with not registered version of GPSMap Edit (http://www.geopainting.com/en/)
(Registered version allow convert to shp directly)
2) Polish format to shp with software Pthxr2shp converter (http://www.msh-tools.com/Ptxt2shp.html)

regards,
Gregory



I have a problem converting files in polish format to arc shp files in Ptext2shp converter. Whenever I open the .mp file in Ptext2shp converter, a dialogue box saying "no data found" appears. Can you help me out? Thanks.

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