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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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Hi Jason,
 
as I know, SuperGIS Desktop has nifty tool that can able to meet your needs at this time.
 
 
steps: open toolkit module > select GPX to feature function.
 
Allow you can easily convert the GPX files into shapefile.
 
 
Best regards,


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Check out convert.goldensoftware.com. It's a free tool that supports an extensive list of tile types. It looks like GPX file format can be imported and then exported to shapefiles. You may find this useful for other file conversions you need. 

 

Supported File Types: https://convert.gold...pportedFormats¬†






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