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    gpx files for cycle computer
    Hi everyone, is there anyone on the forum who can tell me why I can't open .gpx files in Basecamp on my Mac?
    many thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kajaboss View Post
    Hi everyone, is there anyone on the forum who can tell me why I can't open .gpx files in Basecamp on my Mac?
    many thanks
    Do you mean "Bootcamp"?

    Also...do you really want this thread in the iOS area? iOS is for smartphones & tablets. Sounds like you're working on a computer...which does not run the iOS. Computers run the Mac OS.

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    Sorry you are right. I am in the wrong area.

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    Threads merged - please don't post the same question in multiple places, the Staff will move thread as appropriate../

    GPX files are GPS files, which program are you using to load the files?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Threads merged - please don't post the same question in multiple places, the Staff will move thread as appropriate../

    GPX files are GPS files, which program are you using to load the files?
    I'm using Basecamp, the default program for .gpx files

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    A GPX file is just a XML file with very specific data. You should be able to open your GPX file in any text editor like TextEdit to ensure that it does't look freaky. What errors, if any, is Basecamp throwing when you try to open the files?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    A GPX file is just a XML file with very specific data. You should be able to open your GPX file in any text editor like TextEdit to ensure that it does't look freaky. What errors, if any, is Basecamp throwing when you try to open the files?
    It just throws up a pop message saying: Volumes/storage/users/patrickford/desktop/whitchurchloop.gpx is not a valid .gpx file.

    The problem is Basecamp says this about every .gpx file I try to open.

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    Can you open up the Terminal and enter the following commands and paste what you see?
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    $ file /Volumes/storage/users/patrickford/desktop/whitchurchloop.gpx
    $ head /Volumes/storage/users/patrickford/desktop/whitchurchloop.gpx
    The first command should output something like

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    Downloads/Louisiana.gpx: XML 1.0 document text, UTF-8 Unicode text, with very long lines, with CRLF line terminators
    The second command will show the first few lines something like
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    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <gpx xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" version="1.0" creator="Groundspeak Pocket Query" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0/gpx.xsd http://www.groundspeak.com/cache/1/0 http://www.groundspeak.com/cache/1/0/cache.xsd" xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0">
      <desc>Geocache file generated by Groundspeak</desc>
      <author>Groundspeak</author>
      <email>contact@groundspeak.com</email>
      <time>2002-12-18T00:48:58.5937500-08:00</time>
      <keywords>cache, geocache, groundspeak</keywords>
      <bounds minlat="29.089783" minlon="-93.940467" maxlat="32.845383" maxlon="-89.4515" />
      <wpt lat="30.342833" lon="-91.719033">
        <time>2001-03-15T00:00:00.0000000-08:00</time>
    Note that this is just some random GPX file I downloaded from the Internet..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kajaboss View Post
    It just throws up a pop message saying: Volumes/storage/users/patrickford/desktop/whitchurchloop.gpx is not a valid .gpx file.

    The problem is Basecamp says this about every .gpx file I try to open.
    Sounds like your version of Basecamp might be out of date. Make sure you download the latest update from Garmin.

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    We need to know if you do mean Basecamp or BootCamp. Two different programs for two different operating systems.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    OP cleared up the program confusion (maybe it was just me)...back in post #5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    We need to know if you do mean Basecamp or BootCamp. Two different programs for two different operating systems.
    He's referring to the "Basecamp" program which can read Garmin *.gpx files. See my reply above yours.

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