EndWell Software's GPX Creator
One of my favorite hobbies is going to estate sales. Years ago, I would get the Estate Sale addresses out of a newspaper and then tediously and manually plot a trip.
Getting a handheld GPS unit (A Garmin nuvi) changed all that. I could visit an estate sale web site and launch map pages from there.
There was a browser plugin called Garmin Communicator that sent the addresses from the map pages directly to the GPS via a USB cable.
It was awesome. ☺
Then Google Maps and MapQuest pulled support for the plugin. ☹
So, I wrote a small program to replace the functionality.
You paste in addresses (with latitude and longitude) from the map pages and it will create a GPX file that you can send to a USB connected device. Or, you paste in
an address and click the button "Get Lat, Lng from Web". I hope someone else finds this useful.
- The GPX Directory should be set to the drive/directory that appears when you plug your GPS device into a USB port
- The addresses will show up under "Where To...Favorites" (at least they do on my Garmin)
- When you save the GPX file, any existing file is overwritten (it makes housekeeping easier)
- The name of the GPX file is hard coded to MyWayPoints.gpx (it makes housekeeping easier)
- The address can be one or two lines, the last (2nd or 3rd) line must have the latitude and longitude separated by a comma
- There is no installation program...just run it
- GPX Creator uses .NET Framework 4.5
Screen Shot (with a few WayPoints)
- 1.0.0 Initial release
- 1.0.1 Added "Load GPX File" button
- 1.5.0 Added feature to get GPS coordinates from the web and some GUI enhancements
- 1.5.1 Added additional error checking