I need help converting some Street & Trip routes I have of some state SS1000 into Mapsource routes. I have the full version of Gps untility but for the life of me I can't figure out how to convert them. Help
Click on the File choice in the upper left corner
Then click on open
Navigate to your S&T file and click to open
Then select File on the top menu again
The click on Save As
Navigate to the location where you want to save the file
Choose the GDB file type
GIve the file a name
You should then be able to open your file in MapSource
Basically what you are doing is opening the S&T file in GPS Utility and then saving it as a MapSource file. Opening in one format and then saving in another is what does the conversion.
At least this works for me.
Fred You need to find a copy of S & T 2004... it is the last year that they let you set your speed options by numbers instead of faster or slower than their set speed. They dont tell you what their set speed is. They changed it for some reason after 04.
I do have 2004 if you want to see if you like the program.
So, is the GPS utility program included with Streets and Trips or is it shareware that can be downloaded somewhere or is it a commercial software product and can be bought somewhere or............................?
I did the same thing with the same results. All I did was to recalculate the route and it created a route using the 10 waypoints it preserved.
Before spending the $55 for the unlimited waypoint version, I'll have to give some more thought to it's value as I can plan routes on Mapsource relatively fast. I do use S&T for "big picture" routing as it does a nice job of computing a day's worth of riding which allows me to estimate stopping points.
One thing to remember when converting from any mapping product to MapSource and then downloading to your GPS: The map databases may not be the same (identical) and the waypoints/vias created in another product may not end up located exactly on roads/streets in MapSource, which can cause some very unusual things to occur, such as instructions to drive off road or even get in to an infinite loop.