[AniMov] Shape-files to gpx or any other Gamin file format

Karen Loveless kmloveless at gmail.com
Mon Feb 22 20:15:14 CET 2010

DNR Garmin worked well for me for importing/exporting points and polylines
between my GPS and arcGIS, not sure about polygons.


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From: animov-bounces at faunalia.it [mailto:animov-bounces at faunalia.it] On
Behalf Of Breitbach, Nils
Sent: Monday, February 22, 2010 11:53
To: Breitbach, Nils
Subject: [AniMov] Shape-files to gpx or any other Gamin file format

Dear Community,

I am looking for the best way to convert shape-files into gpx-files or any
other file type that can be read by Garmin's MapSource software. On the net
one can find many different ways often incorporating different external
software. Since I do not want to add more and more sources of errors by
using more and more external sofware, I would like to do it with R. Now I
would like to incorporate as few functions and/or conversions as possible.

My aim is to get shapes (point-shapes and if possible also polygon- and
line-shapes) back into my Garmin GPS device. I trust R more than any other
external software. Any ideas for that?




Nils Breitbach, Dipl.-Biol.
Institut für Zoologie, Abt. 5: Ökologie
J.-J.-Becher-Weg 13
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
55128 Mainz

phone: +49 6131 39-26108
fax:   +49 6131 39-23731
WWW: www.community-ecology.uni-mainz.de/126_ENG_HTML.php

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