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Upload Raw Gpx # 1143 Back to Directory   Review Date:2018.02.21
Help Category: GPS - Upload to Bivouac

Summary: Upload a Gpx track log to Waypoint Working File

You have a Gpx file on your computer, and you want to share it. You can either upload it to the Raw Gpx Database or you can upload it to a trip report.

In both cases, once you have uploaded the .gpx, a link appears which allows you to view it in GMap. If you need Bivouac format waypoints, you can then use the GMap "Draw and Save" function to trace the line to get Bivouac waypoints. See GMap Draw and Save

Roads: Note that the road record has no link to "Upload Raw Gpx". Instead, you would upload a raw gpx, and trace it to get Bivouac waypoints for an actual road record.

STEP BY STEP (to upload file to Raw Gpx Database)

  1. Copy Gpx file off your GPS to your computer
     Obviously in order to display a gpx file in GMap, you first of all need to load it off your GPS or smart phone onto your computer. These GPS Upload instructions are elsewhere, such as Upload from a Smart Phone.

  2. Go to Authors menu
     You can always get to your authors menu by clicking on your email address, which always appears as a green link when you are logged in. So start by going to the Bivouac home page and clicking on your email address. This brings up a screen titled "Member Settings". Click on Author's menu.

  3. Click on "Raw Gpx Files"
     At the top of the list is an "Insert" link.

  4. Insert a Raw Gpx record
     Click the "Insert" link described above. This brings up a form. Fill in a title. Then click the Insert button on the form. This will insert a record for your gpx and return you to the list. You will now see the title of your newly created raw gpx record.

  5. Click on the title
     This takes you to the Raw Gpx page, which has a link to upload your gpx.

  6. Click "Upload" Link
     Clicking the link will ask you for "Full filename on your disk". It has a "Browse" button. Browse to the folder of the gpx file on your computer, select it, and then "Upload File". Now it is on your computer and you can view it on GMap.

  7. View the raw gpx on GMap
     Once you've uploaded your gpx file, a small brown link "View in GMap" will appear at the top of your trip report page.