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List of Gpx Links in Bivouac # 1158 Back to Directory
Last Review: 2018.02.13
Help Category: GPS - Download to GPS

Summary: Types of .gpx file that are available in Bivouac

Instructions:
I assume you know that a .gpx file is the means of transferring bivouac roads, trails and peaks to your GPS. Bivouac has several different places where you can download a gpx file, and each is different. The gpx files are actually produced "on the fly" from the database when you click the link. Typically you click the link, then the file is put into your downloads folder, and from there you can import it into your GPS.

  1. Gpx link on Road page
     On every road and trail page is a link titled "Download gpx file". The link is located in the Waypoints section. The gpx file will contain ALL waypoints for the road, not just the labelled ones. This is the simplest link since it only downloads a single road. If you want all the roads in an area, use the gpx20 link described below.

  2. "Gpx Form" link On Mountain page
     This link allows you to create and download gpx files

  3. Kml links
     The mountain page also has a link such as "Kml Form". This produces a .kml file rather than a .gpx file.

  4. Gpx File on Area Page
     A control form allows you to specify what will be in the gpx file. Eg: All the car campgrounds, or all the huts.

  5. Road Plans
     There is a link on every road plan page. This allows you to avoid clutter by downloading just one set of trails. The example is Windy Joe trails. If you download a radius, you might get 50 trails, but if your main interest is the Windy Joe trails, there are only 4 trails. Much better for Garmin users since you don't have to hunt thru a huge list and turn on every trail.