GPS Map Files

GOBA GPS Map Files

Please read and follow all download and installation instructions below before asking for assistance.  They help resolve many common problems people have had using these files in the past.

If you are having issues with downloading the files, contact the Communications Director at Please do not contact the GOBA office directly. They do not know anything about how the files are generated.

The minimal waypoint files for older GPS units are now ready.

If you are downloading the Garmin files to upload using BaseCamp and are getting this error – “GPX.webloc” is not a valid GPX file and could not be opened” make sure your browser is not adding the .webloc extension to your filename. When you right click and pick save, the .gpx should be the last thing in the filename. Then in the Filetype bar underneath, make sure the type is “all files” or shows *.* If the .gpx extension is not associated with a program on your computer, the browser/computer makes a best guess from the file contents and wants to add a different extension to the filename in the filetype bar.

For the GPX files, if you do not have a program associated with GPX files on your computer, you have to download the file by right clicking on the file name, then click “save”. You will then need to upload it to your GPS using your GPS interface software or other mapping program.

We have the Garmin files in a short form for older GPS units and a longer form for newer GPS units or other mapping programs. We will have the files available in several different formats depending on what application you are using to read the files or if you plan to upload them to a GPS.

The Communications Director Jeff Slattery, N8SUZ will also have a flash drive containing the map files available in the starting town in case you are having trouble with downloading these files.

Due to unforeseen detours during GOBA-week, you should check daily for routing changes.

Garmin (.GPX) Google Earth/Maps (.KML)
Weekly .GPX Weekly .kml
Sunday .GPX Sunday .kml
Monday Bellevue Optional Loop.GPX Monday Bellevue Loop .kml
Tuesday .GPX Tuesday .kml
Wednesday .GPX Wednesday route .kml
Thursday AM Short Loop .GPX Thursday AM Short Loop .kml
Thursday PM Century Loop .GPX Thursday PM Century Loop.kml
Friday .GPX Friday .kml
Saturday .GPX Saturday .kml