GPS Map Files

GOBA GPS Map Files

Car Camper Entrance Gate Coordinates – TBA

Week-long Parking Entrance Gate Coordinates – TBA

Garmin (GPX) and Google Earth (KML) versions of the route map files will become available the week before GOBA. Disregard the download and use information below until the waypoint files become available.

If you are having issues with downloading the files, contact the Communications Director at n8suz@yahoo.com. Please do not contact the GOBA office directly. They do not know anything about how the files are generated.

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.

Again for the coming GOBA, downloadable GPS Rider Maps will be made available to all registrants. A few days before GOBA starts in June (tentative date: June 14), the rider map GPS waypoints will be available for download in Garmin (.GPX) format and .KML format for use in Google Maps or Google Earth.

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 June Newsletter will contain more details. Links & tutorials will be on goba.com & gobahams.org. 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.