- Select Input File (il Drag’n'Drop works) - Select output file format (KML and KMZ are supported). KMZ is useful to pack large files and is possible to include Images overlay into a single file.
It’s possible to select (or Drag’n’Drop) many files. The program will automatically convert all the files.
Enabling checksum control can filter out NMEA strings with errors.
Selecting “Auto open” the program will automatically open output file in Google Earth.
Output file contents Folder – Name of he main folder into KML file Summary – Write a summary with some information extracted from the input file(if the information are available).
Select the objects that you want into the destination file: Points, Arrows, Track and Waypoints are available.
Click on Convert button to start the conversion.
Notes on supported formats
NMEA files NMEA files are the most common GPS receivers log files. Example: $GPGGA,225356.488,3729.9356,N,12213.2068,W,1,07,01.2,1.6,M,-31.1,M,,*5B $GPGLL,3729.9356,N,12213.2068,W,225356.488,A,A*43 $GPGSA,A,3,01,03,11,14,19,22,25,,,,,,2.4,1.2,2.1*3C $GPGSV,3,1,09,1,64,237,42,3,15,213,33,11,29,309,46,14,67,035,39*7D $GPGSV,3,2,09,15,15,140,,18,07,088,,19,31,248,41,22,42,070,40*7E $GPGSV,3,3,09,25,29,168,35,,,,,,,,,,,,*45 $GPRMC,225356.488,A,3729.9356,N,12213.2068,W,0.00,315.00,130406,,,A*73 $GPZDA,225356.489,13,04,2006,01,00*55 $GPVTG,315.00,T,,,0.00,N,0.00,K,A*77
GPX GPX is a very common format for GPS data, supported by many programs PLT Une of the formats supported by OziExplorer. TRK Une of the formats supported by CompeGPS. CSV CSV are simple comma separated values. Here are the supported CSV formats.
Nokia Sports Tracker Nokia Sports Tracker files have no direction information. The direction will be automatically reconstructed. Measurementes units imperial/nautical/metric are automatically converted.
total time,total time unit,real time,distance,distance unit,total distance,total distance unit,latitude,longitude,altitude,altitude unit,speed,speed unit,pace,pace unit,fix quality 00:00:23.97,”HHMMSSSS”,2008-01-08 17:37:20.84,0.01,”km”,0.05,”km”,46.032548,8.924232,329,”m”,2.8,”km/h”,21:05,”min/km”,3 00:00:25.11,”HHMMSSSS”,2008-01-08 17:37:21.98,0.00,”km”,0.05,”km”,46.032542,8.924193,322,”m”,3.0,”km/h”,19:50,”min/km”,3 00:00:26.11,”HHMMSSSS”,2008-01-08 17:37:22.98,0.00,”km”,0.06,”km”,46.032538,8.924172,318,”m”,3.2,”km/h”,18:31,”min/km”,3
CSV formats for POIs Name, Description, Latitude, Longitude oppure Longitude, Latitude, Name, Description
ASC format for POIs ASC format can be generated converting OV2 files (TomTom POI). Here is the structure (with header): Longitude, Latitude, Nome POI
Select altitude mode: Ignore(ground) will clamp the track to ground. Using another altitude options altitudes are absolute and not clamped to ground. Choose Geoidal separation accordingly to your GPS receiver. Using Altitude M.S.L. should be ok, Geoidal separation maybe needed for SiRF receivers that doesn’t respect NMEA standard
“extrude” will draw lines vertical lines representing the altitude.
Select color, width and opacity of the track.
Point description – Add information to the point (Time, Speed, Heading, HDOP etc… if available). Point Name – Add ordinal number to the point Add Timestamp – Add Time information to the points.
Icon Type – Select icon to be used. Select “Custom” to choose a custom icon file. Custom Icons – Select the custom icon files for points. If POI icon is present, this is automatically loaded Scale – Icon relative size.
Points altitude – Select altitude mode for points (see Track Options).
It’s possible to set a different color related to fix type (if fix information is present into the input file). It’s possible to define additional icons thru the file Icons.txt
It’ possible to modify the file Icons.txt to add or modify the icons for Points and Waypoints.
File is structured as following: ‘Icon Name’, ‘Icon definition’ Each row defines an icon
It’ possible to set color/opacity/scale options directly into the icon definition. You have to define icons using Google Earth format:
Opacity/color setting: “<color>ffffffff</color>”
2 bytes representing opacity value (ff = opaque, 00 = transparent) 3 couple of bytes defining RGB values in the order BLU-GREEN-RED. Scale setting “<scale>1.0</scale>” Example 1 – icon from Google maps server: <Icon><href>http://maps.google.com/mapfiles/kml/pal4/icon47.png</href> Tags Icon and href are mandatory. Es 2 – Simple icon on you HD: <Icon><href>c://icons/myicon.png</href> Es 3 – icon + settings: <Icon> <scale>0.8</scale> <color>ffffffff</color> <href>c://icons/my-icon.png</href>
Select color and width of the Arrows. Arrows direction/speed are available in input file (if available).
If those informations are not available from the input they are calculated from the points in the file.
Not applicable to some input formats (i.e. POIs).
Altitude options: Arrows have the same options as points.
Selecting 3D arrows, also the altitude will be considered. This options is suggested only if your input file a recording of a flight (in this case remember to set Points to NOT use “Ignore(ground)” in Altitude options )
Options for waypoints have the same behavior as Points options. Selecting “Generate Waypoints for events” waypoints will be generated indicating the following events: Start, Stop, Max Altitude, Min Altitude, Max Speed.
It's possible to define icons for waypoints using the file GarminSymbols.txt This file links the symbol (define by the <sym> tag in the GPX file) to the icon (the filename with path) It's possible to define an icon for each symbol. Each icon will be embedded into the file KMZ, while if a KML is generate a simple link will be used (this means that the KMZ is portable, while KML is not). The file format is very simple(Symbol Name, Icon on disk). Here is an example: Upland Game,C:\myfolder\Upland_Game.bmp Food Source,C:\myfolder\Food_Source.bmp
Important: the symbol name is case sensitive.
This option is very useful for Garmin users that have custom icons for their Waypoints and want to have them visualized in Google Earth.
If the output file format is KMZ the images will be embedded into the file (suggested).
Warning: if the input file does not contain the necessary informations to fill the graph, an empty graph is generated.
Graphs Size: set dimension in pixel of the graphs generated.
X Axis: Choose if you want the graph done with Time or Traveled Distance in X Axis of the graph.