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Beeline new user... google maps to GPX and import?

Lucydad

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All,

Santa brought me a Beeline for my rides, it is an interesting simple concept. I have found their iPhone app, and method to plan and set a route extremely clumsy. I think it is easier and preferable to plan a route using my laptop and Google maps, and save it. But: how to save, convert to GPX format that Beeline accepts, and import.

Any help appreciated.

thanks in advance
 
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That thing looks cool. No idea it even existed. From what little I know of exporting Google Maps to GPX, you need a third-party tool, and most of those have passed on. I am now researching this further as I like the simplicity of the Beeline device.
 
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Use google My Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/about/mymaps/
Create a map, add "directions" to get a track, then click 'Menu' then export:

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Then upload that to GPS Visualizer, and export as GPX. Cumbersome, but works.
 
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Now that Jeff mentions it, I've done what he suggested in the past, and it works. Cumbersome is a good word for it, but at least it works. I'd forgotten because it was more of a proof-of-concept when I did it before - I didn't have anything that needed a GPX file (still don't, actually).
 
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I'm interested in hearing how Beeline works for you once you give it a try. I like the form-factor and the concept, but I guess your tracks need to be perfect if you trust them with no view at all of the map.
 

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I have used this before, don't know if it still works. The old gMapToGPX was really cool, but gmap changes broke it. Now I just use gpsvisualizer.com or share.mapbbcode.org/
The last one uses Bing sat images that are sometimes a lot better than google's.
 

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Much appreciated, I plan on using the Beeline this Saturday to navigate. I will see if I can import a GPX instead of spending huge time and frustration building a route on my iPhone Beeline App.
 
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Hey LucyDad
Have you tried https://www.rever.co/ for route planning. If you buy the optional subscription you get access to all the Butler motorcycle map data and it produced GPX files that you can easily bringinto your Beeline.
BP
 

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I have been otherwise busy and no time to play with Beeline... suggestions on GPX imports much appreciated! I will update as I try to figure this gizmo out.
 
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