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  1. #1
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    GPX files, Ride, Trail and Map Digital Resources

    I got the Garmin 810 for Christmas and now I'm on the search for good digital trail, ride and map resources. I discovered how bad the search function is on Garmin Connect, so I'm looking for more places to find GPX files of rides/trails.

    Nate, how about a sticky with all of this stuff in one spot?


    Trail and Ride GPX Files
    Garmin Connect

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    tried something similar a few years ago and I couldn't get a mod to sticky it. If you want to try again, you should also have a section for standalone programs, Windows, Mac, and Linux, also.

    I wrote a blog post on my site quite some time ago covering online services and back then, I found well over a dozen different ones. There are more now. It's nearly impossible to keep track of them all because new ones pop up all the time.

    My contributions. Not all-inclusive.

    Paper Maps Custom Printed:
    Custom Topographic Maps and Aerial Maps for the USA & Canada

    Free Digital Maps for Garmin:
    Free worldwide Garmin maps from OpenStreetMap

    File Sharing/GPX Data Upload Sites:
    EveryTrail - Travel Community, iPhone Guides for Sightseeing, Hiking, Walking Tours and more
    GPSies | GPS, Tracks, Strecken, Touren, Konverter
    Bike Maps, Cycling Workout, Biking Routes | MapMyRide
    Training log for running, cycling, swimming, skating, triathlon
    GPS Map Apps & Resources for Outdoor Enthusiasts | Trimble Outdoors

    Online File Manipulation/Conversion/Visualization Tools:
    Konvertieren | GPSies
    Gmap4 = Free Online Topo Maps + Google Maps + More
    GPS Visualizer

    Standalone File Manipulation/Conversion/Visualization Tools:
    GPSBabel: convert, upload, download data from GPS and Map programs
    GPS Utility - Home | GPS Mapping Software for Windows

    GIS Software:
    Welcome to the QGIS project!
    MapWindow Open Source GIS - Home Page

    Training Data Analysis:
    Workout Log & Training Plans for Cycling, Running, Triathlon | TrainingPeaks


    Misc GPS Utilities:
    GNSS Planning Online

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    Re: GPX files, Ride, Trail and Map Digital Resources

    That's a great list of resources, thanks for posting.

    I recently got a garmin 200 and have been using Basecamp to create my gpx files. After doing that you can use one of the conversion sites already posted to make the file compatible with garmin connect. You can then convert it to a course to use on your device. Works really we'll, but is time consuming.

    I have found that basecamp with a few free topo maps from online provides quite a bit of trail info to create your course ride.

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    I just posted on the general forum but guess I should have put it here. I'm wondering if there is a way to upload gpx files to the trail review section of mtbr. Would be nice when looking up a trail on here to be able to download a gpx file as well.

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    Maybe suggest that in the support section? Lol

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    8,610 is a great place for trail gpx files. It's a pay site, I think 30 or 40 bucks, but considering 1 book of MTB trail info for 1 location will cost you 15 bucks, its a pretty good deal for thousands of trails all over the country.

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