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Old 03-07-2011, 00:14   #1
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How to Convert "*.route" Route File into ".*wpt" File To Be Used in Maxsea V.10

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I am a second mate onboard an ocean-going tanker. I have installed a Maxsea V.10.1.3.2 in my laptop and used a Globalsat Bu-353 USB GPS. Everything somehow works fine and working now (through the help of this thread !!). We do have Kelvin Hughes Manta Digital ECDIS onboard, sailing paperless and I am in charge of the passage planning. Now I am interested to copy all my routes stored in the ECDIS and input it in Maxsea so I can have a nice little "ECDIS" in the comfort of my cabin when I'm off duty. The file extension created by KH were ".route" and I understand Maxsea will be able to open the route file in .wpt format.
Is there any software to convert this? I know I can type in through route window but it would be nice to just import them all in one zip as I have a huge database of routes all around the major shipping routes in the world stored in the bridge.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-07-2011, 01:03   #2
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Re: How to convert "*.route" route file into ".*wpt" file to be used in Maxsea V.10

Have you tried GPSbabel, its a free download, its able to convert most route and waypoint files
Can think of better things to do at sea off duty than passage planning
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Re: How to convert "*.route" route file into ".*wpt" file to be used in Maxsea V.10

Yep, gonna try that one..
No..its just that I wanted to have some overveiw of "where we are right now?" from time to time, especially when approaching a port, so I dont have to run ap to the bridge and check.
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gues im out of luck..this software wont convert my Kelvinhughes routes into maxsea route format..
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Re: How to convert "*.route" route file into ".*wpt" file to be used in Maxsea V.10

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gues im out of luck..this software wont convert my Kelvinhughes routes into maxsea route format..
The answer may be in the response to your message in this thread;
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Have you tried asking KH directly, never know, they may be willing to help
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Re: How to Convert "*.route" Route File into ".*wpt" File To Be Used in Maxsea V.10

emailed them today..still awaitng for reply. Would like to upload my collection of routes..its a worldwide database usually for large tankers...I also have a collection of routes created by my previous ship's ECDIS (Raytheon Pathfinder) in .txt format..would like to upload it too...someone might be interested..
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