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Old 04-06-2011, 05:29   #1
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Visual Passage Planner to MaxSea

You created your passage planning in Visual Passage Planner v2, how do you trasfer/import the waypoints into MaxSea v12.xx? Whilst one can print the waypoints co-ordinates in Visual Passage Planner and then manually add these waypoints in MaxSea, it is a tedious job to do so. Surely there must be a better way!
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Re: Visual Passage Planner to MaxSea

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You created your passage planning in Visual Passage Planner v2, how do you trasfer/import the waypoints into MaxSea v12.xx? Whilst one can print the waypoints co-ordinates in Visual Passage Planner and then manually add these waypoints in MaxSea, it is a tedious job to do so. Surely there must be a better way!
Hi, got almost same needs. may I know what format does the Visual Planner outputs? Mine I need to convert ".route" routes files created by Kelvin Hughes ECDIS on order to import it to Maxsea..
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Hi, got almost same needs. may I know what format does the Visual Planner outputs? Mine I need to convert ".route" routes files created by Kelvin Hughes ECDIS on order to import it to Maxsea..
Visual Passage Planner v2 currently exports to; Microsoft Excel, Comma Delimited, Tab Delimited and Space Delimited files. According to the software company, a beta upgrade version of the software will be released with the next couple of months. This version will allow export to .GPX format which can then be directly imported into MaxSea.

In the interim, I created my own elaborate workaround for importing routes/waypoints from the current version of Visual Passage Planner into MaxSea;

I export VPP waypoints to a CSV file,
This is imported into Excel where I use formulas and macros to re-arrange the information,
This is then saved as a CSV and imported into a GPS file format converter,
This is then converted to a .GPX file and finally imported into MaxSea.

Although it takes a couple of minutes to do this, it works like a charm. Perhaps you should look at a similar solution.
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