Originally Posted by sinbad7
route/track facility in the Route
Manager only allows .GPX and not .KML files.
Testing the copy/paste route
facility,I was unable to paste the file to any directory?
If the copy/paste ONLY works in conjunction with qtVlm,I would ask that it also be possible to ANY directory so the optimized route files can be directly copied to the Android phone
Tore, it seems a bit of an explanation of what Copy/Paste is is called for here.
Do not mix copy/paste with saving or importing files. It is two different mechanisms.
There is no
change in this release to the import/export functions of the route manager.
What is added is the ability to copy route/track/wpt to your computers
paste buffer (sometimes called the clipboard). The paste buffer is an internal memory managed by your operating system and shared between all applications running on the same computer.
So what happens when you select "Copy" is the KML format for what nav objects you had selected gets put into this memory area. It can then be accessed for "Paste" by all running applications, be it Google Earth
, QtVlm, Microsoft Office or any other. Some apps, like Earth and QtVlm, will understand the KML format and convert it to the correct objects in their representation. Others will just see a text. It depends on which app you chose to Paste to.
You cannot "paste into a directory", that's technically a contradiction in terms. You can only paste into a running application.
If you want to store a text file with KML format you can Paste into any running text file editor. Open your favourite text file editor, open a new empty file window, and then paste into that. Now you can save the result as a KML file.
So for your needs, you can use copy/paste as a data exchange mechanism between running applications on the same computer, but you cannot use copy/paste for data exchange between your computer and another system (such as your phone). For data exchange with another system you still need to transfer a physical file, like before.