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Old 18-05-2010, 10:59   #1
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Script to Convert MaxSea Routes to GPX

I had some old MaxSea routes I wanted to import to OpenCPN, so I created the attached perl script - which I thought may be useful to others.

These routes are from an old version of MaxSea, I think version 10, so the script may or may not work with other versions, or may require some tweaking. This will work only for routes pasted into a text file from the route center. I don't remember the exact export steps as this is from a vague memory, but there's a "Route Center" that brings up a spreadsheet-type view of all waypoints for a route. Make sure all columns are visible from the menu, then click in the top-left corner of the table to select all rows. There should now be a menu option to copy it to the clipboard, then finally paste it into a text file.

Then, run the enclosed script (*nix):

$ ./ <input >output.gpx

Or in windows, with perl in the path (I tried it with ActivePerl), something like this should work:

perl <input >output.gpx

(Rename file to Sorry about having to masquerade as some other random extension, and .txt had a limit of 1000 bytes. Alternatively, you can fetch it from here.

This was a quick hack written to solve a specific problem. It is completely unsupported, use at your own risk, and probably has serious bugs, etc
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Old 18-05-2010, 11:11   #2
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Thanks very much Scotty. By the way there's lots of proven maxsea tracks on this yahoo group

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Re: Script to Convert MaxSea Routes to GPX

Can the Script convert routes GPX to Maxsea ?

Because I use a routing software that only export in GPX.

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Re: Script to Convert MaxSea Routes to GPX

The most versatile conversion program I've found is GPS Utility.

GPS Utility - Download

PM me for more information.

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