GPS tracklog Highland high way?
Geo- for grown-ups
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages    Log inLog in 
  GamesGames   


Bookmark this site!
GPS tracklog Highland high way?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> SMC contour maps
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
thira en candor
Member


Joined: 17 Jan 2007
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:14 pm    Post subject: GPS tracklog Highland high way? Reply with quote

We are making plans to walk the Highland high way from Fort William to Drymen (Yes, backwards;-) in may 2007.

We bought ourselves the necessary ordnance survey maps and "The Highland Highway" by Heather Connon & Paul Roper.

With the descriptions in that book however, it will be very hard to find the route in opposite direction.

So we are looking for a GPS tracklog of this Route. Who can help us please?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Scotsbob
Founder member


Joined: 27 Sep 2005
Posts: 594
Location: Hamilton, Scotland

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't have a tracklog but using the West Highland Way caches as markers as well as your maps should help as the Way is fairly well marked and there is likely to be others on it should make it pretty easy even if you are doing it in reverse (as I have done)

link to caches
http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=553564e3-4e7d-486f-bb64-5141523e710b
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
HighlandNick
Founder member


Joined: 30 Aug 2005
Posts: 635
Location: Highlands, Scotland

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What happens if you "draw" this track using Memory-Map for instance, save it as a .gpx file, email it and then transfer it to the GPS?

I suppose this would work reasonably well s long as the track is drawn with a degree of accuracy?

Is there a limit to the number of waypoints that make up a track? If so, this would be a limitation on a long route like the WHW?

Any other GeoXers wish to comment??
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Wildlifewriter
Founder member


Joined: 04 Aug 2005
Posts: 948
Location: Norn Iron

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps this is what you're looking for...

http://hike4life.com/Expedition1.htm

(Downloads are at the bottom of the page.)


Hth,


-Wlw
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Haggis Hunter
Founder member


Joined: 29 Aug 2005
Posts: 2487
Location: The building site formally known as Edinburgh!

PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thira en candor wrote:
We are making plans to walk the Highland high way from Fort William to Drymen (Yes, backwards;-) in may 2007.


Funnyily enough that is when I am doing my sponsored walk. When in May are you doing it, if it's at the same time, I will have a white T-Shirt on with a large red logo. I will also look extremely F*****

Wildlifewriter wrote:
Perhaps this is what you're looking for...

http://hike4life.com/Expedition1.htm

(Downloads are at the bottom of the page.)


Hth,


-Wlw


I wish I knew about this yesterday I have just made a tracklog, so that I can then upload to make a route for caches on GC.com. It took me ages Laughing
_________________
Let me know if I say anything that offends you
I might want to offend you again later Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Haggis Hunter
Founder member


Joined: 29 Aug 2005
Posts: 2487
Location: The building site formally known as Edinburgh!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using the file from Google Earth, I have made a route for the West Highland Way. It can be viewed here.

Unlike cache pages it displays differently for the cache owner, so I could do with someone to check it out and let me know if it turns up the correct details?

Don't worry about the mileage that it says, you have to reduce the points on a route so it flies like a crow at parts, thus reducing the route. So it isn't exact.
_________________
Let me know if I say anything that offends you
I might want to offend you again later Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Scotsbob
Founder member


Joined: 27 Sep 2005
Posts: 594
Location: Hamilton, Scotland

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good work Dave.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Haggis Hunter
Founder member


Joined: 29 Aug 2005
Posts: 2487
Location: The building site formally known as Edinburgh!

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I have had a go, I now like this toy. I have just made another for the Union Canal

I have now found out how to also do it using MM, which appears to be a bit better? So I have re-done The West Highland Way.
_________________
Let me know if I say anything that offends you
I might want to offend you again later Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RonnieH
Member


Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Posts: 37
Location: Balloch, Loch Lomond.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haggis Hunter wrote:
Using the file from Google Earth, I have made a route for the West Highland Way. It can be viewed here.

Unlike cache pages it displays differently for the cache owner, so I could do with someone to check it out and let me know if it turns up the correct details?

Don't worry about the mileage that it says, you have to reduce the points on a route so it flies like a crow at parts, thus reducing the route. So it isn't exact.


I didn't manage to view the route as it's for premimum members only.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Haggis Hunter
Founder member


Joined: 29 Aug 2005
Posts: 2487
Location: The building site formally known as Edinburgh!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The route you have quoted has been deleted. My other log above has the new route.

I didn't realise that only Premium Members could view the routes. I thought it would have been the same as bookmarks lists you can view it but nothing else.

I suppose once you think about it, the main thing about the route is getting a PQ along it, to get a PQ you have to be a Premium Member. So the routes aren't much use to standard members!!
_________________
Let me know if I say anything that offends you
I might want to offend you again later Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
thira en candor
Member


Joined: 17 Jan 2007
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi guys.

Everybody is talking about the Westhighland way, but i'am looking for the HIGHLAND highway, this is the version that goes over the hils and over some munro's.
i did the WHW two time's and thats enough i think.

latrrr

Peet
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Haggis Hunter
Founder member


Joined: 29 Aug 2005
Posts: 2487
Location: The building site formally known as Edinburgh!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thira en candor wrote:
Hi guys.

Everybody is talking about the Westhighland way, but i'am looking for the HIGHLAND highway, this is the version that goes over the hils and over some munro's.
i did the WHW two time's and thats enough i think.

latrrr

Peet

I never realised this existed, if you can get a link to the recognised route I will try and make a tracklog up for you. Will a gpx file be sufficient or would you prefer MM?
_________________
Let me know if I say anything that offends you
I might want to offend you again later Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
thira en candor
Member


Joined: 17 Jan 2007
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I never realised this existed, if you can get a link to the recognised route I will try and make a tracklog up for you. Will a gpx file be sufficient or would you prefer MM?



I let you now as soon as possible.
If i find a proper link.
GPX will perfect.

latrr

Peet.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message

Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> SMC contour maps All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Create your own free forum now!
Terms of Service Purchase Ad Removal Forum Archive Report Abuse