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eTrex30x: route colour and routepoint icons

 
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DanCarron
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:43 pm    Post subject: eTrex30x: route colour and routepoint icons Reply with quote

Does anyone know of a way of changing the display colour for routes on the eTrex10,20,30 series? I know you can change track colours, but there isn't an obvious way to change route colour. The topographix GPS Style Schema documentation http://www.topografix.com/GPX/gpx_style/0/2/ has an extension which defines line color and type but it is seemingly ignored by the eTrex.

I have a related question on how routepoints are displayed on the 30x. Having eventually managed to get rid of the dreaded blue pins which clutter-up the screen and replaced them with a custom icon, the display is much improved, but I'd still like to be able to change the icon for individual routepoints. I know you can do this for Waypoints, but it seems strange that there isn't an option to do it for routepoints (as they use the same gpx schema complextype as waypoints do).

I mainly use a Windows10 PC with MemoryMap software, but have also tried using Basecamp and manually editing the gpx files, all to no avail.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The magenta line is almost universal on Garmin devices, and AFAIK there is no way to change that.

You can change the icon for waypoints in a route, as you've discovered if you've got rid of the blue pin, but that's it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I'm using Memory Map to plot where to walk, I draw a Track (not a route) to send to the Garmin.
Then I don't have to worry about waypoints cluttering up the Garmin screen.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately a track doesn't provide the info I need, so I always use routes, I suspect the OP prefers routes too.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would give GPSU a try. www.gpsu.co.uk
I have had success with it in changing Waypoint icons before loading a route to garmins.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for your replies and I agree with the verifier's comments about the use of tracks - they don't do it for me either. It would seem that I'll have to live with it as it is and look forward to Garmin providing some sensible software update in the future (unlikely I know, but you can live in hope). I find the inconsistencies between Basecamp and the hand-held GPSr paradigms baffling (eg the way you name Custom icons).
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