Gpx files in os maps
by makey » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Until now over last few weeks any time I try to import into os maps I get file invalid and will not open.
Anyone got a solution for this.
Tried in installing app (still does it)
Tried different gpx files from a vary of walks
Tried on phone and comp
Still can’t get them to work
Any help would be great
by Mal Grey » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:35 pm
by Jordie » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:00 pm
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by Paul Webster » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:09 pm
by patbrechin » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:17 pm
by Bramble » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:38 am
I download the GPX file and instead of going straight to the os app it creates a small blue arrow at the top right of the screen. I click on the arrow and there are the walkhighlands GPX downloaded files - hoorah I thought as once I selected a download it opened my os app................but the download failed.I have logged out and reinstalled the app to no avail. I have used the os app without any problems until their September update. Now it is useless to me.
If anyone gets anywhere I would be interested to know.
by patbrechin » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:09 pm
The guy at OS maps managed to download them successfully on his own iPad which suggests this is not affecting everyone. I just can’t understand why this has suddenly happened - about 3 weeks ago - and why it no longer works.
Has anyone out there had this issue and found a solution?
by Marty_JG » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:39 pm
patbrechin wrote:When you click on Download, there is nowhere to download to. Where do these downloads go if there isn’t an app to select (other than using the View Ranger option)?
That's app dependent.
For example on my PC's Firefox Quantum browser there's a setting:
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[x] Save files to: c:\Downloads
[ ] Always ask where to save files
So one solution might to be to install a standard Browser on your phone and use that to download walk files.
You might also want to check for any download or local file storage settings for the Browser and the settings for your OS Maps app.
by patbrechin » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:10 pm
I’ve also had an exchange of emails with OS Maps who have tried really hard to find a solution and sent me the information below which I’ve tried and it works. So you have to go into Walk Highlands and download the walk on to your device. On the iPad and iPhone there is a small downward pointing arrow at the top right of the screen when you are on Safari. If you click on this you see what you have downloaded. To access the download you have to then go into the web version of OS Maps (not the App), and follow the instructions as described below. It’s a bit more cumbersome but at least will work till something’s done to enable walk GPX files to be downloaded directly from Walkhighlands to the OS Maps App.
Info from OS Maps:
To import a route on our web version
Save the route to your computer
Go to the OS Maps website, not the App, and log in. (Walkhighlands won’t allow the link to be put here)
Click on ‘Routes’ > ‘Import GPX’
Click ‘Choose file’ > select your file > click ‘Open’
Choose whether to make route private and click ‘Import route’
The route will be imported. Clicking on ‘Edit route’ will display the route and enable you to edit it. You can then save the changes.
Route will now be available from ‘Routes’ > ‘My Routes’ on the web version of OS Maps and will sync automatically to your app account (provided that you have logged into both with the same email and password)
I hope this helps and you can finally get these routes into your account.
by HeatherP78 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:47 pm
by Ettaminnie » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:38 am
This has been driving me nuts for a few months now and I’m sure I’m not alone! Thanks again.
by ochilbhoy » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:34 pm