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I'm using a Garmin Edge 705 bike GPS/computer unit, which produces .gpx files. I can use the standard software it comes with to plot on Google Maps etc, but I'd like to be able to output just a vector polyline for use in Adobe Illustrator.

Any ideas? I'm guessing .svg is going to be the best format, and I could use Inkscape or similar if that makes it any easier.


Sorry, other projects are taking up my time but I will try the suggestions out as soon as I can.

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Use QGIS - http://www.qgis.org/ First import the GPX file, then from print composer export SVG.

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GPS Babel is the tool you want. It can convert between a huge number of formats!

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I'm already using it to convert between formats, but unless I've missed it in the interface and docs, it doesn't do SVG or similar. –  e100 Jan 24 '11 at 18:21

This website is meant to be able to generate svg from a .gpx file. http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/

I have never used it though.

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Load your GPS points into Adobe Illustrator

http://www.avenza.com/mapublisher/features [MAP GPS] (at cost of purchase)

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