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via de la Plata GPS track file 2013-10-28

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newfydog

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Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona-Santiago, Le Puy- Santiago, Prague- LePuy, Menton- Toulouse, Menton- Rome, Canterbury- Lausanne, Chemin Stevenson, Voie de Vezelay
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newfydog

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Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona-Santiago, Le Puy- Santiago, Prague- LePuy, Menton- Toulouse, Menton- Rome, Canterbury- Lausanne, Chemin Stevenson, Voie de Vezelay
#3
I am starting vdlp tomorrow and downloaded this but hundreds of numbers came up on my iPhone. Perhaps my meager technical skills limit me?
Sounds like you opened the file without a gps app. Try opening the file in a specific app such as motionx or even google maps
 

newfydog

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Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona-Santiago, Le Puy- Santiago, Prague- LePuy, Menton- Toulouse, Menton- Rome, Canterbury- Lausanne, Chemin Stevenson, Voie de Vezelay
#5
Ok, that file is a.gpx file, the standard gps format. It can be loaded into a handheld gps or an app such as motionx gps. Options:

1 Look and see if a .klm or. Kmz file exists. It will open in google maps. You can also convert it with http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/convert_input

2 Download motionx gps app. It will open that .gpx file nicely.

3 (BEST:) Download the app maps.me. Download the maps of your area so you have them offline. Get a .kmz file and load it into the app. You'll have the track and a detailed map everywhere, all the time
 

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hotelmedicis

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Camino(s) past & future
CF 2001 (+more)
VDLP 2013, 2018
#6
Thank you for this GPS file. I've loaded it onto OruxMaps and it looks great. I think this will help a lot. I got a map of Spain from OpenAndroMaps and loaded it onto OruxMaps and then opened the .gpx file and voilà, it looks great! Thank you!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Via de la Plata (2018)
#7
Thanks again, newfydog -- but to warn others who find this thread, that route is now out of date. I based my route on this and another gpx file I found online which were in encouraging agreement, but (as it proved) both are now wrong in 2018. Note the original post here was in 2013.

I ran the last 110km or so from Ourense to Santiago on Thursday. The first problem I hit with this route was that it crossed a new high-speed rail line; the official waymarks route around it, under a viaduct. The second problem came later on when again the official waymarks now point another way (but rather indistinctly), and this route becomes an overgrown footpath terminating in a precipitous drop to a new highway cutting! I had to crash through some woods until the bank got low enough to get down safely.

My story of doing the Camino in one day is here by the way: www.wartnaby.org/running/camino
 

JohnJocys

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Camino(s) past & future
Via de la Plata
#8
Is there an up to date GPX file for the Via de la Plata? I'm restarting the route this week from just west of A Gudina.
 


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