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What is a GDB file?

A GDB file is a standard for exchanging waypoint, routes and tracks.

The "GPS Database" format is used by default in MapSource™ software since release 6.0 of that product. By default GPSBabel creates gdb files of version 2. Version 2 is used in Mapsource 6.3 and 6.5.

Garmin GPS database is an undocumented file format. The basic info for this module came from the existing MapSource conversion code.

Because gdb internally creates a route AND a waypoint list, you have to drop all waypoints and transform the route into waypoints in order to get a well ordered html output. We suggest these steps for all waypoint-only formats as html.

Use the freeware GPSBabel to convert GDB files to any other GPS related file format.

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Last update: 2010-06-08 05:23
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