Clicky

martinCowie
I have some 20megs of KML files that I downloaded from my QSTARZ BT-Q1300S GPS tracker. The tracker no longer holds the GPS data.

When the KMLs are converted into GPXs in readiness for HoudahGeo, they won't load and get the error message "No tracks carry time information. Such tracks don't help deocoding.".

Hmmm. It seems that any GPX converted to KML and back to GPX suffers the same fate.

However, as the KML file still carries the vital time & location information required for geocoding, is there any way I can convert a KML into a GPX suitable for HoudahGeo? Even an XSL translation would do.

Martin.

0 0
houdah
Hi!

Unfortunately the conversion to KML is not lossless. There is no standard way of storing timestamps in KML. When present, they are usually stored in free-form HTML. There is no way to reliably extract timestamps. That is why you end up with a GPX file which lacks time information.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
0 0
martinCowie
Thanks for such a quick reply Pierre.

Given that HoudahGPS is the producer and consumer of the HTML datestamps, perhaps future versions could take a stab at parsing them when reading KML files?

M.

0 0
houdah
Hi!

HoudahGPS is only a front-end to GPSBabel. One could indeed hope for future versions of GPSBabel to be able to read timestamps from KML it has created. Of course, that would not help with KML from other sources.

Best,
Pierre Bernard
Houdah Software s.à r.l.

Houdah Software s. à r. l.
https://www.houdah.com

HoudahGeo: One-stop photo geocoding
HoudahSpot: Advanced file search utility
Tembo: Easy and effective file search
0 0