Hema iPad app - imported GPX file issue

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 00:20
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G day,

I'm having some issues with using imported GPX files on my iPad with the Hema 4wd app.
I found a thread on here from 2012, and from the info in that I have been able to import GPX files from iTunes into the app.

However, when I go to the "tracks' / "Marks" screen, then go menu, load saved data and click on a file it goes back to the "tracks" / "Marks" screen and nothing happens. I.e, no marks on the map and no file name in the "tracks" / "Marks" list?

Any help would be greatly appreciated :-)

Cheers,

Mark
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Reply By: Member - Rich - Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 05:36

Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 05:36
Mark
I have been able to load GPX files I downloaded from this site OK.

It was awhile ago but believe I did the same thing as you, via itumes.

Not sure if this works but try mailing it to yourself as an attachment then open it in the IPAD, it will try and copy it to Hema maps.

Also try and load yours into say google earth, to see if it is OK

If you are happy to send me the file i will try it.

Richard
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Follow Up By: Member - Rich - Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 07:06

Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 07:06
Mark
I tried the email approach and it worked

Also tried using Dropbox which worked ok

It is difficult finding the track in lifts if you have a lot present

I deleted all of them before trying above to identify new track

If still have trouble go try google earth to verify your gpx is ok
Good luck

Richard
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Reply By: Westcoast Mark - Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 12:52

Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 12:52
Hi Richard,

Thanks for the help, I tried it this morning and it worked a treat!

For anyone else trying to do this, this is what I did. I copied the GPX files from the desktop on my computer (Mac) into an email and sent to myself. I then opened this email on my iPad. On the iPad when the file opened I got a full screen of code, which I wasn't expecting.

However touching the top of the screen, this opened a menu across the top, which had "done" on the right hand side and an icon of a square with an upward pointing arrow on the left. Touching this icon a window opened, and in that was the Hema app icon and the option to copy the file to Hema maps.

I also emailed the GPX file from my computer to my sons iPad, he uses outlook, when I went to open the file it simply asked if I wanted it copied to 4WD maps.

In both cases when I asked to open the file in Hema, my iPad went straight to the Hema app and showed the mark on the map. Happy days! :-)

Cheers,

Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Rich - Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 12:59

Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 12:59
Mark
I should of mentioned the bit you did when I recommended email, ??

Interestingly if I access it via Dropbox it goes straight to hema.

Richard
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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 14:23

Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 14:23
Take a look here The Hema Map is actually Memory Map. That page shows how to transfer from the PC but contains info on how to import to the IPAD.
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Reply By: Westcoast Mark - Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 15:45

Sunday, Jan 03, 2016 at 15:45
Thanks again Richard.

Interestingly, I tried it through dropbox and found it required as many steps as for email?
Anyway, good to know I have a couple of ways of moving files about. :-)

Cheers,

Mark
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Follow Up By: Member - Rich - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 14:01

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 14:01
Sorry Mark
I must have been imagining it but I can't do it from Dropbox as I said earlier either.

It works using the other technique used via email.

There may be away to get it to work as it is just a matter of assigning the gpx extension to the app like you can do on a pc or a Mac.

You should persevere with using doing it via iTunes as mentioned above as it does work this way but for a quick one off the email is a lot less stuffing around than battling with iTunes

As you probably know in the Hema app as it is really memory map as mentioned above you can email your gpx files from the app as well.

Have fun and a great new year

Richard
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Reply By: Member - Rich - Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 16:26

Wednesday, Jan 06, 2016 at 16:26
Hopefully not imagining it again


But when you see the gpx file in the mail hold your finger on it for awhile instead of tapping it

That way a selection of apps to use pop up and hema should be one of them

It worked for email this time

Hope it works for you

Richard
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