Putting a track log generated on Android into a Windows environment.

#1
I have been running Ozi on a windows based GPS for a number of years and when i get home I transfer the track files to the desktop version. (Nothing new here). On my last trip my GPS failed at one point so I turned on an Android tablet and tracked that part of the trip until I fixed the GPS. When I got home all the files from the Win GPS load successfully as usual but the file from the Android system won't load into the desktop. I can see the file and can transfer it into the appropriate directory but for some reason the track won't display on the map. My only assumption is that the Android generated track file must have different properties to the windows environment. Has anybody else come across this and more importantly has anyone got a fix. Thanks in advance.
 

mauriceb

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#2
@Richard Bewicke . I transfer the .plt track logs all the time from my Android so they are compatible. So are you loading them on Win pc .. Load/loadtrackfile multitrack/select from menu , go to map. Obviously you would have try to reboot pc . Or i could test for you from a PM or right click on your .plt and open with note pad to see if data was recorded
 

sharkcaver

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#3
What app did you use on the android device for the tracklog record? If you used ozi android, and have that set to save tracklogs, then you will have a list of .plt files in the default save directory on the android device.

open ozi on the pc, select "load", then select "load track from file (multi)" highlight those tracks to import and if there is tracklog info in those files, then you should have tracklogs on your ozi pc. You can then save that as a combined file if you wish.

To confirm your .plt files have tracklog data in them, once they are copied on the pc, right click a file, open with notepad and you should have data that looks like below

OziExplorer Track Point File Version 2.0
WGS 84
Altitude is in Feet
Reserved 3
0,2,255,OziCE Track Log File,1,,,,480
0
-32.1693200, 118.8557867,1,1280.1,43430.9579471
-32.1693950, 118.8558967,0,1278.5,43430.9579936
-32.1695033, 118.8560617,0,1276.9,43430.9580630
-32.1695800, 118.8561133,0,1275.5,43430.9613380
-32.1696917, 118.8561533,0,1275.2,43430.9613731
-32.1698183, 118.8561583,0,1275.5,43430.9614073
-32.1699083, 118.8560783,0,1276.9,43430.9614421
-32.1699533, 118.8559800,0,1277.8,43430.9614654
-32.1701033, 118.8555950,0,1283.1,43430.9615350
-32.1700967, 118.8554350,0,1285.7,43430.9615580
-32.1700633, 118.8552617,0,1288.7,43430.9615811
-32.1697767, 118.8536700,0,1303.4,43430.9617547
-32.1697800, 118.8533017,0,1307.4,43430.9617893
-32.1697617, 118.8528017,0,1309.0,43430.9618359
All the above is what Maurice just said, just put another way.

I've been transfering ozi android tracks for about 2 years now since I moved from PC to tablet in the vehicle. I have had no issues getting them onto my PC.

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Ditch

Well-Known Member
#4
What format is the file you are trying to load?. Depending on the app you are using it could be in KMZ, CSV or other formats.

Ozi can only import .plt(Ozi), GPX or KML(Google Earth) formats. All others need to be converted. A program I use for that is GPSBabal. Also many converters available online.

If it is a GPX or KML try clicking on Load, then on Import GPX or KML. When loaded these can be saved in Ozi format.
 

mauriceb

Well-Known Member
#5
If you read the original post he is using an Android tablet with Oziexplorer so the file would have to be .plt. .Gpx or.Kml is only adding unnecessary confusion .
 

Ditch

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#6
If you read the original post he is using an Android tablet with Oziexplorer so the file would have to be .plt. .Gpx or.Kml is only adding unnecessary confusion .
If you read the original post he said he turned on the Android tablet, no mention of what app he was using on it.
 
#7
@Richard Bewicke . I transfer the .plt track logs all the time from my Android so they are compatible. So are you loading them on Win pc .. Load/loadtrackfile multitrack/select from menu , go to map. Obviously you would have try to reboot pc . Or i could test for you from a PM or right click on your .plt and open with note pad to see if data was recorded
What format is the file you are trying to load?. Depending on the app you are using it could be in KMZ, CSV or other formats.

Ozi can only import .plt(Ozi), GPX or KML(Google Earth) formats. All others need to be converted. A program I use for that is GPSBabal. Also many converters available online.

If it is a GPX or KML try clicking on Load, then on Import GPX or KML. When loaded these can be saved in Ozi format.

It's definitely a .plt file
 
#9
@Richard Bewicke . I transfer the .plt track logs all the time from my Android so they are compatible. So are you loading them on Win pc .. Load/loadtrackfile multitrack/select from menu , go to map. Obviously you would have try to reboot pc . Or i could test for you from a PM or right click on your .plt and open with note pad to see if data was recorded

I'd appreciate it if you could test it for me. I'm starting to wonder if there's an issue with Ozi on my desktop as I'm running out of ideas.
Thanks Richard
 

mauriceb

Well-Known Member
#10
@Richard Bewicke send file to my spam email and tell me the location of track, address is mjb16becker@gmail.com . if google /security system blocks it remove the dot from .plt. If you decide to reinstall ozi save your data and map files or you will loose them . Default location is C drive/ Oziexplorer / Maps and also Data
 

sharkcaver

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#12
Why not just right click it and open in notepad or similar like we both said, make sure there is data in the file first.

I gave you a screen shot of what it should look like.

Sometimes I wonder why I bother.

Seeing its now emailed, I'll bow out. too many cooks,
 

mauriceb

Well-Known Member
#13
@sharkcaver .Appears file was valid and may have been mixed up, an honest mistake . The tracklogs that Richard thought were the one's were only 99 meters long and default red so were hard to find again the red roads and considering it was in another state. It was not until i changed tracks to purple and enter one of log data as w/p that i could find it. You can see how small in image
richard.jpg
 
#15
Why not just right click it and open in notepad or similar like we both said, make sure there is data in the file first.

I gave you a screen shot of what it should look like.

Sometimes I wonder why I bother.

Seeing its now emailed, I'll bow out. too many cooks,
Yep did that as you suggested. Thanks anyway
 
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