North Hertfordshire Ramblers

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e-Walks How To...

How do I choose my walk?

Our collection of walks are shown in table form, initially sorted by Walk Number. 
You can click on Filter to select the available walks from a particular location.

 table1a

 The table can be sorted alphabetically by clicking in the 'Start Location & View Map' header row:

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 The table can be sorted by distance by clicking in the 'Miles' header row:

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You can view the map and track of your walk by clicking at the Start Location name of your walk within the table.

How do I print my map?

First you display the map and track by clicking on the name of the Start Location within the table.

- For Internet Explorer click on File, Print Preview, select Portrait or Landscape layout as appropriate and print your map.
- For Chrome right click on the image, select Print, select Portrait or Landscape layout as appropriate and print your map.
- For Firefox select Print from the application menu, choose the appropriate layout option and print your map.

As an alternative press the F11 key to make the map fill the screen and then press the Print Screen button. The whole image is captured and can then be printed with other image software.

How do I transfer the .gpx track from the website to my GPS?

The GPS track is stored as a .gpx file, and to transfer this file from the website to your GPS it takes 2 steps:
- Download and save the .gpx file to your computer
- Export the .GPx file from your computer to your GPS

1) Download and save the .gpx file to your computer

To download the .GPx track to your computer right click on 'Download' in the GPX Track column of the table:

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and select:

- Save Target As  in Internet Explorer
- Save Link As     in Firefox
- Save link as       in Chrome

You may find in some web browsers that the prompt to save the file is not shown with a .gpx extension and is saved as a .XML file. To fix this make sure you type .gpx after the file name and then click 'Save'. This ensures the file has a .gpx extension! 

2) Export the .gpx file to your GPS

Connect your GPS device to your computer. Run a GPS transfer programme such as easyGPS or Garmin BaseCamp (see the Links page for details):

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Click on the GPS tab, select Send to GPS and tick the box by the track to send:

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The track will be transferred to your GPS and you are now ready to use your GPS to navigate around your selected walk.

Other information

- Some times your GPS is not capable of accepting .gpx files with large number of way points. You can use programmes such as GPS TrackMaker to reduce the size of the .gpx file.
- You can view your .gpx track using Google Earth with the satellite view.

 

e-Walks Overview Map

To see all e-walks click on the map below:

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How e-Walks were created

e-walks started in January 2012

Stevenage Advertiser April 2012

Friday, December 14, 2018