Export Database to PC

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Export Database to PC

Postby alexpetermann » Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:42 pm


I tried to convert the track database to a csv files but I haven't really understood. I used the softares PWDBconvert.exe to do it but the help file is too difficult. I use a software in my PC called compeGPS and I need to have this file converted at least for a txt or csv file. Can you help me?

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Re: Export Database to PC

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Re: Export Database to PC

Postby JGobeil » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:31 am

Thanks Jacques fo suggesting GPS Utility to do the transfer. I was not aware of that program and it worked perfectly the first time to transfer a track from PathAway 4 (.PDB) to Garmin MapSource (.GDB). I used the demo Toronto to Barry track and transferred it to the MetroGuide Canada map.

I am presently evaluating PathAway V4 and it seems very interesting. Treo 650 and Holux GPSlim236.

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Postby emariu » Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:46 pm

How can I take my .cdb tracks and points from my wm5 PDA to desktop pc??
I use gpsbabel.....but It needs .pdb
on my ppc there is only .cdb (not .pdb) activesync say that it cannot convert my .cdb database into .pdb datebase for desktop PC
What is wrong?

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Postby Scott » Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:46 am

For Windows Mobile version you need to use the PathAway conversion utlities, PWDBConvert found in http://pathaway.com/convert.htm

You extract the databases directly from the Pocket PC. Other programs such as SoftMap and Touratech-QV have implemented this support as well.

Perhaps GPSUtility and GPSBabel will implement the Windows Mobile data conversion for PathAway.

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Postby JimP » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:31 pm

For Palm OS version, please help convert to .CSV

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Postby Scott » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:42 pm

The conversion utilities work for PalmOS as well.
Note, when you HotSync, all PathAway data files are backed up into your Palm Backup folder. (under the folder where you installed the Palm Desktop software.)

Get the files from there (Data files have a .pdb extension) to convert.

Also GPSBabel and GPSUtility both support conversion of PathAway for PalmOS.

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