Can the Swiss hiking routes be exported as PDX?

Can the Swiss hiking routes be exported as PDX?

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Mujing
Mujing
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Jan 13, 2018 - 4:20 AM

One my MacBook, when I got a hiking trail of my interest, with a click on the button of Route the system showed me the route on a Google map. I would like to export the route as a file of PDX format then I could import to Google Maps or Motion X on my iPhone. Anyone there knows how to do it? TH/X

Arno
Arno
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Jan 13, 2018 - 7:20 AM

Welcome to MySwissAlps Mujing!

All our hikes at www.myswissalps.com/hi king are based on kml files, but we don't have a direct link to those files on our pages. There might be software which can extract it from the page, but I am not familiar with that.

Here's an example:

myswissalps-doc.r.worldssl.net/doc s/default-source/trail-coordinate-files/bettmerhorn-marjelensee-fiescheralp.kml?sfvrsn=6

(this link will only work until the next map update though).

Is there a specific one you're interested in?

Last modified on Jan 13, 2018 - 7:20 AM by Arno
Mujing
Mujing
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Jan 13, 2018 - 2:06 PM in reply to Arno

Arno,

Thanks for your reply.

I plan to hike two trails:

Railway discovery trail from Kandersteg to Frutigen

and

Route details of the Lötschberg southern ramp

It would be great if you could get me the KML files of these two trails.

Mujing

Arno
Arno
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Mujing
Mujing
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Jan 14, 2018 - 12:08 PM in reply to Arno

Arno,

I downloaded the two KML files and had them then converted to PDX with an online convertor:

kml2gpx.com

I successfully imported the two PDX files into my Motion X on my iPhone.

You are great. Thanks a lot.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
4559 posts
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Jan 14, 2018 - 2:29 PM in reply to Mujing

Hi Mujing -

www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/bls-sudrampe-trail

SwissTopo has an app for smartphones.

shop.swisstopo.admin.c h/en/

It might be an effective substitute or supplement for the work for conversion. Selections can be saved for offline use, but I believe that there is a modest fee for that capability.

Check out the options on this page, including the tab for online data.

Slowpoke

Mujing
Mujing
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Jan 14, 2018 - 5:06 PM

Slowpoke,

Thanks for sharing the picture of the trail from Hohtenn to Lalden. I will definitely check the swisstopo link up.

Mujing

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