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  • #31
    I have GPS software on my PC that uses Google Earth to place the track on a "map" . It has been unaffected, so would using Google Earth be an alternative?

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    • #32
      There are alternatives if this does not get fixed. Dashware seems the most obvious.

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      • #33
        Unfortunately, things like Bing, Google Maps and Google Earth are not free to use for large corporations: we pay for google maps page loads. So that has to be balanced with user experience when we decide what technologies are available. We used to support switching to Bing maps, but stopped for business reasons. We've identified the issue with our current use of Google Maps and it is also business related rather than technical. The good news is, the business folks should be able to get this fixed without us needing to release a new version of VirbEdit. One day we'll all wake up and it will just start working again.

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        • #34
          I'm sorry but that sounds a little flippant!! For me and many other users of Virbedit the primary functionality required is the ability to synchronise GPS data with a video clip....and to do that you need to be able to see the track on a map. For the many people waiting to complete a video project a forecast of "one day it will just start working" is of no help. Personally I am not going to keep loading the software on the basis it may work. I need a realistic projection of timescales for a fix and a known method of being informed...…….a flag on load up of the software and/or notification here. From what you have said above it appears the API key exists within the software but the bill has not been paid and/or agreed to enable it to be registered. This situation does little for the reputation or commercial interests of Garmin given there are a number of alternative methods to overlay GPS from any source onto any video clip.

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          • #35
            +1 on what surfer said. You've torpedoed your USP, and the only real reason to buy garmin over gopro.
            I just bought a virb on the basis of g-metrix (and having several other garmin devices). Currently seems I can't do anything with GPS data other than derived stuff like speed. Kinda suggest it needs fixing post-haste, whether through google, allowing access to other mechanisms - if it's 'someday', then it's gonna get returned and swapped.
            I also fail to understand why google is required to process *anything* with gps data - a map, sure ok, but plotting a breadcrumb trail, laps etc., why?!
            Last edited by Idontwantabloodydisplayname; 08-10-2018, 02:43 PM.

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            • #36
              For those of you waiting to finish a project I just downloaded Dashware...its free, easy and it works.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Surfer View Post
                For those of you waiting to finish a project I just downloaded Dashware...its free, easy and it works.
                I couldn't get Dashware to incorporate a FIT file. It seemed to be a known bug. Did you get that to work?

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by diana.hellman View Post

                  I couldn't get Dashware to incorporate a FIT file. It seemed to be a known bug. Did you get that to work?
                  I had the same issue with Dashware. TCX file was the solution.

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                  • #39
                    I uploaded a .gpx file which it auto converts to .csv. It will not accept gps files in binary format ( e.g. FIT). Suggest you use a facility to convert your FIT file to .csv.....e.g. http://garmin.kiesewetter.nl/

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                    • #40
                      Well at least I am not alone. Tried virbedit with fit files from my edge 1000 and vector 3's and sure enough, Map error referring to java script. I assume this is the old Google licence issue raising it's head. When I bough the Tacx trainer 4 software I came across this and had to buy an annual google licence for the mapping to work. Why don't Garmin follow this lead and then we can all start using it and stop being frustrated..!!!

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Surfer View Post
                        I uploaded a .gpx file which it auto converts to .csv. It will not accept gps files in binary format ( e.g. FIT). Suggest you use a facility to convert your FIT file to .csv.....e.g. http://garmin.kiesewetter.nl/
                        Hmm.. does this mean that it only takes 'standard' gps data - i.e. won't display the acceleration and suchlike, or does it cover the whole gamut of info that the ultra 30 can / does record?

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                        • #42
                          12 days so far and still only the "we are looking at it" response. I have also raised a ticket on Garmin, no response. This really is incredibly poor from Garmin. Ever since they discontinued the Forerunner 305 (surely the best running watch ever) their products have appeared to be characterised by too-early launches, too many products and not enough support. I am off to try this Dashware.

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                          • #43
                            if you convert a file from one format to another it does not affect the content of the file...just the way it is packaged. To be honest I am now perfectly happy with Dashware so unlikely to go back to using Virb Edit.

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                            • #44
                              Sooooooooooo. Do we need to set up a GoFundMe account for Garmin to help them pay their licensing fees? *blink blink*

                              /snark

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                              • #45
                                not as pretty as before, but seems to be resolved...

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