Well done for finding a work-around. The last time that maps wouldn't install tot he computer using Express - that is exactly what I did. Plugged int he 590 and Express then allowed it. It sounds like they may have re-introduced the same fault.
rbentnail wrote: ↑02 Apr 2022 10:58
- there has been some talk about the behavior or imported routes when deleted from the XT. I verified that putting routes on the SD instead of internal memory keeps the routes on the card when the route is later deleted. The route can be re-imported as many times as you'd like without transferring from BaseCamp ever again.
That is correct. When transferring routes from BAsecamp to Internal memory, the routes get stored in a file called temp.gpx. When you import the files they get copied from temp.gpx into the XT's 'working' memory. Wherever that is. Possibly in the system section of Internal Storage.
If you later transfer other routes (and the USB cable has been diconnected in the meantime), whereas the 590/595 would append the newly transferred routes to the temp.gpx, the XT deletes the old temp.gpx and creates a brand new one. So earlier transferred routes cannot be imported again.
THis problem doesn't arise if you manually put files into the Internal Storage GPX folder. eg:
* Use Basecamp to create a gpx file and put that into the GPX folder of internal storage
* Transfer from Basecamp to SD card
* Use the Share facility on the XT and some earlier models
* Send a gpx file by phone
* Place any gpx file in Internal Storage/GPX folder
None of these methods use the temp.gpx file
Doing any of the above may introduce other issues - which is OK if you know what they are and how to deal with them.
Normally, when you transfer routes to the Zumos using Basecamp, the route's gpx files are read. Any genuine Waypoints that have been used within the route are are automatically transferred and imported 'Favourites' in the XT (or 'Saved' locations if you have USA language selected). This does not happen when you transfer routes to the SD card. They have to be imported manually
However, a significant issue with the XT is if you do not already have a Favourite / Saved location in internal Storage, then when you select:
'Where To -> Favourites' (or Where To -> Saved), the XT reports 'No Data Available'.
But it may be lying. It means that it cannot find any, and that is because it hasn't looked properly.
It seems that it only looks properly if it already knows about at least one Favourite/Saved.
If this happens when you are away from a computer, then the solution is easy. View the Map and tap on it. Tap again to get a blue flag and save that point. That puts a Favourite / Saved location into Internal Storage. You will allow you to see that single favourite and it gives access to the spanner, which allows you to Import the remaining favourites.
Normally when transferring routes that contain Waypoints to internal storage, this problem never arises. That is because any Waypoints that are used in the route are automatically picked up and imported into Favourites without you having to do anything. So that means that you always have a favourite/saved location in internal storage.
Summary - Beware:
Waypoints that are not part of a route - they have to be imported manually.
Waypoints in routes that are stored on the SD card - they have to be imported manually.
Waypoints that are transferred and imported automatically as part of a route - they may not be available to re-import.
And if there isn't a favourite already stored in Internal Storage, then you cannot get to the menu to import them. Gotcha !!
You can try this for your self.
This is worth doing just so that you can see what it looks like. If this catches you out on a ride and all of your saved favourites have disappeared.... Well I don't want to be around to see the colour of the air.
Got to Where To - > Favourites -> Spanner -> Import.
Just check that there are Waypoints listed to import. Cancel that.
Select Delete, select all, and delete them all.
Now go to Spanner-> Import
It will still find the list of Waypoint wiaitng to be imported. They are still there.
Back out of that and go to the main menu.
Now Where To->Favourites. All gone. No data available.
Go to the map and tap on it a couple of times to get a blue flag. Save it to create a waypoint.
Now go to Where To ->Favourites . The list comes back and they are all available to import.
I used to recomment always saving to Internal Storage from Basecamp. But with the temp.gpx 'feature' it is not such a good idea. (Yes I have reported it, explained it and the issue has been reproduced and acknowledged).
Now I will either use the SD card or more likely, make sure that everything that I want on the XT issent to internal storage in one complete operation - thereby ensuring that the temp.gpx file has averything that I want saved in it, ready to import again, should I need it.