This format can...
read and write waypoints
The Holux gm-100 (e-fox) gps receiver uses standard compact flash cards. File formats were provided by Holux-Taiwan holux.com to the author. The code was tested against version 2.27E1; other versions and receivers may work but have not been explictly tested. Anyone with information on other Holux receivers is encouraged to contact email@example.com.
When copying the .wpo file to a flash card, the file must
tempwprt.wpo as the
receiver will ignore all other files.
Comparing the waypoints of a .wpo files against other formats like .gpx you may notice a small difference in the latitude and longitude values. The reason is the low resolution of the coordinates in the wpo file format. In a .wpo file the reolution is 1/10"; in gpx for example it is 1/100". A a practical matter, this loss is only about 1.7 meters (5 feet).
The generated waypoint failes can also be used by MapShow version 1.14. This program is free of charge from the Holux web site.
This format was contributed by Jochen Becker.