Note: This page describes an obsolete version of GPSBabel that may substantially differ from the current or development version.

CompeGPS data files (.wpt/.trk/.rte) (compegps)

This format can...

  • read and write waypoints

  • read and write tracks

  • read and write routes

This format has the following options: deficon, index, radius, snlen .

CompeGPS data files are those read and written by the CompeGPS™ TwoNav software (running on a Mac, a PC, or on select cell phones) as well as CompeGPS Land, and CompeGPS Air. These files are also used by the CompeGPS TwoNav Aventura and TwoNav Sportiva GPS receivers when they are in mass storage mode.

Release 6.1 of CompeGPS Land and CompeGPS Air added GPX as an import export format for waypoints, routes, and tracks. As GPX is a more heavily used format, you should probably use that for new applications.

For more information please see

deficon option

Default icon name.

This option specifies the default icon name on output.

index option

Index of route/track to write (if more than one in source).

Because this format supports only one route or track, this option may be used on output to select a single route or track from a collection of routes and tracks read from a more expressive format. If you have, say, a gpx file that contains two routes, you may use this option to write them one at a time to individual files.

gpsbabel -i gpx -f routes.gpx -o compegps,index=1 -F route1.txt -o compegps,index=2 -F route2.txt

radius option

Give points (waypoints/route points) a default radius (proximity).

This option specifies the default proximity for waypoints and route points.

snlen option

Length of generated shortnames (default 16).

This option specifies the default length for short names generated on output. The default length is 16.