Drag and Drop for WindowsAlex Mottram contributes this tidbit:
This may be elementary for some, but I just figured this out for someone in the Groundspeak forums and figured it may be worthy of mention here:
To create a very simple drag-n-drop system for GPSBabel/windows (this example takes GPX and makes a Streets & Trips CSV file):
- Create a BATCH file called GPXTOCSV.BAT in the same directory
as GPSBABEL.EXE. In that batch file, put
gpsbabel.exe -i gpx -f %1 -o s_and_t -F %1.csv
If you're using NT or XP, you can use:
gpsbabel.exe -i gpx -f %1 -o s_and_t -F "%~dpn1".csv
to avoid the destination from being named "blah.gpx.csv"
Alternately, you can create a batch file that will process multiple files:
- Create a shortcut on your desktop to GPXTOCSV.BAT
- Drag-n-Drop GPX files onto the desktop icon you just created.
- If you've used the multiple-file version above, you can multi-select with ctrl-click and drag any number of GPX files onto that icon.
for %%A in (%*) DO (
gpsbabel.exe -i gpx -f %%A -o s_and_t -F "^%%~dpnA".csv
Output will be gpx_filename.gpx.csv in the same directory as the GPX file.
Not the most elegant solution, but definitely a simple one for those scared of command lines. Heck, you only have do this ONCE and it's faster than pointing and clicking at any GUI I've ever seen. :)