GPS and Navigation

2016-10-19
Garmin BaseCamp “Import File” error:
“BaseCamp encountered an unexpected error while importing”

I downloaded the KMZ file at http://tpwd.texas.gov/spdest/parkinfo/maps/gis/kmz/cleburne_sp_trails.kmz

When I attempted to load the file into Garmin BaseCamp, the Import failed with the error message, “BaseCamp encountered an unexpected error while importing”.  I tried a couple of format conversion programs, and found that http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/ was able to produce a working file.

I uploaded the non-functioning file, selected the output format “Google Earth”, which produces a KMZ output file.  I then imported that resulting file into Garmin BaseCamp successfully, and it displayed correctly, at least visually correctly.

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