Export Tracks Command

The Export Tracks command allows you to share the tracks in the Track List with users of other GPS and mapping software.

To export all of the tracks in the file, do the following:

  1. View the Track List
  2. Then, do one of the following:

To export only the selected tracks, do the following:

  1. Select one or more tracks.
  2. Right-click on the selected tracks and click Export Tracks.

The Export Tracks dialog will appear.
Export Tracks dialog

Select the type of file to export in the Save as Type list.
Export Tracks dialog menu

Maptech Track File (.txf)

Export Tracks to Maptech dialog

Maptech's Terrain Navigator stores tracks in .txf files. See also Exporting Maptech Waypoints and Exporting Maptech Routes.

Polyline Shapefile (.shp)

Export Tracks to Polyline Shapefile dialog

ExpertGPS will export the tracks to a polyline (linear) shapefile. The coordinate format in ExpertGPS is used to project the data. If the coordinate format is UTM, all data will be projected to the UTM zone containing the Active Point. ExpertGPS creates a database file (.dbf) containing track attributes.

Polyline Shapefile Attributes:

  • Label
  • Notes (Description)
  • Type

Polygon Shapefile (.shp)

Export Tracks to Polygon Shapefile dialog

ExpertGPS will export the tracks to a polygon (filled) shapefile. The coordinate format in ExpertGPS is used to project the data. If the coordinate format is UTM, all data will be projected to the UTM zone containing the Active Point. ExpertGPS creates a database file (.dbf) containing track attributes.

Polygon Shapefile Attributes:

  • Label
  • Notes (Description)
  • Type


ExpertGPS is GPS mapping software designed to work seamlessly with your Garmin, Magellan, Eagle, or Lowrance GPS receiver. ExpertGPS makes it easy to view waypoints and GPS tracklogs over USGS topo maps, aerial photos, and color orthophotos. ExpertGPS Pro can send GPS data to and from ArcView GIS and AutoCAD DXF and dozens of other standard file formats.


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