Bug report #6318

"Download from GPS" stops to work after adding a new device in "GPS Device Editor"

Added by Giovanni Manghi about 11 years ago. Updated over 9 years ago.

Category:C++ Plugins
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:wontfix
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:15609


I was trying to add in "GPS Device Editor" the necessary strings to allow me download the tracks from a usb and bluetooth data loggers.

I tested first the strings in GPSBabel/Osgeo4w and they were working, then I "translated" them to be added in QGIS, example:

gpsbabel -t -i skytraq -f COM6 -o gpx -F d:/tracks/test.gpx


%babel -t -i skytraq -f "%in" -o gpx -F "%out"

and I started to be frustrated because I got just messages like

The layer d:/tracks/test.gpx?type=track is not a valid layer and can not be added to the map

I was start thinking that I was making a mistake in defining the download string, but then i noticed that the "garmin serial" device/strings, available out of the box in QGIS stopped also to work.

I tested to remove my newly created device at no avail.

I then removed qgis, cleaned the registry and re-installed QGIS, and now the "garmin serial" device works again. If I add again a new device everything stops to work again.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 11 years ago

see also #6058

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 10 years ago

  • Priority changed from High to Normal

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 9 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

I believe that the GPS tools is an unmaintained piece of QGIS, moreover now basically any GPS unit saves data directly as GPX files, does this can be closed.

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