You could try uploading your gpx file to here: http://maps.the-hug.net/
or here: http://openmaps.the-hug.net/ and see if they load.
And do tell me if they do/dont as I'd be interested.
(Assuming it's the UK)
Yeah, I realised after I parsed your username that it might not be UK. Oh well.
Sorry. I haven't used GE much to hit the limits.
i see you can save onto an SD card which is what i assume you did. perhaps you didn't save everything to card but to the unit? you'd have to wade through the manual to find out wher it saves by default. i would suggest it always saves to the unit by default or gives you a choice - save something and see wheer it goes..
if the track just stopped then you hit the trackpoint limit (you can, or used to be able to, set the track to either stop or to overwrite from the start)
if you can save to an SD card then the unit's limits are less problematical - albeit that's of little use to you now. save to the SD card and clear the track and everything out. twice a day seems reasonable.
the save frequency depends upon terrain and why you are saving it. in terrain that involves twists and turns in the track then a frequent saving is better. where you'e straight lining or it's bleedin' obvious then a less frequent is ok. think about what would happen if you use the unit to trackback (one of its great features so use it) - would you be able to follow the trackback accurately in fog/the dark e.g. 100m not too handy if you need to pay attention where you're going.
i think you've discovered some of the joys of learning to use a gps properly. once you get the hang of the beastie it becomes much more enjoyable.
Have you looked at the GPX file to see what period of time it covers? You can probably change the data log rate to make it log positions less frequently, but over a longer period.
Page 24 of the Dakota User Manual discusses changing track logging rate. Sadly, I can't see any mention of maximum number of points.
So, the question is; is the limitation caused by the Garmin data logging, or by Google's display. My guess would be that it's the former.
If not, get a GPS data logger that will allow you to change the sample rate; they're cheap.
[edit: lots of useful replies since I started replying at lunchtime...]
> Definitely a google maps problem though as I can see the complete track when I view it on gps ( view as map)
Well, in that case, look at what sample interval you actually need.
Let's say we have a 10k point track limit, and an 8-hour day. That's 8*3600/10000 seconds per sample, or just under 3 seconds per sample. A more sensible sample rate might be once per minute, giving 8*60 = 480 samples in a day, and an inter-point distance of about 70m @ 4kph.
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