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Export GGZ in virtual GPS

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It's been 2-1/2 years since this

https://project-gc.com/qa/?qa=13401/would-possible-implement-addition-the-gpx-export-ggz-export

Basically every new Garmin gps being built has GGZ capability, is there not enough users wanting this feature? I use gsak now for making GGZ files, would be nice to do it from PGC.

If the PGC won't do it, does anybody know of an Android app or software that will convert from gpx to ggz?

I know you can do it in Windows, would like to use my android.
asked Sep 15 in Support and help by rockn'roll (520 points)
I think the conditions stated before still apply -- the ggz is still (internal) format for a few garmin devices, but the conversion from gpx should not be too complicated as there are already tools ready so it should not be too hard to implement inside of PGC if there would be enough people interested.
https://github.com/rsaxvc/ggz-tools/blob/master/gpx2ggz.py
There is something incomplete in that assessment.  GGZ is also useful for importing caches into GSAK and GEOGET.  I have not surveyed the mobile phone apps but I suspect several of them do or could easily ingest GGZ files as they are basically a zip file with multiple gpx files inside (for purposes of importing). Exporting is a bit trickier as other meta data needs to be generated. Importing a GPX from virtual GPS that has close to 10k caches and 100 logs per cache can cripple GSAK.

Additionally GGZ was originally released around 2014.  It has primarily been a one manufacturer standard.  However in that time a few things have happened. Magellan and others have left the geocaching market. Memory has become cheaper and the newer garmin units support ggz and larger number of caches.

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