Google Maps upload – work around

For a while I’ve been unable to upload any GPS track into my Google Maps account.
I use GPS Trackmaker to reduce the track that comes out of my Garmin GPS62S so that it has fewer than 400 data points.
But since last September, I always get this error when I try to upload it:


We could not finish uploading your file.
No changes have been made to the map.

This had worked fine in the past.
I tried some more and found out a work around.
You can import the map if you place the map file on a web server, and then select the “enter the url of map data on the web” option instead of uploading a local file.
Another gotcha: the map file name should NOT contain spaces.

Don’t ask me why, but this is how it works 😉

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