Global Mapper Pro

Unable to switch off "Feature Description"

Otter
Otter Global Mapper User
edited September 2014 in Bug Report
I imported some waypoints from a gpx file that are showing up in the map legend twice. The first instance is the correct feature type, but the "Feature Description" for each waypoint is also showing up (in this case the date and time the point was collected).

I have tried to switch off the Feature Description in the "Modify Feature Info" box and also to delete it, but neither option works. I did manage to replace it with different text but cannot delete it completely, which makes it impossible to remove it from the legend.

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  • DMcKittrick
    DMcKittrick Global Mapper Trainer Trusted User
    edited July 2014
    If you import a GPX file, all of the points will be automatically assigned the feature type Waypoint and that is the only item that you should see in the map legend.

    Just to make sure we are talking about the same thing, click the Tools menu and select Map Layout. In the Map Legend section, select Display Legend Based on Loaded Vector Types from the dropdown list and click the OK button. A box with the legend should be displayed in the lower right corner of your map window. Is this where you are seeing the problem?

    David McKittrick
    Senior Applications Specialist
    Blue Marble Geographics
  • Otter
    Otter Global Mapper User
    edited July 2014
    I don't have a problem with the name of the feature and as far as I recall the waypoint feature type also imported correctly. The problem is in the 4th box down in the Feature Description from what I can tell. It is perhaps useful for it to import this information, but the issue is not being able to switch it off or delete it.

    The visible problem on the map is as you say, under the Map Layout, Display Legend Based on Loaded Vector Types. The Feature Description comes up as one of the "loaded vector types".

    P.S. I am running Ver 15.2 and imported from a Garmin 60CSx using Mapsource 6.16.3.
  • dteyres
    dteyres Global Mapper User
    edited September 2014
    I have the same issue where I unclick the use custom description and click ok. But when I come back into the dialogue box it is selected again.
  • DMcKittrick
    DMcKittrick Global Mapper Trainer Trusted User
    edited September 2014
    Otter,

    Is it possible for you to send an email to geohelp at bluemarblegeo dot com with a sample of your GPX file attached?

    - David McKittrick
    Senior Applications Specialist
    Blue Marble Geographics
  • Otter
    Otter Global Mapper User
    edited September 2014
    David,

    I have tried to send you a new reply to your previous email, both with and without attachments. I am receiving the following error on both your email addresses.

    Delivery has failed to these recipients or groups:

    <email address removed>
    Your message wasn't delivered due to a permission or security issue. It may have been rejected by a moderator, the address may only accept e-mail from certain senders, or another restriction may be preventing delivery.
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