Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Editing a Lowrance HDS .USR file

Posted on 2010-09-04
3
Medium Priority
?
2,557 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I'm wanting to open a file for editing. They are waypoint and route files for Lowrance HDS units and I am not sure what they are written in. What I would like to do is open them in a text editor type program so that I can search and replace text pointing to the icons to use to multiple points at once and add remove multiple points at once.

The only clue I have is one site that refered to the files as being in "vector" format.

Can anyone help to identify what it is written in or how I can open it and save it in an ediing program?

Link to test file:

http://rapidshare.com/files/416981196/Test2.usr.html

Thanks,

Haydan
0
Comment
Question by:Haydan
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:tbsgadi
ID: 33606216
0
 
LVL 111

Accepted Solution

by:
Ray Paseur earned 2000 total points
ID: 33606398
EE offers us the ability to attach a file.  It is much less annoying than Rapid Share.  Going forward, you might want to use the EE tools.  I looked at the file, and I can't really add much to the AUSFish link.  Files named .usr are often binary data bases of some sort.
http://www.file-extensions.org/usr-file-extension

The file is captioned "Navico export data file"
http://lmgtfy.com?q=Navico+export+data+file

More on Navico here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navico

It looks like there may be some version dependent characteristics to these files.  You might want to contact Navico / Lowrance directly to see what they can tell you about how to process the file -- it might be faster than trying to research it yourself.

Good luck with your project, ~Ray
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Haydan
ID: 33613504
Looks as though only lowrance can answer this one,

Thanks
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article will inform Clients about common and important expectations from the freelancers (Experts) who are looking at your Gig.
Today, the web development industry is booming, and many people consider it to be their vocation. The question you may be asking yourself is – how do I become a web developer?
This tutorial demonstrates how to identify and create boundary or building outlines in Google Maps. In this example, I outline the boundaries of an enclosed skatepark within a community park.  Login to your Google Account, then  Google for "Google M…
With the power of JIRA, there's an unlimited number of ways you can customize it, use it and benefit from it. With that in mind, there's bound to be things that I wasn't able to cover in this course. With this summary we'll look at some places to go…

722 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question