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Issue 19.4 ('SpeedTest')
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Maps—Part 10

Mapping GPS data with the MapKitMBS plugin

Issue: 19.4 (July/August 2021)
Author: Markus Winter
Author Bio: Markus is a Molecular Biologist who taught himself REALbasic programming in 2003 to let the computer deal with some exceedingly tedious lab tasks. Some call it lazy, he thinks it smart. He still thinks of himself as an advanced beginner at best.
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After laying out the groundwork for mapping GPS data last issue, we'll get straight to the task today.

I like to do my programming by breaking down the problem into steps and writing comments of the steps, then setting up appropriately named methods for each step. That way I end up with fairly well self-documenting code, and small methods that are easy to debug.

For example the first thing we need to do is load the GPX file, extract the data we need, and show the info in a ListBox. So a load button's Action event could look like this:

Sub Action() Handles Action

Load_GPXdata

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