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0000373GeoSetterImage Datapublic2010-05-04 23:42
Reporterdrose Assigned ToFriedemann  
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product Version3.2.3 release 
Target VersionFixed in Version3.3.51 beta 
Summary0000373: Adding support for binary files of WinTec WBT-202-GPS-Logger
DescriptionI tried to convert WinTec-WBT-202 "*.TES" binary files with GPSBabel but
didn´t find an appropriate option. GBSBabel seems to support only WBT 201-Devices. Anyhow it would be easier to load TES-Files direkt to GeoSetter.

*.TES seems to contain NMEA-Format.

This feature request is just for my convenience ;-).
Additional InformationFound some more Information about .tk1 file extension which may be similar to *.tes :

and a link to WinTec-Tools Phyton-Scripts, which should be open source :

Found a software which does the desired conversion. :
This page/auto says: the TES format seems to be a NMEA compatibel.

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2010-01-10 16:55 (541,600 bytes)


2010-01-10 19:06

reporter   ~0000763

I'm using WBT-201. This one is shipped with the software 'Time Machine X' and a special driver to read from WBT-201.
According to my experience, the usage of Time Machine X is mandatory for reading the data from the WBT-201 and the conversion to NMEA-files is only one additional step.
I guess, the WBT-202 is not too far from the WBT-201. So, if it is necessary to read WBT-202-Format, wouldn't it make more sense to read TK1-Format, which may be convertet by Time Machine X into any other format?


2010-01-12 13:32

reporter   ~0000773

Last edited: 2010-01-12 13:34

Some explanations to CononUser: WBT-202 has a converting tool (WBT-Tool.exe) "on board". It can be executed in a WBT-202-Memory-Stick-Mode without instalation at the USB host system. It can convert up to 7 different Formats like GPX or Google Maps (html including scripts). But it can not handle TK1 files. If WBT-202 is in Memory-Stick-Mode i can copy *.TES files directly to my host, were i want to store them and use them in Geosetter. On the other hand WBT-Tool.exe ist only executable when the device is connected!

Anyhow, if i use WBT-Tool.exe to convert *.TES (the only track content of a WBT-202) to *.GPX every think concerning WBT-202 tracks in Geosetter is o.k. But befor WBT-202 i used a SONY CS1-Tracker who´s *.LOG-Tracks could be read by Geosetter without additional conversion tool.

As i said above, it´s a feature request just for my convenience :-))
... and it is up to Friedemann to decide about implementation.


2010-01-20 11:52

reporter   ~0000793

Additional Info about file type TES from

Offensichtlich sind es keine NMEA-Setences, die sich so einfach auswerten lassen wie beim Sony CSP1.

Zitat :

13. Das File-Format .TES

Die .tes-Dateien die mit dem 202 erzeugt werden und mit dem WBT-Tool ausgelesen werden können, verwenden eine bislang nicht bekannte Endung, eben .tes. Schaut man ein wenig näher darauf, sieht man z.B. mit einem Hex-Editor:

0x00:01 00 A5 C7 BA 26 C0 CE 9F 1C 78 9E B0 04 0C 01
0x10:00 00 A6 C7 BA 26 80 CE 9F 1C 00 9F B0 04 0C 01
0x20:00 00 A9 C7 BA 26 E0 CF 9F 1C 20 9F B0 04 0B 01
0x30:00 00 AB C7 BA 26 A0 CE 9F 1C 98 9E B0 04 0C 01

Wandelt man diese in das TMX-Format, dann wird eine TK2 erzeugt. Dort sieht man im Kopf zumindest „WintecLogTK2…“, aber bei 3 Testfiles, die ich gewandelt habe, kamen unterschiedliche TK2 heraus. Einmal konnte man im Kopf die Device-Bezeichnung (hier WBT202) sehen, wie man das von den bisherigen Receivern gewohnt war. Bei 2 weiteren Wandlungen steht dies nicht, dafür ist die Anfangszeile WintecLogTK2 ergänzt mit .flt. Weiter ist der Bereich bis zum 1. (Kalender-) Datum mit Daten gefüllt, ebenso der Bereich von 0x1DC bis 0x3-FF. Ab 0x400 beginnt der Datenbereich, der die Zeilen aus der .tes wiederholt. Auch ohne genau nachgesehen zu haben darf angenommen werden, dass hier wie bekannt TrackFlag, Date/Time, Koordinaten und Alt. stehen, denn es besteht ja eine Auf-Abwärtskompatibilität zum TMX-Format wie gehabt. Der Datenteil bis 0x3FF wird zu beobachten sein, das wird sich irgendwann aufkläre, interessiert es primär eigentlich nur die Programmierer (Siebert), die sollen aber – soweit ich sie selbst kenne – hier nicht einzeln aufgeführt werden.


2010-01-20 13:48

reporter   ~0000794

Last edited: 2010-01-20 13:51

Got some more information about TES file structure for WBT-202 from 4driver, who was so kind to provide it. Many thanks to him !

eMail from 4river:

Dear Ditmar Rose,

Thank you for use about NMEA2KMZ.

The ".tes" format is a binary file without the header (16bytes/record).
It only the data part of the ".tk2" format.

Byte (DataType): Content
00-01 (Word): Flag (bp0:Split mark, bp1:Intererst Point, bp2:Track point)
02-05 (LongInt): DateTime
                   (bp0-5:Sec, bp6-11:Min, bp12-16:Hour, bp17-21:Day,
                    bp22-25:Month, bp26-31:Year-2000)
06-09 (LongInt): Latitude*1.0e7 (Deg)
0A-0D (LongInt): Longitude*1.0e7 (Deg)
0E-0F(SmallInt): Altitude(m)


01 00 C2 A0 A0 26 E0 80 23 15 00 74 38 53 28 00
00 00 C3 A0 A0 26 40 80 23 15 80 73 38 53 28 00

     DateTime Latitude Longitude Altitude
2009/10/16 10:03:02 35.4648288 139.620864 40
2009/10/16 10:03:03 35.4648128 139.6208512 40

Best regards,

4river from Japan.


2010-05-01 12:26

reporter   ~0001073

I opened a feature request at GPSBabel which made it into actual Beta release (15 Feb 2010). But it does not convert Point of Interest, only track point.

Could you please ab Wintec WBT-202 support to Geosetter? The file format is really simple as my post before showed.


2010-05-04 23:42

administrator   ~0001077

I now took the easy way by using GPSBabel (beta) ( ). As you said, it does not support waypoints by now, but I hope it will in future ;-)

Please reopen this issue if there are still problems.

The beta version 3.3.51 is available at

Please note: You have to set the path to GPSBabel in program settings.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-01-10 16:55 drose New Issue
2010-01-10 16:55 drose File Added:
2010-01-10 19:06 CanonUser Note Added: 0000763
2010-01-10 21:53 Friedemann Status new => assigned
2010-01-10 21:53 Friedemann Assigned To => Friedemann
2010-01-12 13:32 drose Note Added: 0000773
2010-01-12 13:34 drose Note Edited: 0000773
2010-01-20 11:52 drose Note Added: 0000793
2010-01-20 13:48 drose Note Added: 0000794
2010-01-20 13:49 drose Note Edited: 0000794
2010-01-20 13:50 drose Note Edited: 0000794
2010-01-20 13:51 drose Note Edited: 0000794
2010-05-01 12:26 drose Note Added: 0001073
2010-05-04 23:42 Friedemann Note Added: 0001077
2010-05-04 23:42 Friedemann Status assigned => resolved
2010-05-04 23:42 Friedemann Fixed in Version => 3.3.51 beta
2010-05-04 23:42 Friedemann Resolution open => fixed