GPS eXchange Format is an open non-propietary GPS file format free from license restrictions used to describe waypoints, tracks, and routes. Its tags store location, elevation, and time. Outside of Esri, it is the defacto standard for exchanging GPS data between applications.

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How to bulk import gpx files to QGIS and merge into a single shapefile?

I am looking to create my own 'heatmap' of all the bike rides I have recorded using the app Strava in QGIS. I have over 450 individual gpx files and would like to merge the track points layers into ...
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How to refine a gpx track and set additional points on existing road network?

I am trying to refine/populate gpx tracks recorded by a GPS device. I would like to add 1 or 2 points between each gpx point recorded and snap these additional points to roads. I am using essentially ...
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GPS Track Editor to crop tracks with select by clicking start and end points [closed]

I'm trying to take a bunch of gps tracks of mountain bike rides and turn this in to a trail map. I want a single track for each trail. I'm looking for an editor that will allow me to select a ...
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GPX to line doesn't work properly in ArcMap?

When I add GPX layers (this one, for example) through the GPX to feature tool in Arcmap, the layer shows up as points logically. Then I try to convert these points to a polyline (in this case bicycle ...
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How to anonymise a gps file?

Imagine you have a GPS trace that you want to make anonymous, in the legal sense. How would you do this? Is snapping to the nearest x distance and stripping out the time enough? Are there ...
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Importing multiple GPX files without selecting waypoints/tracks/… for each file separately using QGIS?

I've got several GPX files. I'd like to import them into a QGIS project. If I'm going with >add Vectorlayer QGIS asks one for each file, which specific parts (waypoints/tracks/...) to load. I'm ...
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How to cut big shapefile into several smaller shapefiles?

I'm converting my shapefiles to gpx files to use them in garmin gps, but if the shapefile is too big, I lose data in the conversion. I get a gpx with holes in and I cannot work with it in the field. ...
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Garmin GPX file, what units are the time values in?

I have a GPX file from a Garmin GPSMap 62s. The GPX file has a time column but the values are in the following format: 42079.98593 This point was collected at around 14:20 on 7/8/2015. I need to ...
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Command-line utility to convert GPX into KML?

I use Cycle.travel to draw cycling routes. However, the Android application I use on my smartphone only supports KML. As an alternative to GPSVisualizer, I tried the command-line utility GPSBabel, ...
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Include <link> in GPX when writing from ogr2ogr

http://www.gdal.org/drv_gpx.html seems to indicate that ogr2ogr should be able to write <link>[1] elements into a GPX file, however when using ogr2ogr to convert from PostGIS to GPX, I get the ...
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PostGIS for GPX analysis

I have GPX trails of vehicles/bikes of a particular city. Meaning, lat/lon, timestamp of bike trails from where a particular bike started and ended at different hours of the day. I have sets of these ...
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Creating polygon geometry using points array

I am parsing an Openstreetmap gpx file which I exported from here. I'm trying to put the data into arcgis geodatabase feature classes. Some of the features in the gpx are points (saved as wpt), while ...
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Truly lossless TopoJSON / keep all coordinates in TopoJSON

I'm displaying GPX traces on a Leaflet map. I'm using TopoJSON to drastically reduce file size, which works pretty well. My problem is the following : I want to be able to display altitude and ...
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Adding towns to GPX file

A friend sent me a set of GPX files of a round the world cycle trip and asked me whether I could add the towns travelled through to this GPX as waypoints. The best I could manage was to use the ...
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Calculating speed along point feature class (.gpx) in ArcMap?

I have imported a .gpx file into ArcMap as a point feature class. Each feature has a Point z as well as a DateTime. I want to create a graph that shows speed as a function of distance. How do I do ...
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Trouble Converting from a shp. to gpx file and up loading to GPS

Currently I have a series of random points within a shapefile that I would like to upload to my GPS. Every time I try to upload the points via "Save file" it come up with an error message (posted ...
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Windows desktop application that allows to visualize, edit, download, upload and convert GPX files?

I am looking for a simple application that will allow me to visualize GPX data, edit and create new GPX tracks, areas and points and download/upload GPX data to and from devices. This application ...
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GPX-Tracks are not displayed correctly by many applications/web applications

I have a problem regarding GPX tracks that were created from Shapefiles using QGIS. The shapefiles were created by selecting all parts of a route from a PostGIS database. The polylines were merged ...
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How to use QGIS field calculator between different points of same layer?

I'm in a course learning about GIS systems, and we have recently recorded a gps track. I've exported this track as .gpx and imported the points into QGIS. Each point has a timestamp. One of the ...
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Deriving length values from GPX files in QGIS

I’m missing something real obvious and I apologize for revisiting a topic addressed in several Q&A’s here. I’m an experienced GIS user (not programmer) who’s new to QGIS (can’t afford Arc in ...
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Google maps to gpx

I have taravel map created in google maps. Now I need to save way points in GPX format to make them available for my GPS Osmand application. How to solve this problem?
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Rendering thumbnails of a GPX track with my own tiles as base layer

I created my own Map using Tilemill. Now I'd like to display thumbnails of a GPX track where my map is the base layer. Do you have any idea how to do this performantly? I wrote a script that does it ...
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convert .shp to .gpx with selected attributes [duplicate]

I am working with QGIS 2.6/2.8 (1.8 is installed too). Right now I am planning an inventory and want to convert a .shp file to a .gpx including the Column "fid" from the attribute table. Is there a ...
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How to set time field when generating a GPX track with Python OGR?

I want to generate a GPX file with Python OGR. In particular I want to generate a tracks (layer of features of OGR type wkbMultiLineString) My script is below. I get the error ERROR 1: No such field: ...
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Software or script for Batch Shapefile to GPX

I am looking for a software that does batch processing of shapefiles to GPX files. I have seen many including Arcmap that will batch gpx to shapefiles but none vice versa. I currently am using DNR ...
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How do I make a SHP file from waypoints?

I have a Garmin etrex 20 and I want to convert my waypoints into a shapefile for QGIS. The waypoints need their name and background information with them in the shapefile.
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Compute for shortest/perpendicular distance between track point and centerline

I am working on a python school project that uses gpx tracks from different devices. Latitude, Longitude, Elevation and Timestamp are the only information that are constantly available. HDOP, Speed, ...
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Web site to show GPX with elevation?

I notice that a GPX file contains not only lat + lon but also elevations: <trk> <name>Some route</name> <trkseg> <trkpt lat="50.64536" lon="3.05657"> ...
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How can I transfer waypoints and tracks from Base Camp into QGIS2.6?

I'm working on transferring all my field data from Garmin Base Camp onto QGIS. This is an attempt to overcome the learning curve from basic trail GPS mapping programs to the real thing. I'd like to ...
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Leaflet - GPX - Clustering

I'm using Leaflet maps together with "Plugins by Pavel Shramov", which allows google usage and GPX file use. This bit was easy enough, but trying now to use markerClusterer. I've spent a few hours ...
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GPX to shapefile tool error message

I downloaded the GPX to shapefile tool and when I use it I get the following error message: 1 No module named re Failed to execute (gpx2shp).
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How do I select a point imported from a GPX file?

I imported several GPX files and added a raster basemap for reference. The GPX files contains tracks so the points are sequentially numbered. I'd like to identify one of the points so I edit the GPX ...
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Which software for mapping connection intensity between locations

The idea is to map the connection intensity (number of rides) between different locations, and groups of locations, in a bike sharing scheme. I wondered if someone could give me high level advice ...
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Seeking software to perform basic editing of GPX files?

I'd like to do some basic editing to my GPX files which I record from my mobile. Features I'm looking for are: open GPX file display data of GPX overlayed on a map (google, bing, whatever) select ...
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QGIS 25D shapefiles

I do know QGIS doesnt so far make use of 25/3D files, but If I do make use of 3D points from a say GPX file and thereafter, using snap, generate a new polygone shapefile. Will the z-coords be kept ...
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QGIS: How to get Symbols saved in GPX Files

I have some waypoint layers that contain different types of points and I distinguish these in QGIS by different symbols and colours. I want to export these to a GPX file that I can download to my GPS ...
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Windows script/application to convert GPX to KML? [duplicate]

OSRM seems to have everything I need to draw bicycle routes, but it only exports routes as GPX while the smartphone application I use only supports KML. Does someone know if there's a Windows script ...
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Command line tools to generate elevation profile from DEM + GPX/GeoJSON

I'm looking to generate elevation profiles from a number of GPX traces (which I also have GeoJSON conversions of). I have 20m resolution DEMs of the area, in GeoTIFF format. Ultimately I want to ...
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How to preserve GPX track point (trkpt) info when performing ogr2ogr with sql ST_union operation

I am performing GDAL ogr2org operation with ST_union(Geometry) on tracks from GPX file to split those at intersection points. Track points have elevation and depth info. In GPX track point entry looks ...
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Improving this script - GPX reading and processing with Python OGR

I am trying to plot every GPX trace I have in a folder, by reading it with Python-OGR, clipping it by a bounding box, and plotting Curently I have a working script, but it seems very uggly, and I ...
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Is it possible to create a GPS track in QGIS and if so, how? (beginner question)

I'd like to use QGis as a trip planner. Once there's a topographic map on the screen - from whatever source - I'd like to point-and-click a track over that map, then export it in a common GPS format (...
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Interpolate data from multiple gpx tracks

I have a number of GPX tracks of the same road. But due to GPS error they are not accurate enough (20-30m off). I'm wondering if I could interpolate those multiple gpx tracks into single one. If an ...
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How to clean/edit GPX (tracks) files recorded from GPS device?

During a long trip, I have recorded tracks of my journey with the GPS of my smartphone. I have ended up with about 30 GPX datafiles. Now that I am back, I am trying to draw a map of this trip. I ...
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Why does KMZ to GPX reverse the objectid?

I am working on KMZ to GPX conversion and every time I use the data interoperability extension and quick export it seems to reverse the objectid, now my 1st waypoint is the last placemark point of the ...
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Add GPX files to postgreSQL database and add one column with a given value

I already found out how to add a gpx track information into my postgres database: `ogr2ogr -append -f PostgreSQL "PG:dbname=your_db user=xxxx password=yyyy" filename.gpx` Everything works fine but ...
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How to connect two line ends in QGIS without resorting to other software?

I have two adjacent (ends meet to make one line) polylines in QGIS. I need to properly connect the two ends of the two sections. I've tried the obvious (and less obvious too) but QGIS won't forget ...
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Using Field Calculator to Add a Set Amount of Time to Date Field

I wish to georeference several photos to a track created using a Garmin Oregon 450t, but the time recorded in the photos and the time recorded in the .GPX are not the same. The format for the date ...
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Getting length data from GPX files within QGIS

I just got a Garmin etrex and promptly took it for a hike. I can get the path and the trackpoints into QGIS with no issue. However, I cannot figure out how to get the distance between the ...
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How to calculate the track length of GPX files with PostGIS?

I am trying to calculate the length of a GPX track. The original GPS data looks like this: <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8' standalone='yes' ?> <gpx creator="nl.sogeti.android.gpstracker"...
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Converted GPX file has null values in open attributes

I'm an absolute newbie but I think I'm doing this right. I've got a bunch of .fit files from my garmin. I can use GPSBabel to manually convert these to GPX XML and the map looks fine after the ...