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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Is there a good GPS track analysis library?

I keep writing custom code to work with GPS tracks: GPX files and NMEA logs from my phone, dedicated GPS logger, etc. I feel like I'm reinventing the wheel and am wondering if there's some standard ...
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How to create a polyline-based “heatmap” from GPS tracks?

This winter I am planning to track my downhill skiing/snowboarding using a GPS. Most of my riding will occur at the same resort. I would like to be able to create a sort of "heatmap" that shows the ...
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How to convert .shp into .gpx using QGIS?

I'm newbie using QGIS. I would like to convert .shp into .gpx. So, using Qgis, I open my shapefile and I tried to "save as" gpx but it gives an OGR error: creation of field ObjectId failed (OGR ...
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What is the simplest method to add GPX files into Arcmap?

What is the smoothest route, the easiest user experience, to add gpx files to Arcmap? (update) Basically, ideally, I'd like to interact with .gpx with the same facility as .shp, being able ...
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How to build a geographic database of GPS logs?

On our aerial wildlife surveys we typically generate dozens of GPX files, and usually convert most of them into shapefiles for display in a GIS application. GPX files are a terrific way of keeping all ...
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How to use Z-Coordinate in QGIS?

I was mapping an area in Namibia and also tracked a lot of paths on my way with my Garmin device... so I thought it would be nice to see height differences in my area (esp. interesting in the ...
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PostGIS - Calculate progressive distance between points on a GPX path

I am attempting to build an elevation profile using PostGIS-PostgreSQL only. I have imported GPX data in my PostGis database, so now I have a table full of the GPS coordinates of the track and the ...
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How can I export a linestring to a GPX file in QGIS?

I have a linestring in a vector layer in QGIS. How can I expot/save this linestring as a GPX file? I tried to select the linestring, then right click on the vector layer and choose "Save selection ...
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Unable to load .gpx file from Python Console

I'm trying to create a plugin which will extract the gpx files and load them onto the active layer window in QGIS. While I'm able to load it using the QGIS GUI from Layer>New Vector Layer, I'm not ...
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Why do vectors disappears when zooming in?

I have imported a .gpx file into qgis and separated the track waypoints using Vector > GPS > GPS tools. When viewing at full extent I can see the original track and component waypoints. However when ...
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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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Is there a way to export data with coordinates from QGIS to a csv file

I have saved waypoints from my Garmin as gpx and have successfully imported them into QGIS. Is there a way to now export the layers into a csv file with coordinates? I've tried the export to csv but ...
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Converting GPX track_points layer to CSV with lat/lng with ogr2ogr

What's the correct command to convert a GPX track_points layer to CSV with lat/lng coordinates using ogr2ogr?
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How to transform GPX-tracks into elevation-tracks with any GIS?

I have a GPS track in GPX format available from a recent bike tour and I need and want to do some analysis on the tracks. I'm wondering whether there is any way to transform the GPX data into an ...
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How to batch convert Garmin GDB to GPX?

I need to convert a lot of garmin GDB files to GPX in order to convert it to another vector format. Is there any tools available can do a batch convert from garmin GDB files to GPX? Using MapSource ...
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How to determine the most accurate elevation algorithm

I use an Android GPS cycling app to track my bike rides and I would like to get a reasonably accurate estimate of the total ascent I did on a ride. I understand that GPS is very inaccurate at ...
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GPS Datalogger with USB Interface and GPX Output

I'm looking for a reliable, robust and reasonably priced GPS datalogger, to measure time, distance on tracks. The logger should be reasonably priced but ready for outdoor activities. Mud, dirt, a ...
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How to download Leaflet vectors in GPX format?

I would like to use the leaflet.draw plugin to allow users to digitize vectors on the map. At the end the data should be downloadable as a GPX-file. Is there any sample that shows how this can be ...
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Differentially correct GPX file

Is there any way to differentially correct a GPX file using free or open-source tools? Does a GPX file contain the necessary information for differential correction (I can put the timestamp in it ...
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Exporting all attributes from a GPX file

I have a GPX file that i have imported into Google Earth, it looks like this. When I try and use the GPX to features tool in ArcGIS, it does not export out all the attributes.. It seems that GE ...
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GPS-Plugin and Garmin data

I am an avalanche specialist and I use a GPS Garmin 62 for fieldwork. I for example use waypoints to measure snow depth in avalanches for volume calculations. When I add a waypoint in the garmin ...
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Repository for GPS tracklog (better gpx format)

I've developed some algorithms that work with GPS trajectories. So I need a repository in which I can download GPS trajecotries to run my test. I most need marine and air tajectories, better if ...
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Python libraries for correlating Photo to GPX file?

Can anyone recommend a Python library(s) that can geotag a photograph with the lat/long coordinates by correlating the timestamp of the photograph to the timestamp of a waypoint within a GPX file? I ...
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OSM personal points of interest

I use OpenStreetMap along with OSMand on my mobile device. I have personal points of interest on my map that I do not want to upload to the community. Currently I use Favorites in OSMand to save ...
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Elevation graph from GPX file

I've got many GPX files in the following format: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <gpx xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" ...
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Problem opening a shp in another application

I helped a colleague converting waypoints from a gpx file to a shape file. My colleague has only arcMap. I gave him the shp and when he opened it in ArcMap, it did not show anything in the attribute ...
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Automating batch load of multiple GPX files into PostGIS

I've got 50+ GPX files that I would like to "batch load" into a PostGIS database. All of the track_points data would be loaded into a "track_points" table (with typical GPS fields like lat, long, ...
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Can one load multiple GPX files at once?

I have a whole bunch of GPX files that I need to load into qgis and loading them one at a time using the GPS plugin is a bit painful. It will not allow one to select multiple files -- is there ...
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Convert from shapefile to GPX with selected attributes

I have a points shapefile that originally came from a GPX file (imported using QGIS). The original GPX file contained waypoints only and has disappeared. The shapefile has many attributes, but only ...
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Rendering GPX track data into video?

I have two geeky passions while driving: recording GPX data to upload to OSM as well as recording on board videos like this one. Since these kind of videos are sort of boring for others to watch I was ...
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Import GPX file to QGIS and correct apparent CRS problems

I am using Easy Trails software on an iPhone to output a gpx file of a walk. When I import the file (import vector layer) to QGIS, into a project with OSGB information and the correct CRS for OSGB ...
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Find GPX files which contain tracks located in a specified bounding box

I have a bunch of GPX files and I want to find out which files contain tracks located in certain geographic extent, e.g. files containing tracks in Pennsylvania. Also, the inverse is also useful too, ...
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QGIS - Convert Vector points to GPS waypoints and route

I'm new here. I have a shape file with a series of points (around 300) using British National Grid. I need to put them on my Garmin Etrex 10 as waypoints. Can someone tell me how to convert this ...
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GPS waypoint mapping with android phone

I am a bat enthusiast and volunteer regularly with the local bat groups on bat surveys. In them we record bats with a bat detector - making a note of the different species (there are 18 in the UK), ...
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Programmatically manipulate GPX data

I need to do the following in Python open OSM & GPX files (I have packages for this) transform points from GPX (like stick a track to roads) calculate the results (distances, cumulative ...
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How to merge Waypoints from many GPX files?

I have a large number of Waypoint-layers (gpx) and would like to merge them. Is there a way to do so using QGIS? Thank you!
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Join GPS points obtained from .GPX file in Python Console

Having loaded the .gpx file into a new layer from python console, I'm unable to access the gps points in the attributes table. Essentially, i'm unable to join these points to form a polygon ...
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Is there a location where one can download all of the gpx files for OSM?

Where can I download all the gpx file in OSM.org website? Is there a package include all the gpx file? I don't want to download these gpx files one by one...
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How to convert SHP into GPX or JSON?

I would like to convert the tree inventory shape files of London (Canada) into a GPX file and if possible into a JSON file. You can download the archive from their Open Data website. It contains the ...
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Imported GPX files into QGIS ver 2.0.1-fields missing?

Just imported GPX file into QGIS.Opened attribute table. where are the following fields? Latitude,Longitude,,symbol,and time . Am I missing something??I used a Garmin Oregon 300 to collect the data. ...
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Read gpx track points in QGIS

I want to read GPX track points with their time stamps into QGIS. I try GPS Tools, GPX Conversions, Waypoints from a track. This fails on my PC at office (QGIS code revision d94c044). Sometimes QGIS ...
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Reprojection from WGS to Slovenian Gauss Kruger in QGIS

I have gpx file (track) in WGS84 (EPSG: 4326) coordinate system from Garmin GPSMAP 62 which is right projected in BaseCamp and MapSource. When I save track as *.GPX and import it to QGIS and use ...
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Import GPX to QGIS with WGS84 [closed]

When loading a GPX-File in QGIS it is not referenced on WSG84. It´s shown with wrong coordinates. Settings are WSG84.
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What are the units for Garmin's GPX gpxtpx:speed?

I have a Garmin Nüvi GPS and it's filled with XML records that look like this: <trkpt lat="38.900207" lon="-77.008990"> <ele>11.67</ele><time>2013-06-11T04:04:49Z</time> ...
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Extract PostGIS line features to GPX

I have a request to provide GPX files of certain trails (around 100) that are present in OpenStreetMap. Given a local PostGIS install with OSM data, I think the process would be something like: ...
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Render a map showing lots of individual traces/routes simultaneously

Google's "My places" is great for showing lots of traces (in my case, paths representing bike rides I've done). But it only shows 20 or so per page. I'd really like a map (a statically rendered .png ...
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How can I convert geoJSON data to GPX format

I want to know how I can convert geoJSON data to GPX format.
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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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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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basic gpx editor

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 ...