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 looking for a better option.

  • are you already check this Commented Aug 8, 2015 at 21:32
  • Maybe I am wrong, but my impression is: With GPS-Tools it is only possible to import one GPX file at once.
    – Chrugel
    Commented Aug 9, 2015 at 7:53

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You could batch convert them with gdal to shp, either in python or on the command line and then open the result.

  • Thanks for the idea! I discovered something similar: With GPSBabel it is possible to load many GPX files and store them in one single GPX file. And it is possible to load this big file in QGIS.
    – Chrugel
    Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 19:14
  • That would do it! Hopefully you've found a way to wrap it all in a script to complete the process in the future. Commented Aug 14, 2015 at 19:19

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