I have difficulties to import one particular gpx file. I got it via email and it displays some tracks. 10 segments and 5500 waypoints.

i tried as follow:

  • QGIS, also with GPSBabel
  • Google Earth
  • Movescount (I see the tracks but movecscount does not reckognise the segments)
  • Garmin Basecamp
  • Textedit
  • gps-tracks.com; a portal for gps tracks for outdoor activist

Unfortunately, I have any information about how the file was created (which tracker, etc).

Do you have any ideas what I could try further? In the link GPX Vieweer I was able to view the tracks but nothing more.

In this link, you'll find the file.

  • Upload the file to some file sharing service and add a link into your question.
    – user30184
    Oct 11, 2015 at 14:11
  • @user30184 good idea :-P
    – kevkev
    Oct 11, 2015 at 14:20

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I think you've just got some malformed data in your <desc> tags. After I blanked those lines (<desc></desc>), the GPX file loaded fine in common platforms.

Your edited file here

On a second look, I believe it's just having trouble interpreting some German characters in the description.

  • You are right, the file claims to be UTF-8 encoded (as GPX standard), but the umlauts are ANSI encoded. Once you change that in a text editor like notepad++, it gets loaded into QGIS.
    – AndreJ
    Oct 12, 2015 at 5:29

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