I tried to convert .shp files into .gpx using QGIS. Originally, the .shp were in the Swiss Coordinates (CH190) but I've changed them into WGS.

I can load the .gpx into QGIS which works really fine. Trying to load it into Movescount / Google Earth / GPStracks.com, it fails.

I tried to with

GPS_use_extensions YES and NO.

I checked

skip attribute creation

and I tried


Any ideas what I do wrong?

  • Are you getting an error when it fails? – kttii Jun 20 '16 at 19:29
  • A small data sample would be nice. – user30184 Jun 20 '16 at 19:39
  • what type of shape file would you like to convert to gpx, point, polyline, polygon? – Zoltan Jun 20 '16 at 19:46

The problem may be related to bad data.

A GPX file is a simple text file that can be opened in notepad and is formatted as XML.

  • Try opening the file in notepad to double check any malformed/unclosed tags.
  • Try comparing the and headers with another file that does load to locate a bad heading.
  • Try deleting all but one or two ... sections and see if the data loads.

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