I've been working on converting GPX files to GEOJSON and using them for analysis, so I make use of the QGIS plugin "GPS TOOLS". Thus far every time I attempt to download the files, the program crashes.

I've come to use GPS Babel as a workaround, but it would be nice to use this plugin as well...

gps tools

  • What plugin are you using?
    – csk
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 17:48
  • GPS Tools. Crashes it every time I try to import the GPX file. Commented Jun 23, 2017 at 17:14
  • Yeah, that plugin has never worked for me either. Good thing you don't need it!
    – csk
    Commented Jun 23, 2017 at 20:16

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You don't need a plugin to import GPX files. Just import them as you would any other vector file.

Layer > Add Layer > Add Vector Layer > Browse... > find the GPS unit and select your GPX files

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This is with a Garmin etrex 20x. Depending on what brand/model of GPS unit you have, your file structure may vary.

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