I found a plugin for QGIS to play a GPS Track. (Data player plugin).The Problem is I can not read .gpx File with this plugin.

Is there another option?


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I'm afraid the Data Player plugin only plays data that was collected by the Data Gather plugin. A simple GPX file does not contain all the information that is written by the Gather plugin. That plugin uses NMEA input, not GPX.

The GPS Tool allows you to import a GPX file, but not playing it.

  • As Andre pointed out, you must use the gps tool, this one allows you to read your gpx. In order to play with it (edit it I assume) you must save your track as a shape file, and put it in edit mode. Hope it helps Commented Jan 31, 2013 at 14:12
  • Would be nice if the time manager plugin could simulate the playing, but I did not get it working with the GPX timestamps...
    – AndreJ
    Commented Jan 31, 2013 at 14:34

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