I would like to convert .shp into .gpx. I tried to "save as" gpx but it gives an OGR error:

creation of field ObjectId failed (OGR error: Field of name 'Name' is not supported in GPX schema. Use GPX_USE_EXTENSIONS creation option to allow use of the element.)

GPX_USE_EXTENSIONS=Y does not work. Checking 'Skip Attribute Creation' does not work.


In the first input box, insert: GPX_USE_EXTENSIONS=YES

and probably you want also FORCE_GPX_TRACK=YES in the second input box.

  • Still doesn't work. Pretends to, but the gpx cannot be imported into Mapsource/GPS.
    – Allison
    Apr 3 '13 at 19:18
  • Can you add it to QGIS with GPS Tools (Not using Add Vector Layer)? Can you open it with a text editor? Was target CRS set to EPSG:4326 WGS84?
    – AndreJ
    Apr 4 '13 at 4:14
  • I did not try to add it to QGIS (did not think of it, as that is not where I need it). CRS layer was set to UTM, as that is what our GPS's are set for.
    – Allison
    Apr 4 '13 at 12:30
  • Tried adding to QGIS - does not work. I converted it using DNR Garmin, but it would be nice if QGIS would do it. Thanks for your help.
    – Allison
    Apr 4 '13 at 12:40
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    CRS of the layer must be set to WGS84 for GPX, regardless what you have set your GPS units display to. Thats the definition of GPX, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS_eXchange_Format
    – AndreJ
    Apr 4 '13 at 14:01

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