I have a GPX file with my waypoints.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<gpx version="1.0">
    <name>My Favorites</name>
    <wpt lat="-26.7183013" lon="-54.8139346">
    <wpt lat="-26.7099827" lon="-54.8201895">
    <wpt lat="-26.6907555" lon="-54.8205221">

Now I want to display them on the OpenStreetMap map.

How can I do this?

I can only drag the file on thr website when in edit mode and even then I do not see them.

Related: osm-personal-points-of-interest


2 Answers 2


Assuming that you understand German, you can use my Openlayers solution to display GPX tracks and waypoints on top of OSM or other tiles:



Removed the files since they don't work anymore with modern browsers.

  • I tried it but it did not show anything. Surely I am doing something wrong since I have no idea about all that. I downloaded the GPXViewer and run my modified GPXCopy.bat, but nothing happened. Is my GPX in the correct format.
    – juergen d
    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:03
  • There is a track.gpx of mine in the zip which should appear when you run gpxviewer.htm. Javascript should be enabled. Firefox and most other browsers have a error console which should tell you why the js code does not run as expected. Your GPX data works for me.
    – AndreJ
    Aug 11, 2013 at 12:46
  • Did not work in Chrome, but does in Firefox. I also had to rename my GPX file to track.gpx.
    – juergen d
    Aug 11, 2013 at 14:58
  • Can I easily make it display all the names of my waypoints in the map? I can only see the point without any name. Only if I click on it a bulb appears.
    – juergen d
    Aug 11, 2013 at 15:08
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    The renaming should have done by the GPXCopy.bat. For the labelling: I did not want that, the map would be overcrowded with labels. But you can have that with Viking, QGIS and QLandkarte GT.
    – AndreJ
    Aug 11, 2013 at 16:02

You could try uMap.

It will let you upload a GPX file of waypoints, and can display them on a range of OSM based maps. You can then share this map, or embed it on your website.

  • Thanks for the reply but I especially do not want to share the map online.
    – juergen d
    Aug 11, 2013 at 17:25

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