Questions tagged [gpx]

GPS eXchange Format is an open non-propietary GPS file format free from license restrictions used to describe waypoints, tracks, and routes. Its tags store location, elevation, and time. Outside of Esri, it is the defacto standard for exchanging GPS data between applications.

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Creating polyline-based “heatmap” from GPS tracks?

This winter I am planning to track my downhill skiing/snowboarding using a GPS. Most of my riding will occur at the same resort. I would like to be able to create a sort of "heatmap" that shows the ...
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Converting .shp into .gpx using QGIS?

I would like to convert .shp into .gpx. Using GIS, I open my shapefile and I tried to "save as" gpx but it gives an OGR error: creation of field ObjectId failed (OGR error: Field of name '...
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Adding GPX files into ArcMap?

What is the smoothest route, the easiest user experience, to add gpx files to ArcMap? Ideally, I'd like to interact with .gpx with the same facility as .shp, being able drag'n'drop onto the map ...
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Is there a good GPS track analysis library?

I keep writing custom code to work with GPS tracks: GPX files and NMEA logs from my phone, dedicated GPS logger, etc. I feel like I'm reinventing the wheel and am wondering if there's some standard ...
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How to build a geographic database of GPS logs?

On our aerial wildlife surveys we typically generate dozens of GPX files, and usually convert most of them into shapefiles for display in a GIS application. GPX files are a terrific way of keeping all ...
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How to bulk import gpx files to QGIS and merge into a single shapefile?

I am looking to create my own 'heatmap' of all the bike rides I have recorded using the app Strava in QGIS. I have over 450 individual gpx files and would like to merge the track points layers into ...
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Connecting two line ends in QGIS without resorting to other software

I have two adjacent (ends meet to make one line) polylines in QGIS. I need to properly connect the two ends of the two sections. I've tried the obvious (and less obvious too) but QGIS won't forget ...
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Loading multiple GPX files at once?

I have a whole bunch of GPX files that I need to load into QGIS and loading them one at a time using the GPS plugin is a bit painful. It will not allow one to select multiple files -- is there ...
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Read gpx track points in QGIS

I want to read GPX track points with their time stamps into QGIS. I try GPS Tools, GPX Conversions, Waypoints from a track. This fails on my PC at office (QGIS code revision d94c044). Sometimes QGIS ...
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Reprojection from WGS to Slovenian Gauss Kruger in QGIS

I have gpx file (track) in WGS84 (EPSG: 4326) coordinate system from Garmin GPSMAP 62 which is right projected in BaseCamp and MapSource. When I save track as *.GPX and import it to QGIS and use ...
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Automating batch load of multiple GPX files into PostGIS?

I've got 50+ GPX files that I would like to "batch load" into a PostGIS database. All of the track_points data would be loaded into a "track_points" table (with typical GPS fields like lat, long, ...
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Rendering GPX track data onto video?

I have two geeky passions while driving: recording GPX data to upload to OSM as well as recording on board videos like this one. Since these kind of videos are sort of boring for others to watch I was ...
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Batch converting Garmin GDB to GPX?

I need to convert a lot of garmin GDB files to GPX in order to convert it to another vector format. Is there any tools available can do a batch convert from garmin GDB files to GPX? Using MapSource ...
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Cleaning/editing GPX (tracks) files recorded from GPS device in QGIS?

During a long trip, I have recorded tracks of my journey with the GPS of my smartphone. I have ended up with about 30 GPX datafiles. Now that I am back, I am trying to draw a map of this trip. I ...
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Extract PostGIS line features to GPX

I have a request to provide GPX files of certain trails (around 100) that are present in OpenStreetMap. Given a local PostGIS install with OSM data, I think the process would be something like: ...
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Command-line utility to convert GPX into KML?

I use Cycle.travel to draw cycling routes. However, the Android application I use on my smartphone only supports KML. As an alternative to GPSVisualizer, I tried the command-line utility GPSBabel, ...
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How to export and import gps points from Garmin 62S and QGIS

I'm pretty new to using QGIS and I'm curious about how to import and export GPS points created in QGIS. I have QGIS 2.0.1 Dufour on Windows XP and a Garmin 62s. Any suggested walk throughs would be ...
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Convert vector points to GPS waypoints and route

I have a shapefile with a series of points (around 300) using British National Grid. I need to put them on my Garmin Etrex 10 as waypoints. Can someone tell me how to convert this shapefile into ...
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How to convert SHP to GPX or to JSON?

I would like to convert the tree inventory shape files of London (Canada) into a GPX file and if possible into a JSON file. You can download the archive from their Open Data website. It contains the ...
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How do I make a SHP file from waypoints?

I have a Garmin etrex 20 and I want to convert my waypoints into a shapefile for QGIS. The waypoints need their name and background information with them in the shapefile.
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Batch Convert Folder of GPX to SHP in QGIS [duplicate]

I have a few GPX files (up to 35 Mb, with a few tracks each one) that I want to convert to SHP. QGis is faster and easiest, than ArcGIS to convert GPX tracks to SHP, but is there a way to batch ...
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Convert from shapefile to GPX with selected attributes

I have a points shapefile that originally came from a GPX file (imported using QGIS). The original GPX file contained waypoints only and has disappeared. The shapefile has many attributes, but only ...
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Displaying different tracks from one GPX XML file in different colors in Leaflet

I use Leaflet to display tracks described in XML file on OpenStreetMap background. Some of my XML files contains several tracks, example Multi tracks. Is it possible to display each track with a ...
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How can I export a linestring to a GPX file in QGIS?

I have a linestring in a vector layer in QGIS. How can I expot/save this linestring as a GPX file? I tried to select the linestring, then right click on the vector layer and choose "Save selection as....
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How to extract the speed from a .gpx file?

Sometimes the .gpx file that you obtain from your GPS-Device does not deliver the speed. The file looks like this: [...] <trkpt lat="59.4179482758" lon="3.6870684847"> <ele>518.38</...
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How to properly get coordinates from gpx file in python [closed]

I try to extract coordinates from gpx file and it returns empty list. I used xml.etree and have any idea why it is empty, because d.attrib return proper values. import xml.etree.ElementTree as ET f = ...
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Is there a way to export a point layer from QGIS to a csv file?

I have saved waypoints from my Garmin as gpx and have successfully imported them into QGIS. Is there a way to now export the layers into a csv file with coordinates? I've tried the export to csv but ...
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Load multiple GPX files to Leaflet map

Considering I have a folder that contains multiple .gpx tracks, my objective is to show each of them in a single leaflet map. Then I would personalize thing like tooltips of each track, the color for ...
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Import GPX file to QGIS and correct apparent CRS problems

I am using Easy Trails software on an iPhone to output a gpx file of a walk. When I import the file (import vector layer) to QGIS, into a project with OSGB information and the correct CRS for OSGB ...
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Assign elevation data to GPX from LIDAR data

I am totally new to this, so sorry for the basic question. I have some GPX files which have elevation data, but I am aiming for greater accuracy. Currently I have used OS benchmarks to correct the ...
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convert kml to gpx programmatically or with a command

I have a KML file I downloaded from Google Maps "My Maps". This KML has many layers, each layer with many POIs. I would like to convert the KML with tools like ogr2ogr from the GDAL library or some ...
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QGIS - PYQGIS Import gpx as vector layer

I'm trying to use the python console to import some gpx files as vector layers. When I do it manually I have to choose which layers to add, my options are: I've tried various versions of the code ...
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How do I convert a set of latitude/longitude coordinates with timestamps to a GPX tracklog?

Converting tracks from a GPX track to a CSV table or some other format is relatively easy, but I'm looking to go the other way. I have a table of point locations logged with a handheld GPS, with ...
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Using 'ogr2ogr' algorithm in QGIS to transform SHP to GPX

So I am trying to convert a LineString shapefile into GPX using the 'gdalogr:ogr2ogr' algorithm in a QGIS python plugin. The problem is that I alway get routes instead of tracks, even if I specify ...
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Couldn't add a column to attribute table (GPX layer) | QGIS

Running QGIS 2.10.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 x64. Going to add a column to the attribute table (GPX layer) but couldn't select any type. Then, failed - "Failed to add field 'NameTest' of type. Is the field ...
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Windows script/application to convert GPX to KML? [duplicate]

OSRM seems to have everything I need to draw bicycle routes, but it only exports routes as GPX while the smartphone application I use only supports KML. Does someone know if there's a Windows script ...
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View Waypoints in OSM

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"&...
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How do I get an accurate time attribute when importing a GPX layer as a vector

When I import a GPX file in QGIS (as a vector as track points) and I check the time attribute it appears to be 4 hours later than it should be. Interestingly when I take this same GPX file and use ...
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Convert SHP to GPX with predefined SHP style in QGIS

I had defined graduated style in QGIS for points contained in shp format. I had saved this style in sld and qpj format so now I am able to open shp in QGIS and it automatically loads its style (I am ...
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Uploading shapefile onto Garmin GPS, and displaying it over basemap?

I have a roads shapefile layer in ArcMap and I want to be able to view it on my Garmin64st. Ideally, it would be overlaid on a basemap so I would always be able to see it. It seems like that means I ...
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ModelBuilder continually overwrites instead of creating new file?

I am working on building a model that uses this tool to convert Points into GPX files for use in my GPS units. I've built a simple model that seems to work, except that the final output is constantly ...
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Openlayers 3 GPX Shape issue

I've been working to incorporate GPX file handling within my application with a pretty good degree of success but have just encountered an issue which I don't know how to solve. When drag/dropping a ...
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How to load GPX tracks in graphical modeler as input

Is there a way to load tracks from GPX into graphical modeler as vector input? When you open GPX in QGIS, it comes up with dialog listing layers: route_points routes track_points tracks waypoints It ...