GPX File Extension

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What is GPX file?

File with.GPX extension contains geographical data in the form of points, routes, and tracks saved in XML-based text format. GPX files are used for exchaning data between applications and services over the network. The format was developed in 2002, and its current version, designated 1.1, was released two years later. GPX is an free format distributed under open-source license. GPX sp e cification document is saved as gpx.xsd file available on www.topografix.com/gpx.asp. GPX file header contains file metadata ( information about the given file ). Main data types in GPX are:

  • wptTypewaypoint – a point on the map described by its coordinates according to WGS 84 standard, but can also store other data such as POI (Point Of Interest),
  • rteTyperoute – a ordered set of points that defines stages of given route, such as turn or roundabout,
  • trkTypetrack – an organized list of points, which can also contain timestamps or heights if the track was recored during a travel.

All GPX coordinates conform to WGS 84 standard and are represented as floating point numbers. Elevation above the mean sea level uses meters as its unit, and date and data uses ISO 8601 standard and UTC datetime standard. Some software companies, for example Garmin, have expanded the GPX format to accomodate additional information related to points – addresses, phone numbers, temperature, or water depth.

Programs that support GPX file

Conversion of a GPX file

When you install one of the applications from the list of programs that you found here, you should be able to open or edit the file with the GPX extension without any issue. However, if you still have problems with this, you may use the option of GPX file conversion to a different format.

File Conversions from GPX extension to a different format
File conversions from other format to GPX file

We hope we helped you solve the problem with the GPX file. If you do not know where you can download the application from our list, click on the link (which is the name of the program) - you will find more information there on the location where to download the secure setup version of the required application.

What else may cause problems?

There can be more reasons which determine that you are not able to open the GPX file (apart from the lack of the proper application installed).

First - the GPX file may be incorrectly associated with the application installed to support it. In this case, you need to change this association by yourself. To do this, right-click on the GPX file that you want to edit, click "Open with" and then select the program from the list that you have installed. After this operation, the problems with opening the GPX file should be solved.

Second - the file you want to open can simply be damaged. Then, the best solution is to find a new version of given file, or download it again from the same source as before (maybe for some reason in the previous session the download of the GPX file has not been completed and it cannot be opened properly).

Do you want to help?

If you have additional information about the GPX file, we will be grateful if you share it with our users. To do this, use the form here and send us your information on GPX file.

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