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What is a GPX file for and how to open it

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Learn more about the GPX format

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Navigation, hikes, routes, impossible to ignore GPX files. This open format is very popular in the cartography industry, but beware its use requires some knowledge. This guide deciphers the process for opening a GPX file and using it for route sharing..

Learn more about the GPX format

GPX (for GPS Exchange format) appeared in the early 2000s is an open file format used to store and share GPS coordinates. Very popular, it is compatible with a very large number of platforms including Google Maps and Google Earth Pro. Many publishers of mapping software use it as a native format on their products.

GPX is not a proprietary format but an open standard like JPG for images. It can be used to exchange GPS location data between two applications such as routes or waypoints (points of interest). Technically, the structure of a GPX file is based on XML (Extensible Markup Language)..


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