What are GPX files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a GPX file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a GPX file?
GPX files have multiple uses, and GPS Exchange Format Data is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
GPS Exchange Format Data
Files that contain the .gpx file extension are commonly referred to as GPS Exchange Format files. The information contained in a GPX file can include waypoints, tracks, and routes.
This data format allows for the exchange of GPS information between different applications and users. It is an open standard file format and can be used by various software programs. The initial GPX file format was released in 2002. Then in 2004, GPX 1.1 was introduced. Since then, it has been the default XML standard for the interchange of GPS data.
The GPX file format is based on XML formatting, allowing it to be imported by various GPS applications and devices.
How to open GPX files
We have identified four GPX openers that are compatible with this specific type of GPX file.
Programs that open GPS Exchange Format Data files
Last updated: February 24, 2023
All known file formats using extension .GPX
While GPS Exchange Format Data is a popular type of GPX-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .GPX file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Guitar Pro Tablature Data
We know that one GPX format is Guitar Pro Tablature Data. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
GPX opener for Windows
We have identified one GPX opener that is compatible with this specific type of GPX file.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of GPX files. Remember, different programs may use GPX files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|CompeGPS LAND||User submitted|
|Go PlayAlong||User submitted|
|Google Earth||User submitted|
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