GPX File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a GPX file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .GPX files.

What is a GPX file?

Files that contain the .gpx file extension are commonly referred to as GPS Exchange Format files. The information that is 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 a variety of 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 a variety of GPS applications and devices.

How to open GPX files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension GPX for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different GPX openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension GPX

While we know of one file format using the .GPX file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .GPX file.

Various viewers for this file format

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.

Free File ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
Guitar ProGuitar ProUser submitted
EasyGPSEasyGPSUser submitted
MapSourceMapSourceUser submitted
GSAKGSAKUser submitted
TyreTyreUser submitted
Memory-Map NavigatorMemory-Map NavigatorUser submitted
PoiEditPoiEditUser submitted
CompeGPS LANDCompeGPS LANDUser submitted
Go PlayAlongGo PlayAlongUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with GPX-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with GPX-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!