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.
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