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.GPX File Extension

File Type 1GPS Exchange File

DeveloperN/A
Popularity
3.6 (116 Votes)
CategoryGIS Files
FormatXML

XML

This file is saved in an XML format. You can view the XML structure and contents of the file in a text editor.

What is a GPX file?

A GPX file is a GPS data saved in the GPS Exchange format, an open standard that can be freely used by GPS programs. It contains longitude and latitude location data, which includes waypoints, routes, and tracks. GPX files are saved in XML format that allows GPS data to be more easily imported and read by multiple programs and web services.

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Screenshot of a .gpx file in Google Earth 7

GPX file open in Google Earth 7

GPX files are commonly used for exchanging GPS location data with others, creating maps, and geocaching. If you come across a GPX file there are a variety of applications that can open it, including Google Earth, GPSRouteX, and GPX Viewer.

GPX files store three types of data:

  • Waypoint - Includes GPS coordinates of a point. It may also include other descriptive information.
  • Route - Includes a list of track points, which are waypoints for turn or stage points, that lead to a destination.
  • Track - Includes a list of points that describe a path.
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Programs that open GPX files
Updated 5/8/2017

File Type 2Guitar Pro 6 Document

DeveloperArobas Music
Popularity
3.2 (21 Votes)
CategoryAudio Files
FormatBinary

Binary

This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

.GPX File Association 2

Guitar tablature file created by Guitar Pro 6, a music composition program for fretted instruments; saved in a proprietary format and contains musical scores and compositions for bass, guitar, banjo, and drums; can be played in the software, which uses the Guitar Pro engine to simulate the instruments.

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The audio in GPX files can be exported to several different file formats, including .GP5 (Guitar Pro 5), .MIDI, and .WAV. The scores can be exported to .PNG, MusicXML, and .PDF formats.

NOTE: GPX files do not contain waveform audio data. Instead, they contain instruments and musical notes that can be simulated as music in the software.

Programs that open GPX files
Updated 1/12/2011

About GPX Files

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