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.GPX File Extension

2 file types use the .gpx file extension.

File Type 1GPS Exchange File

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CategoryGIS Files

What is a GPX file?

A GPX file is a GPS data file saved in the GPS Exchange format, which is an open standard that can be freely used by GPS programs. It contains longitude and latitude location data that may include waypoints, routes, and tracks. GPX files are saved in XML format, which 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 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 10/2/2020

File Type 2Guitar Pro 6 Document

DeveloperArobas Music
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CategoryAudio Files

.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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