.GPX File Extension

File Type:
GPS Exchange File

Having trouble opening .gpx extension? Don't panic! This page explains what gpx files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open gpx files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a GPX file?

Gpx file extension has GPS Exchange file type, which is associated with the "gis files" category.

Exchange file typically stores longitude and latitude location data, such as routes, waypoints, tracks, etc. It uses the XML format that allows easy data import. GPX files may be also applied when creating maps or sharing GPS location data with others.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

gpx file icon
File Type:
GPS Exchange File
GIS Files

How to open GPX file?

Double click the gpx file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .gpx extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the gpx extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the gpx file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open GPX files

  • Windows Windows
    • Google Earth Google Earth
    • TopoGrafix EasyGPS TopoGrafix EasyGPS
    • Microsoft Streets & Trips Microsoft Streets & Trips
    • Safe Software FME Desktop Safe Software FME Desktop
    • Fugawi Global Navigator Fugawi Global Navigator
    • Garmin MapSource Garmin MapSource
    • TatukGIS Viewer TatukGIS Viewer
    • GPS Utility GPS Utility
    • Merkaartor Merkaartor
  • MacOS MacOS
    • Google Earth Google Earth
    • GPSRouteX GPSRouteX
    • MacGPS Pro MacGPS Pro
    • Merkaartor Merkaartor
    • Apple Xcode Apple Xcode
  • Linux Linux
    • Merkaartor Merkaartor
    • GPX Viewer GPX Viewer
    • gedit gedit
    • GottenGeography GottenGeography

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the gpx file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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