How to view a gpx file

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GPX stands for GPS Exchange Format, an Extensible Markup Language (XML) format used by GPS (Global Positioning System) applications, devices, and Web services. GPX files allow you to share GPS data information with different programs, according to topografix.com. GPX files can be opened with various GPS programs, such as the free versions of Google Earth, Quake Map and Expert GPS. Once you've decided which program you'd like to use, follow the steps in that program's section.

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Instructions

    Google Earth

  1. 1

    Go to earth.google.com. Download and install Google Earth.

  2. 2

    Run the Google Earth program.

  3. 3

    Click "File" at the top left of the toolbar, and then click "Open."

  4. 4

    Highlight "Gps" from the drop-down menu above the "Open" and "Cancel" buttons.

  5. 5

    Find and highlight the GPX file on your computer that you want to view and then click "Open."

    Quake Map

  1. 1

    Go to earthquakemap.com. Download and install Quake Map.

  2. 2

    Run the Quake Map program.

  3. 3

    Click "File" on the toolbar, and then "Open."

  4. 4

    Find and click the GPX file on your computer that you want to view and then click "Open."

    ExpertGPS

  1. 1

    Go to expertgps.com. Download and install the ExpertGPS free trial.

  2. 2

    Run the ExpertGPS program.

  3. 3

    Click "File" on the toolbar, and then "Open."

  4. 4

    Locate and highlight the GPX file on your computer that you want to view and then click "Open."

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