Files with gpx extension can be usually found as map/navigation data in GPS eXchange format file used to exchange GPS data between various applications and devices.

There are 3 other file types using
the GPX file extension!

empty icon.gpx - Guitar Pro 6 format [common]

empty icon.gpx - BASIS data

empty icon.gpx - Ganaxa’s Publishing DRM protected ebook file

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Software that open gpx file

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GPX file extension - GPS eXchange format

What is gpx file? How to open gpx files?

File type specification:

GIS, GPS navigation and map file type icon GIS, GPS navigation and map file type

File extension gpx is most notably used for the GPS eXchange Format, a data format for exchanging GPS data between programs, and for sharing GPS data with other users.

GPX (GPS Exchange Format) is a light-weight XML data format for the interchange of GPS data (waypoints, routes, and tracks) between applications and Web services on the Internet.

These .gpx files are used by numerous GPS applications or navigation software.

Updated: November 27, 2023

The default software associated to open gpx file:

Google Earth icon

Google Inc. logoGoogle Earth  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Google Inc.

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D, and was created by Keyhole, Inc.

Google Earth maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe.

MapSource icon

Garmin Ltd. logoMapSource  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Garmin Ltd.

MapSource is navigation software that is able to plan and organize trips. MapSource is included when you purchase a Garmin map product on DVD or CD.

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Help how to open:

These files can usually be imported to navigation software.

How to convert:

Specialized converters like GPS Babel are to convert other GPS formats to GPX.

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List of software applications associated to the .gpx file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open gpx file, edit gpx file, convert gpx file, view gpx file, play gpx file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting gpx files.

Software that open gpx file - GPS eXchange format

Programs supporting the exension gpx on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open gpx file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with gpx file by default:
Google Earth small icon Google Earth
MapSource small icon MapSource
Other suggested software:
Fugawi Global Navigator
GPS Track Editor small icon GPS Track Editor

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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