List of GPS trace file formats

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There are numerous data formats used for storing coordinate data, like tracks and waypoints, typically from GPS devices. For uploading into OpenStreetMap, the data needs to be converted into GPX format. This table lists the available data formats and provides a suitable offline conversion tool.

While GPSBabel is the primary offline converter for many of these file types, there are many other scripts and programs to help convert the data, including online conversion tools. For more information, see Making GPX Files.

File type Extension To convert to GPX To convert from GPX Discussion/Comments
Alan Map500 tracklogs, waypoints trl, wpr GPSBabel GPSBabel
Cambridge Windpilot glider software  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
CarteSurTable data  ? GPSBabel No
Cetus for Palm/OS  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
CoastalExplorer XML xml GPSBabel GPSBabel
Comma separated values csv GPSBabel, Prune, BT747 GPSBabel, Prune, BT747
CompeGPS data wpt, trk, rte GPSBabel GPSBabel, BT747
CoPilot Flight Planner for Palm/OS  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
cotoGPS for Palm/OS  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
Data Logger iBlue747  ? GPSBabel, BT747 GPSBabel
Dell Axim Navigation System gpb GPSBabel No
DeLorme an1, wpt, txt, ppc GPSBabel GPSBabel
Destinator dat GPSBabel GPSBabel
dxf dxf Dxf2gpx No
EasyGPS binary  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
Embedded Exif-GPS data jpg GPSBabel, Prune, ExifTool GPSBabel, ExifTool
FAI/IGC Flight Recorder Data  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
Franson GPSGate Simulation  ? No GPSBabel
Fugawi  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
G7ToWin g7t GPSBabel GPSBabel
Garmin 301, logbook, mapsource, PCX5, POI xml, gdb, mps, txt, gpi GPSBabel GPSBabel
Geocaching.com loc GPSBabel GPSBabel
GeocachingDB for Palm/OS  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
Geogrid Viewer tracklogs log GPSBabel GPSBabel
GEOnet Names Server(GNS)  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
GeoNiche pdb GPSBabel GPSBabel
Google Earth (Keyhole) Markup Language kml GPSBabel, Prune GPSBabel, Prune, BT747 Prune reads Google Extension (<gx:track><when><gx:coord>), GPSBabel 1.4.4 not yet
Google Earth Zipped KML kmz Prune Prune, BT747
Google Maps XML xml GPSBabel GPSBabel
Google Static MAP URL No BT747 Use gmapurl as the outtype on the CLI, ok if not too many points.
Google Navigator Tracklines trl GPSBabel GPSBabel
GoPal GPS track log trk GPSBabel GPSBabel
GpilotS  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
GPS TrackMaker gtm, gpx, ... GPSBabel GPSBabel
GpsDrive  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
GPSman  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
GPSPilot Tracker for Palm/OS  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
gpsutil  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
GPX XML gpx, xml GPSBabel, Prune, BT747 GPSBabel, Prune, BT747
HikeTech  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
Holux (gm-100) wpo GPSBabel GPSBabel
Holux M-241 (MTK based) binary  ? GPSBabel, BT747 GPSBabel
HSA Endeavour Navigator export  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
HTML Output html No GPSBabel, BT747
Humminbird waypoints and routes hwr GPSBabel GPSBabel
IGN Rando track  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
IGO8 trk GPSBabel GPSBabel
Kartex 5 track, waypoint  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
Kompass (DAV) track, waypoints tk, wp GPSBabel GPSBabel
KuDaTa PsiTrex text  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
Lowrance USR  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
Magellan Explorist Geocaching, mapsend, NAV, SD  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
MagicMaps IK3D project ikt GPSBabel GPSBabel
Map&Guide xml, pdb GPSBabel GPSBabel
Mapopolis.com Mapconverter csv GPSBabel GPSBabel
MapTech Exchange  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
Microsoft AutoRoute, PocketStreets, Streets and Trips  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
Motorrad Routenplaner (Map&Guide) bcr GPSBabel GPSBabel
MTK Logger (iBlue 747,...) binary GPSBabel, BT747 GPSBabel
National Geographic Topo tpg, tpo GPSBabel GPSBabel
Navicache.com xml GPSBabel GPSBabel
Navigon Mobile Navigator, waypoints rte GPSBabel GPSBabel
Navitrak DNA marker rte GPSBabel GPSBabel
NetStumbler Summary txt GPSBabel No Also known as Network Stumbler
NIMA/GNIS Geographic Names  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
NMEA 0183 sentences  ? GPSBabel, Prune, BT747 GPSBabel, BT747 See Converting NMEA to GPX for more options
Nokia Landmark Exchange  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
OziExplorer  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
PalmDoc Output  ? No GPSBabel
PathAway Database for Palm/OS  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
PostGIS postgissql No BT747 Creates geometry.
Quovadis  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
Raymarine Waypoint rwf GPSBabel GPSBabel
Raymarine tracks/routes ARCHIVE.FSH No No parsefsh converts it to OSM.
See You flight analysis data  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
Sportsim track ssz GPSBabel GPSBabel
Suunto Trek Manager (STM) sdf GPSBabel GPSBabel
SQL sql No BT747
Swiss Map  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
Tab-delimited  ? GPSBabel, Prune GPSBabel, Prune Useful for OpenOffice, Ploticus, etc.
Text files txt Prune Prune Using any delimiter and any column order
TomTom intinerary, POI itn, asc, ov2 GPSBabel GPSBabel
TopoMapPro Places  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
TrackLogs digital mapping trl GPSBabel GPSBabel
Vcard Output (for iPod) vcard No GPSBabel
VidaOne GPS for PocketPC gpb GPSBabel GPSBabel
Vito Navigator II tracks  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
WiFiFoFum 2.0 for PocketPC XML xml GPSBabel GPSBabel
Wintec WBT-100/200, WBT-201/G-Rays 2 binary GPSBabel GPSBabel
Yahoo Geocode API data  ? GPSBabel GPSBabel
File type Extension To convert to GPX To convert from GPX Discusion/Comments