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GPX: the GPS Exchange Format

What is GPX?

GPX (the 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.

Current Status

The GPX 1.1 schema was released on August 9, 2004. GPX has been the de-facto XML standard for lightweight interchange of GPS data since the initial GPX 1.0 release in 2002. GPX is being used by dozens of software programs and Web services for GPS data exchange, mapping, and geocaching.

GPX for Developers

If you're a developer, read how GPX can help your application or web service.

View the official GPX 1.1 Schema.

Read the GPX 1.1 Documentation.

Learn how to validate your GPX output.

View the official GPX 1.1 Schema.

GPX is an open development effort. To participate in the future development of GPX, join the GPX Developers Forum.

User Benefits of GPX

If you own a GPS, find out how GPX is helping to make all your favorite applications work together.

Comments

To ask questions about the GPX format or propose changes, please join the GPX Developers Forum. If you have a customer support question regarding the GPX brand of CD players, alarm clocks, and other consumer electronics, visit www.gpx.com.