Open GPX File

Information, tips and instructions

Create routes with Google Earth

Using Google Earth it is possible to create routes and convert them into tracks using programs such as GPSBabel, and then use them in GPS receivers.

It is a very simple process and it can be very helpful when following a route or locating a place.

We open Google Earth and locate ourselves in the area that interests us, enlarging the image until we can clearly see the route we want to create.
We select the Add path tool.

A dialog box will open in which you will put the name of the route that you are going to create. Without closing this box, we begin to draw the route by pressing the left mouse button. To move the image you can use the arrows or the tool provided by the GE at the top right.

To enlarge the image we can use the mouse ball or this same tool.

Once the route is created,  close the dialog box and you will see the route located in the Temporary Places folder. With the right button of the mouse a menu opens and you will choose 'Save Place as'.

Choose to save the file as KML type (by default the KMZ type appears).

We are now going to create the file in GPX format to use with any software that supports this format, both on PC and mobile devices. Once the file is saved, go to the software


Which is an online conversion service between the KML format and the GPX format.

Click on the 'Select Conversion' button and choose 'Kml to GPX', then click on the 'Choose file' button, and then choose the Waypoints and Tracks options (If you require it).

You also have the option to download the output file as a ZIP archive.

Click on the 'Convert' button and then download the GPX output file

Finally, connect the device where you are going to use it and then look for it with the appropriate software to view it and work on said GPX file.

File Extension Info

GPX Quick Info
  GPS Exchange Format
  application/gpx+xml   application/octet-stream
Opens with
  Trails App
  BackCountry Navigator App