Need help viewing GPX files

Discussion in 'General GPS Discussion' started by The WoodMitch Shop, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Is there is good free download site for a viewer for .GPX files from my new
    Garmin GPSmap 62st? I'm running Windows XP Pro. I haven't found a viewer,
    and can't find the software in the unit itself.

    Thanks -- Mitch
    The WoodMitch Shop, Oct 26, 2010
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    Tom Guest

    Most mapping software will read GPX files and plot the data on the
    map, and if you want to see the data itself just use a text editor
    (notepad works). Google Earth can also read gpx.
    Tom, Oct 26, 2010
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    Don B Guest

    Free download, Google EasyGPS
    Don B, Oct 26, 2010
  4. You could use Garmin Mapsource.
    See instructions here for how to download and install it without a CD:

    Though note this doesn't include any maps, and its not very useful
    without them. You can download free OpenStreetMap based maps, that
    include an installer for Mapsource from this website:

    Or other options here:
    Craig Wallace, Oct 26, 2010
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    dold Guest

    Different connotations to the word "view".
    A GPX file is XML text, so you could examine the contents with, say,
    Notepad on a Windows PC.
    Or Firefox.

    G7toWin formats the file nicely, and saves in formats that can be
    manipulated by spreadsheet programs, so that's pretty handy. is a free GUI tool. No maps, but it does draw
    your data on a blank sheet as well as a tabular text.

    Earth.Google.Com will display your gpx file overlaid on an aerial
    view. Google Earth includes GPSBabel, a command line conversion tool that
    is quite utilitarian, with options to convert files of different formats as
    well as writing and reading to and from a GPS unit.

    You can upload it to, and share it under "my maps"
    for others to view. (the upload box doesn't mention GPX, but it works.)
    dold, Oct 27, 2010
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