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GPS File Format Converter



Ogle Earth posts about ITNConv, a program that converts from one GPS format to another. It opens:

- Autoroute Express (.axe, .axg)
- Streets & Trips (.est)
- MapPoint (.ptm)
- MapSource (.gdb, .mps)
- TomTom 3, 5 & 6, Go, Rider, One (.itn, .ov2)
- Navigon MN|4, MN|5 & MN|6 (.rte)
- Destinator PN (.dat)
- Marco Polo, Falk Navigator, Motorrad Tourenplaner & OnRoute (.bcr)
- GPS eXchange (.gpx)
- GPX MapSource (.gpx)
- Garmin PCX5 (CartoExploreur) (.rte)
- Magellan SD (Meridian et eXplorist) (.rte, .upt)
- ViaMichelin (.xvm)
- IGN Rando (.rdn)
- OziExplorer (.rte)
- OziExplorer CE (.rt2)
- Google Earth (.kml)
- CSV (Longitude,Latitude,Comments)

And writes in:

- Autoroute Express (.axe) (Version 2004 and higher)
- TomTom 3, 5 & 6, Go, Rider, One (.itn)
- Navigon MN|4, MN|5 & MN|6 (.rte)
- Destinator PN (.dat)
- Marco Polo, Falk Navigator, Motorrad Tourenplaner & OnRoute (.bcr)
- GPS eXchange (.gpx)
- GPX MapSource (.gpx)
- Garmin PCX5 (CartoExploreur) (.rte)
- Magellan SD (Meridian et eXplorist) (.rte)
- ViaMichelin (.xvm)
- IGN Rando (.rdn)
- OziExplorer (.rte)
- OziExplorer CE (.rt2)
- XML Location (.loc)
- Google Earth (.kml)
- CSV (Longitude,Latitude,Comments)

Not as many as GPSBabel, but it does a few that GPSBabel doesn’t, and the interface is a bit easier to handle:

GPS file format converter

It’s very much point-oriented, though. If you convert a GPX file with several tracks into a KML file, it will connect the endpoints of successive tracks to create one single, long track. Similarly, if you convert a set of waypoints into KML, it will connect all the points sequentially into a single long track (but you can always turn the track off in Google Earth, or delete it entirely). GPSBabel handles tracks better.

One nice touch is the built-in editor that loads the points into a Google Maps interface, where you can re-label them, move them around, add or delete points, search, find get directions, etc.. You can even create a set of points, and then save them in one of the supported formats:

GPS file format converter

Note: The website is in French, but the program itself is in English. Look for the download at the left under “Telechargement”, or at the bottom labeled “Télécharger la version Windows“.


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5 Responses to “GPS File Format Converter”


  1. 1 Bull_UK

    No World Wind support :(

  2. 2 Luis Flores

    Hi.. I’m actually new to all of this stuff of GIS. So I would really appreaciate if you could delp me.
    I would like to do a GIS system using either MApserver/OpenLayer or MApGuideOS/OpenLayer and I am searching for a mapfile of my country. I already asked for it on Navteq and DS Solutions but the cost is really expensive (USD$22,000 a year) so searching through the internet I found that I can download Destinator maps which comes with streets and covers all of my country cities and roads.

    I would like to know if there is some way to convert from that format (PN I think it is) to shapefile so I can use it at my MapServer.

    Thanks in advanced

  3. 3 Leszek Pawlowicz

    Do a search on this blog for Open Street Map; there are free maps available for much of the world, in shapefile format at some locations (e.g. Cloudmade).

  4. 4 Luis Flores

    Thanks a lot for your answer

  5. 5 Luis Flores

    Hi again.. I already search in that project but there is very little information of cities on my country.

    I would like you to clarify me please. If I use google Earth and export some region to kml file and then, with some software I convert it to shp format. Does that shp format have all the information and can be used from an independent MapServer service?

    Thanks in advanced

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