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File Extension GPX

The file extension GPX is associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The programs and applications include GPS Exchange, Ganaxa, Guitar Pro 6, and BASIS. GPX files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.

If the GPX file extension is related to GPS Exchange, the file is categorized as a GIS (Geographic Information System) file type which is used with various GPS navigation systems. GPS Exchange is a format which allows for the exchange and sharing of GPS data between applications and users. This type of GPX file contains data in XML (Extensible Markup Language) format which allows the information to be easily exchanged. The data typically includes traveling routes, waypoints, and tracks used by GPS navigation software.

GPX files which are part of Ganaxa are an eBook file type which is used with the Ganaxa Publishing Platform. This type of GPX file contains an electronic eBook which is protected using Digital Rights Management (DRM) and is stored in an XML (Extensible Markup Language) format. DRM is a method that is used to protect the intellectual rights and copyrights for digital publications. If the Ganaxa file is not protected, the file will use the extension GPF to indicate it is not protected by DRM.

GPX files which belong to Guitar Pro 6 are categorized as an audio file type which contains guitar tablatures and waveform audio data that is played back using the Guitar Pro 6 software application. Although this type of GPX file is saved in a format which is proprietary to Guitar Pro, the files can also be converted to other audio file formats such as MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) and WAV to enable the file to be used with additional applications. Guitar Pro is a software application created by Arobas Music which provides professional music editing and composition tools for creating guitar music.

If the file extension GPX is related to BASIS, the file is a source code file type that contains data which is written in the BASIS programming language based on Business BASIC. Business BASIC extends the functionality of Business BASIC technology and is also commonly known as Business BASIC eXtended. BASIS technology is comprised of five different components which include language, database management system, development tools, system administration, and application building blocks. BASIS International is a provider of development tools for creating business software applications.

How to Open GPX Files

Since the file extension GPX is associated with multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. GPX files can consist of different file types, so you may already have a program which will open the file.

If the GPX file extension is related to GPS Exchange, the file can be opened using a variety of GPS software applications. If you are using Windows, you can open GPX files using Microsoft Streets and Trips 2013, which is a software application that provides tools for efficiently planning trips using the best routes. Streets and Trips 2013 is available as a free trial on the Microsoft website. You can also opt to use Garmin MapSource which is legacy software for planning trip routes. MapSource is available on the Garmin website and is designed for use with the Windows operating system version XP and later.

For Mac OS X, you can use Mac GPS Pro 9.3, which is navigation software capable of integrating a Mac PC with your GPS receiver. Mac GPS Pro 9.3 will handle GPX files and is available for download on the Mac GPS Pro website. Another option for opening the file extension GPX is Google Earth, which is a free GIS program provided by Google. Google Earth allows you to explore streets, buildings, imagery, and terrain in 3D format and is compatible with Mac OS X and the Windows operating system.

If you are looking for a multiplatform application which will open GPX files in GPS Exchange format, you can use Merkaator, which is an OpenStreetMap editing application that is distributed under the GNU General Public License. Merkaator is open source and available as a free download on the Merkaator website. Merkaator is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, UNIX, and the Linux operating system.

GPX files which are created with the Ganaxa Publishing Platform can be opened using the Ganaxa Publishing Platform or by using Ganaxa GeR2 which integrates the Ganaxa system and application software. The Ganaxa Publishing Platform and GeR2 device is available on the Ganaxa website and will open DRM-protected GPX files.

If the file extension GPX is associated with Guitar Pro, the file can be opened using Guitar Pro 6 which is available for download on the Guitar Pro website. Guitar Pro 6 can open GPX files created with the current version of the software which is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X. Guitar Pro is not backwards compatible, which means if the GPX files are created with earlier versions, the files must be opened using the specific version of Guitar Pro which created the files.

Guitar Pro GPX files can also be converted to another format such as MIDI or WAV for use with a broader range of audio playback applications. There are a variety of audio file conversion programs available as a free download on websites such as CNET and Softpedia which will convert GPX files for you. You can also use an online file conversion resource such as Zamzar which will perform free file conversion. Simply log onto the Zamzar website, browse for the GPX file, choose a new format, enter your email address, and click on Convert. Within minutes you will receive the newly converted file in your email inbox.

BASIS GPX files that are related to Business BASIC can be opened using Business BASIC development applications. There are various Business BASIC software development applications which provide the foundation for mission critical systems for a variety of industries. You can choose the application which is specific to the file extension GPX on the BASIS International website. Many of the applications available for download include PRO/5 BLM, Visual PRO/5, PRO/5 Data Server, and other development applications which will open GPX files.