Creating a GPX file

Cegam shared this question 5 years ago
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Hi!


Without any knowledge in this field I tried to create a gpx file by "hijacking" a file exported by locus. I cannot import it (yet) because Locus claims there are no points to be imported. Can anyone see what's wrong here?


Thank you!


  1. xmlns:locus="http://www.locusmap.eu";

    xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/0/gpx.xsd">;

    <metadata>

    <desc>File with points/tracks from Locus Map/3.18.6</desc>

    </metadata>


    <name>1000 Islands Camping Resort</name> </wpt><wpt lat="44.3497546" lon="-76.05628967">

    <name>1000 Islands/Ivy Lea KOA Kampground</name> </wpt><wpt lat="44.361009" lon="-76.020011">


  2. </gpx>

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>Can anyone see what's wrong here?

sure...

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Thank you very much!


This:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes"?>


<wpt lat="44.487645" lon="-78.451904"><name>Anchor Bay Camp Ltd</name></wpt>


<wpt lat="46.170645" lon="-77.821407"><name>Antler's Kingfisher Lodge & Campgrounds</name></wpt>


</gpx>


Allows to Import the first Name but Fails for the second. As soon as I ented the part after <gpx, the Import won't even start :( What's wrong?

photo
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don't use "&"

photo
1

Is there a way to use special characters? I tried putting the names in "" but it didn't work.

Is there alternatively a list of forbidden characters? The list is way longer than 2 entries and I have no clue what else is in there...

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Hi,

a GPX file is a "special" XML file.

The forbidden or special characters of such a file can be found here or here.


So & should be replaced with & in the GPX file.


c.s.g.

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try <name><![CDATA[Antler's Kingfisher Lodge & Campgrounds]]></name>


sorry, no time to test it.

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