Converting GPX File From GPS To SHAPE File Using Qgis

Thursday, July 7, 2016

There are lot of ways on how to convert your GPX format file from your GPS device to SHP file format, and be able to view actual waypoints you had. One of which is through a software called Qgis.

Its a free software that's been updated by a group volunteers serves as a community, they were the core of this Qgis Project. Today it is the leading Open Source Desktop GIS right now.

So, start download the software first, if you haven't yet.

After you've done installing QGIS, search for shortcut called QGIS Desktop it usually place at your desktop or you can try searching it like in the figure below.

gpx to shp file

Now, to make it easier just drag and drop your GPX file to white square panel. A pop-up option box will appear, then just click the "point" if you're converting GPX waypoints.

gpx to shp file

On the left side panel called layer panel, you'll notice your GPX file. Right click on the link and look for "save as".

gpx to shp file

It will appear a window box, then carefully select the right format of you'd like to convert. Just click drop down on the Format then select ERSI Shapefile.

Browse location to where your save files will be.

gpx to shp file

Then choose the right CRS location you are right now, you may search it on the web for reference. Then click OK, after that you may close the QGIS software without saving your works.

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