User's Guide

  1. Launch application
  2. Menu
  3. Marker
  4. Load GPX file
  5. Route List
  6. Waypoint List
  7. Waypoint Dialog
  8. Route Edit
  9. Route View Dialog
  10. GPX metadata Dialog
  11. Track Metadata Dialog
  12. Elevation Dialog
  13. Tool Dialog
  14. Marker Control Dialog
  15. Map Control Dialog
  16. CGI Parameter Dialog
  17. Save Dialog
  18. Configuration
 

Launch application

GPXEV(GPX Editor and Viewer) is web based free software.

Please click the following link.

https://askz.sakura.ne.jp/gpxev/gpx_editor_and_viewer.cgigpx_editor_and_viewer.cgi

 

Menu

The toolbar gives users instant access to the most commonly used functions.

tooltips of GPXEV(GPX Editor and Viewer)

Tooltips appear automatically when the you pauses the mouse pointer over a menu button.

 

Marker

Waypoint markers and balloons to display on Google Maps

GPXEV can use 4 kinds of markers and 1 kind of waypoint information.

You can change the shape of the marker in the Configuration Dialog.

Waypoint information window with linked image on Google Maps

If the image is linked, the waypoint information is displayed. GPXEV uses href attribute, type tag, desc tag to display images on Google Maps.

You can change the size of thumbnail in the Configuration Dialog.

You can hide the information window in the Marker Control Dialog.

 

Load GPX file

There are two ways to load GPX files.

 

[NOTE]

When reading GPX files on the Internet using HTTP, the server must allow CORS(Cross-Origin Resource Sharing). For details, please refer to restrictions.

 

Route List

Route list dialog to display the contents of GPX file

The Root List dialog shows the loaded route. You can select route, change the color, change the visibility, or open another dialog.

There are 3 data types on GPX.

There are 4 buttons.

Triangle button to collapse child track segment

To collaps all trkseg, click the triangle icon.

Append Dialog for adding new routes

Click the Append button to display the popup menu.

There are 4 buttons.

 

Waypoint List

Waypoint List Dialog

You can see a list of waypoints.

There are 3 buttons.

Please refer to the details for "Add or Remove waypoint".

 

Waypoint Dialog

Waypoint Dialog for editing waypoint properties

You can edit the waypoint properties. There are 20 kinds of waypoint properties.

tooltip of waypoint dialog

Tooltips appear automatically when the you pauses the mouse pointer over a waypoint item.

A text box indicating that there is an error

You can check errors at any time on input. If there is an error in the input value, the text box will be displayed in red.

Link Dialog for editing external information

Click the link field to open the link dialog. You can edit additional information about the waypoint in the Link Dialog. In general, describe the URL of the image of the external site. This image will be displayed in the Google Maps.

commit button to confirm the edited content

Click the commit button to confirm the edited content.

Scale change button for changing window size

Click the "Scale change button" to change the size of the dialog.

All items are displayed in the standard dialog. In the compact dialog, only frequently used items are displayed.

 

Route Edit

Move waypoint

How to move waypoints on Google Maps (step1)

Click the route near the waypoint you want to move.

How to move waypoints on Google Maps (step2)

The current marker is displayed on Google Maps.

How to move waypoints on Google Maps (step3)

Click and drag the marker. Drop the marker to a different location.

How to move waypoints on Google Maps (step4)

The waypoint was moved.

Add or Remove waypoint

There are two ways to edit the route.

  1. Use the Waypoint List Dialog
  2. Use the Route Edit Mode
Append and remove button in the Waypoint List Dialog

You can add or remove the waypoint by Waypoint List Dialog.

To remove the selected waypoint, click the "remove button".

How to add new waypoint in the Google Maps

To add a new waypoint after the selected waypoint, click the "Append" button.

If you selected a waypoint in the middle of the route, a new waypoint will be added in the middle of the next waypoint.

If you selected a last waypoint, a new waypoint will be added behind that waypoint.

Route Edit Mode

You can switch to the "Route Edit Mode" by clicking "Route Edit" button.

How to edit waypoints on Google Maps

In "Route Edit Mode", operations other than route editing can not be performed.

Click close button, if you want to exit "Route Edit Mode"


There are 3 buttons.

Route Edit button for GPX

There are 3 toggle button. You can change mode by clicking these buttons.

 

[NOTE]

Add mode has a known issue. Please refer to the "Known Issues" page.

 

Route View Dialog

Route View button to display the route of Google Maps

You can easily move the map in the Route View dialog and Map Control Dialog.

There are 3 buttons.

Three views showing the route of Google Maps
 

GPX metadata Dialog

GPX metadata dialog for editing GPX files

You can edit metadata of GPX in the GPX metadata Dialog. This metadata is top level metadata, common metadata for all routes. If you want to write metadata for each route, use Track Metadata Dialog.

If you set a default value in the Configuration dialog, you can click Autofill button to automatically enter the default value.

Four types of dialog boxes to be opened from the GPX dialog. Author Dialog, Copyright Dialog, Bounds Dialog and Link dialog

Edit the author, copyright, link and bounds in the popup dialog.

 

Track Metadata Dialog

Track metadata dialog for editing GPX files

You can edit track of GPX in the Track Metadata Dialog. This metadata is the metadata of individual routes. You can set the metadata to trkType(trk) or rteType(rte).

 

Elevation Dialog

Elevation dialog for displaying route altitude data of GPX

Elevation Dialog displays ths elevation data.

If your GPX file does not contain elevation data, you can retrieve elevation data from Google servers. See Tool Dialog for details.

 

Tool Dialog

Google Services

GPXEV Tool dialog for Google Maps

If your GPX file does not contain elevation data, you can retrieve elevation data from Google servers. This command access to Google servers for requesting elevation data. It takes 5 seconds per 512 waypoints.

Batch

GPXEV Tool dialog for Google Maps(second page)

You can reduce the number of waypoints by clicking the "Reduce" button.

[NOTE]
You may not get the results you expected.

Automatically reduce the number of waypoints on Google Maps

The figure on the left shows an example of a route with reduced waypoint. You can use this command to reduce the file size of GPX.

Algorithm to automatically delete waypoint on Google Maps

GPXEV makes the first and second waypoint the reference point. Next, GPXEV calculates the angle of the third waypoint. If the angle of the third waypoint is smaller than the threshold value, GPXEV remove the waypoint. GPXEV repeats this process until the route ends.

 

[NOTE]
"Threshold Angle" is not an exact angle.

 

Marker Control Dialog

Marker Control Dialog for changing visibility of marker on Google Maps

You can change the visibility of marker in the Marker Control Dialog.

This setting is temporary. Use the Configuration Dialog, if you make permanent configuration changes.

 

[NOTE]
GPXEV does not hide the marker of "wptType".

 

Map Control Dialog

Map Control Dialog for navigating Google Maps

You can easily move the map in the Map Control Dialog and Route View dialog.

You can save your favorite locations on the map. There are 10 storage spaces. You can name the registered location.

 

CGI Parameter Dialog

CGI Parameter Dialog for setting the URL to display the route of Google Maps

You can publish touring route by GPXEV. You can set the value of a CGI parameter in the CGI Parameter dialog. The CGI parameters that can be set are as follows.

For the example URL, please refer to the Example page.

 

Save Dialog

Please refer to the "How to use" page.

 

Configuration

Configuration Dialog for GPXEV

You can change your settings for GPXEV. The setting information is saved in the cookie.