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2019-05-29

How to Make a Minimalistic GPX File Containing Just Two Waypoints

By author Morgan Jassen

This post covers how to make a minimalistic "hello world" -style GPX file containing just two waypoints.


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First, here is a paste of the contents of an/the minimalistic GPX file containing just two waypoints:

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~START BELOW THIS LINE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<gpx xmlns="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1" creator="Morgan Jassen" version="1.1" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1 http://www.topografix.com/GPX/1/1/gpx.xsd">
  <wpt lat="43.22332251" lon="-71.5479726">
    <name>ConcordNH</name>
  </wpt>
  
  <wpt lat="40.9884753" lon="-72.2087268">
    <name>LongIsland</name>
  </wpt>
  
</gpx>
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~END ABOVE THIS LINE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


2.)
Next, here is a download of a copy of the same file:
Link:

https://investorworker.com/uploads/2019-05-29-gpx_waypoints_minimalistic.gpx


3.)
Next, here is an image of how the contents of the file look in a plain text editor.
Screenshot:




That's it! Let's pause here and say we're done at this point. Described above is a minimalistic GPX file containing just two waypoints -- hooray!


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Next however, is an image of how the map looks when this GPX file is uploaded into a map program:
Screenshot:




6.)
Finally, for comparison, here is an image of how the map looks when this GPX file is uploaded into another map program:
Screenshot:




In conclusion, this post has covered how to make a minimalistic GPX file containing just two waypoints.



This blog post first published at https://wieldgadget.com/2019/2019-05-29-gpx-waypoints-minimalistic

[2018-07-17 Note: This blog post was republished on 2018-07-17 at https://investorworker.com/2019/2019-05-29-gpx-waypoints-minimalistic.html ]