UPLOADING A GPX FILE TO YOUR RIDE LISTING
Once you have created your ride listing, and submitted the information into all relevant fields, you will need to save your listing.
Once saved, a new page will open, showing your ride listing.
A column on the Right Hand Side gives you option to 'upload GPX file'.
Simply click this button and upload your file.
You can then refresh your ride listing to check the information provided through the GPX file regarding distance and elevation. If necessary, you may wish to update this information in the ride listing you've already created, to ensure accuracy.
EDITING YOUR GPX FILE
You don't need to, but may wish to edit your GPX file, especially to 'top and tail' a start/end point if desired.
To edit a GPX file, you will need to export your GPX file from whichever application you have used to create it. This is a simple process available from that application's website or mobile app.
Once downloaded to your hard-drive, you will need GPS software from which to open the file.
You can download for free GPX Viewer software to enable you to access the file information stored in your GPX file.
We don't recommend any particular software package for this. However, a google search for 'GPX file viewer' will provide you with plenty of options.
Once you've selected the most appropriate software for your viewing purposes, you can follow their simple steps for editing your GPX file, before uploading it to your CycleLifeHQ ride listing.
WHAT IS A GPX FILE?
GPX (the GPS eXchange Format) is a data format for exchanging GPS data between programs, and for sharing GPS data with other users. It contains waypoints, tracks and routes.
Unlike other data files, which can only be understood by the programs that created them, GPX files actually contain a description of what's inside them, allowing anyone to create a program that can read the data within.
The format is open and can be used without the need to pay license fees. Location data (and optionally elevation, time, and other information) is stored in tags and can be interchanged between GPS devices and software.
GPX files for ride listings can be created via a range of common ride tracking apps such as Garmin, Strava, MapMyRide and many others. They can be created manually (via a desktop mapping exercise) or whilst tracking your real-life activity.
Further information about GPX files is available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS_Exchange_Format