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GPX—What is it and why is it cool?
Streets & Trips lets you import and export GPS navigation data—such as waypoints, routes and route points, breadcrumb trails, and pushpin collections—for use in your travel planning. The data is stored in a special file called GPX—a file format (.gpx) for recording navigation data. You can receive GPX files from friends or family, create your own to share, or download GPX files from points-of-interest (POI) on the web. Here are a few examples of what you can do with GPX files:
Note: Users of Streets & Trips 2010 (and later) can show or hide pushpin sets, so pushpins may be excluded from the GPX export by hiding the collection. Only visible pushpins are included in the GPX export.
Create GPX file
To create a GPX file of your Streets & Trips route, on the Data menu, click Export to GPX file. The GPX file is now saved to your PC and ready for use.
Import GPX file
To import a GPX file into Streets & Trips, on the Data menu, click Import GPX file.
The route, trail, waypoint, or pushpin information from your GPX file is mapped in Streets & Trips and ready for use. For more information and usage tips, please visit the Streets & Trips Team Blog.