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Command line tools useful to manipulate GPX files.

Project Description



Command line tools useful to manipulate GPX files.



Fixes elevation (Z-axis) data in GPX file based on Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data. SRTM data are not available for whole globe. If SRTM data for position taken from GPX file do not exists, user will see download error of SRTM TIF file (for example srtm_38_00.TIF for Norway).

More information about Shuttle Radar Topography Mission:


Removes from GPX file unnecessary data (e.g.: speed or course) stored by some GPS devices.


Removes unnecessary chars (e.g.: white spaces) to decrease GPX file size.


Usage: command-name [options]

  -h, --help                show this help message and exit
  -i FILE, --intput=FILE    name of GPX input file, if not set stdin will be used
  -o FILE, --output=FILE    name of GPX output file, if not set stdout will be used

Tools can be easily used in pipeline:

cat input.gpx  | ./bin/gpx-fix-elevation | ./bin/gpx-cleanup | ./bin/gpx-compress > output.gpx


gpxtools requires GDAL python bindings. This packege uses GDAL library. You can build it form source or install from binary package. For more details see GDAL library homepage.

For example in Ubuntu (feisty or higher) can be installed from package:

sudo apt-get install python-gdal

gpxtools requires also lxml. To build it you can use plone.recipe.lxml buildout recipe.

Installation with easy_install

Run command:

$ easy_install gpxtools

Installation with buildout

Save script in buildout.cfg file:

develop = .
parts = gpxtools-script

recipe = zc.recipe.egg
eggs = gpxtools

Run commands:

$ python
$ ./bin/buildout

Commands will be created in bin subdirectory.

Authors & Contact

  • [sargo] - Wojciech Lichota <wojciech[at]>
  • [teo] - Matteo Gottardi <matgott[at]>


2010/02/15 0.2.1:

  • mkdir import fix [samuel.adam]

2009/12/10 0.2.0:

  • Support for GPX 1.0 files [teo]
  • Add the <ele> tag if not present [teo]
  • Documentation update [sargo]

2009/07/07 0.1.0:

  • Initial release [sargo]
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