GPS Track Editor is my favorite offline GPS track editor. It’s a Windows application for editing GPX files which has many features.
A GPS track is an ordered sequence of points with latitude, longitude, date, time, and maybe some other parameters. Unfortunately coordinates obtained from a receiver are not precise. GPS errors are affected by a number of reasons that cannot be eliminated. For example the receiver can show some movement while standing still.
GPS Track Editor can help you to clean up your tracks. Some deviations are processed automatically but you can always control the result and edit a part of the track manually. Here is a short list of its features;
– Open and save tracks.
– Display the trajectory of your movement.
– Track point filter by parameter limitation.
– Adjust track structure, rename segments.
– Manually deleting, inserting and moving points, you can work with fragments of a track or a set of tracks.
– Merge or combine several tracks into one.
What menu you get depends on whether you click on a track, a route, a waypoint – or just on the background of the map itself. It is probably intended primarily as a route planner, but its gpx file editing functions are very useful.
List of other GPX editors and tools
GpsMaster is a free and open source desktop application used to create, view, edit and analyse GPX files
Gpx Splitter is a simple utility that aids in separating large GPX files in multiple files each of which has a predetermined number of instructions.
CourseCompacter is an online application that reads CRS and GPX Files and compacts the files by eliminating excess trackpoints.
JOSM permits reading and writing GPX files. By converting the GPX layer to a data layer, it can be edited, then saved again as a GPX file, or directly uploaded to OSM using EditGpx plugin. Evelation and metadata is lost in the process though.
Viking allows visualizing, editing and uploading tracks to OSM.
RouteConverter is a platform independent java application that can edit GPX files.
gpsman is very useful if you can see past the unusual tcl/tk user interface.
GpsPrune allows visualisation (2D, 3D, osm, Google Earth) and editing of GPX files.
Florb is a really simple map viewer and GPX editor written in C++.
gpxsplitter splits multi-track GPX files, containing waypoints, into individual one-track GPX files with their respective waypoints. It’s useful for GPS units (such as those based on MTK chipsets) that munge tracks and waypoints together.
gpx_reduce is a small python script that yields high-quality gpx-track reduction/compression.
Merge Tool and Anonymize Tool are two small console applications (for Windows) to merge gpx files or randomly shift their timestamps.
Trakclean is a simple Windows console application to eliminate spurious trackpoints (typically recorded when stationary) using a minimum speed or distance criterion.
TrackProfiler is an online GPS track editor. It allows you to split/merge/move tracks, edit routes, detect and remove GPS errors and add coordinates to images.
TrekView (Czech language) is a fast web application able to show and edit GPX routes on Czech commercial tourist maps layer.
GPS TrackMaker (Windows) allows GUI editing of gpx tracks (e.g. deleting parts)
How to edit GPX files in a text editor – a rough description.