Bulk import of .gpx data

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    barclay

    Definitely!  Particularly since it already supports a queueing system after you've uploaded 5-6 in rapid succession, but then the queued upload ends up with some generic name like "files".

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    baptiste.emptoz

    Hi, I'm switching to Gaia. I have dozens of existing tracks to import. How can I bulk upload these to Gaia? I've only found the way to upload only one at a time. Thanks!

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    Ashli Baldwin

    @baptisteel,

    I'm happy to help. A few questions:

    1. What type of device will you be using Gaia GPS on (Android, iOS)?

    2. What file format are your tracks in?

    3. What type of computer do you have (Mac, PC)?

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    baptiste.emptoz

    Hi Ashli,

    Thanks for your reply,

    1. iOS

    2. Mostly GPX and a few of KMZ files

    3. I have both (but no don't use iTunes to manage my devices)

    I would also be intrested for reverse operation (bulk download my tracks to backup my datas)

     

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    Ashli Baldwin

    Hi again,

    1. I think the best option for you is to import with iTunes: https://help.gaiagps.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003639048-Import-GPX-and-KML-files-in-Gaia-GPS-for-iOS#itunes

    Since it allows you to quickly drag and drop files.

    2. Another method would be to use another program, like Google Earth (KMZ/KML) or Adze (GPX) to export multiple files as one large GPX file, then upload to gaiagps.com/upload.

    With this method, be careful to not exceed the limit of 1,000 tracks/waypoints per file.

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    baptiste.emptoz

    Thanks Ashli. I'll try it.

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    derek

    Please implement the ability to bulk import gpx coordinates.  This, coupled with gaiagps making a new folder for every import, has been driving me crazy for the last two years.

    Here's what I have to do. 

    1. Import gpx file.  Make a folder name 'import'.

    2. View folders. 

    3. Select the import folder.

    4. Select the waypoint in the folder.

    5. Use 'Add to folder' and select the folder I want the waypoint to go in.  Note that this usually moves the waypoint, but it is buggy and will sometimes add the waypoint.

    6. View folders.

    7. Select and delete the import folder.

    So each step uses about 8MB of network data and takes 20 seconds.  It takes about 2 minutes for each waypoint, so when I have 20-30, this sucks.

    Of course, you could fix gaiagps.com so that when you import it doesn't just create a new folder with the same name as an existing folder.   That would speed things up a lot.

    Or you could have an interface to drag the tracks & waypoints between folders.

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    Robyn

    @derek

    Thanks for posting, I can definitely see the value of adding the ability to bulk import GPX files and add data to an existing folder. For now, I recommend using http://www.gpxeditor.co.uk/ to merge all of your GPX files into one file to import into Gaia GPS.

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    jwwilhit

    What derek said above! x 10!

    The folders in Gaia baffle me...I assume they are supposed to be helpful but they don't act like any other computer file system that most people are used to using.

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    supersaibot

    I found a work-around for uploading in bulk for android users:

    1. Move the gpx files to your phone with a usb cable

    2. Look up the files in android file browser on your phone

    3. Select all and via the share symbol on the top of the screen send the files to gaia

    4. Sit back and relax. It will take some time to import but you don't have to select them one by one:)

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