This article will show you how easy it is to import GPX files into MotoMap.
Before we get into the details there is one important thing to know about MotoMap and GPX files. GPX files can contain Routes, Tracks and Waypoints. MotoMap works with Tracks so a GPX that contains only Routes and/or Waypoints will not be imported. If you want to know more about this check out our Navigation Dictionary.
Now…to get into the details. Actually there are 3 ways to import GPX files into MotoMap.
1. Import GPX files by entering an URL in MotoMap
If you found the GPX file somewhere online and you know the direct URL to it, you can enter this URL in the “Import GPX” screen. You can get to that screen from the Ride Tab → Follow Track → Import GPX.
2. Import GPX files by “Open In” from another App
GPX files are “associated” with MotoMap on your iOS device. Whenever you open GPX files in another app (like Mail or Dropbox for example) you can choose to Import them by “Open In” MotoMap. As an example, here’s how this works from the iOS mail app:
Let’s say you received a mail with a GPX file as an attachment. By tapping on the attached GPX file the GPX file opens and you see a screen like the one on the left here. Now when tapping on the top right “Open In” icon you will see a screen slide up looking similar to the screen here on the right.
Below the AirDrop section you will see a section which shows all the apps installed on your device that can open a GPX file. In this example you see that there are more apps installed that can open a GPX file. It might be that you only see MotoMap here, depending on the apps you have on your device. Now…tap “Open in MotoMap”.
Upon tapping, MotoMap will open and from there you just follow the instructions to import your GPX file.
3. Import GPX files through MotoMappers.com
If you have your GPX file on your desktop or laptop this is by far the easiest way to import a GPX file into MotoMap. You simply go to our website’s Member Area. Your login is the same as your MotoMap login.
Go to the “Tracks” tab → “Browse Track Database” → “Import GPX” and follow the steps. The track you import here will be added to your track list in MotoMap!
That’s it. It’s that simple! If you have any more questions about importing GPX files you can send it to our support email address. We are happy to help.