Feature request #8281

Change the way .gpx and .kml are created

Added by Filipe Dias about 11 years ago. Updated about 7 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:17081


The creation of both .gpx and .kml files is excessively complex. I suggest changing the behavior of "save as..." to:

For ".gpx" : (following : http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/40731/how-to-convert-shp-into-gpx-using-qgis)

When the user selects .gpx:
(1) the CRS is automatically assigned to WGS84 EPSG: 4326.
(2) On "Data source" this line is automatically included "GPX_USE_EXTENSIONS=YES"
(3) A checkbox with "Create track?" that if selected, writes "FORCE_GPX_TRACK=YES" automatically on "Layer"

For ".kml"

(1) the CRS is automatically assigned to WGS84 EPSG: 4326.

In some fields, particularly ecology, users often have to mark points in google earth and then export them into a GPS. QGIS is a suitable alternative to mediate this process but presently it requires users to follow an excessive number of steps.


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 11 years ago

  • Target version set to Future Release - Nice to have
  • Category changed from Data Provider to GUI

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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