Cicerone Help & FAQs
How do I open the GPX files?
These instructions assume you have already downloaded your GPX files. If not then please see the How do I get the GPX files for my guidebook FAQ first.
On a desktop computer (suggested method):
- The downloaded files will be contained in a .zip folder.
- Find your downloaded file and click on it. Most computers will "unzip" the files automatically.
- Once the files are downloaded you can import them into the GPX reader of your choice. They will not work without a GPX reader.
- Open your reader and follow their instructions for importing routes.
- Depending on the tools available, you will then be able to transfer these routes to your mobile device / GPS.
On a mobile device:
- At the moment we cannot recommend an easy way to download, extract and open GPX files on a mobile device. Viewranger are looking into a solution for us. We strongly recommend downloading and extracting the GPX files on a desktop computer and making sure they work before you need to use them.
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- How do I open the GPX files?