Sustrans' GPX Guide

A GPX file contains GPS data that can be read and used by GPS devices, software and online mapping tools.

In its raw form, it reads as xml code, full of GPS coordinates and data points.

To learn more about GPX files, visit this page.

Buying a GPX file from the Sustrans Shop

When you purchase a GPX file from the Sustrans Shop, a download link will be emailed to you following your order confirmation. 

If you opted for a shop account, you will also be able to access the GPX download from your account.

When you download the GPX, it will be a zipped file. To use the GPX, you will need to extract the files from the zip folder before you can use them on a device.

  • To unzip a folder on an Android device, you will need to use your file manager app, or “Files by Google”.

Viewing your GPX files

There are many apps (in browser and mobile) that you can import GPX files into. We don’t recommend any in particular, but here are some suggestions:

If you're using a Garmin or other GPS device please consult your device's manual or contact their customer services for help loading GPX files onto the device.

If you have any questions or would like a test file, please email our Customer Services team

Shop our GPX collection.