With the help of GPX Editor you can edit GPS Exchange Format files, as the name implies. It provides simple-to-use tools for viewing and writing GPX files, adding and removing waypoints, modifying routes, and more.
This is a portable piece of software, so installation is not a requirement. You can just drop the executable file anywhere on the hard disk and click it to run.
Alternatively, you can move GPX Editor to a USB flash drive or similar storage unit, in order to run it on any machine with minimum effort.
What's more, the Windows registry does not receive new entries, and leftover files are not kept on the hard disk after removing the utility.
The interface is made from a common window where you can open a GPX file using the file browser or drag-and-drop function. The waypoint and route list is accessible from the left side of the screen.
So, you can copy and delete waypoints, sort them by date, reverse the point order, remove duplicates, as well as edit properties when it comes to coordinates, time, comments, descriptions, links, satellites, and others. These rules are also applicable to routes.
Aside from previewing the GPX content, you can view a list of points organized in a database to easily edit fields, as well as switch to Google Maps viewing mode. Data is importable from NMEA, NGT and KML formats, and exportable to KML, CSV and HTM files.
Other options of GPX Editor let you merge all tracks, create routes from waypoints, and create metadata sections. As far as program settings go, you can customize colors for tracks, routes, waypoints, selections, cut points and the background, hide controls, select the map type, use proxies, personalize the status bar, compress GPX files, and preserve XML namespaces.
The application has a minimal impact on system resources, using low CPU and RAM. No error dialogs have been shown in our tests. All in all, GPX Editor comes equipped with some powerful tools for manipulating GPX files, and it is fairly easy to learn, free and open-source.