With the development of technology and the widespread distribution of smartphones with built-in GPS devices, the GPX files and the like them (KML and KMZ) became very useful as a means of sharing experiences between tourists, mountaineers, cyclists, etc. That is because now everyone can record its own “walk” and share it with others interested via the Internet.
The GPX file is a systematised collection with coordinates of multiple points, connected by a broken line with direction. When it is placed on an electronic map, the line depicts a tourist route. In addition to the location of the course on the map, time and speed for transition can also see a longitudinal section of the road. That gives a real idea of the terrain along the way, where and how long the ascent, descent, etc.
We will take a look at two of the many applications running on Android that serve to open GPX files for the needs of tourists.Read more… “Opening of GPX files with applications on Android”