import any gpx format file

05-17-2021 10:14 PM
New Contributor II

hello sir, 

i'm working on a arcgis runtime application in java using arcgis runtime samples for java . sir, if you know that how to import any .gpx format file ,then please guide me. and provide code if available...




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Esri Regular Contributor

We don't directly support GPX data, but its pretty easy to write your own importer.  If you look at the file format / specification you will see all the data is XML.

So if you can read a track as shown in the link above you will set a set of points which make up a track.

	<trk><name>Example gpx</name><number>1</number><trkseg>
		<trkpt lat="46.57608333" lon="8.89241667"><ele>2376</ele><time>2007-10-14T10:09:57Z</time></trkpt>
		<trkpt lat="46.57619444" lon="8.89252778"><ele>2375</ele><time>2007-10-14T10:10:52Z</time></trkpt>
		<trkpt lat="46.57641667" lon="8.89266667"><ele>2372</ele><time>2007-10-14T10:12:39Z</time></trkpt>
		<trkpt lat="46.57650000" lon="8.89280556"><ele>2373</ele><time>2007-10-14T10:13:12Z</time></trkpt>
		<trkpt lat="46.57638889" lon="8.89302778"><ele>2374</ele><time>2007-10-14T10:13:20Z</time></trkpt>
		<trkpt lat="46.57652778" lon="8.89322222"><ele>2375</ele><time>2007-10-14T10:13:48Z</time></trkpt>
		<trkpt lat="46.57661111" lon="8.89344444"><ele>2376</ele><time>2007-10-14T10:14:08Z</time></trkpt>


I've hard coded the points into a polyline as shown:

        // points for the track (remember that longitute is X and latitude is Y!
        Point pt1 = new Point(8.89241667, 46.57608333, 2376, SpatialReferences.getWgs84());
        Point pt2 = new Point(8.89252778, 46.57619444, 2375, SpatialReferences.getWgs84());
        Point pt3 = new Point(8.89266667, 46.57641667, 2372, SpatialReferences.getWgs84());
        Point pt4 = new Point(8.89280556, 46.57650000, 2373, SpatialReferences.getWgs84());
        Point pt5 = new Point(8.89302778, 46.57638889, 2374, SpatialReferences.getWgs84());
        Point pt6 = new Point(8.89322222, 46.57652778, 2375, SpatialReferences.getWgs84());
        Point pt7 = new Point(8.89344444, 46.57661111, 2376, SpatialReferences.getWgs84());

        // collection for the points
        PointCollection points = new PointCollection(SpatialReferences.getWgs84());

        // create polyline from the points in the collection
        Polyline trackGeometrty = new Polyline(points);

        // graphic overlay in a map view (could be a scene view for 3D)
        graphicsOverlay = new GraphicsOverlay();

        // symbol for line
        SimpleLineSymbol lineSymbol = new SimpleLineSymbol(SimpleLineSymbol.Style.SOLID, 0xFF00FF00,5);

        // graphic from style and polyline
        Graphic graphic = new Graphic(trackGeometrty, lineSymbol);

        // finally add graphic to graphic overlay


The end result is this:



So all you need to do is read the xml file remembering that longitude is X and latitude is Y as they are often mixed up.

Does this help?

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