Importing gpx files

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10-25-2012 06:43 AM
IanRollinson
New Contributor
Can anyone help with importing gpx files and converting them from GCS_WGS_1984 to British National Grid so that I can overlay them on the OS mapping I have? I'm very new to ArcGIS (2 weeks) and have never used python.

Thank you,
Ian.
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T__WayneWhitley
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Not sure if now ArcGIS will do the conversion, but there are plenty of free online utilities that can convert to shapefile....and they're easy to use.  Been a while, but I think I used tools at GPS Visualizer (or GPS Babel), all free and informative:
http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/

Anyway, this too:
http://resources.arcgis.com/gallery/file/geoprocessing/details?entryID=73DDDDC4-1422-2418-7F82-92D8B...

EDIT:
Ahhh, looks like a tool for that is packaged in the Conversion toolbox at 10.1:
http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/main/10.1/index.html#//001200000050000000
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IanRollinson
New Contributor
Thanks for the quick response Wayne. I didn't have much luck with the ArcGIS tools (probably operator error) but I did find a batch conversion tool that worked well enough for me.
http://gridreferencefinder.com/batchConvert/batchConvert.htm

Ian.
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KevinHibma-old
Regular Contributor III
Ian,

Can you elaborate on your problems with the ArcGIS tools?
Problems getting them setup, or problems using/converting?

If you got the tool setup and it didnt produce proper output, would you email me a GPX file so I can see whats up?
(khibma@esri.com)

thanks,
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KevinHibma-old
Regular Contributor III
As a follow up to anyone else who reads this thread...
Ian sent me his GPX file and we determined that it had Routes inside - something the tool doesn't currently support.
The following enhancement was logged: NIM086201 - Support RTE tag (routes) when converting GPX to Features
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