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Convert GPX To CSV File In Python

Convert GPX To CSV File In Python

Looking for a way to convert a gpx file to csv file in python then you are at the right place, today in this tutorial I will show you how to convert gpx to csv in python programming so follow me till the end.

A gpx file contains gps data like latitude, longitude, altitude etc. It is a gps exchange format used in gps programs, whereas a csv file is an Excel file which is a more readable format than a gpx file.

So to convert gpx to csv in python we will use a python library called gpx-converter which is used to convert gpx files into many different formats. So without wasting time, let’s see it in code. 

Python Code To Convert GPX To CSV File


from gpx_converter import Converter

Converter(input_file='sample.gpx').gpx_to_csv(output_file='output.csv')

Above is two lines of code program which will convert a gpx file to csv in python so now to run this program follow the below steps

To run this python program:

  • First, create a new folder for this program.
  • Open the folder in a code editor.
  • Create a python file with .py extension.
  • Copy the code and paste it in the file.

Now you have the code, Now you have to install the gpx-converter library to install this library, open a command prompt or terminal and run the below command.


pip install gpx-converter

The above command will install the library on your computer now you need to enter your location of the gpx file you want to convert.

Move your gpx file to the root folder of this program and enter the name of the file in the input_file parameter and enter the name of the csv output file in the output_file parameter.

If you don’t have a gpx file, then you can download a gpx file for testing from this website: Download sample gpx file. Move it to the root folder of this program.

Now you are ready to run this program so to run it open a command prompt or terminal at this program folder location and paste the below command


python filename.py

Wait for 2 seconds and you will have an output.csv file created in your root folder and you can open this file in Excel. As you can see we successfully converted a gpx file to csv file in python.

Summary

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