Glossary: GPX

GPX, or GPS eXchange format, is a data format commonly created from GPS receivers.

You can import GPX files into Mapbox Studio and Mapbox Studio Classic. You can also upload GPX files directly on When uploading a GPX file, keep the following in mind:

  • Check out the Uploads API documentation for the current size limit for GPX files.
  • Mapbox does not support values along lines (for example, elevation and time at various points along a jogging route). A GPX file with values along a line can be uploaded, but Mapbox will ignore any data along the line.

Download a sample GPX file

Additional questions? Ask our support team or learn more about How Mapbox Works.