GPX Layer > Markers From Named Points


Most GPS receivers let you create 'Waypoints': positions with a known time, location and name. Sometimes you provide the name explicitly; other units automatically number waypoints in sequence. Such waypoints are automatically turned into Markers in their own Marker Layer when you open a GPX file.

However, some GPS receivers or software offer an easier-to-get-at function, to name or number the current point on the track being accumulated. These are not automatically turned into markers by default.

Markers From Named Points creates a marker layer from such points.

You can also set the 'Create markers from named trackpoints' preference in Audio Preferences to have this happen automatically.

Beware, however: some GPS units name all of their trackpoints. You would not normally want to convert such a track into markers, so you will not set that option or use this function if you have such a unit.

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