Frequently Asked Questions

Category: GPX tracks

“File type not permitted for security reasons” error when trying to upload a gpx file

With WordPress 5.0.1 changes in MIME type validations were introduced, which also resulted in GPX uploads failing in Maps Marker Pro v4.0.10 or lower:

Please add the following code to wp-config.php as workaround, which will re-enable the upload of .gpx files:

define('ALLOW_UNFILTERED_UPLOADS', true);

If this does not help on your site, please have a look at other options available from this external tutorial.

The general mime type issue is planned to be solved with WordPress 5.1 (see related tickets #45707 and #40175 for details).

2
0
225
Rate this FAQ answer

Thanks for your feedback, please add a comment to help us improve this post.

Can tracks from fitness trackers be displayed on maps?

If your fitness trackers (like garmin fit) allows exporting recorded tracks as GPX format, those files can usually be also displayed on maps with Maps Marker Pro.

In order to display those tracks, create a new map, switch to the tab “GPX” and start by clicking on the “Open Media Library” button:

As next step switch to tab “Upload files”, select and upload your gpx file, finish by clicking the button “Choose”:

As a result, the GPX track is displayed on the map and you can optionally further customize its settings (switching to advanced editor for all options is recommended):

0
0
135
Rate this FAQ answer

Thanks for your feedback, please add a comment to help us improve this post.

Can I add multiple GPX tracks to a map?

You can only add one GPX file to a map – if you want to show multiple GPX tracks on one map, you have to merge those files first – you can use the online tool at http://joewein.net/bike/gpxmerge/ for this purpose.

Since v4.0 though multiple tracks within one GPX files are also supported and can be selected by the related controlbox in the elevation chart:

0
0
409
Rate this FAQ answer

Thanks for your feedback, please add a comment to help us improve this post.

Can I manually draw a GPX track on a map?

Manual creation of GPX tracks on maps will probably be added with a later release. In the meantime you can use services like http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/draw/ which allow manual drawing of tracks and exporting the result as GPX file – which you can display on your maps with Maps Marker Pro.

If you are having issues with this tool, you can choose another one which supports GPX export – an overview of drawing tools is available at https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Track_drawing_websites

0
0
412
Rate this FAQ answer

Thanks for your feedback, please add a comment to help us improve this post.