Frequently Asked Questions

Category: GPX tracks

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

This issue should be fixed with Maps Marker Pro v4.3 and higher – please update to the latest version for this fix to apply.

If you still experience this issue, please add the following code to wp-config.php, which should re-enable the upload of .gpx files:


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

If you are still experiencing issue afterwards, please open a support ticket.

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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):

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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 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:

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Can I manually draw a GPX track on a map?

Since v4.3 we added polyline support which allows you to draw directly on your maps by using geometry layers like polylines, polygons, circles and rectangles directly on your maps:

Please see the following animation on how polylines can be edited (animation with courtesy of Sumit Kunar – just be aware that the marker adding functionality as seen in the animation is not supported in Maps Marker Pro – if you want to add a marker, please use the “add marker” feature):

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Can I display routes (GPX) on maps?

Yes, this feature is available since Maps Marker Pro v1.2.

Since v4.0 GPX elevation charts, waypoints and multiple tracks within one file are also supported.

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