[Qgis-user] Opening a bunch (~50) of gpx files

Agustin Lobo alobolistas at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 03:48:42 EDT 2009

Thanks, this is a nice workaround, as I'm actually making
the gpx files out of compegps files through gpsbabel.

Anyway, the gps plugin should contemplate the possibility of opening 
multiple files
and open vector layer should let you select the actual layer for all 
selected files
(otherwise the ability to select multiple files is not useful).
Also, is there any way to tell the layer at startup? i.e.
qgis *.gpx -t

for selecting the track layer of each gpx file.


John C. Tull wrote:
> Hi Agus,
> You can combine them into a single file with gpsbabel:
> http://www.gpsbabel.org/htmldoc-development/Advanced_Usage.html
> It might also be possible using the append and update flags with 
> ogr2ogr, but not sure.
> John
> On Oct 6, 2009, at 3:33 PM, Agustin Lobo wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I have to open many (~50) gpx files with gps tracks.
>> The gps plugin let select just one file at a time. I can select
>> all of the files with Add vector layer, but then I'm prompted to
>> select the layer (waypoints, routes, tracks, route_points, track_points)
>> for each file. Is there any way to bypass this step so that I open
>> the track layer only for all files? Perhaps through a python
>> command issued on the python console?
>> If I use
>> qgis *.gpx
>> as startup, I open the files but as point layers, which are actually 
>> empty.
>> Thanks
>> Agus
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