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Discussion: Need to merge 2 GPX files

in: Orienteering; Gear & Toys

May 6, 2020 12:42 AM # 
I stopped my Garmin 35 watch in the middle of a training course so I could enable the split button (new watch, first time trying to use the split function). As a result, my tract is in 2 files. How can I merge those 2 tracks into one GPX file? I use Apple Mac.
May 6, 2020 1:07 AM # 
You can easily merge them in a text editor. open the first file, scroll to bottom, delete everything after the last /trkpt tag (probably just three lines to remove - /trkseg, /trk, /gpx - including the angle brackets )

Then append the second file - but removing everything before the first trkpt tag - on the Garmin 235 its 4 lines.

Save file. Basically gives you one continuous series of trackpoints in a single track segment.
May 6, 2020 11:43 AM # 
If the files are just GPX files I would do exactly as cmorse suggested. However if they are (or could be exported as) tcx or fit , hence more details, or if you are are not comfortable with editing text files like these, check out the set of tools at
The first tool will merge two or more gpx, tcx or fit files together.

Another site that does this as well (for GPX only)
May 6, 2020 2:40 PM # 
Terje Mathisen:
I'm guessing GPS Babel ( would be the canonical answer to anything track-related.

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