How to Import a GPX File into the onX Offroad Website


Are you an offroad enthusiast looking to navigate the backcountry with ease? Importing markups into your onX Offroad Web Map is an essential skill. This detailed guide will walk you through the steps of importing waypoints, routes, lines, shapes, and tracks to enhance your offroad adventures.

Why Import Markups?

Markups are vital for planning and navigating offroad trips. They allow you to personalize your map with crucial information like trails, points of interest, and safe routes. Understanding how to import these markups efficiently can transform your offroad experience.

Step 1: Accessing the My Content Menu

Begin by opening the onX Offroad Web Map. On the left side of your screen, locate and click the "My Content" button. This area is where you'll manage all your imported data.

Step 2: Importing Your Data

At the top of the My Content Menu, find and click the "Import" button. This action is your gateway to bringing external data onto your map.

Step 3: Selecting Your File

Choose "Select from computer" and navigate through your computer's file explorer. Here, you can select a KML or GPX file – the standard formats for geographic data.

Step 4: Organizing Your Data

For better organization, consider creating a new folder for your imported markups. Simply click the checkbox next to "Import map data to a new folder" to do so.

Step 5: Completing the Import

After selecting your file and organizing your data, click "Import." This step finalizes the process, adding your chosen markups to the map.

Troubleshooting: Refresh If Necessary

Occasionally, newly imported markups might not appear immediately. If this happens, a simple refresh of your web browser should resolve the issue.

Advanced Tips for Markup Import

  1. File Formats: Ensure your files are in KML or GPX format for seamless importing.
  2. Folder Organization: Use folders to categorize different types of markups, like trails, campsites, and landmarks.
  3. Data Accuracy: Double-check the accuracy of your markups before importing to avoid navigational errors.

Integrating Markups with Your Offroad Planning

Once your markups are imported, they become powerful tools for route planning. You can analyze terrain, set waypoints for interesting spots, and even share routes with fellow offroaders.

The Benefits of Using onX Offroad Web Map

  • Customization: Tailor your map to your specific offroad needs.
  • Ease of Use: Intuitive interface for hassle-free navigation.
  • Community Sharing: Exchange routes and experiences with a community of offroad enthusiasts.

Importing markups into the onX Offroad Web Map is a straightforward process that greatly enhances your offroad experience. By following these steps, you can ensure that your next adventure is well-planned, safe, and enjoyable. Embrace the freedom of offroading with a personalized, detailed map at your fingertips.