Tutorial GPS

This short text analyses the two most common Files
to view and edit GPS tracks: KMZ (Google Earth) and GPX (Garmin)

The Global Positioning System (GPS for short) is a satellite positioning system, with continuous global coverage, managed by the American defence department.


Welcome to Google Earth! Once you have downloaded and installed Google Earth, your computer will become a window into any corner of the planet: you can view high resolution aerial and satellite images, views of mountains, photographs, street and road signs, lists of commercial activities and much more.

This article will discuss the most popular format used in Google Earth for bookmarks and more,
KMZ and its younger brother, KML.
If we open a KMZ file we can see immediately how much information it contains,
starting from the position markers (which can be identified with different icons)
also appropriate layers, polygons, routes and superimpositions personalized.
And yet, many are unaware that to create such a file it is not necessary to have
Google Earth, any text editor will do; to understand why, we will give a short description of both files:
-KML is a file format, which comes from xml, the creator of meta-languages by definition;
this meta-language is the acronym for Keyhole Markup Language,
one of the many meta-languages created by xml to satisfy the most varying demands.
KMZ is a binary file that superficially appears to be a proprietary format like many others,
perhaps even encrypted; actually, it is nothing of the sort! It is, in fact, a simple KML file,
or even many files, together with images, layers, icons, etc. all zipped using any of the common zippers
(there are some for both windows and Linux) and then changed its name from .zip to .kmz!

To view these files (KMZ) it is necessary to download Google Earth 
(300,000 users in the world have already done so!) free and double click on the File.
That’s all there is to it!  Happy surfing!


GPX or GPS eXchange Format is an XML scheme designed to transfer the GPS data between software applications.
It can be used to describe points, tracks and roads.
The format is open and can be used without having to pay for the license.
To view this file on your own Satellite Navigator it is necessary to connect the Satellite Navigator to the computer
through the USB port and open the window of the Navigator as shown in the figure:

Copy or Drag the GPX File inside the GPX folder.
Wait for the File to Upload.

Once Uploaded, close Navigator from the Computer.
Turn on the Navigator.
Through the normal search option in your Navigator it will be easy to identify the File just loaded.

Happy Touring and have fun!