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How do I import my GPS data to Bing maps? RRS feed

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  • I have a gpx file from my garmin unit.  I want to display it (including waypoints and track data) on bing maps.  With google maps there is a handy 3rd party website that handles this for me, and it is also very simply done with google earth as well.  But bing maps has nicer aerial imagery than google for the location of interest (believe it or not) so I want to use bing.  Is it not possible for a script-illiterate layman like myself to import this data?
    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:38 PM

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  • Sure, this is easy.

    Go to http://www.bing.com/maps

    Click on the "My Places" button in the upper left. Sign in if you haven't already.

    From the editor window that pops up on the right side, choose Import. Browse to your GPX file and choose which collection to load it into.

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 8:52 PM
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  • Thanks for the reply, but this is far from intuitive and I still can't figure it out.  I would never have guessed to click on "my places" but even after logging in, the editor window doesn't give me the option of importing.  I can only create features on the map and then export them.  I've clicked on everything in the editor window and there is no import option.
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 2:05 AM
  • The "My Places" button is pretty easy to see. It's right beside the directions button. The import button is pretty easy to find as well:


    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Thursday, May 31, 2012 3:58 PM
  • Of course I could see the "my places" link.  What I meant is that there is nothing intuitively suggestive about that title that would make me think I could import my gps data to bing maps by clicking on it.  And, like I said, there is no "Import" link in the my places editor that pops up on my screen.  I thought you could take my word for it.  Apparently not.  So I've attached a picture.


    • Edited by fowler200 Thursday, May 31, 2012 4:07 PM
    Thursday, May 31, 2012 4:07 PM
  • What country is your page set to? i.e. Bing Maps US, Canada, UK? Wondering if maybe its a localization issue. What browser as well.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com


    Friday, June 1, 2012 8:28 AM
  • Working fine here, in the Czech Rpublic (Europe).
    Friday, June 1, 2012 12:49 PM
  • It's set to the US, but that wasn't the problem.  I was using google Chrome.  In Firefox there is an Import link.
    Friday, June 1, 2012 4:11 PM
  • I think the issue here is that "Import" (at least in UK) is available only at the "top level" of My Places. If you click on an existing list, or create a "new list", so that places within that list are shown, then "Import" is no longer available. Instead, the menus are "My Places" (i.e. go up a level) and "Actions". It would make sense to have "Import" here too. So, I'd say that both fowler200 and the helpful replies are right, but the interface could well be improved quite easily.
    • Edited by Nick McW Saturday, June 22, 2013 4:47 PM spelling correction
    Saturday, June 22, 2013 4:46 PM
  • Pl. NOTE - this works fine with IE browser-

    I was using Chrome and spend hours and hours trying to get the import menu- it never comes in Chrome

    If u dont see the import by the side of 'NEW LIST' - dont go mad- just close your browser

    Open IExplorer and it will be there

    Sunday, August 3, 2014 3:44 PM
  • Wow - what a total faff...

    I found the same as others reported - import option does not appear when using chrome - but does appear when using ie... what is that about..? does this seem desperate to anyone else..?

    However - when I do try and import a .gpx file I get the message - file not recognised or currupt...

    As I'm using a market leader pay app (ViewRanger) to generate the gpx file I have my doubts that it is corrupt...

    Monday, March 2, 2015 3:40 PM
  • I believe Chrome doesn't support the required security for the upload, thus the reason why the import link doesn't show up.

    http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com

    Monday, March 2, 2015 5:31 PM
  • I don't have that on firefox 40x in win10
    Sunday, February 7, 2016 12:29 AM
  • It doesn't seem to want to work on Edge, IE, Chrome or Opera. I was going to start using Bing as the OS maps are great, it is a shame that importing GPX files is not supported :(
    Tuesday, May 9, 2017 5:09 PM
  • I think this has been removed?  Can't get it in IE11, Chrome or Firefox.  The menu looks different now too, an orange window bar.  A shame as I'd use Bing if it supported GPXs.
    Friday, June 2, 2017 11:23 AM
  • Correct, the Bing Maps website currently does not have an option for importing data as a collection. I recommend adding votes to the user voice request for this here: https://binglistens.uservoice.com/forums/283355-ideas/suggestions/9615837-please-bring-the-my-places-map-tools-over-to-the-n

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    Friday, June 2, 2017 9:55 PM
  • Hi, this entry ist now almost a year old. Has there changed anything? I still  cannot find an "import button" and would like to import gpx-Data (or anything similar as kml or so...) to bing maps. Yours Ur

    Friday, April 13, 2018 11:43 AM
  • The Bing Maps consumer website does not support storing any data other than points and there is no import option. Bing Maps is primarily an enterprise developer API and supports loading all sorts for spatial file formats, consider using the developer APIs. 

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    Friday, April 13, 2018 3:49 PM
  • Is there or will there be the option to import GPX files into the Window 10 maps version for tablets?
    Friday, May 18, 2018 5:51 PM
  • The Windows map app doesn't currently support GPX import, but there are several free apps in the Windows store that do, for example this one:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/gpx-player/9pdq2sthzlkt


    Monday, May 21, 2018 4:37 PM
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