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From: Gavin Treadgold <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: October 27, 2006 7:57:54 PM AKDT
Subject: [Qgis-user] Opening GPX files

Hi all,

Now that I can open GPX files and have them display properly in the
most recent preview (yay!) I have a usability question.

It seems strange to me that I have to go to the GPS Plugin to open
GPX files. These are data files just like any other format, and I'd
suggest that these should be handled like any other layer. The only
functionality that really needs to exist in the GPS plugin itself is
the ability to send/receive GPS data and babel conversion.

Many mapping applications now use GPX for storage and these files may
never touch a GPS.

I guess what I'm suggesting is that GPX files should be able to be
loaded by the "Add A Vector Layer" command. It seems that it is
harder than it really needs to be to open a GPX file.

Cheers Gav

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