I searched the forum but didn’t find an answer.
There are a lot of websites which allow you to download POIs as GPX files. Unfortunately, the GPX format they use includes an extra extension (tag gpxd) which is defined in a Daimler XSD schema file. That schema is not accessible (it looks like it got moved when Daimler restructured).
However, when you try to import these in both the website and the app, it fails with the “Unexpected file content when importing favorites” message. This, I suspect, is an XML parsing error. The XML parser is trying to read and use all of the XML tags, instead of ignoring tags for which the schema is missing.
Given that this appears to be a very common schema (I downloaded GPX files from several different websites, and they all used that schema and format), it would be nice to have an option to handle this. As the gpxd tag appears to contain descriptive data, I think it can usually be safely ignored.
For reference, I can safely import these into OSMAnd with no problem.
Here’s the link to the schema:
Information on Daimler AG Daimler_GPX_Extension_V2_7_4.xsd
Trying to download it gives you a couple of 301 redirects and takes you to an information page.
I’ve attached an example GPX file. You can download more from e.g. Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras - FREE POI Download
And yes, obviously what I want to do is import a list of speed cameras from online databases. I know I can download them in a different format and convert them (e.g. using gpsbabel) into GPX files, but that’s an extra step.
Also, it would be nice to be able to import POI categories directly, instead of via favourites.
Thanks in advance,
BMW_MC_PGPSW.gpx (9.8 KB)