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Maps GPX mock

This tool accepts a link to pre-made Google Directions and converts them to a GPX file format that can be used to replay complex GPS routes for debug purposes when developing location aware applications.

Update May 2021: Big thanks to all of you that sent me reports for the 429 Too Many Requests Error. Thanks to all your generous donations, I was able to pay for a service that solves the problem.

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ERROR: The link provided is not a valid Google maps link.

* You can also use shortened urls, e.g.

But, how do I get a Google Maps directions link to paste here?

ERROR: You must provide a valid Google API key.

For pinpoint GPS precision a Google API key is now required to mitigate the cost of the Google Services that this webpage relies on. For most users this is not required.

Sounds reasonable, how do I get one?

You need to apply for a API key for Google Maps Directions API.
Also, if you intend on using the elevation feature you must enable the Google Maps Elevation API for this key as well.

  1. 1. Apply for a Key here
  2. 2. Create a new Server API key.
  3. 3. Click save.
  4. 4. Enable the Google Maps Directions API and the Google Maps Elevation API (if required) for your new key.

Congratulations, you can now use your API key.

Your key is kept completely private, never logged anywhere and all traffic is HTTPS encrypted.

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