Mapping GPS Data in uMap

Part of the GPS Mapping Tutorials series.

uMap is a website which allows you to import GPX data and overlay it on an OpenStreetMap layer. This tutorial will teach you how to view GPX-formatted GPS data in uMap.

(If you don’t yet have any GPX files to view, follow one of my Recording and Extracting GPS Data to GPX tutorials.)

Import the GPX file into uMap

Screenshot of uMap home screen
From the uMap home screen, click Create a map.
Screenshot of uMap blank map screen

A blank map will appear. On the right side menu, click the Import Data (upward arrow in circle) button. Browse to your GPX file and click import. (If you have multiple GPX files, repeat the import for each file.)

Screenshot of uMap with GPX file imported

Your data is imported!

Change Map Layer Style

If you wish, you can stop here. However, I usually prefer to change the background map to something less busy. You can do that by clicking the Change tilelayers (stack of papers) button, third from the bottom on the right menu.

Screenshop of uMap change tilelayers menu

I usually use Positron, but you can choose any map style you want.

Screenshot of uMap with GPX data over the Positron map layer

And that’s it! A clear map of your routes. Save or screenshot your map as you see fit.

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