Imported GPX Route Won’t Print

Barry Vaughan's Avatar

Barry Vaughan

09 Jul, 2019 02:40 PM

I’m not sure whether this is a bug or just a newbie user item. When i create a route gpx file in the ipad footpath app and import it into caltopo on ipad safari, then go to print, the route disappears on the print sizing/other options pane. I think i stumbled onto a workaround last year but can’t recreate it. How do you print a gpx in caltopo?

  1. 1 Posted by Barry Vaughan on 09 Jul, 2019 02:54 PM

    Barry Vaughan's Avatar

    Found the answer. It’s a newbie user item. You need to save the map before you select print. The the track is shown on the print options page and prints onto the pdf as well.

  2. rmarcucci closed this discussion on 10 Jul, 2019 03:17 AM.

  3. matt re-opened this discussion on 10 Jul, 2019 03:31 AM

  4. Support Staff 2 Posted by matt on 10 Jul, 2019 03:31 AM

    matt's Avatar

    That sounds like a bug related to that specific file, a GPX file shouldn't be treated differently than any other data when printing. Can you attach the GPX file or send a link to a CalTopo map with the file loaded on it?

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by matt on 10 Jul, 2019 03:32 AM

    matt's Avatar

    Sorry Barry, I don't know why I didn't see your second message, but saving the map still shouldn't be necessary. However since it prints fine from a saved map, if can send the actual GPX file, that would help me debug the issue.

Reply to this discussion

Internal reply

Formatting help / Preview (switch to plain text) No formatting (switch to Markdown)

Attaching KB article:


Attached Files

You can attach files up to 10MB

If you don't have an account yet, we need to confirm you're human and not a machine trying to post spam.

Keyboard shortcuts


? Show this help
ESC Blurs the current field

Comment Form

r Focus the comment reply box
^ + ↩ Submit the comment

You can use Command ⌘ instead of Control ^ on Mac