GPX Planet to PostgreSQL
This is a simple tool that stores GPX dump in a PostgreSQL database with PostGIS extension.
gpx2pgsql.py -h to see the list of options. The following command imports
a test GPX dump, creating (or recreating) tables, asking for password and reprojecting
coordinates to EPSG:900913 for usage with an example mapnik style:
xzcat gpx-planet-test-003.tar.xz | gpx2pgsql.py -w -c -9 -f -
This script will skip tracks with IDs already in the database, so if it's stopped, the processing could be resumed with the same command (bar
-c switch, of course).
The 391 MB xzipped test data needed 1098 MB in a database, so one can expect only tripling in size, not hundreds of gigabytes.
Example Mapnik Style
mapnik-gpx.xml for an example of a rendering style for imported GPS traces.
This script was written by Ilya Zverev and licensed WTFPL.