Building GPXSee

I’m using the source for GPXSee to figure out some details of the QCT format. The build instructions in the README are somewhat terse. Here are more details.

Qt Dependencies

This is a Qt application, so in order to build we need to ensure that all of those dependencies are in place.

# Update the package index.
sudo apt-get update
# Install Qt dependencies.
sudo apt-get install qt5-qmake qtbase5-dev qtpositioning5-dev qtbase5-private-dev

Clone & Build

Clone the repository and then change working directory into the project.

git clone
cd GPXSee

Generate the Makefile.


And build! 🚀


Once the build completes (and it will take a short while), you can run the executable as follows: