But GPX (the XML-based format commonly used to upload track logs) is very straightforward -- you can look at the file and read the elevations right out of it. I knew it wouldn't be hard to write a script to plot them in Python; it just needed a few quiet hours. Sounded like just the ticket for a rainy day stuck at home with a sore throat.
Sure enough, it was fairly easy. I used xml.dom.minidom to parse the file (I'd already had some experience with it in gimplabels for converting gLabels templates), and pylab from matplotlib for doing the plotting. Easy and nice looking.
I even threw in the nice "conditional main" code from Matt Harrison's SCALE7x Python talk, so it should be callable from other Python code.
Here's the page and a screenshot: Ellie: plot elevation from a GPS track.
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