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GPSBabel supports dozens of data formats and will be useful for tasks such as geocaching, mapping, and converting from one GPS unit to another. Among the interesting formats it supports are several GPS devices via a serial link, various PDA-based mapping programs, and various Geocaching data formats.
Among others GPSBabel supports the following formats:
Cetus, CoPilot Flight Planner, CSV, Custom CSV, Delorme Street Atlas, Delorme Street Atlas 2004 Plus, Delorms GPS Log, Delorme routes, DNA, EasyGPS Binary, Fugawi, Garmin serial, Geocaching.com loc, GeocachingDB, Geoniche, GPilotS, GPSDrive, GPSman, GPSPilot, gpsutil, GPX, Holux, IGC, Magellan serial, Magellan SD, Magellan Navigator Companion, Mapopolis.Com Mapconverter, Mapsend, Mapsource, Maptech, Microsoft Streets and Trips, Navicache, Netstumbler, NIMA/GNIS Geographic Names, NMEA sentences, OziExplorer, PalmDoc, PCX5, PocketStreets 2002 Pushpin, PSITrex, Quovadis, Tab-separated data, Tiger, TopoMapPro, Topo by National Geographic, xcsv, xmap, xmapwpt.
If you are having trouble with your Garmin USB device, the garmin_usb kernel module may have grabbed it. According to http://www.gpsbabel.org/os/Linux_Hotplug.html, you can prevent that by following these instructions: According to the documentation at gpsbabel: http://www.gpsbabel.org/os/Linux_Hotplug.html To keep the OS from loading the (frequently dysfunctional) kernel garmin_gps module, edi more»
If you're interested in contributing to this program, here are some guidelines. Mail patches to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration and integration. Rules to Live By ---------------- Standards are good. ISO C and POSIX are greatly preferred. Reuse is good, if doing so is not onerous. For example, using the expat libraries vastly simplifies the XML parsers while increasing more»
IGC Data Format Notes. ====================== Refer to Appendix 1 of http://www.fai.org:81/gliding/gnss/tech_spec_gnss.asp for the specification of the IGC data format. A sample list of software applications that use data in IGC format can be found at http://www.fai.org:81/gliding/gnss/gnss_analysis_software.pdf GPSBabel can be used to translate data in IGC format to and from various other form more»
Translating NAV Companion waypoints to another format is as easy as with any other format. Just fin more»
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MS Pocketstreets 2002/2003 Pushpins (.PSP) Q & A ------------------------------------------------ Q more»
NOTE: THIS README PERTAINS TO THE "XMAPWPT" FORMAT, NOT THE XMAP/TOPO USA 4.0 CONDUIT "XMAP" more»
GPSBABEL(1) gpsbabel documentation GPSBABEL(1) NAME gpsbabel - GPS r more»