Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 10:13:40 -0800
From: Bill Crooke (
Subject: Re: [svlug] VDQ : Is there a least vile MS-OS??

If you are looking for open source GPS programs that run on Linux, I use the following:

GPS Drive
Has great interface with maps, but can't upload/download routes and waypoints.

GPS Babel
Great for upload/download of routes and waypoints. Also translates to many different formats. Works with Garmin or Magellan.

Great for editing tracks, routes, and waypoints. Also can upload/download to Garmin.

Bill Crooke

Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 10:28:14 -0800
From: Ian Kluft (
To: Beartooth (
Subject: Re: GPS on linux (was: [svlug] VDQ : Is there a least...)

Garmin published their protocol. So it has made them very popular among Open Source software developers. I can't even begin to list the number of programs which can talk to a Garmin GPS. But if you assumed they weren't out there, it's time to look again. Here are a few:§ion=projects&Go.x=0&Go.y=0

Using someone else's gpstrans program to download data, I made an Open Source program called "rideplot" which can plot a track from my Garmin GPS into a PNG image.