Things to Do with your GPS
GPS utility is the perfect companion for your GPS.
You can use it to edit, store and manage waypoints, routes, tracks easily.
Manage Your Data
You can create separate files of GPS data and then just upload the ones you need
when you need them, allowing you to only work with a sub-set of routes and waypoints
in the field. Why not have files for different states, routes that you only use occasionally,
etc. This frees up space on your GPS and keeps you from having to cycle through hundreds of
waypoints to initiate a "Goto."
It is also much easier to add comments and edit waypoint names being able to actually
type on a full keyboard instead of having to cycle through characters on the rocker
keypad on your GPS.
You can easily create routes from your waypoints or from track logs.
Import Waypoint, Route and Track Information from Google Maps.
You can use either Google Maps or Google Maps UK
to get directions to your destination and in a few clicks upload a complete set of waypoints, route and
a track for your trip. This technology has developed quite a following and will no doubt appear on
mobile phones from companies like o2 in the not too distant future.
This is really slick. A real keystroke saver!
For more details see the Help Topic in GPSU on "Google Maps".
One of the great strengths of GPS Utility is the ability to work with maps and GPS
information graphically. You will either need a scanner or some other way to get
maps as Windows bitmap files onto your PC for most of the map functions.
Sort, Edit and Manage Waypoints Graphically.
You can see where your waypoints, tracks and routes are in relation to each other.
You can move them, edit them, draw a circle or a box around a group and delete,
upload or otherwise work with them.
Create Waypoints, Tracks and Routes from maps.
Once your register a bitmap, you can click any point on it and create a waypoint, a track
or a route.
Scanned Topographic Map Section of Huntington Reservoir
Make Your Own Maps.
You can collect track data from a trail and then overlay it on a topographic (or other) map,
complete with waypoints and annotations.
Mountain Bike Trail Over-laid on Topographic Map
Make "Maps" for Your GPS.
Even if you have a GPS that is not capable of using G-charts or other maps, you can trace
a track from a map and upload it to your GPS giving you a virtual outline map.
Track tracing edge of Huntington Reservoir
"Track Trace" Map of Huntington Reservoir
- Low resource requirements. (The 16-bit version will run just fine on a 486/25mhz with just 4m ram.)
- Runs on both 16 and 32 bit systems. (Windows 3.1, 95, 98 and 2000)
- Easy to use. No command-line codes, no cryptic commands. Everything is point and click.
- Versatile. It can do so much. Supports more grids, datums and coordinate formats
than most people will ever need.
- Great support. The author is open to suggestions, comments and feature ideas.
- Development. The software is still being updated and refined.
- Affordable. The shareware version is reasonably priced for all of the usefulness
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