Terrabrowser
Terrabrowser
1.5b3

4.4

Terrabrowser free download for Mac

Terrabrowser

1.5b3
29 April 2005

View topographical satellite maps.

Overview

Terrabrowser is an Internet browser for satellite photos and topographical maps which are obtained from the Microsoft Terra Server. The map data is provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and therefore only covers the United States at this time (although expansion to other map servers may occur in the future). Although a GPS receiver is not required to enjoy Terrabrowser, using one opens up more extensive features such as bookmark transfer, and tracklog/route display. Includes extensive bookmarking support, image cache, address search, region download, and many other features!

Terrabrowser features built in support* for Garmin GPS receivers, and also supports Magellan receivers when combined with the freeware program MacGPS Babel). Download waypoints from your GPS to display on the maps, edit them, upload new waypoints to your receiver.

Terrabrowser aims to be compatible with the rest of the GPS world, so it uses the XML based GPX file standard which allows easy exchange (file, copy/paste) with other GPS programs for Mac, Linux, Windows, etc. which support this format. The NMEA standard protocol is also supported* which allows for a "live tracking" mode to display the user's realtime position on a satellite map (cached or not).

* note that some of these features are not yet completed in the alpha version.

What's new in Terrabrowser

Version 1.5b3:
  • [new feature] Added menu option to open selected waypoint(s) in Web browser with Google Maps.
  • [new feature] Info inspector now remembers its position between launches.
  • [new feature] The main browser window can now be re-opened under the View menu if accidentally closed.
  • [bugfix] Terrabrowser is now compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 and above ("Tiger").

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9 Terrabrowser Reviews

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The True Review
28 May 2003

Most helpful

Should be called USAbrowser, since it's useless for anybody outside the US. Also the lack of being able to input city names or a decent user interface makes it a nerd's application. I mean how many people know the longditude & latitude of their current location? The only advantage.......it's free.
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Version 1.0.3
Anonymous
24 June 2005
Just for those interested in further Mac geo tools & resources: A GIS resource for Mac & some interesting geo mapping links can be found at www.gueritte.plus.com/geomax.html!
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Version 1.5b3
Anonymous
24 June 2005
Just for those interested in further Mac geo tools & resources: A GIS resource for Mac & some interesting geo mapping links can be found at www.gueritte.plus.com/geomax.html!
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Version 1.5b3
1 answer(s)
stephane Gueritte
stephane Gueritte
20 October 2005
the GIS / GPS resources for MAc, has moved to a new domain name : www.gueritte.net/geomax.html
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Version 1.5b3
Anonymous
07 September 2004
This is a sweet app! I use it with my garmin 60C and it works great.
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Version 1.5a3
1 answer(s)
26 March 2005
How do you load the GPSMAP 60c City Select programs with a Mac - I thought it only PC based.
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Version 1.5a9
Anonymous
07 September 2004
Terrabrowser 1.5 alpha 3 is now out (still alpha, so not listed on MacUpdate) and adds support for color images of some urban areas. Check it out at the Terrabrowser web page: http://www.chimoosoft.com/terrabrowser.html
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
16 April 2004
This app is the business - and with a feature rich rewrite in Cocoa coming, is just going to get better. No problems with connecting to the GPS, no problems getting waypoints, no problems with the photos/maps. I'd say this is _the_ GPS app for the Mac.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
09 August 2003
This is a great program, just what I needed for hiking/camping. The topo feature is a great plus, bookmarking is handy too. The only feature I would add is a 'forced zoom' to zoom in more than the 1 meter / pixel limit. Other than that, this program is fantastic. Thanx!
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
09 June 2003
Great app. Much better then having to use the website. I wish the MS servers where faster and that some of the sat images where more current, but that has no bearing on the actual program.
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Version 1.0.5
Anonymous
28 May 2003
Dude - it's called Terrabrowser because it uses the Microsoft "Terra Server." If you look at the readme, it says that the inputing of city name is a feature which may be added later. I also disagree with your statement about latitude/longitude. Many people have their own GPS units these days, and this program is a great companion to those receivers. If you don't have one, then don't use the program. Also - 2 stars for stability? Has it *ever* crashed on you? Do you know the meaning of stability?
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Version 1.0.3
The True Review
28 May 2003
Should be called USAbrowser, since it's useless for anybody outside the US. Also the lack of being able to input city names or a decent user interface makes it a nerd's application. I mean how many people know the longditude & latitude of their current location? The only advantage.......it's free.
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Version 1.0.3
$15.00

4.4

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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