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GPSBabel

Version 1.8.0

Converts waypoints/tracks/routes from one format to another.

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GPSBabel overview

GPSBabel converts waypoints, tracks, and routes from one format to another, whether that format is a common mapping format like Delorme, Streets and Trips, or even a serial upload or download to a GPS unit such as those from Garmin and Magellan.

By flattening the Tower of Babel that the authors of various programs for manipulating GPS data have imposed upon us, GPSBabel returns to us the ability to freely move our own waypoint data between the programs and hardware we choose to use.

What’s new in version 1.8.0

Updated on Jan 21 2022

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Information

License

Free

Size

192.2 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.gpsbabel.org

Downloads

20007

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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Jacblac
Jacblac
Apr 15 2014
1.5.0
5.0
Apr 15 2014
5.0
Version: 1.5.0
The developer (Robert Lipe) is a quality act, and this new version (2 years in the making), with its 196 pages User Guide, is a jewel. With over a 1,000 downloads within a day after its release, i'm obviously not the only one who appreciates the app. Having donated $16, i hope others will be moved to do what they can.
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Feb 16 2010
1.3.7b20100215
0.0
Feb 16 2010
0.0
Version: 1.3.7b20100215
Download file corrupted, DMG not able to be opened, can't find alternative DMG file on SourceForge site.
Firemin
Firemin
Oct 29 2009
1.3.7 beta 20090828
4.0
Oct 29 2009
4.0
Version: 1.3.7 beta 20090828
GPSBabel has been part of my 'GPS Apps' folder ever since I got a Mac capable GPS. It does what it says: simple conversion of GPS files between formats. Very handy if you need to get data from a proprietary format into one that you can fiddle with, or, for example, convert to kml to view on Google Earth. The "Babel Fish" of GPS apps : )
Kirkbot
Kirkbot
Jul 18 2006
1.3
4.3
Jul 18 2006
4.3
Version: 1.3
GPSBabel works wonders... I've enjoyed using it to visualize waypoints and tracks from my garmin legend c in google earth (with out $ubscribing to google earth plus). GPS babel will allow you grab waypoints tracks and routes off your GPS and save them as .kml (keyhole markup language, works with google earth). Also, will allow you to load waypoints you've added in google earth to your GPS (in googleearth save a marker or folder as a .kml, then import in GPSBabel with output as GPS receiver). A ton of GPS formats are convertable, easy to use, free, and i've had no stability issues. Enjoy! Note: When copying to hdd, be sure to include the unix exe and the app (just copy everything over)
Guest
Guest
Aug 4 2005
1.2.6
3.5
Aug 4 2005
3.5
Version: 1.2.6
I don't see an email address to submit this comment to MacUpdate, but this is GPSBabel (as it says), but not MacGPSBabel which is what would be of interest to readers of this site. The 1.2.6 Mac version doesn't appear to have been released yet, at least it isn't listed on the GPS Babel site. GPSBabel is UNIX, not Mac.
Guest
Guest
Oct 21 2004
1.2.4
0.0
Oct 21 2004
0.0
Version: 1.2.4
This is a great start for GPS file conversion on the Mac. Great work thank you! Probably the most usefull file format for use beyond the "Mickey Mouse" GPS applications for Mac is the 'deliminated (comma)' format for input into text, spreadsheets, database, and GIS (Canvas 9, GRASS, Pythagoras). To make this app an absolute killer would be: 1. GPS Sample - Produce a sample output from GPS that reads out all information that the GPS is able to output. ie. UTM zone, UTM co-ordinates, Projection, Long/Lat, time/date, Satellite info, waypoint codes, comments, etc. Perhaps depending on the GPS this is hard? 2. From Sample choose the fields and order in which those fields can be output into 'deliminated' format. This would be huge! It would become the killer app for Rec GPS input into GIS. Great work crew! cheers!
Guest
Guest
Aug 27 2004
1.2.3
3.5
Aug 27 2004
3.5
Version: 1.2.3
I'm confused by this posting dated in late August. The last update was May 1, and the last beta was in July. Also the write-up is way overblown as MacGPSBabel doesn't support two (and there aren't many) Mac program formats--MacGPSPro and HikeTech (TopoDraw/Link2GPS). Also settings are not retained and have to be reset with each launch and in some cases each download. The price is good--free. Not top value because for a little money, one can get a lot more funtionality.That said neither HikeTech nor MacGPSPro are very complete programs. i've yet to try National Geographic Topo.
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