HoudahGPS
HoudahGPS
8.1.1

4.0

HoudahGPS free download for Mac

HoudahGPS

8.1.1
20 August 2019

Transfer info from GPS devices to your Mac.

Overview

HoudahGPS is an easy-to-use tool to download and convert GPS track logs.

  • HoudahGPS can transfer track logs from a wide variety of GPS devices
  • HoudahGPS can convert track log files from various formats to GPX, NMEA and KML

Possible uses of HoudahGPS include:

  • Download track log files for use with the photo geotagging application HoudahGeo
  • Archive track log files in standard GPX format
  • Convert track logs to KML for viewing in Google Earth

Please understand that we cannot possibly test HoudahGPS with all GPS devices. Some devices may need additional drivers for connection via USB. Check with the manufacturer of your device. Driver requirements are determined by the USB chip used in the device.

HoudahGPS is a free download. It is powered by GPSBabel and other open source projects. If you like HoudahGPS, please support these projects.

We appreciate the hard work done by the contributors to the GPSBabel project and hope to do our share by providing this simplified interface to the excellent GPSBabel tool. Please show your support by donating to the GPSBabel project.

What's new in HoudahGPS

Version 8.3:
  • Fixes a problem with reading Qstarz BL-1000ST .BIN files

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8 HoudahGPS Reviews

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Pierre-Bernard
25 June 2007

Most helpful

The reason this application exists is that I gifted my mother a Wintec WBT-201 for her birthday. The idea was that she could geocode her photos using Google Earth. Then she said: what if I don't have photos? I just want to see where I went. Thus arrised the need to be able to create plain KML files. Turns out GPSBabel is good at that. All it needed was a decent UI. I hope I was able to provide that to my mother. And I gladly share it with all of you. Please support the GPSBabel project.
Like (7)
Version 1.0
MacDefender
26 February 2013
Sad to see that this is AppStore only now. So without the AppStore existing customers are left behind.
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Version 5.0
1 answer(s)
Houdah
Houdah
12 April 2013
HoudahGPS 6.0 is now available for direct download
Like (3)
Ozean
15 February 2011
It would be great if this could also translate the .result format produced by Sony Ericsson GPS phones (i.e. the Elm or the Hazel) - somebody already implemented this in Java, but it does not run on the Mac as far as I know…
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Version 4.1.1
Macplanet
02 July 2007
Finally a simple app for creating KML files from GPS logs. I wonder why nobody wrote this before ... Very well done, thanks!
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Version 1.1
Arcite
28 June 2007
This software works very well with converting Garmin GPS files to KLM files for Google Earth. I am pleased with the results.
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Version 1.0
Masdeirf
27 June 2007
great and the only program with configurable GPSbabel GUI for Wintec WBT-201
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Version 1.0
Pierre-Bernard
25 June 2007
The reason this application exists is that I gifted my mother a Wintec WBT-201 for her birthday. The idea was that she could geocode her photos using Google Earth. Then she said: what if I don't have photos? I just want to see where I went. Thus arrised the need to be able to create plain KML files. Turns out GPSBabel is good at that. All it needed was a decent UI. I hope I was able to provide that to my mother. And I gladly share it with all of you. Please support the GPSBabel project.
Like (7)
Version 1.0
Wamez
25 June 2007
I have a Garmin Forerunner 305 which connects to my Mac via USB. I, too, was unable to get anything off of the Garmin with this application. It just says: Bad cmdsend r 0 sz 12 Don't know if it's compatible with my Forerunner, but there doesn't seem to be a list so hard to say.
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Pierre-Bernard
Pierre-Bernard
25 June 2007
HoudahGPS is merely a front end to GPSBabel. Please refer to the GPSBabel documentation for a list of supported devices. I couldn't test it with all devices out there, but many people use GPSBabel with great success. The catch is that in order to get Wintec compatibility, I had to resort to a beta version of GPSBabel. This appears to have problems with Garmin devices that I was not aware of when releasing. You might want to swap out the bundled version of GPSBabel for the latest stable version. Or you could wait for the next version of GPSBabel. When that is released I will issue an update to HoudahGPS.
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Version 1.0
Blloyd
Blloyd
02 July 2007
If you want a good Mac application that works with the Garmin, look at Ascent by Montebello software. I just found out about it last week -- it is FANTASTIC for cycling/hiking/running/whatever GPS use, specifically with the Garmin Edge and Forerunner computers. Works with Google Earth, gives you ALL sorts of data... it is FAR better than the apps Garmin gives you.
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Version 1.1
neil-14
25 June 2007
This doesn't work with OSX 10.4.10 and a Garmin 60Cx. The 60Cx shuts off after using HoudahGPS 1.0 and attempting to download a track to the computer. Did the developer test this app before releasing it as version 1.0? However, Load My Tracks works great! Go here for Load My Tracks: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/20893
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Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Pierre-Bernard
Pierre-Bernard
25 June 2007
HoudahGPS is merely a front end to GPSBabel. I couldn't test it with all devices out there, but many people use GPSBabel with great success. The catch is that in order to get Wintec compatibility, I had to resort to a beta version of GPSBabel. This appears to have problems with Garmin devices that I was not aware of when releasing. You might want to swap out the bundled version of GPSBabel for the latest stable version. Or you could wait for the next version of GPSBabel. When that is released I will issue an update to HoudahGPS. HoudahGPS was never meant as a competition to LoadMyTracks. LMT is excellent software which I like a lot. It does however not support the Wintec devices. Conversely it supports many devices which GPSBabel does not support. Use what suits your needs. It's free after all.
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Version 1.0
neil-14
neil-14
26 June 2007
The developer wrote: HoudahGPS is merely a front end to GPSBabel. I couldn't test it with all devices out there, but many people use GPSBabel with great success. The catch is that in order to get Wintec compatibility, I had to resort to a beta version of GPSBabel. This appears to have problems with Garmin devices that I was not aware of when releasing. You might want to swap out the bundled version of GPSBabel for the latest stable version. Or you could wait for the next version of GPSBabel. When that is released I will issue an update to HoudahGPS. HoudahGPS was never meant as a competition to LoadMyTracks. LMT is excellent software which I like a lot. It does however not support the Wintec devices. Conversely it supports many devices which GPSBabel does not support. Use what suits your needs. It's free after all. (6/25/2007, Version: 1.0) ------------------------------------------- Pierre, Thank you for your response. I appreciate your comments and respect your integrity. Barrikady
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Version 1.0
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4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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