HoudahGPS
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HoudahGPS is a simplified front-end to the open source command line tool GPSBabel.

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:
  • Creation of backup copies of track log files for later use with HoudahGeo
  • Conversion of track logs to KML for visualization in Google Earth.
Supported brands and models include:
  • Garmin (USB based devices or serial devices coupled with a USB
What's New
Version 6.0:
  • New feature: HoudahGPS can now merge multiple track log files into one GPX or KML
  • New feature: HoudahGPS is now available outside the Mac App Store
  • New feature: Automatic updates using Sparkle appcast
  • New feature: Support for the Columbus V900 log file format
  • Enhancement: Updated to the latest version of GPSBabel
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later



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HoudahGPS User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Macdefender reviewed on 26 Feb 2013
Sad to see that this is AppStore only now. So without the AppStore existing customers are left behind.
[Version 5.0]

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Houdah Software (developer) replied on 12 Apr 2013
HoudahGPS 6.0 is now available for direct download
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Ozean commented on 15 Feb 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…
[Version 4.1.1]


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macplanet reviewed on 02 Jul 2007
Finally a simple app for creating KML files from GPS logs. I wonder why nobody wrote this before ...
Very well done, thanks!
[Version 1.1]


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Arcite commented on 27 Jun 2007
This software works very well with converting Garmin GPS files to KLM files for Google Earth. I am pleased with the results.
[Version 1.0]


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masdeirf reviewed on 27 Jun 2007
great and the only program with configurable GPSbabel GUI for Wintec WBT-201
[Version 1.0]


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Houdah Software (developer) commented on 25 Jun 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.
[Version 1.0]


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wamez commented on 25 Jun 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.
[Version 1.0]

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Houdah Software (developer) replied on 25 Jun 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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blloyd replied on 02 Jul 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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+4
Barrikady commented on 25 Jun 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
[Version 1.0]

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Houdah Software (developer) replied on 25 Jun 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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Barrikady replied on 25 Jun 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)


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Pierre,

Thank you for your response. I appreciate your comments and respect your integrity.

Barrikady
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foxhole99 rated on 30 Jul 2013

[Version 6.0]



Entebbe rated on 26 Feb 2011

[Version 4.1.1]


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Date:11 Apr 2013
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HoudahGPS is a simplified front-end to the open source command line tool GPSBabel.

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:
  • Creation of backup copies of track log files for later use with HoudahGeo
  • Conversion of track logs to KML for visualization in Google Earth.
Supported brands and models include:
  • Garmin (USB based devices or serial devices coupled with a USB converter)
  • Magellan (USB based devices or serial devices coupled with a USB converter)
  • Wintec WBT-100, WBT-101 and WBT-200 via USB and Bluetooth
  • Wintec WBT-201 and WBT-1000 via USB and Bluetooth
  • Wintec WBT-100, WBT-101 and WBT-201 via USB and Bluetooth
  • Wintec WBT-202 via Mass Storage Device mode
  • MTK based devices (Qstarz BT-Q1300, iBlue 747, QStarz BT-100, iTrek Z1, ...)
  • Holux M-241
  • Holux GR-245
  • NaviGPS / LocoSys GT-11 / BGT-11
  • GlobalSat BT-335
  • GPSRecorder for iPhone
Some devices may require additional drivers when used in USB mode. Please refer to the Help documentation and support forums for information on devices we know about.

Please understand that we cannot possibly test HoudahGPS with all GPS devices.

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.


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