GPSBabel

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Author: 
Robert Leipe, Ron Parker, Alex Mottram, Olaf Klein and others
Homepage URL: 
http://www.gpsbabel.org/
Price: 
free (as in beer)
Download URL: 
http://www.gpsbabel.org/download.html

GPSBabel is a converter program aimed at GPS systems. It can convert files to and from a large number of free and proprietary formats, such as KML (Google Earth) , csv, GPX, ...

Review: 

GPSBabel could be interesting for EDIT in two different ways. Firstly, as EDIT is considering using GPS devices on the field, GPSBabel could be the right tool to read in and process the data. It can do some pre-processing on the data points (e.g. merging points that are very close together). Secondly, the program could be adapted to convert to and from GML. At present, it already knows a lot of XML formats (though not GML itself). And since the tool is community-driven, GML support could be asked for (or developed within EDIT ? ).

System Requirements: 

GPSBabel runs on Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, and XP plus POSIX OSes such as Linux, UnixWare, OpenServer, Solaris, FreeBSD, and Mac OSX.

Interfaces and Data Standards: 

See : http://www.gpsbabel.org/tips/related.html

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