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Free GPS Software

There are many GPS free software you can use with your GPS unit. Most of the software you can download from internet and use it right way. Here is a list of free software:

1. amAze :
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Description: This is GPS navigation for your mobile phone. It covers the US and 15 European countries. This is a java based software which enable you to Search and navigate to businesses listed in yellow pages directories.

2. Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS)
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Description: APRSâ„¢ is a multifaceted system for use with packet radio by Hams, it allows the monitoring of real time geographical information such as the position of vehicles, the status of weather, radio direction finding and much much more. It envolves mapping, GPS tracking, packet radio, etc. It is a VERY interesting facet of packet radio and has much to offer most everyone including non-hams that just want to watch over the internet.

3. Async & RINEX :
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Description: Helps Obtaining raw data from some Garmin units.

4. Cetus GPS:
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Description: Cetus GPS is the Swiss Army Knife of GPS tracking and field data collection. It is intended for use by GIS surveyors, scientists, explorers and GPS enthusiasts who need to extend the features of their standard GPS equipment.

5. Cotogps :
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Description: GPS program for Palm Powered Devices. It shows all important information and serves well on my Geocaching tours.

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Description: A system to send DGPS corrections over the Internet.

7. DNR Garmin Application :
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Description: This software was built to provide users the ability to directly transfer data between Garmin GPS handheld receivers and various GIS software packages.

8. Earthcomber :
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Description: This software supports Palm, Windows Mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone and allows users to specify types of restaurants, shops, ATMs, hotels, landmarks and plot them on a map. It also has free maps for any city and county in the USA.

9. EasyGPS :
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EasyGPS is the fast and easy way to transfer waypoints, routes, and tracks between your computer and your Garmin, Magellan, or Lowrance GPS.

10. flexGPS – demo version :
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Description: FlexGPS enables the manipulation of maps used with a GPS Receiver.

11. G3 project :
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Description: You can use this software with any Java-capable mobile phone connected to a GPS receiver and perform tracking, archiving and geotagging features, with the help of Google Maps and Google Earth.

12. G3 project : G7ToWin
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Description: G7ToWin is designed to transfer data between Garmin, Magellan, or Lowrance/Eagle GPS units and a PC.

13. G3 project : Gar2rnx
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Description: It use to botain raw data from some Garmin units

14. G3 project : Garmap CE version 1.78
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Description: Garmap CE runs on H/PCs or P/PCs running Windows CE 2.0

15. G3 project : Garmap Win
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Description: Garmap Win runs on Windows 95/98 or Windows NT 4.0. Garmap Win communicates with Garmin GPS receivers to deal with Track logs, Waypoints and Routes. It has the
following features.

16. G3 project :GEO/GARNIX
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Description: GEO is a scriptable coordinate conversion tool that converts lon/lat, ECEF und TM (Gauss-Krüger) coordinate systems.

17. G3 project : GarPsi5
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Description: These free GPS software programs allow you to transfer Garmin data onto your Psion models 3a/c/mx or 5.

18. G3 project : GEOsnapper
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Description: GEOsnapper geo-tags your photos to make them searchable by location.

19. G3 project : GPilotS

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Description: GPilotS allows your PalmPilot to transfer waypoints, routes, and tracks to and from selected Garmin receivers.

20. G3 project : GPS3D
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Description: GPS3D is a suite of free GPS software utilities to control a handheld GPS receiver from your PC and see the result in 3D. If you don’t have a GPS receiver you can use GPS3D to see MapBlast maps in 3D and also interact with a 3D representation of Earth.

21. G3 project : GpsActionReplay
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Description: GpsActionReplay (GpsAR) is a software that enables replays and performance analysis from GPS data

22. G3 project : GPSBabel
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Description: 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 or USB upload or download to a GPS receiver such as those from Garmin and Magellan.

23. G3 project : GPSCommunicator

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Description: GPSCommunicator is a FREE utility to visually represent NMEA GPS position data in realtime. It works with NMEA 0183 GPS receivers connected via a serial port.

24. G3 project : NMEASleuth
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Description: NMEASleuth is a FREE utility to inspect NMEA data streams from devices connected via a serial port.

25. G3 project : GPSCookie
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Description: A2B has its own free GPS companion software, GPSCookie, available for Windows and also for PDAs running MS Pocket PC OS.