GPSBabel is a cross-platform, open source program to transfer routes, tracks,
and waypoint data to and from consumer GPS units, and to convert between
many types of GPS data formats. It has a command-line interface and a graphical interface for many OSes.
GPSBabel is part of Debian GNU/Linux and Fedora, and also part of the 'fink' system for getting Unix software on Mac OS X.
- Many contributors to OpenStreetMap use GPSBabel to convert GPS track data from proprietary formats to the GPX format OpenStreetMap requires.
- GPSBabel is popular in the Geocaching community because it enables people with incompatible GPS units to share data.
- GPSBabel enables owners of many different brands of GPS units to view their GPS data in several popular consumer map programs, such as Google Earth and Microsoft Streets & Trips.
File formats supported
- Make Magazine v07, pages 117 - 118, GPS Running Log.