While I’m partial to the quality of mapping data provided by Microsoft Streets & Trips when I can’t access one of the only mapping solutions, I also like experimenting with other mapping tools. GPS TrackMaker supports most major mapping formats, including maps downloaded from online services and many of the formats released by GPS receiver companies like Garmin and Magellan. The software is designed for creating waypoints on images, route plotting, and recognizing scanned maps for use with a connected GPS. Tracklogs calculate distance information and average speeds over the course of a trip. Real time navigation supports most GPS receivers capable of making a PC connection. Over 100 GPS units are supported, including the popular models from Magellan and Garmin. The software is free for non-commercial use. [Windows 9x/2k/XP $0.00]
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