GPS Utility is an easy-to-use application that provides management and manipulation of GPS information. You can use it to transfer data to/from a GPS receiver and store the data in PC files in one of several text formats.
The program converts between different map datums and many coordinate formats (Lat/Long, UTM/UPS, country grids etc.). Information can be filtered in various ways and waypoints sorted according to specified criteria. Route and track statistics are available and can be transferred into other programs for analysis (i.e. spreadsheet programs).
By using a scanned or digital bitmap you can digitize waypoints, routes and tracks. You can plot your GPS information as a map and add map annotations in text or image form.
GPS Utility can also be set to gather the current position at regular time intervals and to show the position on a moving map display. An interface monitor is available for diagnostic purposes such as logging NMEA sentences. You can also show the current position, time, speed, course on the Position Console.
GPS Utility is particularly useful for editing and splicing together track and route segments. You can use it to convert tracks into a route and set of waypoints or convert Routes into tracks. Search patterns can be generated in either track or route/waypoint forms. Other tools allow you to analyse and average the GPS information. Routes may be exported as Route cards.
GPS Utility supports many import/export file formats. This makes it easy to transfer data to and from other GPS and CAD/CAM applications. All data is kept in a single file allowing you to select particular subsets for uploading to the GPS or for generating or copying into other files.
GPS Utility runs on Win95, Win98, Win NT, WinME, Win2000 and WinXP operatating systems. There is also an older version which runs on Win3.1. You can use the Freeware version which has limited capacity (numbers of waypoints/trackpoints) or you can register and obtain the shareware version which can handle more waypoints/trackpoints. A number of Special Editions are also available use with some third party products.
Transfer data between a GPS Receiver and a PC
See the list of supported GPS receivers.
Manage your data
Edit, sort, filter your GPS data - for example select all waypoints within a particular distance from a route. Easy editing of your GPS data, reverse routes etc.. Save your data in ASCII text files for easy editing with a text editor.
Exchange data with other GPS information sources. Useful if you wish to obtain waypoints/routes/tracks from other GPS applications and transfer this to your GPS. Or export your data for use in other programs - for example, making your own maps etc.
* Import/Export Anquet (AEF, ARF), Datasend, Delorme (AN1,GPL), EasyGPS, Fugawi, Gartrip, Google Earth, GPX applications, IGN Rando, ISYS (HWR), JRC (WPT), Kartex, Lowrance (USR), Magellan SD cards, MapSource, Maptech, MaxSea, MemoryMap, Navigo (DAT), Neptune (WAY), OziExplorer, Pathaway, Raymarine (FSH), Satmap (MAP), Tom Tom navigator, |Trimble (ASC), Tracklogs, Waypoint+. plus various GIS applications such as : MapInfo, Manifold, AutoCad, Arcview, (DXF, DBF, SHP, MIF files etc.)
AA milemaster, Anquet (ADF), Autoroute Express (*.ARX), COR, IGS, Delorme (SA..), Globalsat (GSD), G7toWin, MapSource (MPS), Meri-CD (MCD), Quodfish (UDB), Routemaster, SeaClear (SRW), SeaPro (GXF), SEG P1, Sony Ericsson, Streets and Trips (*.EST), Teletype Pro.
Autoroute Express pushpins, GPS Topographer, Route cards, Surfer, CSV files for database/spreadsheet programs
* Image Export
Export of Google Earth Custom Overlay bitmap files (KML, KMZ)
GPSU supports a wide range of datums and grids and so you can convert your data between them easily (e.g. UTM, British Grid, Lat/Long, Maidenhead and so on).
Draw and print maps of the raw GPS data or superimpose this upon a scanned map image. Digitize data from scanned paper maps for use in a GPS receiver. Save maps as Google Earth custom maps.
Produce reports of your data either in tabular form or graphically e.g. Route cards, Track analysis, Area calculations, Altitude profiles. This is useful if you wish to use your data in a report or other document.
JPG Photo Correlation
This takes a GPS track recording and correlates the timestamps with the timestamps of digital photographs, thereby producing the coordinates of where the photo was taken. This information can then be written into the JPG file.
These are some of the more advanced tools available in GPS Utility.
* Convert Waypoints/Routes to tracks or vice versa.
* Compress tracklogs into smaller tracklogs.
* Generate search patterns, e.g. rectangular, zig-zag, square, area search. and so on - such patterns can then be loaded directly into your GPS.
* Average waypoints and cluster waypoints within a defined distance into groups
Real Time functions
Gather current position/time in real time and log this or plot on a map display, Show the speed, bearing, distance on the Position Console, mark current position (Man overboard function). Show the position which is offset from the current GPS receiver position (as in towing a barge).