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Free GPS Software - An Up-to-Date List

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There are many types of Free GPS Software on the Internet. I've sorted through various lists to compile this source. If you know of any additions or corrections to be made, please let me know. This list is current as of December 05, 2012 and contains 648 entries.

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The list is now sorted as to operating system or device - choose from below. Please note there is a section for platform-independent / all operating systems, so make sure you check there for programs that will work no matter what setup you have.

Windows Palm
Windows Mobile Symbian
Windows CE BlackBerry
Mac iPhone
Linux Android
Unix Psion
Platform-independent / all operating systems Brand specific/
device specific
Java Free online GPS tools

See a complete list of free GPS maps here.

See a complete list of free geocaching software here.

See a complete list of free GIS software here.


The most recently added programs for Windows, Windows Mobile, and Windows CE:

December 05 - NAVeGIS for Windows Mobile

May 30 - GPS Track Editor for Windows

May 30 - Bungee for Windows

May 30 - Tallon for Windows

May 30 - Harvester for Windows

May 30 - COM Check for Windows

April 25 - GetKML for Windows

April 25 - IMGfromGPX for Windows

April 25 - JaVaWa GMTK for Windows

April 25 - JaVaWa MapConverter for Windows

April 25 - JaVaWa Device Manager for Windows

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Free GPS Software
for Windows desktop and notebook
operating systems

@trip PC can auto-map your photos with GPS information easily. With @trip PC, you can organize your journey in Google Map. Then you can upload to @trip Service and share with your friends easily.

3DEM is free GPS software for Windows that will produce three dimensional terrain scenes and flyby animations.

3D Route Builder lets you build or edit GPS routes in Google Earth with altitude and time-stamp information. Real-time playback is possible.

Active GPX Route Player is an easy to use "media player" for GPS files.

AddMagMap adds custom objects to MapSend maps.

Agis is a user friendly mapping and simple geographic information system for Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. Maps and data can be provided by the user in the form of text files either created by other programs, or typed using a text editor.

Atom GPS geotags your photos directly from your GPS device or track log.

Averaging Coordinates averages and displays geocache coordinates for better accuracy.

Async & RINEX - Programs to log and use raw data from the following Garmin handheld receivers: GPS12, 12XL, II+, III+, Etrex, Emap

BikeAtor - for Motorola A780 - includes touchscreen support and offline raster maps.

BikeXperience - training planning and unit administration.

BMap2MP converts raster images into vector polygons, and creates map code for those polygons in the .mp Polish map format. This code can then be compiled into Garmin .img map files using the free or paid versions of cgpsmapper. (note: This is a direct download link)

BSGPS is free GPS software to run on Windows laptops. Full support as static maps and Openstreetmap tile maps.

BT747 MTK Logger Control is a multi-platform (Linux/windows/OSX) java solution that allows the control and data-retrieval from several GPS loggers.

Bungee displays, records and plays back your real-time or saved track, and will automatically place your photographs - all on Google Earth.

Cache Activity counts the number of finds for caches.

Cache Clusters finds groups of geocaches close together.

Cache Logger Assistant cuts down the time it takes to log your geocaches after a day of caching.

Cachebox is a geocache database for Windows, Windows Mobile and Android. To use it you need GPX files available from geocaching.com

CacheMagnet is a free, open source geocaching waypoint management program.

CacheMaps shows maps for selected geocaches.

CapCode is a free software suite for sailors that provides NMEA acquisition from all instruments of the boat, including GPS, Computation of the true wind, the polar of the speeds, the target speed, the laylines, etc., (and) displays (this information) on nautical charts (position of the boat, speeds vectors, polar, waypoints, grib weather information, etc).

Cellflare - locate yourself and your contacts in real time.

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.

cGPSmapper creates maps for Garmin units.

ChartPlotter is a Java based moving map program for use with GPS units that support the NMEA communication protocol (the GPGLL sentence).

Clew is a freeware GPS chart plotting program.

CMapECS Route Manager is an experimental utility that will extract waypoint and route information from CMapECS and upload it to a Garmin GPS.

Coin Logger Assistant cuts down the time it takes to discover trackables after an event or day of caching.

COM Check is a validation tool for your NMEA-0183 source or GPS receiver.

convertMMOoutput is a command line utility to convert *.img files and *.lay files created with MobileMapper Office to a format acceptable by Magellan GPSRs and MapSend.

CycleAtlas is for managing track rides, mainly intented for cycling and other open air sports.

Depths2Ozi plots minimum NMEA depths on Oziexplorer charts & makes OziExplorer track files including the depth (instead of altitude.) Very useful when charting the depths of a harbor or anchorage.

DNR Garmin provides users the ability to directly transfer data between Garmin GPS handheld receivers and various GIS software packages.

Earth Bridge is designed to bridge the gap between Google Earth and your GPS receiver. See your location on Google Earth in real-time and easily control your view.

EasyGPS is free GPS software that allows you to create, edit, and transfer waypoints and routes between your computer and your Garmin, Magellan, or Lowrance GPS.

EasyGPS Companion combines any number of .loc files downloaded from geocaching.com into a single file which you can then use in EasyGPS or GSAK.

Easy GPS Tester will automatically detect your USB or serial GPS device and display the COM port and baud rate settings required to use it.

Easy MPS merges .loc and .gpx files to Mapsource.

Elgaard Positioning System provides an interface capability of saving tracks from units with NMEA format output.

Finds and Finders keeps track of how many cachers have found your caches.

First to Find notifies you when new geocaches have been approved in your area.

FizzyCalc allows simple conversion of coordinates to various formats.

flexGPS enables the manipulation of maps used with a GPS Receiver.

FreeICE is GPS software wrote in visual basic 6 based on the SDK version of Destinator 3.

G7ToWin is free GPS software designed to exchange information between a PC and Garmin, Magellan, or Lowrance/Eagle GPS receivers.

Gar2rnx allows you to receive coordinates and much more from some Garmin GPS units using undocumented commands.

Garmap Win is free GPS software that can be used with Garmin GPS receivers to manage waypoints, routes, and track logs.

Garmin Communicator Plugin is a browser plugin that sends and retrieves data from Garmin GPS devices.

Garmin WebUpdater detects and installs the most recent version of operating software for your compatible Garmin GPS

Geocache Open Areas finds areas that are still wide open for hiding, or where you can squeeze one more cache.

GeoSetter is a freeware tool for Windows for showing and changing geo data of image files (e.g. images taken by digital cameras).

GeoStamper is a tool to apply the Geotag Icon to geotagged JPEG photos in a lossless fashion.

GeoToad is a tool for serious geocachers. It lets you make advanced queries to find the perfect caches to hit on your day out, and export them to any imaginable format.

GeoVisu is a program that displays georeferenced data (images, graphics) and downloads data recorded by some GPS devices.

GetKML only processes placemarks (turning them into waypoints) and paths (tracks). Polygons and other objects are not supported. Secondly the application can process network links pointing to the internet only, not references to locally stored files.

GlobalUTM is a MapInfo add-on for the supplemental display of the current cursor position in UTM coordinates in the best-matching, automatically selected / changed UTM zone.

gMapMaker is a map tile downloader that supports multiple simultaneous downloads, multiple tiles per file and MSN, Yahoo, OpenStreetMap as additional map sources.

GoogleEarthTweaker allows you to get a better display of Geocaching.com PocketQueries in Google Earth.

Google Map GPS Cell Phone Tracker allows you to track a GPS-enabled cell phone on Google maps.

Google Maps With GPS Tracker shows your physical position in real-time on a moving Google Map.

GooPs is a companion to Google Earth that shows you where you are in real-time.

Gosmore is a routing and viewer of OSM XML data such as the planet.osm.

GPicSync automatically inserts location in your photos metadata so they can also be used with any 'geocode aware' application like Picasa/Google Earth, Flickr, loc.alize.us, etc.

GPS2KML - connects WinCE PNA with notebook as GPS receiver and placemark server for GoogleEarth.

GPS3D is a suite of free GPS software utilities to control a handheld GPS receiver from your PC and see the result in 3D.

GpsActionReplay (GpsAR) is software that enables replays and performance analysis from GPS data, incuding "real time" animation with several tracks, auto-focusing, a time-based controller, auto speed calculation, and auto data send.

GPSBabel (Windows, OS X, Linux) manipulates and transfers waypoints, tracks, and routes between receivers and/or popular mapping programs.

GPSBabelWrapper allows you to use GPSBabel via Windows interface.

GPS Clock polls time from a standard NMEA GPS receiver connected to the host PC's serial port and optionally allows time to be synchronized on the host PC.

GPSCommunicator visually represent NMEA GPS position data in realtime.

GPS Cookie is companion software to A2B. A2B is a website where you can search for websites related to any place on Earth.

GpsDataLogger is a free software for recording, monitoring and plotting GPS data. The program accepts NMEA GPS sentences from most GPS receivers that connect to a USB port.

GPSDiag (Windows 95, 98, ME, NT & 2000) - monitor incoming NMEA GPS messages from a serial port.

GpsDiffuser - Real time and delayed time GPS localization data diffusion.

GPSi (GPS Interface) is an ArcMap Toolbar that allows users to communicate with Garmin handheld GPS units.

GPS_LOG was developed with a sailplane pilot in mind, but can be used in any situation that GPS position data are available for logging.

GPSMapEdit is for visual authoring of GPS-maps in various proprietary cartographic formats.

GPSMaster is gps mapping software that communicates with any Garmin GPS.

GPSMonitor decodes NMEA strings that come in via a serial or USB connection and translates them into human readable form. It maps GPS location with Google Maps, and graphs satellite azimuth, eleveation and signal strengh over time.

GPS Process downloads and processes USGS GNIS data and outputs a gpx file or shapefile.

GPS Radar allows you to use your Windows Origami device to monitor your localization by GPS receiver, save the track and points of moving, generate various XML reports, and live export results to Google Earth.

GPS-Route - In German

GPS Route Planner - Using a Garmin Edge to plot cycle routes with Google Maps on Linux, Macs, and Windows.

GPSS - in-car navigation and remote tracking demonstrations. Run on a laptop with a GPS and it will work for real.

GPS Stone Trip Recorder creates .gpx file for iPhone.

GPS Sway handles all forms of latitude and longitude as well as UTM coordinates and will convert from any form to another.

GPStamper allows one to visually imprint various geo-metadata onto an image in a lossless fashion.

GPStamper Geotagger uses ExifTool to simply and efficiently geotag your images.

GPS Track Editor is a free application to view, analyze, edit, restructure, and filter GPS tracks.

GPS TrackMaker is free GPS software for PC with Microsoft Windows 95 or higher. It creates, edits and deletes tracklogs, routes, and waypoints.

GPS Trail Browser lets you view both the maps and web links contained in an internet map by providing both web browser and a map viewer tabs.

GPS to vCard add GPS coordinates to vCards that you have previously exported

GPStrans enables waypoint, track, and route information to be exchanged with a Garmin receiver.

GPS Utility provides management, manipulation, and mapping of GPS information.

gpsVP shows vector and raster maps, records and shows tracks, shows multiple navigation parameters, manages and shows waypoints.

Gpx2rt2 converts GPS-tracks of *.gpx, *.mps, *.plt or *.nmea format to route files *.rt2. Software creates two route files - forward route and backward one.

Grazer writes GPS geodata into the EXIF information of digital pictures.

GSAK - geocaching and waypoint management tool.

HappyGeocaching is a geocaching and waypoint management tool like GSAK, but this one is really freeware (not shareware). (note: This is a direct download link)

Harvester is a cache-loader designed to support offline, real-time tracking on Google Earth.

iGKeys - Hotkeys for iNav iGuidance. iGkeys simplifies the usage of iNav iGuidance on laptops.

iMapper allows you to view a GPS location online in any of several popular mapping sites.

IMG2GPS is a Windows GUI for the SendMap/Sendmap20 DOS application by gps_mapper.

IMGfromGPX - Creating a map based on GPX files for your GPS and for MapSource/BaseCamp on your computer is possible with several existing programs, but it's certainly not easy to accomplish. With IMGfromGPX it's a matter of a few mouse clicks!

ITNConv - convert a route contained in a file of Express Highway, MapPoint, or MapSource to a file used by TomTom 3, 5, 6, Go, One, and Rider, Navigon MN | 4, 5 and 6, Destinator PN, Google Earth, CartoExploreur or GPX.

JaVaWa Device Manager helps you to manage the contents of your Garmin device and accompanying (micro) SD cards in an easy way. The program performs an exhaustive check, reports potential conflicts and provides a wealth of information about the maps in your device or on your SD card.

JaVaWa GMTK - You can create a backup of your maps with JaVaWa GMTK and restore these (e.g. on another computer) including unlock codes. Re-installing maps is unnecessary. Migration of your Garmin maps from and old computer to a new one is straightforward with this application.

JaVaWa MapConverter converts Garmin maps in the old format (those who use configuration settings in the Windows Registry) to the new .gmap format.

Kashmir 3D is a program to allow 3D navigation with a GPS device. It also creates landscapes and 3D maps.

KMLCSV Converter is a tool that enables you to convert the KML file generated from Google Earth (free version) into a formatted CSV file (and vice versa).

Latest Cache Finder - Get that special GC number for your event or themed cache.

LOC2WPT allows you to convert the waypoint file (either .loc or .gpx) directly to a Mapsource file (.gdb for Mapsource v6.1+ or .mps for older versions of Mapsource).

locr is geotagging software.

LogConverter can be used to show the track stored in TomTom Navigator, ALK CoPilot, Navman SmartST, and Delorme Blue Logger log files by converting them to a format suitable for display in a mapping program on a PC.

MakePOIaccept is a command line utility to automatically create all necessary modifications of MapSend to accept POIs.

MAPC2MAPC is a program to calibrate maps and to convert calibration files for digital maps from one format to another. Will also create Garmin Custom Maps from calibrated maps.

MapExtract is a tool to extract selected pieces from large maps and load them into your Garmin GPS.

MAPKon processes and converts tracks, routes, and waypoints.

Map Maker - Free map editor and viewer. Gives students and novice users the opportunity to learn the basics of map making and GIS.

MapMan is a map-generating tool designed primarily for owners of Garmin GPS devices with mapping capability.

Map Monkey is gps navigation enhancement for Destinator SDK.

MapSend Lite is GPS freeware that enables you to use your MapSend and Magellan Certified maps directly on your PC.

MapSetToolKit is a front-end app for cGPSmapper.

MapSphere is a mapping software for Windows.

MAPupload is a program for uploading of IMG map files into Garmin GPS units.

Mapyx Quo is an intuitive, easy to learn and, surprisingly simple-to-use digital mapping program which enables you to connect your GPS to your PC and manage all your waypoints, routes and tracks.

MB-GPS2KML converts a GPS log file (in plain NMEA format) to a KML file (placemark file for Google Earth) and opens this file in Google Earth.

Merkaartor is an openstreetmap mapping program which allows editing of free geographical data.

MMOconverter is a Windows GUI program to convert *.img files and *.lay files created with MobileMapper Office to format acceptable by Magellan receivers and MapSend.

Mobile Atlas Creator (MOBAC) is an open source (GPL) program which creates offline atlases for GPS handhelds and cell phone applications like TrekBuddy, AndNav and other Android and WindowsCE based applications.

MSmapView modifies or creates new look definitions of any object in MapSend/MMO.

MyMotion is for route recording and playback with customizable spoken feedback of speed, distance, and time.

MyGPS is for the creation and management of lon/lat calibrated maps.

Navigator is a stand-alone application for real time GPS navigation in Google Earth.

Navigator FREE is a OpenStreetMaps based free turn-by-turn GPS navigation by mapFactor for Windows and Windows Mobile devices.

Navit is a car navigation system with routing engine.

NDWGeoTag is the Windows version of the two Dos/Console programs GeoTagGpx and JPGParseGPS combined.

NMEA Compass - A skinnable compass which uses SiRF or NMEA0183 data from your GPS

NMEA Generator produces GPS NMEA of data records and simulates a moving object.

NMEAgent is an averaging program designed to collect and average multiple GPS Lat/Long readings in an effort to produce an accurate location Lat/Long. (note: This is a direct download link)

NMEA Monitor displays and analyzes NMEA data.

NMEASleuth allows you to inspect NMEA data streams from devices connected via a serial port.

OBD GPS Logger - writes useful output formats of logged OBDII and GPS data. (note: works with Cygwin)

OkMap - calibrate raster maps, create vectorial maps, display simultaneously raster maps and vectorial data, import digital data, create on maps waypoints, routes, and tracks, use digital terrain models.

Opanda IExif - Exif/GPS/IPTC data browser designed for the photographer.

OpenCPN is an open source marine navigation package.

OSGB Converter - Latitude/Longitude OSGB Converter

OziExplorer is a flamboyant GPS Mapping Software that runs on the PC and works with varieties of GPS receivers such as Garmin, Lowrance, Magellan, Eagle, Brunton, Silva and MLR for the uploading or downloading the waypoints, routes and tracks and most brands of GPS receivers for real time tracking of GPS position.

PC Logger is small Windows application, which can be used to manage GPS logs at GPS logger (devices based on SIRF II protocol; tested on Pretec GPS receiver/logger), also without Mobile (only GPS logger connected over bluetooth to computer).

PhotoMapper - geotagging

Picmeta PhotoTracker - connects any GPS receiver with your digital camera.

Pictomio is a software application intended for managing, categorizing, searching, and archiving photos as well as geotagging photos and videos. Pictomio now includes the pictoGEO plug-In (for free).

POIConverter will convert POIs, routes, and tracks between selected formats.

POI_DB_creator creates POI database compatible with MapSend/MMO either from manual input or from CSV plain text file.

POI_DB_extractor extracts MapSend POI database.

PoiEdit manages all of your POI files from your desktop PC and saves/loads them to/from your mobile device.

POIGrouper can be used to extract subsets of POIs from files in TomTom overlay format (*.ov2) and AutoRoute Comma Separated Value format (*.csv).

POIManager can be used to create, update and check TomTom Navigator POI overlay files for use on the PocketPC.

PolarCOM is a comprehensive set of navigation instruments and data multiplexor compatible with NMEA 0183. It is available for Apple Mac OS X, Windows and Linux systems.

PQ to HTML - view the information in a PQ file as a table in your favorite web browser.

Prune is an application for managing coordinate data from GPS systems.

PText2shp converts Garmin maps (source in Polish Text Format (Polish MapFormat)) to ESRI shape files with filtering by levels.

QuakeMap is a GPS mapping program.

Quantum GIS (Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows) lets you browse and create map data on your computer.

Quo - is a digital mapping software solution.

Redundancy Remover strips redundant text from a geocache's descriptions and logs.

RINEX & Async is free GPS software to log and use raw data from the following Garmin handheld receivers: GPS12, 12XL, II+, III+, eTrex, Emap.

RoadNav is an in-car navigation system capable of running on a variety of operating systems, including Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.

RoboGEO is the best-of-breed solution for geocoding digital photos.

RouteConverter is a tool to convert routes (really).

RS232 Data Logger allows you to redirect all communication data from RS232 compliant serial port device into a text file for further analysis.

SatGen NMEA is a very powerful, free piece of GPS Simulation software that allows you to create NMEA files and generate real-time NMEA serial streams.

SeaClear is a PC-based chart plotter for Windows 2000/XP/NT/95/98/ME.

Search Google Maps is a small gadget for Windows Vista that lets you make consultations and searches in Google Maps directly from your desktop.

sendMap is for uploading maps to your GPS (scroll down once you get to the page).

ShowCcenter shows MapSend hidden track control center.

Shp2csv converts point SHP files to text files for more convinient way to import in POI_DB_creator.

Simple GPS Tester automatically detects your GPS device and displays the COM port and baud rate settings required to use it.

SirfGPSTweaker displays output from NMEA or SIRFBINARY based GPS device.

SirfTech is a program for checking and setting practically all SiRF GPS settings and evaluating changes.

Software-On-Board (SOB) is a PC-based navigation program which, when loaded with C-MAP charts and connected to a GPS gives real-time on-screen chart positioning and details such as speed and heading.

Spanner allows you to use your GPS with most NMEA 0183-compliant mapping programs.

SportTracks is GPS-enabled exercise logbook software.

st2gpx converts Microsoft Map to/from GPX XML.

ST_to_GPS - upload and create routes from Microsoft Streets & Trips to a GPS receiver.

S&T Keys - Hotkeys for Microsoft Streets & Trips. S&T Keys simplifies the usage of Microsoft Streets & Trips for GPS navigation use.

Tallon displays and records your real-time or saved track, displays waypoint vectors, and will pre-load the image cache - all on Google Earth.

TerraGo Toolbar turns Adobe Reader into a geospatial application that gives users the ability to view, manipulate and update mapping data while leveraging Adobe collaboration capabilities to share information with others in the field and at home base.

TOPO_creator creates custom Topo maps compatible with MapSend/MMO.

TOPO_extractor extracts topograhic info from MapSend's BLX files.

TopoFusion is GPS Mapping software for Windows.

Track-Album allows you to download GPS tracks and view them in 3D in Google Earth.

Trackan is a small application that processes an existing track to provide you with interesting statistics such as: Total Ascent, Total Descent, Moving Average Speed.

Track 'n Share allows you to plot tracks on a satellite map of the world, add photos and videos positioned along the track exactly where you have taken them, and add your stories about your adventures.

TritonRMP creates custom raster maps compatible with Triton receivers and Vantage Point software.

Turbo GPS - flexible off-line GPS application for Windows, available in x86/x64/PPC2003/wm5/wm6.

Tyre makes Google Maps and your TomTom work together.

uploadGPSserial is GPS freeware that uploads maps to Magellan receivers via serial.

VirtualGPS is a free, small utility, which fully emulates GPS receiver and returns your location (by using cellular towers and/or wi-fi hotspots). Location accuracy is about 50-500m.

VisualGPS displays all satellites that are in view.

Watchee allows you to show your friends in real time where you are and send messages to their mobiles or to the Web browser watching you.

Watcher - geocaching software.

Waypoint+ is free GPS software that enables one to exchange waypoint, route, and track data between a PC and some Garmin receivers.

Waypoint Difference Checker finds out what waypoints are different between two GPX files.

Waypoint Stitcher combines two or more GPX or LOC waypoint files into a single file.

WinCAB runs the Microsoft utility CABARC to create CAB and TOC files for TomTom POI files (*.ov2) and Itinerary files (*.itn).

Windmill LabIML is used to collect live data from your GPS receiver on your laptop.

WinGDB3 is a companion program to Garmin's MapSource performing various conversion and filtering functions.

WinOV2 runs the TomTom Navigator command line program DumpOV2 to extract the POI entries contained in an overlay file (.ov2) and writes them to an ASCII text file (.asc).

Wissenbach Map3D allows you to: plan hiking, skiing, and mountain bike trips; download and upload trails, routes, and waypoints to and from Garmin GPS receivers.

Wrangler allows you to: display, write, and count GPS NMEA sentences. (direct download link)

XASTIR is program for receiving and plotting APRS position packets.

xImage allows you to retrieve and update images on your Garmin GPS.

XF2TRL is a program that converts Maptech RXF (route) and TXF (track) files to the TRL files used by GPSGO and GPSMAPOS.

XPort3 - COM port splitter for Windows XP and all GPS/navigation software.

ZipSearch can be used to extract sets of TomTom Navigator POI data from a large database of US ZIP Codes.

ZylGPSReceiver.NET is an event driven .NET component that communicates with a GPS receiver.It returns latitude, longitude, altitude, speed, heading and many other useful parameters of the current position and the parameters of the satellites in view.

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Free GPS Software
for Windows Mobile

3D Tracking - Using your mobile phone or PDA, along with your GPS receiver, you can record and view your movements in detail on Google Earth or Google Maps.

amAze includes turn-by-turn voice guided navigation with worldwide street maps, full topographic map coverage of the USA and satellite imagery for 200 major cities around the world.

Astrolabe allows you to SMS your GPS position.

AzimutGPS allows you to view, navigate, and localize your position on a map.

BasicGPS designed primarily for Geocaching and actually speaks to you.

BikeDashboard is a Windows Mobile (5 and above) application for all push-bike enthusiasts (mountainbike and/or roadbike). (note: This is a direct download link)

BikeTrack enables everyone who has your username and password to look up your location on the Web.

bliinGPSXS enables users to locate and follow friends on a map in real-time, upload media, and more.

BSGPS - Free GPS Software to run on Windows laptops. Full support as static maps and Openstreetmap tile maps.

BT747 MTK Logger Control is a multi-platform (Linux/windows/OSX) java solution that allows the control and data-retrieval from several GPS loggers.

BuddyWay is a free GPS track maker for mobile devices that allows you to track any mobile phone or PDA with built-in GPS (or with Bluetooth GPS receiver) in real time.

Cachebox is a geocache database for Windows Mobile. To use it you need GPX files available from geocaching.com

cGPSmapper creates maps for Garmin units.

ChartPlotter is a Java based moving map program for use with GPS units that support the NMEA communication protocol (the GPGLL sentence).

chtiGPS is intended for sportsmen and hikers for training and to locate itself by knowing the distance and the direction from the closest cities.

CourseLogV2 - an EWE application that runs under Windows Mobile 2005, WM 6 using your GPS receiver to tell you where you are, how long and how far you've gone, and where you've been.

FastFoot-Challenge is an adaption of the Scotland Yard board game played in real life.

FindMe is a free GPS utility for Pocket PC Phone Edition that will help your friends immediately find your whereabouts just by sending an SMS.

FreeCaddie is a golf rangefinder for Windows Mobile devices.

FreeICE is GPS software wrote in visual basic 6 based on the SDK version of Destinator 3.

GCz - Geocaching application for Windows Mobile.

GeoTours creates GPS tours that can contain images, audio, and text associated with geographic locations.

Global Mapper is software for distance and area calculations, raster blending, feathering, spectral analysis and contrast adjustment, and more.

Glowfly is a GPS tracker/logger for Windows Mobile.

Golf GPS gives exact yardage to the front, middle, and back of the green.

Google Maps for Mobile allows you to determine your current location with or without GPS, get driving and transit directions, and get phone numbers and addresses for local businesses.

Google Navigator - For the Pocket PC. (note: This is a direct download link)

Gosmore is a routing and viewer of OSM XML data such as the planet.osm.

GParkS finds your parked car.

GPS 2 Google Earth (GPS2GE) logs your travels on a GPS-equipped Pocket PC so that you can view them later with Google Earth (a separate, free download).

GPS2Blue transforms your PocketPC into an external bluetooth GPS receiver, allowing you to use it with your laptop PC or any other device that can use a bluetooth GPS.

GPS4PPC includes several tools for working with maps and with GPS devices.

GpsApp is a lightweight GPS logger with possibility to export tracks to GPX files.

GPSbySMS is for Pocket PC with OS Windows SE Phone Edition and Windows Mobile 5.0 - it reads navigation data from GPS and sends it to any user via SMS or email.

GPS Compass reads your GPS heading and displays compass direction.

GPS Converter for Garmin, iGo, SpeedNavi and Powermap.

GPS Cookie is companion software to A2B. A2B is a website where you can search for websites related to any place on Earth.

GPSed is a location-based service for trip tracking from mobile. In real time tracks are traced on Google Maps and stored in an online archive.

GPSengine displays location data transferred from a connected GPS receiver and write it to a sequential file.

GPS.Friend allows you to get and review your current geographic location, request someone's phone to give you his/her location, and review on the map your and someone's location.

GpsGate Mobile allows you to connect a bluetooth GPS to your cell phone and update your position on GpsGate.com.

GPSGO is the international version of GPSMap-OS, using geographic coordinate calibration so that it works with map images from any source.

GPS_LOG was developed with a sailplane pilot in mind, but can be used in any situation that GPS position data are available for logging.

GPSMap-OS reads GPS information from NMEA-compatible receivers and plots current and historical position over user-supplied map images in British OSGB format.

GPS Mission is a next generation mobile GPS multiplayer scavenger hunt game.

GPS Nut allows users to store tracks and load/save waypoints with details in KML format from their Windows Mobile phone.

GPSPedoRunner estimates the amount of calories you are burning.

GPSS - in-car navigation and remote tracking demonstrations. Run on a laptop with a GPS and it will work for real.

GPS Speedo turns your GPS and Pocket PC into a speedometer.

GPS Sport Tracker is a free small usefull program designed for anyone who enjoys cycling, mountain biking, skiing, running, hiking or walking. The software provides realtime statistic like current speed, altitude, distance, etc. and data for post analysis using PC.

GPS Today is a screen plugin that shows your position using a GPS unit.

GPSTracka is a lightweight GPS logging application for Windows Mobile 6. Logs to a GPX or KML file which can then be used to geotag your photos or imported into other applications.

GPS Viewer shows the time, the current location, the speed, and the moving direction on the display of the mobile phone and runs on all phones, which at least support CLDC 1.0 and MIDP 2.0 and which allow access to Bluetooth (JSR 82) or the serial interface.

GPS Viewer GPS navigation with raster and vector diagram.

gpsVP shows vector and raster maps, records and shows tracks, shows multiple navigation parameters, manages and shows waypoints.

GPS Weather Radar gets weather radar for current GPS location or using cell towers.

GPX Sonar is a complete cache management system.

GPX View manages GPX files.

Gpx2rt2 converts GPS-tracks of *.gpx, *.mps, *.plt or *.nmea format to route files *.rt2. Software creates two route files - forward route and backward one.

GridHIKER is basic GPS software for handheld units, recommended for paper map enthusiasts attempting to determine their position.

G-Watch is a stop watch which supports GPS devices and keeps track of your distance, speed and altitude.

GyPSii is a mobile social networking platform.

Hipoqih is a system composed of a Web for mobile devices that allows recording warnings and URL associated to any geopoint in the planet.

iLap - is GPS based Windows Mobile lap timer.

InstaMapper is a free GPS tracking service. Track vehicles or other objects online in real-time using inexpensive cell phones.

KM GPS AutoDetect allows you to locate and connect to your GPS device.

Livecontacts is free GPS software for Symbian smartphones and Windows Mobile PDAs to let your friends know where you are.

livecontacts friendfinder light allows you to locate and connect to your GPS device.

Live Search is a Web search engine.

LocateA offers live vehicle tracking locating the live positions of moving objects, whether they be cars, vans, trucks, people, smart phones, or PDAs.

LocationSMS allows you to send your coordinates in SMS.

Locify provides information or services relevant to your location when you ask for a particular web page on your phone.

LocO allows you to share your GPS position with your friends.

locr is geotagging software.

Maplorer is a ‘moving map’ navigation program.

MapWelt is a moving map program for PocketPCs and Smartphones with Windows Mobile.

MapWM - Record GPS data with a Windows Mobile Device

mdNavMobile is a waypoint-based GPS navigation solution for the Windows Mobile platform.

Metro is your free guide on PDA (Palm, PocketPC, Smartphone...) to public transport systems worldwide .

Microdem is a mapping program.

Mobile Altimeter is a mobile altimeter.

Mobile Speedometer is a cryogenic perambulator.

MobileTraveler enables you when you are traveling abroad to find your way around there.

MobiRunner can act as as stopwatch/running watch and together with a GPS it can show distance, lap time, speed, etc.

Movmap GPS Tracker is a simple freeware GPS tracking program meant for WinCE/PocketPC machines.

MyBoot - start third-party applications on Windows CE and Windows Mobile based portable devices such as GPS systems, PDAs and smartphones which are not designed to do so.

MyGPS_PDA is a light MyGPS version for PocketPC systems.

My Tracking - Vehicle tracking for small business and personal use. Works on iDen phones, Windows Mobile PocketPC and smartPhones, and Nokia.

Nav4All - Navigation software for GPS and cell phone.

NAVeGIS is a Windows Mobile navigation application for use with custom or open data IMG routable maps.

NaviComputer is GPS mapping and offroad navigation/tracking software.

Navideo Basic is a multi purpose application for PDA that combines navigation with mobile communication.

NaviExpert - (Polish)

Navitime is a point-to-point route search and GPS navigation service.

Navizon is a wireless positioning system that triangulates signals broadcasted from Wi-Fi access points and cellular towers to help the users find their way in most major metropolitan areas worldwide.

NoniGPSPlot allows you to locate your position in relation with other GPS points to see the journey you have travelled.

Oops I'm Late! is software for mobile phones that sends notifications based on one's calendar and GPS.

PerDiemCo Location & Tracking (PLT) allows you to track your trip and lets others locate and follow you online.

PocketGPS-Map views calibrated bitmap maps (moving maps) on PocketPC/WinCE platform.

Pocket mCaddy GPS provides accurate golf yardages on your Pocket PC.

Pocket Reperion real-time Google Earth tracking, audio/picture upload, i-SMS, GeoFencing, and buddy tracking.

Port Splitter - share data of one COM port between several applications.

PTGMAP is designed for GPS navigation with Garmin and Polish format vector maps on Pocket PC devices equipped with a GPS receiver.

Qibla Compass shows you the direction to Makkah in relation to the position of the sun.

Remote Tracker - Antitheft software to track your Windows Mobile device when it is lost or stolen.

richesseGPS is a small navigator for geocaching.

sendMap is for uploading maps to your GPS (scroll down once you get to the page).

SirfGPSTweaker displays output from NMEA or SIRFBINARY based GPS device.

SirfTech is a program for checking and setting practically all SiRF GPS settings and evaluating changes.

Smart2Go is a comprehensive navigational package packed full with maps from more than 30 countries with thousands of cities making it perfect for the traveller.

SportyPal is for running and cycling - log and map your tracks and results on the web, analyze afterwards or share with your friends.

Terracrosser is a navigation tool for Pocket PC GPS and is supplied with Mapper module for downloading maps from Google Maps.

TrackLog is a GPS log-maker. It creates log-files of several GPS-formats from data got from GPS-receiver.

TrafficGPS is primarily intended for the explorer (tracking, hiking, and general exploration work).

Trapster alerts you as you approach police speed traps.

uTrack can be used to track mobile devices in a passive, non-intruisive way and can be configured to publish the location of a Windows Mobile powered device to any website.

VakitlerPDA is used as a reminder while following up Islamic Timeframes and Athan.

VirtualGPS is a free, small utility, which fully emulates GPS receiver and returns your location (by using cellular towers and/or wi-fi hotspots). Location accuracy is about 50-500m.

Watchee allows you to show your friends in real time where you are and send messages to their mobiles or to the Web browser watching you.

Wayfinder Active is a free GPS application for mobile phones with a combination of maps, GPS recording, and statistics.

Waze is a social mobile application providing free turn-by-turn navigation based on the live conditions of the road.

WMGpsShow is a simple utility that shows/hides the GPS icon in Settings > Connections.

WMMiniGPS is a Windows Mobile 5/6 software which gets your GPS data in a really simple gui.

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Free GPS Software
for Windows CE

FreeCaddie is the golf GPS rangefinder solutions for your mobile phone.

GPSd is a service daemon that monitors one or more GPSs attached to a host computer through serial or USB ports.

G7ToCE is designed to transfer data between Garmin, Magellan, or Lowrance/Eagle GPS units and Pocket PC.

Garmap CE runs on PCs or Pocket PCs running Windows CE 2.0 (and maybe later).

GeocachingCE has been developed to allow practice of geocaching "paperless", by using low cost GPS units running WinCE.

Glympse - share your location with anyone using GlympseWatch™.

Gosmore is a routing and viewer of OSM XML data such as the planet.osm.

GPS_LOG was developed with a sailplane pilot in mind, but can be used in any situation that GPS position data are available for logging.

LaserMap is a mobile GPS/mapping solution for navigation for Windows CE.

Maplorer is a ‘moving map’ navigation program.

Merkaartor is an openstreetmap mapping program which allows editing of free geographical data.

Movmap GPS Tracker is a simple freeware GPS tracking program meant for WinCE/PocketPC machines.

MyBoot - start third-party applications on Windows CE and Windows Mobile based portable devices such as GPS systems, PDAs and smartphones which are not designed to do so.

Navit is a car navigation system with routing engine.

PhotoTagger allows you to record the GPS coordinates to the EXIF headers of photos taken with any camera using SD-card during the road trip. (note: In Russian)

PocketGPS-Map views calibrated bitmap maps (moving maps) on PocketPC/WinCE platform.

Qlandkarte M is a moving map application for mobile devices. As QLandkarte GT it will display mapsets of different resolutions and point to your current location.

RoadMap is an open source program that provides a car navigation for Linux, UNIX, and Windows CE.

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