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Free GPS Software for Java, Symbian, Palm,
BlackBerry, iPhone, Psion, and Others

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This page is part of the free GPS software list and is a list of all free GPS software for mobile phones (other than Windows), brand/device specific, and platform independent/all operating systems. If you know of any additions or corrections to be made, please let me know. This list is current as of October 11, 2012. 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.

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The most recently added programs for mobile phones (other than Windows), brand/device specific, and platform independent/all operating systems:

October 11 - TimerBot for Android

July 29 - GPS Traveler for Android

May 7 - CoPilot GPS for iPhone, iPad and Android

May 7 - JGPSTrackEdit for Java

March 14 - Galileo Offline Maps for iPhone and iPad

January 30 - Navfone for Android

November 29 - Navfree for Android

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Free GPS Software for Java

8Motions is a mobile application, similar in some ways to Google Maps, but providing different services.

amAze is for the Java-enabled mobile phone, covering the US and 15 European countries - visual and voice guidance to any destination; search or define any location by its address.

bbTracker is a simple application for Java-enabled smartphones to create GPS track logs.

Basenav is free GPS software for mobile devices which support java (J2ME). It is developed for nautical navigation, but can also be used for biking, hiking, and more.

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

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

Buddy Locator - you can see what your friends are up to and you can locate both them and yourself on the map.

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.

Cellflare - locate yourself and your contacts in real time.

Earthcomber includes local search, routing, mapping, people spotting and special interest networking all in one package. With your GPS and Earthcomber’s patented system continuously looking for everything you want, you now have superhuman awareness.

eGPSTrack - GPS/J2ME Mobile application for tracking and mountain routes.

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

ForAnn GPS (FAGPS) is an application for mobile phones, which are able to run Java ME and connect the GPS navigation module (practically the majority of new phones with Bluetooth technology).

FoxyTag - A system that posts virtual tags close to speed cameras in order to warn the other drivers.

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

Geocacher 1.1 is a geocaching Java midlet for mobile devices.

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 Maps Tracker is a tracking application that runs on your phone, talks to a GPS and enables you or other authorized people to see where you are on a Google Map.

GPSdings is a java 1.5 command line tool for the manipulation and analysis of track and waypoint data recorded with a GPS receiver.

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.

GPSExplorer is a program for communicating with Garmin GPS units and is easily extended with a plugin functionality.

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

GPSka - A j2me app for navigation

GPS Position Producer polls GPS positions from a GPS receiver connected to the gateway by a serial link or other receiver.

GpsMid is a free, fully offline vector based map application for your mobile phone.

GPS Track connects to a GPS and records the path that you travel.

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.

GPSylon is able to show maps downloaded from the Expedia map servers. It may connect to a gps device and track your position on the maps.

gvSIG Mini is a free viewer of free access maps based on tiles (OpenStreetMap, YahooMaps, Microsoft Bing, ...), with a WMS, WMS-C client, address and POI search, routes, hybrid location and many more things. It runs with both on/off-line modes.

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

J2ME Map is an interface to Google Maps.

JGPSTrackEdit is a tool for editing gps tracks and planning (multiple days) tours (GPS track editor).

JOSM is an editor for OpenStreetMap written in Java 1.5.

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

LocationOf allows you to use your cell phone to submit your actual GPS locations live to the internet, where friends, family and colleagues can watch your current location on a map in real-time.

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

LocViewer loads map sections according to the current position from a Web service from the Internet.

Map Mobile Navigator (MapNav) - An application for Java2ME-enabled mobile phones and PDAs.

Map My Tracks - track or share in real-time your sporting activity over land, sea, or air using your mobile cell phone and GPS.

Mkgmap converts OpenStreetMap data into a map that can be loaded onto a Garmin GPS device.

Mobile GMaps displays Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Windows Live Local (MSN Virtual Earth) and Ask.com Maps and satellite imagery on Java J2ME-enabled mobile phones, PDAs, and other devices.

Mobile Trail Explorer - Explore trails using the mobile phone and GPS unit.

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

Mologogo will track a friend's GPS enabled cell phone from another phone or the Web. It currently works on most Nextel phones with Java, GPS and a data plan.

Moving Map requires either an external Bluetooth GPS or an inbuilt GPS (for example as in the BlackBerry 8800 or the Nokia N95) and provides moving map functionality.

NaviExpert - (Polish)

Navigami is free GPS software for offline navigation and vector maps of all countries of the world.

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.

OpenLAPI - access Bluetooth GPS devices from mobile devices.

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

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

Roadbook On-Board is a system that allows the easy creation of roadbooks through graphical description of routes using reference points.

RouteConverter is a tool to convert routes (really).

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

TamagoCity is a travel guide for selected European destinations.

Tourality - Outdoor GPS multi-player game for mobile phones.

TrackMyJourney is a mobile-phone GPS package with integrated web-based GPS tracking.

Track Profiler is a small free utility for exporting GPS track profiles into PNG images.

Trapster alerts you as you approach police speed traps.

TrekBuddy - J2ME application for GPS navigation and tracking.

Trip Tracker is a position tracking client-server system. It's designed to assist people in setting up a realtime tracking environment with either a private or public tracking server.

vlkGPS - simple GPS navigation for java phones for geocaching, walking, cycling, sports, etc.

Wayviewer - Java based app offers navigation in Europe and North America.

We-Travel is navigation software for java enabled mobile phones, based on map data from Open Street Map.

WMSBrowser is a WMS client map browser with Bluetooth GPS support and tracking/waypoint features for your mobile phone or PDA.

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Free GPS Software for Palm

Cache Log Book logs your cache finds on your Palm OS based PDA.

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.

CotoGPS displays position numerically and graphically; capture, calculate, and draw distances, tracks, and areas.

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

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.

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

GPS Info is a simple and free App to determine the current GPS coordinates. The App also displays information about your current speed, your altitude and it shows a compass.

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

GPS master is a free program to connect your Palm handheld device to a Garmin/NMEA GPS-receiver.

GPS Test - Examination for a Trimble Lassen LP GPS class, using the TSIP rules and publication on the protection the packet0x4A and 0x41.

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

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

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

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

Navegador collects real time information from many GPS models and provides an easy and compact navigation solution.

NaviExpert - (Polish)

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.

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

Trapster alerts you as you approach police speed traps.

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Free GPS Software for Symbian

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.

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

Earthcomber includes local search, routing, mapping, people spotting and special interest networking all in one package. With your GPS and Earthcomber’s patented system continuously looking for everything you want, you now have superhuman awareness.

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.

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

GPSPilot displays three main screens: MAP, Flight and GPS and provides AUDIBLE ALARMS, to assist the Pilot during flight with AUDIBLE information about flight.

GyPSii is a mobile social networking platform for Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Symbian, and iPhone.

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

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

Loadstone GPS - navigation software developed for Symbian Mobile/phones using the Series60 platform.

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

locr is geotagging software.

MapViewGPS is a navigation and map view solution for phones.

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

MGPS is free GPS software designed to visualize and edit GPS data.

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

Moving GPS Map InFlight is a moving GPS map and 3D GPS logger for your handheld.

Navfun Pro is the ideal navigation/maps tool that gives you all the goodies of a full featured GPS receiver and Google Maps, Earth, Terrain. Ideal for hiking, geocaching, skiing, mountain biking, and city tours.

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.

PyGpsLog is a GPS logger for S60 smartphones that uses Nokia's internal location and landmarks API and thus can co-exist with other navigation applications (e.g. Nokia Maps) running at the same time.

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

SmartGPX is a geocaching.com Pocket Query viewer for Symbian OS based smartphones. It is designed to be as simple as possible. You can hold your GPS receiver in one hand and your Symbian OS device in the other hand to view your location and the cache description at the same time.

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

Trapster alerts you as you approach police speed traps.

TTGPSLogger is a GPS logger software for Symbian S60. The GPS tracking log can be written in the file by the NMEA, GPX, or KML format by using Built-in GPS or Bluetooth GPS.

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

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Free GPS Software for BlackBerry

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.

BBGPSGolf (Blackberry GPS Golf) is a free Golf Scoring and Rangefinder GPS application for your BlackBerry smart phone.

bbTracker is a simple application for Java-enabled smartphones to create GPS track logs.

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

BlipPlus is a FREE application that allows you to share your location and geo-tagged photo’s with anyone.

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.

Cellflare - locate yourself and your contacts in real time.

Earthcomber includes local search, routing, mapping, people spotting and special interest networking all in one package. With your GPS and Earthcomber’s patented system continuously looking for everything you want, you now have superhuman awareness.

familySafe is a family protection mobile application.

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

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.

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.

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

GPSLogger records your GPS location on your BlackBerry.

GyPSii is a mobile social networking platform for Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Symbian, and iPhone.

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

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

Loopt shows users where friends are located and what they are doing via detailed, interactive maps on their mobile phones.

MapQuest 4 Mobile easy access to Directions, Maps, and Local Search.

Map My Tracks - track or share in real-time your sporting activity over land, sea, or air using your mobile cell phone and GPS.

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

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.

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

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

TopoExplorer helps you discover your surroundings on topographic maps even in remote areas assisted by GPS and without the need of the wireless network connection.

TripIt Travel Organizer keeps your travel information at the ready.

Trapster alerts you as you approach police speed traps.

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Free GPS Software for iPhone

A1 GPS Lite is a tool for displaying address data about your actual location.

AAA phone GPS Tracker2 Free is an awesome application featured from GPS, which can display an amazing tracking result to your friends.

AllSport GPS LE transforms your iPhone into a full-featured workout tracker and GPS-enabled trainer for road cycling, mountain biking, running, walking, and other sports and fitness activities.

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.

Animion GPS Speed Lite will show you your current speed in kilometers per hour or in miles per hour. Application uses the iPhone 3G integrated GPS to calculate the speed.

Antengo is a free mobile application that facilitates real-time, location-based, person-to-person exchanges. By turning traditional classified listings into geo-tagged twitter sized microlistings, Antengo lets you quickly connect with people nearby. - Read the Antengo Review on Maps-GPS-Info.com!

AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings. AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank, Bar, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theatre and Taxi.

bGPS is one of the most advanced GPS applications not only for retrieving your current location, but also for asking contacts for their location. If the peer accept request bGPS will show peer's location and animate if position change.

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

BlipPlus is a FREE application that allows you to share your location and geo-tagged photo’s with anyone.

Cellflare - locate yourself and your contacts in real time.

City Maps 2GO - Lite Version - is the most convenient way to download and store maps on your iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. Use the map any time, offline! No more worries about bad network connection or data roaming charges!

CoPilot GPS is the powerful new free offline route planning and local exploring app from the developers of award-winning CoPilot Live navigation.

Earthcomber includes local search, routing, mapping, people spotting and special interest networking all in one package. With your GPS and Earthcomber’s patented system continuously looking for everything you want, you now have superhuman awareness.

EasyTrails GPS Lite allows you to record, analyze, export and share your tracks.

EveryTrail - Upload your tracks and corresponding photos with automated geotagging and share with the community.

Family Tracker - Protect your family by taking advantage of our Facebook award-winning technology.

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

Find My Friends allows you to easily locate your friends and family from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Install this free app on your iOS 5 device and sign in with the Apple ID you use with iCloud.

Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map by installing this free app on another iOS device, opening it, and signing in with your Apple ID.You can then choose to display a message or play a sound, remotely lock your device, or erase your data on it.

Free GPS is a simple app that stores and directs the user to waypoints using latitude and longitude coordinates. Free GPS delivers the necessary functionality to utilize the iPhone's built-in GPS in a simple clean interface.

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

Gaia GPS Lite integrates a collection of essential geo-tools for the iPhone.

Galileo Offline Maps is a universal iOS application for travelers. It's fully compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

GeoAlert free is a location aware alarm clock for your iPhone. Simply set a time range you want the alarm to be active, then set a location, and the next time you are near the location in the time range you will be alerted.

Glympse - share your location with anyone using GlympseWatch™.

Google Latitude lets you stay in touch with your friends and family by making it easy to share where you are and see each other on a map. Check in at places to share them with friends, gain status there, and unlock offers where available.

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.

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

gps:ch displays your coordinates, your altitude, your current speed and as the first application at all - your coordiantes mapped to the local swiss coordinate system (CH1903).

GPS Audio Guide is a one-of-a-kind application for the independent traveler. This application allows owners of portable devices with GPS-receivers to create exciting and intellectually stimulating itineraries on their very own.

GPS Chaser Lite records users location information in using the GPS function and e-mail.

GPS Device Data gives you all the GPS information available to your device on one handy screen. See latitude, longitude, bearing, course, speed, altitude and device accuracy in a number of different formats and units of measure.

GPS Log Lite is a location recording and tagging app.

GPS me! - Using this iPhone application, you can send your exact location to your friends via e-mail. Your friends can receive your location as long as their mobile phones support Google Map.

GPS Receiver is a simple GPS receiver type app for the iPhone, with the ability to record waypoints, view them on a map, email them, download via itunes or access them later at home from a built in webserver.

GPS Stone Trip Recorder creates .gpx file for iPhone.

GPS StoryTeller turns your iPhone into your very own tour guide.

GPS Tracker is a free real-time GPS tracking service.

GPS-R is a new alarm app which sounds or vibrates when you get close to the location you previously set. It reminds you what you should do there.

GyPSii is a mobile social networking platform for Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Symbian, and iPhone.

HotelsByMe is a complete full service native iPhone application that will allow you to find and book hotel properties worldwide from your iPhone or iPod Touch.

iGPSGIS is a field data collection app that you can take anywhere to record the data that you need and tag it with date, time, spatial coordinates and any other relevant information.

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

Leash GPS Tracker allows you to share your location and follow your friends and family. Leash runs silently in the background, and tracks your contact's location.

Lince GPS alerts you of speed traps and dangerous points.

Location Tracking GPS Lite turns your iPhone into a powerful GPS device. It fully takes advantages of what offer by iOS 4.0, track your path on Google map in real-time with integrated stopwatch. It is the perfect app for driving navigation, walking, running and cycling.

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

Loopt shows users where friends are located and what they are doing via detailed, interactive maps on their mobile phones.

MapQuest 4 Mobile easy access to Directions, Maps, and Local Search.

Maps+ allows you to browse Google's maps, find out where you are, search the map, get directions with route alternatives, use location-based alarms, record and edit GPS tracks, scan the map for tweets and export & import your bookmarks with Maps+, the map app with a plus for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

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

MotionX GPS Lite shows your position and track at all times on street, topo/terrain and satelitte maps.

Navfree uses map data from OpenStreetMap(OSM), often referred to as the Wikipedia of maps, which allows us to provide you with full GPS navigation at no cost to you.

NaviExpert - (Polish)

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.

Navit is a car navigation system with routing engine.

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

RaceBunny is a mobile companion App for TrailRunner.

RouteBuddy Atlas turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a powerful interactive mapping device with the option to use any of RouteBuddy's wide range of digital maps including: Ordnance Survey GB and USGS Topographic without data charges.

Simultravel GPS locates hotels around while you travel.

Ski Tracks Lite is a premier tracking application for Skiers and Snowboarders.

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

Trails GPS Tracker - Lite Version - allows you to record, export AND IMPORT directly on your iPhone.

Transas iSailor is an easy-to-use navigational system developed for the amateur seafarers. The application operates on iPhones and iPads utilizing built-in GPS.

Trapster alerts you as you approach police speed traps.

TripIt Travel Organizer - keeps all your travel information at the ready.

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

We Map - Find Me uses GPS and fastest find your position on the map. Support for 4 orientation, and 4 kind of maps.

Wertago allows users to get the latest information about hot venues, share content and influence the social scene, and coordinate plans with all your friends.

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Free GPS Software for iPad

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.

AroundMe allows you to quickly find out information about your surroundings. AroundMe quickly identifies your position and allows you to choose the nearest Bank, Bar, Gas Station, Hospital, Hotel, Movie Theatre, Restaurant, Supermarket, Theatre and Taxi.

City Maps 2GO - Lite Version - is the most convenient way to download and store maps on your iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. Use the map any time, offline! No more worries about bad network connection or data roaming charges!

CoPilot GPS is the powerful new free offline route planning and local exploring app from the developers of award-winning CoPilot Live navigation.

Find My Friends allows you to easily locate your friends and family from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Install this free app on your iOS 5 device and sign in with the Apple ID you use with iCloud.

Find My iPhone will help you locate your missing device on a map by installing this free app on another iOS device, opening it, and signing in with your Apple ID.You can then choose to display a message or play a sound, remotely lock your device, or erase your data on it.

Galileo Offline Maps is a universal iOS application for travelers. It's fully compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

GPS Device Data gives you all the GPS information available to your device on one handy screen. See latitude, longitude, bearing, course, speed, altitude and device accuracy in a number of different formats and units of measure.

GPS me! - Using this iPad application, you can send your exact location to your friends via e-mail. Your friends can receive your location as long as their mobile devices support Google Map.

GPS Log Lite is a location recording and tagging app.

GPS Receiver HD is a simple GPS receiver type app for the iPad, with the ability to record waypoints, view them on a map, email them, download via itunes or access them later at home from a built in webserver.

iCMTGIS is a field data collection program, that was designed by Corvallis Microtechnology, Inc. to turn your iPad into a powerful professional GPS/GIS data collector.

Maps+ allows you to browse Google's maps, find out where you are, search the map, get directions with route alternatives, use location-based alarms, record and edit GPS tracks, scan the map for tweets and export & import your bookmarks with Maps+, the map app with a plus for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Navfree uses map data from OpenStreetMap(OSM), often referred to as the Wikipedia of maps, which allows us to provide you with full GPS navigation at no cost to you.

RouteBuddy Atlas turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a powerful interactive mapping device with the option to use any of RouteBuddy's wide range of digital maps including: Ordnance Survey GB and USGS Topographic without data charges.

Trails GPS Tracker - Lite Version - allows you to record, export AND IMPORT directly on your iPad.

Transas iSailor is an easy-to-use navigational system developed for the amateur seafarers. The application operates on iPhones and iPads utilizing built-in GPS.

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

We Map - Find Me uses GPS and fastest find your position on the map. Support for 4 orientation, and 4 kind of maps.

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Free GPS Software for Android

9292ov GPS is a route planner for public transport in The Netherlands, including delays, departures and prices, that also has GPS integration.

AllSport GPS LE works by using the GPS chip built into your mobile phone, allowing you to track every workout no matter where you are in the world.

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.

AndNav is a free GPS navigator for AndroidOS. It uses OpenStreetMap and has text-to-speech function.

Androzic is an Android navigation client that uses oziexplorer maps (ozf2, ozfx3). It is based on free swampex library.

ape@map is a GPS mapping application for sports and leisure activities for people who spend their free time outdoors.

Back2It lets you mark the places, to find way back to them later via GPS. It helps you to navigate back to parking lots, restaurants, parks, etc.

BreadCrumbz is a picture-based navigation application for mobile phones.

cab4me helps you to find a cab when you need it.

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

Compass displays your current location and even set geo-tagged notes if you have 3banana Notes installed.

CoPilot GPS is the powerful new free offline route planning and local exploring app from the developers of award-winning CoPilot Live navigation.

Ecorio - Track your mobile carbon footprint. Reduce and offset it and inspire others to do the same.

e-ventr is a personal event organizer and friendship scout for your mobile.

Earthcomber includes local search, routing, mapping, people spotting and special interest networking all in one package. With your GPS and Earthcomber’s patented system continuously looking for everything you want, you now have superhuman awareness.

Family Tracker - Protect your family by taking advantage of our Facebook award-winning technology.

familySafe is a family protection mobile application.

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

Food Finder helps you to find place to eat in your surrounding. It provides you with turn-by-turn directions to the dining of your choice.

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

GeoMata Client is a part of the GeoMata project, which maps geographic locations to web content (audio, video, html).

Glympse- share your location with anyone using GlympseWatch™.

Golf Frontier GPS Lite is a fully functional golf range finder for your Android Phone. Golf Frontier GPS provides the same level of accuracy and course detail as expensive, dedicated GPS devices.

GPS-R is a new alarm app which sounds or vibrates when you get close to the location you previously set. It reminds you what you should do there.

GPS Lap Timer Lite is a tool that measures the running time of each set distance by using GPS.

GPS Speedo is an application, which uses the built in GPS receiver to report your speed and distance traveled.

GPS Status displays your GPS and sensor data.

GPS Test shows basic GPS signal (SNR) and satellite information as well as your current location and time read from the GPS engine.

GPS Tracking can locate others and share your current location with friends.

GPS Traveler is an all in one gps application including all gps functionality such as map,speedometer,compass for travel,cycling,hiking or any other outdoor activity.

GPS-Telemeter can measure the distance between two locations.

gvSIG Mini is a free viewer of free access maps based on tiles (OpenStreetMap, YahooMaps, Microsoft Bing, ...), with a WMS, WMS-C client, address and POI search, routes, hybrid location and many more things. It runs with both on/off-line modes.

iMap Weather Get accurate, timely and relevant weather information delivered directly to your phone.

HotelsByMe is a complete full service native Android application that will allow you to find and book hotel properties worldwide from your Android device.

LifeAware Locate family or friends from your phone or the LifeAware website, and setup zones to trigger alerts when they enter or leave them.

LocationBot changes settings according to your location, e.g. switch the WiFi on when you are at home or turn the volume down when you are at work.

Loopt shows users where friends are located and what they are doing via detailed, interactive maps on their mobile phones.

Mapdroid lets you view maps from OpenStreetMap on your Android smartphone.

Maverick Lite - GPS off-road navigation for Android devices.

Mobile Banking for Bank of America users

My Maps Editor by Google allows you to create, edit, share, and view personalized maps on your Android powered phone synchronized with the My Maps tab on Google Maps.

My Tracks enables you to record GPS tracks and view live statistics – such as time, speed, distance, and elevation – while hiking, biking, running or participating in other outdoor activities. Once recorded, you can share your tracks, upload them to Google Spreadsheets and visualize them on Google My Maps.

Nav4All is the most advanced navigation system on earth, having worldwide Navteq maps, 83 countries and 56 languages.

Navfree uses map data from OpenStreetMap(OSM), often referred to as the Wikipedia of maps, which allows us to provide you with full GPS navigation at no cost to you.

Navfone is a free Singapore GPS navigation for your Android Samsung device.

Navit is a car navigation system with routing engine.

Open GPS Tracker adds the capability to store and review where you and your Android device have been. Basically you press record at the start of your trip and your phone stores the route you take.

OpenGPX is an application for paperless Geocaching for Android mobile phones.

OsmAnd is a fully open OpenStreetMap-based navigation app for Android.

Petit Poucet lets you mark your position on a Google Map, and take pictures related to this position (optimal for walking trips).

Pou Eisai is a Greek application that finds and displays on a map your location in 4 ways and sends it via email or sms.

Qype Radar - user-generated reviews of services and businesses near your location.

Radardroid Lite is a GPS speed camera warning application for Android that gives a visual and audible warning when you approach any fixed or mobile speed camera in its database.

RMaps is the navigation tool for operation with on-line and off-line maps. It has search, auto follow, a compass, auto rotate map, POI.

SendPosition is an app for Android-powered phones, that sends your current GPS location using sms, ems, email and others.

ShopSavvy is a shopping assistant with which users can scan the bar code of any product using their phone’s built-in camera, then find the best prices online and in local stores.

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

TimerBot is an Android app that provides timed profiles such as Outdoor, Quiet, Silent, etc. You can configure a profile and apply it for a particular period, i.e. set Outdoor profile for 2 hours. You can configure WiFi, Bluetooth, Autosync, ringtone, media and notification volumes.

Trapster alerts you as you approach police speed traps, red light and speed cameras, via spoken warnings in fun voices.

TripIt Travel Organizer - keeps your travel information at the ready.

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

Wertago allows users to get the latest information about hot venues, share content and influence the social scene, and coordinate plans with all your friends.

Wikitude is a free mobile travel guide for the Android platform based on location-based Wikipedia content.

yozi is a navigation software for Android platform. It uses digital topographic maps in well-known Ozi Explorer formats for navigation.

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Free GPS Software for Psion

GPSion5 allows a Psion 5mx to communicate with a Magellan 315/320.

RealMaps - GPS moving map comparisons.

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Free GPS Software for
brand specific/device specific

ecoRoute - for compatible Garmin nüvi products; allows users to find more fuel efficient routes when navigating.

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

Maemo Mapper is geographical mapping softare specifically designed for the Maemo platform and the Nokia 770 form factor.

MioPocket is an installable package of programs, scripts, registry files, and skins to unlock Mio-brand GPS devices (plus some other brands) and allow them to be used as PDAs.

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

Nokia Location Tagger - geotagging

Nokia Sports Tracker is a GPS based activity tracker that runs on S60 Smartphones.

TakItWithMe - Google Earth KML Converter uploads Google Earth KML directly to your Garmin GPS or converts them to GPX format.

TakItWithMe- Google My Maps Converter uploads Google My Maps directly to your Garmin GPS or converts them to GPX format.

TakItWithMe - GPX File Uploader upload GPX files from your local computer to your Garmin GPS.

Transportlines - Fleet GPS tracking.

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Free GPS Software for
platform-independent/all operating systems

GEOTracing is a software platform for creating multimedial geo-applications.

GMapToGPX converts Google Maps data to GPX.

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.

GPS2clipboard gets the GPS position data and copy them to the clipboard from where they can be pasted to any application with a paste command.

gpsfeed+ is a gps simulator usable for testing all kinds of GPS applications.

GPSTk provides both fundamental and advanced GPS processing algorithms.

gpx2map reads a GPS track in GPX format and writes out a Google or Yahoo Map mash-up containing the route.

GPX2epa - Epanet projects from a GPS.

GPX2SHP converts GPS or GPX file to ESRI Shape file.

Happy Camel - geotagging

IPaNema reads any NMEA data from one of the serial ports and delivers the NMEA data to any user selectable port and IP address.

iTag allows users to locate their lost or stolen wireless gps cell phone from a secure website.

Karto allows you to calibrate a scanned map with some known geo-points (Lambert, UTM, etc.).

Le Petit Poucet - display and edit GPS routes and tracks in a 3D scene.

Navit is a car navigation system with a routing engine.

NPGPX is a Qt-based Netscape plugin that displays GPX files with waypoints, routes, and tracks embedded in a webpage, with optional background maps.

O2PosTrack is a console based C++ application for retrieving position information from a mobile phone as provided by the O2 mobile phone company.

OmniKML - transfer NMEA files to Google Earth (this is a direct download link for a zip file).

OpenDMTP - is a protocol and framework that allows bi-directional data communications between servers and devices (clients) over the Internet and similar networks.

OpenGGD aims to be a solution for centralizing the vehicle fleet GPS information, acting as an interface among different GPS devices or their control programs and different GIS programs.

OpenGTS - open source project designed specifically to provide web-based GPS tracking services for a fleet of vehicles.

PyGarmin is a set of Python classes which implement the protocol used by Garmin GPS receivers to talk to each other and to other machines.

PyTrackProfiler allows you to create high quality route sheets, useful for planning various kinds of routes.

PyTrainer is a tool to log your sport activities.

QGPS is a small GPS status program written from scratch in Qt.

QtGPS is a moving map program for use with GPS units that support the NMEA communication protocol, and is based on the Qt widget library.

Tiger Mapping and Routing Server (TMRS) was written in order to facilitate the creation of open source GPS navigation software. Its goal is to simplify street level routing and map drawing functions essential for developing user-friendly interfaces.

TinyGPX processes GPX files from geocaching.com and outputs super-compact HTML file with the essential cache information.

Traveling Salesman is a Route-Planner and GPS-Navigator using the map-data from OpenStreetMap.

Trimble's Planning software is a tool supporting any form of analysis to determine visibility for GPS, GLONASS, IGSO, and geostationary satellites.

USAPhotoMaps downloads USGS aerial photo and topo map data from Microsoft's free TerraServer Web site, saves it on your hard drive, and creates maps with GPS accuracy.

Wayp2shp allows you to map the tracklines, waypoints, and routes from a Garmin GPS receiver in ESRI's ArcView and ArcExplorer.

WaypointCreator is as small program for creating NMEA $GPWPL sentences.

WIGS is both an API to talk to a GPS receiver over the serial port via the NMEA protocol supported by most GPS receivers, as well as an application that use this API.

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