Sunday, March 18, 2012

Choosing the best mapping software series


With the last post on GPS file converters done, I’ve concluded my series on "Choosing the best mapping software," which looked at some of the best programs in multiple categories. I’ve shared my favorites with you, and I hope you’ve found the series helpful. Working with track files, aerial photos and topo maps can be a lot of fun, especially if you’ve got the right tools.

And remember, each of the programs I’ve covered in this series is explored in detail in my book, GPS Mapping: Make Your Own Maps.

Posts in this series:

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  1. John Jablonski says:

    Some very useful info, but you do not mention CompeGPS ( I use to handle calibrating maps, route creation, as well as displaying tracks or routes where I don’t have a decent map. This software provides a tool to identify and import available maps or satelite photos (e.g Google Earth) covering the area identified by your inputs
    Has proved valuable alternative maps free on web to me, similar to OziSoft and seems to have quite a lot of effort behind it

  2. John,
    CompeGPS does look very similar to OziExplorer. I haven’t tried it yet myself, but it’s good to hear a positive review.

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