What is GPSBabel?
GPSBabel converts waypoints, tracks, and routes between popular
GPS receivers and mapping programs. It also has powerful
manipulation tools for such data.
By flattening the Tower of Babel that the authors of various programs for manipulating GPS data have imposed upon us, it returns to us the ability to freely move our own waypoint data between the programs and hardware we choose to use.
It contains extensive data manipulation abilities making it a
convenient for server-side processing or as the backend for other
It does not convert, transfer, send, or manipulate maps. We process data that may (or may not be) placed on a map, such as waypoints, tracks, and routes.
Does it run on my computer?
Almost certainly. GPSBabel runs on Microsoft XP, Vista, and 7 plus POSIX OSes such as Mac OS/X, Linux, Solaris, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD.
Supporting the project
We get a constant stream of requests to support new hardware, improve support for existing OSes, and such. You can help fund the next generation (hey, someone funded what's there now...) by supporting the project with your time or your donation. If you have a way you'd like to see the money spent (i.e. improving Mac support, new GPS models, etc.) please mention that in your submission.