GPSBabel 1.3.4 beta released

In the nearly five months since the release of GPSBabel 1.3.3, the developers and other workers have been busily working on fixes and enhancements. It's time for those to go beta.

Announcing GPSBabel's "Big Gulp" beta, released on 7/11/2007. Please do your part to help ensure that the forthcoming 1.3.4 release is rock solid by exercising your favorite features on this one.

While there's a mind-numbing list of fixes available (and an even more comprehensive list of changes in the source tree since we ARE an open source project...) here's a list of highlights.

New formats.

  • Vitovtt tracks
  • NMEA and XSV realtime tracking output.
  • EADS Geogrid Viewer.
  • G7towin .g7t.
  • TomTom POI ascii files.
  • Garmin POI gpi files.

New features.

  • Multiple URL support in GDB and GPX.
  • Microsecond resolution in many formats.
  • Enhancements to KML output for Google Earth.
  • Support for WBT 201.
  • Enhance NMEA reader to handle Sony GPS and GISTeq
  • Many enhancements to Unicsv format.

Major fixes.

  • Reworked GDB suport.
  • Improvements to Raymarine.
  • TourExchangeFormat overhauled.
  • Enhancements to Google Map reader.
  • Rebuilt OS/X version with newer libusb to correct Garmin USB
  • problem on 10.4.10.

We've also added the ability for you to help support the project via Google Checkout in addition to Paypal.

Please do exercise this version and report your luck - good or bad - to the gpsbabel-misc mailing list.

Thank you!