GPSBabel 1.5

It converts map data between popular GPS receivers and mapping programs
3.3  (3 votes)
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GPSBabel is a well-known application to all those who deal with maps and GPS devices on a frequent basis, as it’s the most powerful and comprehensive solution to convert tracks, waypoints, routes, and other GPS-related files and data among different formats. Hundreds of formats for a lot of GPS receivers or mapping and navigation programs are supported. GPSBabel is a well-acknowledged tool which was first released in 2001 and constantly improved ever since. It currently impresses not only with the huge variety of supported formats, but also with the handy additional features and functions. For example, it comes with handy, fully-configurable data filters that allow sorting out tracks, routes and waypoints based on various criteria.

Though it’s a powerful and comprehensive application, it’s neither costly nor difficult to use. It’s in fact a free tool that can be used without any costs or restrictions by anyone. Furthermore, it’s also quite simple and easy-to-use, as its interface is neat, straightforward and intuitive.

To sum it all up, GPSBabel is a great tool that leaves no room for complaints. When it comes to converting GPS data, it can be fully trusted to deliver the best results.

Margie Smeer
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Review summary


  • Supports a huge variety of formats.
  • Supports handy data filters.
  • Easy-to-use.
  • Free


  • GPSBabel does not convert, transfer, send, or manipulate maps, just map data (waypoints, tracks, etc.)
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