GPSBabel is cross-platform, free software to translate between the myriad of GPS and spatial file formats and to down/upload from files to GPS. It can perform a number of spatial and management operations on GPS data, including simplification and trimming by geographic area.

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QGIS live GPS tracking /recommended hardware (GPS USB stick)

Is there a list or any other recommendation of certain GPS hardware (esp. GPS USB sticks) working with QGIS? I have been off this topic for far over a decade, and i remember that in former days not ...
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Getting *dop values from a skytraq based gps logger

I am preparing to a project where we are to log several free ranging animals. At the moment I am looking at different gps-logger. One of the more promising is the canmore 740. One issue I have with ...
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NMEA to CSV with timestamp using gpsbabel

I tried to convert a file in NMEA to csv using gpsbabel, $ gpsbabel -i nmea -f GPS_20160204_092027.log -o csv -F GPS_20160204_092027.csv I get a csv file with only latitude and longitude, but was ...
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GPS Babel and shapefile output?

How can I use the mother of all gps conversion tools, gpsbabel, to create shapefiles? It reads and writes almost everything. Shapefile is conspicuous by it's absence. A bit of research turns up that ...
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Why does GPSBabel turn a short GPX route into a big KML with waypoints?

I read the online help file before asking but didn't find what's wrong with the following command to convert a small GPX file from www.cycle.travel to a KML that I can use with a smartphone ...
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How do I get a return value when calling GPSBabel from C#

I have some C# code that calls a GPSBabel command line to convert a NMEA file to a GPX file. The code works and the conversion happens. The problem is, how do I get a return value indicating success ...
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GPSbabel: how do I define the layout of my input data

I have collected GPS data on a journey by extracting it every second from the $GPRMC NMEA sentence, with each reading saved in the form: time,latitude,longitude,speed,direction a typical couple of ...
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Add waypoints to ArcMap using GPSBabel

I've been trying to add waypoints to Arcmap for some while now. I have a Mac OS X 10.6.8 and have finally found GPSBabel that is compatible with mac. My current problem is to convert the waypoints ...
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How to render GPX files in TileMill?

I want to show a number of GPX files in a TileMill map. Here's the process that I thought would work: gpsbabel -i gpx -f "$myfile" -o kml,lines=1 -F "$myfile.kml" Add as layer in Tilemill, style ...
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gpx conversion tools in qgis keeps asking for GPSBabel

I want to perform a simple task: show the waypoints of a GPX "track" as dots, not as a set of connected lines in QGIS ( Conversion -> Waypoints from a track ). I use files, not any particular USB ...
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How can I get timestamps from Garmin's .gdb files?

I have got the some Gps data in the form of Garmin's .gdb files. I have converted it to CSV files using GPSBabel. The CSV output contains Latitude, Longitude, and some kind of free form text remarks. ...
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I can not download gpx from GPS through GPS tool with GPS babel on QGIS

I have already install GPS tool plug-in and GPS Babel. Garmin GPS map 62s is connected my PC through USB cable. I changed device setting according to below site. ...
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Problems with upload waypoints to GPS unit

How can I upload waypoints from QGIS to my Garmin GPSmap 62 by using GPS Tools in plugins? I only manage to do it with an older Garmin GPS. Regards Kaja
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Simulate (Mock) GPS Tracks

I have the following scenario: 1) I need to create GPX files for use in testing of a mobile device. 2) The tracks to be described within will span large distances over long time periods (i.e. it's ...
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importing wayoints from OziExplorer wpt files

I do not succeed in importing waypoints from Ozi files (extension .wpt). I tried both converting through GPS-Babel to XML (.gpx) and importing in QGIS with the GPS-tool. Both times set to WGS 84, as ...
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How to get an elevation profile for a gps track?

I'd like to get a reasonably accurate elevation profile for a track recorded with a GPS (which often has very unreliable altitude data and occasionally none at all, depending on the model.) Does ...
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How to read a .GPB file in C#?

I have a .GPB file, I need to extract the common GPS data from it but I don't find a clear structure that specify the contents of that file. as a sample record from file 00000260 02 11 A9 61 E7 96 ...
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How to read multiple .gpx files in R [closed]

Suppose I have a number of .gpx files (these contain GPX waypoint data from a Garmin eTrex). I want to load them into R with different names and manipulate them. I can read one file thus: ...
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Find GPX files which contain tracks located in a specified bounding box

I have a bunch of GPX files and I want to find out which files contain tracks located in certain geographic extent, e.g. files containing tracks in Pennsylvania. Also, the inverse is also useful too, ...