GPSBabel is a cross-platform, free software to transfer routes, tracks, and waypoint data to and from consumer GPS units, and to convert between over a hundred types of GPS data formats. It also has powerful manipulation tools for such data. It has a command-line interface and a graphical interface for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux users.
It contains extensive data manipulation abilities making it a convenient for server-side processing or as the backend for other tools. It does not convert, transfer, send, or manipulate maps. We process data that may placed on a map, such as waypoints, tracks, and routes.
- [advt]Many contributors to OpenStreetMap use GPSBabel to convert GPS track data from proprietary formats to the GPX format OpenStreetMap requires
- GPSBabel is popular in the Geocaching community because it enables people with incompatible GPS units to share data
- GPSBabel enables owners of many different brands of GPS units to view their GPS data in several popular consumer map programs, such as Google Earth and Microsoft Streets and Trips