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QLandkarte GT supports GPS maps and is the ultimate outdoor aficionado's tool

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QLandkarte GT

QLandkarte GT is the ultimate outdoor aficionado's tool. It supports GPS maps in GeoTiff format as well as Garmin's img vector map format. Additionally it is the PC side front end to QLandkarte M, a moving map application for mobile devices. And it fills the gap Garmin leaves in refusing to support Linux. QLandkarte GT is the proof that writing portable applications for Unix, Windows and OSX is feasible with a minimum of overhead. No excuses!

QLandkarte GT does replace the original QLandkarte with a much more flexible architecture. It's not limited to a map format or device. Thus if you think your Magellan GPS or other should be supported, join the team.

Additionally it is a front end to the GDAL tools, to make georeferencing scanned maps feasible for the normal user. Compared to similar tools like  QGis,  it's target users are more on the consumer side than on the scientific one. QLandkarte GT might not let you select every possible feature of the GDAL tools, but it will simplify their use to the demands of most users.



QLandkarte M

This is a moving map application for mobile devices. Like QLandkarte GT it will display map sets of different resolutions and point to your current location. Additionally it will record your location data for further use by QLandkarte GT. It's user interface is optimized to the few buttons of a typical PDA.


QLandkarte GT - Maps

When using QLandkarte GT you need maps. Usually you have to buy maps. Free digital raster maps are rare. Commercial ones have very strict copyrights and proprietary formats. Due to very strict laws in the free western world it's close to impossible to discuss these formats without spending money on a lawyer.

    A possible source of maps are scanned paper maps. QLandkarte GT offers a nice tool to reference scanned maps.
Have a look at the
(F1) "Map..."  menu. 
(F6) "Edit / Create Map" will offer you a referencing dialog.
    To use the 3D gadgets you need elevation data. A nice collection is here.
    Another source are maps for OZI Explorer. There is a script at  http://sourceforge.net/projects/ozi2geotiff that converts your OZI maps into geotiffs.
    The OSM project is also a nice source of maps. QLandkarte GT supports these maps as Garmin *tdb/*img map file collection. As mobile device you need a Garmin GPS.
    There are nice mountain bike and hiking maps for Garmin devices derived from the Open Street Map project on openmtbmap.org


QLandkarte GT - GeoTiff viewer for the PC

List of implemented features:
Group   Feature    State
Languages
   English
   ok
    German
   ok
    French
   ok
    Russian
   ok
    Spanish
   ok
    Dutch
   ok
        
Maps   Import collection of raster map files
   ok
    Import Garmin maps (needs *tdb)
   ok
    Import Garmin BirdsEye (*.jnx)
   ok
    OSM Tile Server access built-in
   ok
    Load single raster map files supported by GDAL    ok
    Convert raw bitmaps into GeoTiff
   ok
    Export sub-area from raster map as GeoTiff
   ok
    Export sub-area from raster map as KMZ    ok
    Export sub-area from raster map as Garmin Custom Map    ok
    Zooming / moving
   ok
    Relief shading
   ok
    OpenGL 3D map view
   ok
    Print map
   ok
    Skinning for Garmin maps (*typ file)
   ok
        
Search   Google maps    ok
    Search for symbols on raster map
   ok
        
Diary    Built-in diary editor   ok
    Save / load diary as GPX   ok
    Save / Load diary as QLandkarte binary    ok
    Create diary from loaded data
   ok
    Print diary
   ok
        
Waypoints
   Create waypoint
   ok
    Edit waypoint
   ok
    Delete waypoint
   ok
    Move waypoint
   ok
    Save / load wayoints as GPX
   ok
    Save / Load waypoints as QLandkarte binary
   ok
        
Tracks
   Show tracks on map
   ok
    hide / delete trackpoints
   ok
    Edit track properties
   ok
    Combine tracks
   ok
    Split tracks (manually, by # of points, into N chunks)
   ok
    Save / load tracks as GPX
   ok
    Save / load tracks as QLandkarte binary
   ok
    Create tracks via distance polygon   ok
    Filter track data to reduce points or obscure timestamps    ok
    Extended editing of track by converting to distance polyline   ok
        
Routes
   Create route from distance polyline   ok
    Create route from selected waypoints
   ok
    Calculate route via http://www.openrouteservice.org/
   ok
    Convert route to track    ok
    Convert route to distance overlay
   ok
        
Tour planning
   draw own tour
   ok - as distance ployline
    snap to streets on vector maps
   ok
    copy-n-paste fragments from other tours    ok
    join several tours to one
   ok
        
Live Log
   Position / heading / speed
   ok
    Track recording
   ok
        
Overlay   Static text box
   ok
    Geo-referenced text box
   ok
    Distance polygon (extended tour planning)
   ok
        
QLandkarte M
   Upload / download waypoints
   ok
    Upload / download tracks
   ok
        
Garmin   Upload / download waypoints
   ok - see driver list
    Upload / download tracks   ok - see driver list
    Upload routes
   ok - see driver list
    Upload maps
   ok - see driver list
        
Other Devices
   serial protocol NMEA
   ok
    GPSD
   ok

 

More Information:  http://www.qlandkarte.org/

Downloads for your system:  http://sourceforge.net/projects/qlandkartegt/
« Last Edit: February 23, 2014, 05:48:30 PM by Software Santa »

 

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