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tangoGPS

tangoGPS

tangoGPS is an open source lightweight user friendly map and GPS application. It uses the gpsd daemon to obtain data from the GPS receiver. With gpsd, multiple GPS client applications can share access to devices without contention or loss of data.

By default tangoGPS uses map data from the Openstreetmap project. Additionally a variety of other repositories can be easily added such as Maps-for-free and OpenAerialMap. The software is intended primarily for mobile devices.

 tangoGPS 0.99.4

Price
Free to download

Size
0.5MB
License

GNU GPL v2

Developer
Marcus Bauer

Website
www.launchpad.net/tangogps

System Requirements
libxml2
libpango 1.14.0 or higher
libgtk2 2.8.0 or higher
gpsd

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Features include:

  • Extremely fast
  • Attractive user interface
  • Map scale indicator
  • Upscaling map tiles
  • Over-zoom
  • Distance measuring
  • Friend finder
  • Full screen mode
  • Support for Points of Interest (POIs)
  • Support for geotagged photos
  • Send messages via tangoGPS
  • Route tracks - fetch a route track from three different web services with two simple clicks on the map
  • Heart rate monitoring and logging with support for Zephyr HxM heart rate monitors
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Internationalization support

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