FoxtrotGPS is an open source GTK+ based mapping and GPS application. It’s typically used to show a moving map showing your position in real time. It’s useful as a navigation tool, and as a track logging (e.g. for OpenStreetMap) and trip planning tool.
FoxtrotGPS also allows internet-connected users to share their position with other users and send messages.
By default, FoxtrotGPS uses maps from OpenStreetMap, but may use a range of other maps, some in experimental mode.
FoxtrotGPS is a community developed fork from tangoGPS.
Prepackaged releases of FoxtrotGPS are available for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Gentoo, AUR, NetBSD, and FreeBSD.
- Hardware support is provided by gpsd – a GPS service daemon. Supports both the new and old gpsd protocols transparently. gpsd is a service daemon that monitors one or more GPSes or AIS receivers attached to a host computer through serial or USB ports, making all data on the location/course/velocity of the sensors available to be queried on TCP port 2947 of the host computer.
- Geotag photographs that were taken while logging a GPS track.
- Routing – plan a route in a few ways. First, there is route finding, which finds a route from point A to point B. This is done by using an online web service, which knows how to get from A to B. Second, there is route planning, which allows you to plan a route through a number of points. This route is then transferred to a separate navigation system (e.g. in a car) to guide you through the points.
- Keyboard shortcuts.
- Illustrated user manual, including a detailed introduction, and HOWTO guides on route-planning, track-logging, and tilecache-management.
- Various scripts are bundled to convert formats e.g. converting the native track-log format to OpenStreetMap format.
- Internationalization support: Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, and Spanish.
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