LoadMyTracks - Download tracks and waypoints from GPS device
Version: 1.3.1 Build 073With GPX files, you can log your travels, determine the location of your photos on your latest photo safari, plan and track exercise, participate in geocaching, help make better maps of your country's roadways, or anything that your geospatial mind can think of. Utilities exist on the Internet and on the Macintosh to use and manipulate GPX files. Google is a great place to start when trying to find these.
Operating System: Mac OS X
LoadMyTracks is a software utility that downloads Tracks, Routes, and Waypoints from GPS receivers (including those from Garmin, Magellan, and Timex) to your Macintosh.
From these, it can create GPX files (for use in software that understands GPS output) or KML files (for use with Google Earth and Google Maps).
Recent versions of LoadMyTracks make use of Sparkle by Andy Matuschak for automatic program updates and we're now using Growl for notification of events that make take time or happen asynchronously, such as a device becoming ready or going offline or the program finishing a task.
LoadMyTracks uses version 1.1 of the GPX schema (as defined originally by Topografix) and relies upon the extension method built into that format to provide support for additional information not supported by the standard. To support heart rate, cadence, and lap information which are available from some GPS Devices (such as the Garmin ForeRunner and Edge series), we have introduced our GPXDATA schema.
The schema is currently open for review and is still in the testing phase and likely to change. More detailed information will be made available as it solidifies, but XML-saavy people are welcome to look at the schema and comment to us using the bug report form.
LoadMyTracks also supports Geocaching using LOC files or GPX files with the extensions from geocaching.com . Right now, device support is limited, but there should be recognition of Geocache symbols for Garmin devices and support for full geocaching behavior on Magellan devices that support geocaching.
· Intel or PowerPC CPU
· 512MB RAM (probably a whole lot less, but who tests that these days)
· Supported GPS Device.