Viking review

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Viking is a free/open source program to manage GPS data

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
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Developer: kavli
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Viking is a free/open source program to manage GPS data. You can import and plot tracks and waypoints, show Terraserver maps under it, add coordinate lines, make new tracks and waypoints, hide different things, etc.

It is written in C with the GTK+ 2 toolkit, available for Linux, other POSIX operating systems, and Windows, and is licensed under the GNU GPL.

Requires GTK+ for Windows 2.2.0 or greater. The path must be set to include the gtklib library, or you can put the viking executable in the lib subdirectory.

Here are some key features of "Viking":
Viking aims to be easy to use yet powerful to accomplish a wide variety of tasks. Some of the things you can now use Viking for are: Analyzing OHV and hiking trips, understanding where you went and how far you were from something.
Making waypoints, tracks, etc. for someplace you've never been before or don't have GPS data for but Terraserver maps exist for it
Making a track to follow to easily get someplace
Making maps with coordinate lines
Grouping multiple trips to one place together, seeing where you have been and yet to go, etc.
Analyzing speed at different places (to some degree), adding waypoints where you forgot to mark one but did slow down or stop.
Downloading and storing Terraserver maps on your hard drive and looking at them later

Other things which Viking will be able to do in the future include:

Editing tracks and trackpoints, joining and splitting up tracks
Show your current position on the Topo or Ortho map (for use on a laptop)
Better analyzing speed and altitude information
Preparing tracks and waypoints to be made into Garmin maps

What's New in This Release:
Google Maps support was improved in this release.
This release also adds a DMS input, so it is now possible to set longitude or latitude with something like "330'20"".
The toolbar was improved.

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