This review applies to version 2.8.
The latest version of this software will soon be reviewed by our
GPSMaster is a program that runs under Windows on a PC and is able to
communicate with a Garmin GPS. You can download all the desired data from
your GPS, edit it, save it, view it, print it, upload it. When you use your
GPS regularly GPSMaster is a must have!
GPSMaster is ideal for pilots, sailors, cyclists, hikers, basically anyone
who enjoys outdoor sports. When you go on holiday to a place you've never
been before, just buy a map of the area, scan the map with your scanner, load
it into GPSMaster, calibrate it and you're ready to go. You can create
waypoints, routes and tracks based on your scanned map and send them to your
Want to zoom in/zoom out/rotate your scene? Because GPSMaster works with
OpenGL (to make use of your high speed graphics adapter, just like in modern
games) this can all be done in very high speed. No more waiting for a 200%
zoom, just roll that mousewheel!
Are you a pilot? Take your GPS with you on your flight, afterwards
download the track you've flown, switch GPSMaster to 3D view and see your
track in 3D! This is also a great feature for climbers/skiers!
Do you have a (scanned) map with coordinates that are not in WGS84 map
datum? No problem! Switch to the correct map datum (GPSMaster knows 221 map datums and offers the ability to create
a user map datum) and your coordinates match!
Do you wants to see distances/altitude in meters? Feet? Miles? Kilometers?
GPSMaster knows them all.
Want to know what the distance between to points is (eg leg of a route)
according to great circle navigation (shortest distance) or in Rhumbline
(or loxodrome) navigation (same course along the entire leg)? GPSMaster knows them both.
GPSMaster is a highly versatile program for outdoor enthousiasts. Whether
you're a pilot or a backpacker. Whether you enjoy skiing or cycling. GPSMaster offers the functionality you need.
GPSMaster also supports NMEA0183. Just select the NMEA0183
sentences you're interested in and see all the information you need:
position, speed, altitude, cross track error, satellite visibility and many
Why should you use GPSMaster instead of any of the many other GPS programs
available? Simply because GPSMaster has all the functionality you need and it
has a very intuitive user interface and... it offers 3D viewing (and a lot