Viking is a free/open source program to manage GPS data.
Make new tracks, routes and waypoints and geotag images.
See real-time GPS position (but not on Windows as no GPSD support on this platform).
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 GPLv2+.
If you use any of the OSM tile sources, then please ensure you are following the Tile Usage Policy by setting your tile checking period to 7 days: Viking->Edit->Preferences->Tile Age = 604800 Unfortunately due to an implementation misunderstanding, this is set by default to 30 seconds. (In all releases earlier than Version-1.2.2)
Latest Release (Recommended + Supported)
* 2014-03-16: Latest Release Version-1.5.1
Executive Summary of Changes in 1.5
Many New Features including:
- Startup preferences for ease of use.
- Multi layer/track statistics.
- Multi layer/track or waypoint detailed lists.
- Control sorting of layers and quick show/hide all options.
- Configurable layer defaults.
- Allow higher zoom levels up to 1/32 (OSM z22 equivalent but maps only requested up to z19).
- Selectable online router service provider (now including OSRM)
- 'Via' points online route refining.
- Download a file directly from an URL.
- Datasource acquiring files from URLs related to the current view.
- Request downloading a region of maps over multiple zoom levels.
- Support Compressed My OSM Traces files (requires libbz2 and libmagic).
- Support opening files drag and drop on to the viewport.
- Add support for OSM Humanitarian (HOT) Style Map.
- Version-1.5.1 includes various bug fixes on top of Version-1.5
Older Release (no longer supported)
- 2010-12-14: Latest Revision Version-1.0.2
- 2010-11-17: The Viking team is proud to announce the 1st stable release Version-1.0 after 7 years of work by many contributors.
- Releases: the present and past releases of the Viking application
- Roadmap (Long Term)
- Roadmap 1.6
- Screenshots, Screencasts
- Users Manual - Version 1.5 PDF 1.5 Help Online
- FAQ, Tutorials
- Data services (including Maps used by Viking; Includes how to go about extending your set-up for new services)
- Support requests
- Bug reports
- Mailing list archive: Viking-devel - Recommended contact method - send email to mailto:email@example.com and/or Subscribe
- Mailing list archive: Viking-debian - very little traffic
- IRC channel #viking on irc.freenode.net - however seems not to be used much.
- Currently to edit this Wiki you need permission - contact the Viking mailing list with your SourceForge login ID requesting "editor" status. Then one can login to the Wiki site with your SourceForge ID to make changes.