please pardon the somewhat off-topic post -- since gpsbabel is
the premiere tool (certainly that i know of) for managing GPS
data in an open source way, people here might have suggestions.
i'm looking for opinions on how well one can manage a modern GPS
unit using non-proprietary tools, and, if it's at all feasible,
which unit would be best suited. i'm referring mostly to
managing routes/tracks/waypoints, but if the unit's maps
themselves could be managed without a proprietary app, that would
be a big plus.
most of my experience has been with an ancient garmin GPS III,
using it with the open-source mapping program RoadMap. that
program is now pretty capable in terms of handling GPX data, and
in terms of route/track management, but the free census bureau
maps and other issues are starting to limit me. so i'm starting
to think i'll spring for a commercial unit -- but the Windows
requirement must be minimal.
paul fox, pgf@... (arlington, ma, where it's 63.0 degrees)