Waypoint management software
Waypoint management software allows you to keep lists of geocaches on your computer. Depending on your computer setup, you could download waypoints in GPX format to your GPS and cache descriptions to your PDA. This saves you from re-typing coordinates and printing out huge volumes of paper.
Overall, Aussie cachers prefer GSAK, partly because it's made by Western Australian geocacher ClydeE, but mostly because it works well! The Geocaching Australia Forum has a support thread on GSAK. The beauty of GSAK is that it is created by a programmer that caches, rather than a cacher that programmes.
The most popular waypoint management software packages are:
- GSAK homepage - Sorts caches, marks, links to map, etc. Supports GCA GPX
- Clayjar Watcher - Similar to GSAK
- GPSBabel - Converts almost any format to any other.
- GPX Spinner - Converts GPX files to document format
- GPX2HTML - Converts GPX files to simple indexed HTML format
- OziExplorer - GPS mapping software
- MapSend Lite GPS mapping software & Geocache software
- GPS Utility - Tracks, waypoints etc.
- GPS Connect
- GPSBabel - converts between most formats
- Mac GPSpro Mapping software with some waypoint managment features
See also GPS software - Pocket PC
- CacheMate - Testimonial
- Cetus GPS - Links to your GPS
- iSilo - Document reader
- Plucker - Document reader
- Geocache HintDecoder (by Thomas Chapman) - Geocache Hint Decoder
- GPilotS - Waypoints, route and track log manager program for the Garmin GPS