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I have GPS tracks (in gpx format) that I usually use to geotag photos. Is there a simple software to view these tracks (i.e.: not use Google Earth)? A bonus would be simple modification, like deleting waypoints. TangoGPS seems to offer GPS track import only in connection with geotagging for pictures.

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Try Viking (in the repositories). You can download and edit your tracks, and also add OpenStreetMaps, Terraserver or DEM layers. It also allows to have georeferenced map layers and some other features.

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Viking is still a bit too complex for my taste (having layers etc.) but it certainly can do everything I want and is fairly simple to use. Thanks – Marcel Stimberg Aug 5 '10 at 18:11

I've found merkaartor (in the repos) to be the simplest. But Josm is the most used and widespread, it's a PITA to find the right version to use.

I'd say give merkaartor a shot :)

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Josm allows upload into openstreetmap – txwikinger Aug 4 '10 at 19:57
Thanks, merkaartor (there was an "r" missing) looks powerful (as does JOSM which I tried a while ago), but is not the kind of "simple" software I had in mind. I'd love to have something like tangoGPS or the emerillon map viewer, but simply with the additional feature to show gps tracks... – Marcel Stimberg Aug 4 '10 at 20:02

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