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 - 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.

  • 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 Aug 5, 2010 at 18:11

Instead of installing software I used the free online GPX Studio which suited my purposes just fine (combining 3 GPX files and deleting a few waypoints). For the record I have no affiliation to the software, just a happy user.


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, 2010 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... Aug 4, 2010 at 20:02

I would recommend GPSPrune. It is a Java application and support multiple platforms. I used it in Ubuntu, Windows and MacOS.

Myself don't like multiple workflow and prefer sticking to same app where ever PC available to process and upload to OSM.

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