EasyGPS 1.3.7 will be the last release of EasyGPS for Windows 98, ME, and NT. EasyGPS 2.0 relies on new Microsoft technologies (GDI+ for graphics, MSXML 3.0 for GPX support, Unicode for international language support), and despite my efforts to keep EasyGPS compatible with older versions of Windows, several serious issues have been discovered that cause data loss and printing errors on Windows 98.

Application Details:

Version: 1.3.7
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.0-rc3

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What works

  • Opening and saving .gpx and .loc files
  • Adding and deleting waypoints
  • Transfering waypoints to and from your GPS
  • Printing
  • Most everything...

What does not

System serial port detection does not work, requires editing the registry to get GPS communication to work

Closing Help causes a page fault.


What was not tested

I was only able to test using a serial Garmin eTrex Legend GPS and a USB Garmin GPSMap 60CSx.

Non Garmin USB receivers may or may not work because I am unsure of their Linux support. Any serial device should work but I am not certain.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 03 20081.0-rc3Yes Yes GoldForrest Samuels 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 09 20080.9.52.Yes Yes GoldForrest Samuels 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO Setup GPS COM Ports Workaround

There is a bug in wine that doesn't allow EasyGPS to determine the available COM ports. This prevents you from configuring what port(s) to use when communicating with your GPS receiver.

To get EasyGPS to communicate with your GPS, you need to edit the registry.

Find the keys under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TopoGrafix\Common\GPS Receivers

Those are your configured GPS receiver(s). Select one and change the com port value to the configured com port it is connected to. Restart EasyGPS and it will work. If your GPS is USB, be sure that it is NOT configured as USB in EasyGPS.

I've written up a more detailed howto with screen shots: Getting EasyGPS 1.3.7 Working in Linux


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