1997: first public version.
Units: metric, statute, nautical. British
National Grid. File import of
PCX5 and Garlink track. Map on full screen.
Track speed indicated by
color. Temporary selection of reference point on
Waypoints moved graphically, more than one at a
time. Text placement on
map avoids overlapping if possible.
Waypoint symbols for GPS12 family. Waypoint
description up to 40
characters. Daylight saving time zones. Map
control panel refined.
File export to PCX5. Proximity of all selected
waypoints changed at a
time. Waypoint symbols for GPSIII family.
Private file select box.
Unique route names forced, for GPSIII family.
Bearing of route legs
shown. Track speed average option.
Print all split maps at once. Gardown file
import, export. Default data
directories for waypoint and track files. User
grids, Swedish grid.
Entry of waypoint coordinates using "default"
refined. Search text in
waypoint names and descriptions. Conventional
order of coordinates:
when degrees selected, latitude first; when grid
easting first. Zoned grid systems with zone
preselection. New waypoint
created from averaged waypoints. Track editing
shown immediately on
map. Print list of waypoints and routes.
Text import of lat/lon coordinates: any special
character instead of
"°" accepted for degrees, lat and lon may be
interchanged if hemisphere
is given by letter. Time zones with fraction of
an hour, daylight
saving change on any week (New Zealand). New
bar for lengthy operations like reading/writing
from/to Garmin. New
waypoint sorting options: description, distance
from routes, distance
from nearest. Append data to file. TXT file
export with choice of field
delimiter, and with extensive route listing.
Write to Garmin with
selection. Avionics database used for routes.
Garlink import and export. Backup files.
Selectable font sizes for map.
Profiles for user settings. Irish Grid. Waypoint
symbol or display mode
of all selected waypoints changed at a time.
Routes with speed
selection, indication of duration. Routes with
warning in case of
crossing, closed route, or double waypoint.
Route extension online on
map. Compress track. Map window size selectable.
More map text options.
Internet homepage. Small font on control panels.
30 waypoints and one route and the track can be
saved on disk. Bearing
correction for route legs. Import and export of
OziExplorer files. Zoom and pan functions in
context menu. New waypoint
defined graphically on the map. When editing a
track, the map frame may
follow the track point automatically. New
waypoint file management
function "Update". Display and record of actual
number of routes. Set PC clock. Play Track
function. Track shown in
different colors by section.
200, September 1999:
Version 200 only: 32 bit program for
with long filenames. Uses scanned maps supplied
by the user.
116 only: 16 bit program for Windows 3.1.
Functionally identical to
version 200, same file formats, but no scanned
maps. The 16 bit
program will not be updated any further.
versions: Garmin Street Pilot supplied. New
Zealand Grid. New file
formats: Fugawi, Atlas GIS, PCX5 now with DEG,
DM, and DMS (import
only). Ozi explorer export: waypoints and routes
at once. Waypoints are
checked for identical coordinates when appended.
with correct weight. Default data files at
program start. Automatic
detection of serial port. Route legs and track
points with describing
text fields. Milestones with speed indication.
Mouse cursor position
indicated numerically. Hand drawing a track.
Garmin transfer with
optional repetitive mode. "Map" renamed to
"Chart". The term "Map" now
means the imported scanned map. English and
German user language in one
program. New registration key.
Transfer protocol GRMN is fully supplied,
including eTrex and eMap.
Protocol is detected automatically. Memory sizes
of Garmin are checked
against exceeding. Serial com port numbers up to
com8. New route is
generated out of track. Calibration of map with
and with instant preview. Calibration file is
readable text. Track Edit
shows coordinates, and speed with decimal. Track
cursor with track
section color. Line width for track and routes
selectable with larger
range. Bearings with one decimal.
Bugs fixed. Spanish user language. New route is
generated out of track,
with options if the route is too long. File
Track and Waypoints with altitude. Diagram with
speed or altitude.
Multiple maps at once. Track/Section/Pause
Tracks/Track/Segment. MRGS. StreetAtlas 7.0 file
format. Smooth play
track. Merging routes. Windows on top. Separate
distance/speed/altitude. Track range defined by
description length not limited.
New Garmin transfer protocol (D109) for GPS152,
168, 76, 182,
eMap…Magellan receivers. Long Waypoint names.
Waypoint list and route
point list in explorer style. Waypoint names can
be edited directly in
list. Opening files (.wp and .t) from explorer
(even if program already
active) and by drag and drop. Actual position
optionally using NMEA
protocol. Routes: insert multiple points at
once; sort points; invert.
Routes sorted alphabetically. Printing the route
list with waypoint
descriptions (option). Calculation of area for
closed routes and track
range. Hand drawing a track: inserting at any
position, shift existing
points or range. Set track range to visible part
after zoom operation.
Chart area optionally defined by marked
waypoints. New menu for map
selection: open folder. Maximum number of maps
is user defined. Control
of brightness of map. Printing a test strip to
check the quality of map
printout. Diagram versus daytime. Diagram with
scaling lines. Options
for printed diagram: shaded or line only, to
save ink. Headline of
chart is user selected, optionally for print
Map projections: Mercator and Conic. Unlimited
track length. Gradient
(steepness) and vertical speed analysis for
tracks. Track color defined
by speed, altitude, vertical speed, or gradient;
with 2 thresholds,
selectable colors (replaces speed limit and alt
Track range. New Route window. All route changes
are immediately shown
on chart. Total ascent/descent for routes. Route
point ordering by
Drag&Drop. Convert Route to Track (for
altitude diagram, or for
long routes). Grid density selection. Reposition
waypoint to track
(incl. altitude). Current Position with
directional pointer. Waypoint
edit: Cut/Copy/Paste Waypoints and Route parts
by Windows clipboard
206, June 2004:
USB connection. Third calibration point for
scanned maps. User selected
standard parallels for conic projection. Quick
insert option for
routes. Route changes are drawn immediately.
Extended character set
for waypoint names. Track trimming. Track
altitude alignment. Track
color transferred to receiver. Track file date
set to track recording
date, optionally. User defined minimum and
maximum scaling for diagram.
More Import/Export file formats. Text
substitution file for user
interface. New registration key. New limit for
limited file import.
207, November 2005:
GPX Import/Export file format. Opening more than
one file at once is
possible. Rename marked route points
sequentially. Track trimming when
reading tracks, optionally. Writing tracks to
GPS receiver with options
if receiver memory too small for the track.
Track on chart with
interval marks (replaces former milestones and
time stamps). Fill
waypoint row function for a line of waypoints.
208, June 2006:
GPX Import/Export with waypoints and tracks in
the same file, and with
waypoint symbol transfer. Waypoint names with
lowercase letters for new
receivers. USB link to Magellan
receivers. Tracks are sorted chronologically
when opened. Photo
functions. Chart with scrollbars and zoom
209, April 2007 (partly
published earlier with version 208a...d):
Google Earth KML Import/Export file format.
Forerunner XML Import file
format. Trackfile 3Dfield Export file format.
Speed unit min:sec/mile
or min:sec/km. Coordinates format: lat/lon with
offset and scale
factor. Slide show can combine photos taken
within selected radius.
Scanned maps are shown with pixel interpolation
files from OziExplorer are used directly. With
more than one track file
opened, the source file is indicated when track
points are analyzed.
Menu function "Edit list, Search" is extended by
210, June 2008:
Direct access to GPX track files on memory cards
and to GPX-only receivers (Nüvi, Colorado
family). Menu "Edit List,
Search" with option "at end". Option
to sort tracks for
shortest connection. "3D flight" option
for Google Earth file
210a to e:
Bug fixes and adaptations for new receiver
models are going on. Last
update was version 210e, November 2011.
211, April 2013:
access to GPX-only receivers (Nüvi, Colorado
family) by Garmin read/write menu withour file
selection box.Program launch by command line may
open GPX or TXT waypoint file as well (formerly
only WP ant T file). NMEA file format for tracks