Is there any good software to manage GPS tracks and POI efficiently that you would recommend? My dream would be an offline computer based (macOS and Windows) software, with a modern GUI, which allows a multi-level structure as Base Camp does, with meta-data search and the ability to display offline (OSM, GMAP as a wish, it is probably proprietary) and online maps (OSM).

I am currently using Garmin Base Camp and MyMaps in Google Maps for sharing routes and POI with other persons. Both lacks of some key functions:

  • Base Camp: No batch export of tracks with the file structure, no good meta data search, no integration of online maps (Apple Plan, Google Maps...), ergonomics and GUI from another century

  • MyMaps: Online only (export as KML possible, sync with Google Earth App is not working well, and the ergonomics in Google Earth is terrible), only one level of hierarchy, import of track in a separate layer (not possible to import a track in the active layer).

What software (computer based, no App for smartphone or tablet) for managing GPS tracks fulfill these criteria? And if there are multiple, what are their respective (dis-)advantages?

  • OziExplorer (oziexplorer.com) was one I used 15-20 years ago and found very good back then. I believe its still current and would certainly be worth a look. – user5330 Jan 3 '18 at 21:34
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    Might be a better fit on softwarerecs.stackexchange.com – paparazzo Jan 4 '18 at 15:14
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    Have a look at QGIS. It's an open source Desktop GIS software with lots of functionality. Might be overkill for your tasks though. – Techie_Gus Jan 4 '18 at 20:24
  • Better at gis.stackexchange.com – Martin F Jan 4 '18 at 20:29
  • I had a look in QGIS, it seams to be an overkill, but very interesting. OziExplorer is a bit old from the look and feel, I am not ready to give 100$ out for a tool that has no mordern GUI (I am perfectly ready to buy a software). I did not know the Software Recommendations on Stackexchange, it might effectively be the right one. – Giomsen Jan 8 '18 at 5:42

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