Projects / Viking


Viking is a GTK2-based GPS data editor and viewer. It can download and show OpenStreetMaps, Terraserver, and other maps, import and draw tracks and waypoints over them, add coordinate lines, make new tracks and waypoints, hide different things, and more. It uses a hierarchical layering system to organize GPS data, maps, and other layer types with spatial data (such as coordinate lines).

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Recent releases

  •  26 Apr 2013 07:27

    Release Notes: This release fixes numerous bugs, from crash issues to user interface improvements. It also embeds a more recent version of tools needed to retrieve GeoCaching data.

    •  16 Feb 2013 20:36

      Release Notes: This release brings many new features. The first of them is the introduction of a 'route' type. OSM contributors will be pleased to discover the new features allowing them to download their own GPX tracks from the OSM server. Many more features concern the GUI. Finally, an old feature is restored: the ability to access the Google service for finding a route.

      •  02 May 2012 07:11

        Release Notes: This version brings many changes. On the OSM front, MapQuest is the new default map and OSM transport was added. Geotagging support has been improved. JOSM is integrated (export layer info or open at current position). GPSBabel has better integration to offer all supported devices and import any file types. GPSD support was bumped to APIv5. There are miscellaneous bugfixes, improvements, and language translations.

        •  07 Nov 2011 20:42

          Release Notes: A minor release to fix the delay between automatic refresh: from 30s to 7 days as requested by OpenStreetMap servers.

          •  16 Jun 2011 22:53

            Release Notes: Minor bugs were fixed.

            Recent comments

            17 Nov 2003 20:00 djmcelroy

            Nice for mapping my bike trips
            This is just what I was looking for - a nice, simple program that can take my GPS data and plot it on a map. Since I've been in the habit of collecting my GPS bike trip data, and now I can plot it, I have a nice visual record of everything.

            Despite its version number, it's very stable and usable.


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