GPS Waypoints Freemium

GPS Waypoints is a standalone application that includes both “free” and “premium” features. The Free features are flexible enough to offer general users a way to collect and create Waypoints and Paths with accurate coordinates. The Premium version provides additional advanced features for professionals to automate data acquisition and manage the collected data.

The application provides a Dashboard with the current position details (including accuracy) and shows the visible and active Satellites used during the acquisition. The users can create, tag and import points with the Waypoints functions while the Paths functionality supports lines and polygons used for tracking movements or measuring distances, areas and perimeters. A description of the free and premium functionalities is presented in the table below. 

Menu items  Functionalities  Premium
Dashboard Actual Position: WGS84 coordinates (using Decimal Degrees or Degrees Minutes Seconds format).
Acquisition Modes: Acquiring GPS Signal, Network, GPS, DGPS.
Above Sea level: convert ellipsoid to geoid altitude.
Compass: magnetic north.
Satellites Satellites in view: at a given moment at user’s location.
Active satellites: satellites from which the user’s device is actually determining position.
Skyplot: graphical representation of the satellites locations.
Waypoints Create: create a waypoint from your actual position.
Geocoding: find and set the address of a waypoint.
Tagging: classify a waypoint using your own tagging model.
Auto-create: automated creation and tagging of a waypoint using shortcut keys. P
Import: create a waypoint manually from known coordinates/street address, or multiple waypoints from CSV or GPX files.  F/P
Sort & Filter (premium only): sort waypoints by creation time, alphabetic and proximity and/or filter by tag. P
Get me there: get directions and distance to a Waypoint.
Export: save your waypoints to KML, GPX and CSV (premium only) for further processing on GIS tools (e.g. google maps). F/P
Share: send exported data via email, dropbox, gdrive, etc.
Paths Create: manual create a path or a land polygon from a sequence of points acquired.
Auto-acquire: create automatically a sequence of points with a fix time interval.
Import: create a Path manually from existing Waypoints or automatically from a GPX file. F/P
Distances & Areas: calculate the distance or areas and perimeters from a sequence of points acquired on the field.
Export: save paths to KML, GPX and CSV (premium only). F/P
Configuration and Backup Positioning Source: uses the built-in GPS receivers from mobile devices (up to 1.5m accuracy) or, alternatively, connects to Bluetooth external GNSS receivers (e.g. <1m).
Backup and restore: it is a professional feature for saving the user’s work (specially useful when acquiring a large number of points) or for transferring/migrating data for one device to another. P

 

The GPS Waypoints free version includes advertises. This free version is a starting point for simple land surveying and path tracking activities. The premium version is an effective alternative to handheld devices and also provides an advanced application interface to high precision GNSS receivers.

 

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