|MapGazer – Introduction|
MapGazer is a free program for viewing and saving maps and also viewing, editing, and saving GPX data (tracks, routes, waypoints, and areas).
MapGazer is especially useful when the device in use has an unreliable (or no) internet connection, because it uses ‘offline’ maps (maps stored on your computer or tablet). It is fast and simple to use, and allows uncluttered viewing of maps.
Please click on the ‘Using ...’ menu items on the left to see screenshots illustrating the main features; or click on ‘Getting started’ for an overview of the application.
MapGazer runs on a Windows personal computer (PC, laptop, or tablet, running Windows 7 or later); it also runs on Windows XP and Windows emulators on Mac OS and Linux, but is not fully tested in those environments.
Internally, MapGazer permits the use of any tiled map format; for storage it uses the MGMaps map format (as used by MyTrails and other applications – see Getting Maps). I’m open to suggestions for other formats to support for storage; ideally one for which pre-packaged offline maps are available.
MapGazer has been written ‘from scratch’, but is inspired by – or uses libraries by – many people, acknowledged here.
|MapGazer and these web pages were written by Mike Cowlishaw; Please send me any corrections, suggestions, etc.|
All content © Mike Cowlishaw, 2014–2017,
except where marked otherwise. All rights reserved. The pages here,
and the MapGazer program, are for non-commercial use only.
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However, statistics, etc. might be recorded by the web hosting
This page was last updated on 2017-01-20 by mfc.