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GPS Software for Linux – RoadMap and GPS Drive

Aug
10
2005

Over at Linux Forums there is a good review of two Linux-based GPS software programs, RoadMap and GPS Drive. Several readers have responded with additional reviews and product suggestions.

RoadMap received four out of five penguins.

Although Roadmap is not the easiest to configure and install, it’s vector based mapping system is far superior to any other program I’ve come across yet. Add to this the ability to download maps by state and it’s easy to see why Roadmap is my preferred GPS mapping application.

While GPS Drive received 3.5 out of five penguins.

Overall, the feel of GPS Drive is very nice and user friendly. Installation, configuration and use are a snap. However, it’s main drawbacks are the bitmap based maps and the lack of download functionality.

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