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This page will aim to collect any useful information about using a Windows mobile phone or PDA for OpenStreetMap purposes.

Complete software list

General information

Name Screenshot Display map Navigate Make track Monitor License Price Languages Version Description
APRSISCE/32 [1] Aprsis32.gif Yes No Yes Yes proprietary free EN; ... 2012-04-06
2012/04/06
Feature rich Amateur Radio Automatic Packet Reporting System client that uses OSM tiles as the base map. Under active development with rapid development release cycle.
ArcGIS Editor for OSM [2] Tools20b.png Yes No No No MSPL ?


En 2012-02-01
2.0
Allows users to download, edit, and upload OSM data in ArcMap, and/or create feature services based on OSM data in ArcGIS Server
Autosputnik 5 [3] As5 route3D night 250.jpg Yes Yes No Yes proprietary 15€ EN; RU; UA; BY; KZ; UZ 2011-03-10
1.0.31970
Easy and nice UI, web-like search, routing, navigation. OSM support: http://openstreetmaps.ru
be-on-road [4] BeOnRoadScreenshot.jpeg Yes Yes ?


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proprietary ?


DE; EN; ... 2013-11-07
3.7
BetterSoftwareGPSPDA BSGPSPDA2.jpg Yes No No Yes proprietary free EN 2008-08-08
3.5.0.2
Bluemapia [5] Bluemappia screenshot.jpg Yes No No No proprietary free EN 2009-06-01
0.9.6
Marine mapping app for bluemappia.com
BT747 [6] BT J2ME OSM Menu.png No No Yes Yes GPL free DE; EN 2010-08-13
2.x.1769
MTK GPS chip sets only!
cachebox [7] Cachebox screenshot.PNG Yes Yes No No GPL free EN 2010-08-22
500
Geocaching centered
Endomondo [8] None yet.jpg Yes No No No Proprietary free ?


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An app for recording and logging workouts. It also allows seeing the position on an OSM map.
Find & Route [9] Find and route screenshot.jpg Yes Yes Yes No proprietary 50€ DE 2012-03-08
2.0
Fast rendering, no install; easy to use
GeorgeMap [10] GeorgeMapSS4.jpg Yes No Yes Yes BSD free EN 2008-02-12
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GLObal PositioningUtilitieS [11] GLOPUS screenshot.jpg Yes Yes Yes Yes properitary ?


DE 2009-10-06
2.03.4
Gobiz Mobile [12] Osm map panel.gif Yes No Yes Yes proprietary ?


DE; EN ?

Commercial OSMTracker clone
GPS Tuner [13] Gpstuner screenshot.jpg Yes Yes Yes Yes proprietary $6.99 / free EN 2012-05-31
1.0.10
Google Earth like 3D Navi with DEM
GPS-Mate [14] GPS mate screenshot.jpg Yes Yes Yes Yes properitary 23€ DE; EN 2010-05-31
2.2.2
GPS-Tracks [15] GPS-Tracks.png Yes Yes Yes Yes proprietary free EN; DE; FR; IT 2012-01-26
1.61 (iPhone); 1.52 (Windows Mobile); 1.30 (Android)
GPS2Blue [16] GPS2Blue screenshot.gif ?


No Yes No proprietary free EN 2006-05-09
2.0
Tunnels GPS stream via virtual Comport
GpsCycleComputer [17] Gcc.gif Yes No Yes Yes bsd free EN 2012-05-27
4.9
simple tracking
GPSdash [18] GPSdash screenshot.jpg Yes Yes Yes Yes $ ?


EN 2007-01-06
2.5.0
GPSed Mobile Application [19] GPSed-java-1.gif Yes No Yes No proprietary free EN ?


3.7

Client for gpsed.com but works without this service, too
GPSTracka [20] Gpstracka screenshot.jpg No No Yes No GPL free EN 2010-06-30
0.5
gpsVP [21] GpsVP-OSM.png Yes Yes Yes Yes BSD free 14 2012-02-05
0.4.24
gvSIG Mobile Pilot [22] GvSIG Mobile screenshot.png Yes No Yes No GPL; free DE; EN 2010-08-02
0.3
Pocket GIS
KDR GPS Tracker [23] KDR GPS Tracker screenshot.jpg Yes Yes Yes Yes ?


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DE 2010-08-10
2.68 Rev.3
feature-rich Logger (alarms,track convert+management,...)
LocateMe [24] LocateMe screenshot.jpg Yes No Yes No proprietary free EN 2009-12-27
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Share your Position to others
mapFactor Navigator free [25] MapFactor Navigator screenshot.png Yes Yes Yes Yes proprietary free CZ; DE; EN; RU; ... 2013-05-20
12.1.10
Profesjonalne oprogramowanie dla nawigacji samochodowej opartej na OSM.
mapFactor Navigator free [26] MapFactor Navigator screenshot.png Yes Yes Yes Yes proprietary free CZ; DE; EN; RU; ... 2013-05-20
12.1.10
professional framework for OSM-based car navigation
Memphis [27] ?


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LGPL free EN 2010-06-07
0.2.3
map rendering application and library
MoNa [28] MoNa Anweisungen.jpg Yes Yes No Yes GPL free DE 2010-07-13
1.0.6
MoNa ist eine unter JavaME entwickelte Ortungs- und Navigationslösung, welche sich die freien Daten des OpenStreetMap-Projektes zu nutzen macht.
MoNav [29] MoNav 03 Maemo.png Yes Yes Yes No GPL free EN 2011-04-23
0.3
Contraction Hierarchies routing,
custom speed profiles,
extremely fast and resource conservative routing,
can handle huge graphs like Europe on mobile devices. Only source code available for download - has to be compiled by yourself!
MOSME MOSME screenshot1.png ?


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GPL free EN 2007-12-24
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NaviComputer [30] Navicomputer screenshot.jpg Yes No Yes No proprietary free 7 2010-11-24
0.95
Navio [31] Navio screenshot.gif Yes Yes Yes Yes 25$ ?


EN ?


3.15

NaviPOWM [32] Navipowm.jpg Yes Yes Yes Yes GPL free EN 2011-07-05
0.2.6
Navitel [33] Navitel navigator screenshot.jpg Yes Yes Yes No proprietary 17€ EN; RU 2011-06-10
5.0.0.1620
Popular in Russia
Noni GPSPlot for Windows Mobile [34] Noni GPSPlot screenshot.gif Yes No Yes Yes proprietary free EN 2010-08-22
3.0.2
Open Car InfoTainmenT system [35] OpenCITT screenshot.jpg Yes No Yes No GPL free EN 2008-06-12
0.1.0-rc1
Navi as part of an car infotainment system
OpenCityMap [36] OpenCityMap screenshot.jpg Yes No Yes No GPL free EN 2008-06-01
0.1.1
Osmeditor (QT) Osmeditor2 iow.png ?


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GPL free EN 2006-12-24
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OSMroute [37] Osmroute screenshot.png Yes No Yes No GPL free EN 2010-10-13
alpha
Very early stage!
OSMtracker Osm tracker pic1.jpg Yes No Yes No GPLv3 free DE; EN 2010-02-08
0.10.1
outdoor-gps [38] Odgps screenshot.gif No Yes Yes Yes $ ?


EN 2009-11-14
1.3 R276
OziExplorer [39] Screenshot oziexplorerCE.png Yes Yes Yes Yes proprietary 30€ EN 2010-05-05
3.95.5k
Featurerich
PathAway GPS [40] PathawayGPS screenshot.jpg Yes Yes Yes Yes proprietary 60-95$ EN; DE 2009-10-01
5.0
Deals with a lot of geo datums
PocketGIS [41] Pgs dolphin.gif Yes Yes Yes Yes proprietary 0 RU; 2011-04-16
0.95/0.60 "Сейда"
Easy and nice UI, web-like search, routing, navigation.
PTGMAP [42] Ptgmap screen 02.png Yes Yes Yes Yes proprietary free EN 2010-11-16
1.2.9
RoadMap [43] RoadMap screenshot.jpg Yes Yes Yes No GPL free EN 2009-02-02
1.2.1
RoadMap Editor [44] Roadmap editor screenshot.gif Yes Yes Yes No GPL free EN; HE ?

Fork of RoadMap
Run.GPS [45] Yes No Yes Yes proprietary 20€ DE; EN; ... 2010-07-07
2.37
Sport focused logger
Turbo GPS [46] Turbogps oms cap3.jpg Yes Yes Yes Yes proprietary free DE; EN; ... 2012-09-07
2.73
TurboGPS is a fast all in one GPS tool. Moving maps custom or online, tracks, way points.
VataviaMap [47] Yes No No No Artistic License;GPL free EN 2011-22-03
0.0.0.3
Display for several map sources like OSM, Yahoo and others ... Desktop version requires .NET-Framework 2.0 or newer, tested with MONO-framework under Linux and MacOS
VisualGPSce [48] VisualGPSce screenshot.gif Yes No No No proprietary free EN ?

GPS signal analyses
YourPocketMap [49] Yourpocketmap screenshot.PNG Yes No No Yes proprietary free EN 2010-11-11
0.1.3

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Map display features

Name Shows map as vector Shows map as bitmap Stores map-data on-board Stores map-data off-board (downloads from internet) Rotate map 3D view
APRSISCE/32 No Yes Yes Yes No No
ArcGIS Editor for OSM Yes No Yes Yes No No
Autosputnik 5 Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
be-on-road Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
BetterSoftwareGPSPDA No Yes ?


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Bluemapia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
cachebox No Yes Yes No ?


No
Endomondo ?


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No Yes ?


No
Find & Route Yes No Yes No Yes No
GeorgeMap Yes Yes Yes (cache) Yes No No
GLObal PositioningUtilitieS Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Gobiz Mobile ?


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GPS Tuner Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GPS-Mate No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
GPS-Tracks No Yes Yes (cache) Yes Yes No
GpsCycleComputer No Yes Yes (cache) Yes No No
GPSdash No Yes Yes No Yes No
GPSed Mobile Application ?


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gpsVP Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
gvSIG Mobile Pilot Yes Yes Yes Yes ?


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KDR GPS Tracker Yes Yes Yes Yes ?


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LocateMe No Yes ?


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mapFactor Navigator free Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
mapFactor Navigator free Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
MoNa Yes Yes No Yes No No
MoNav No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
NaviComputer No Yes Yes (cache) Yes No No
Navio No Yes ?


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Yes No
NaviPOWM Yes No Yes No Yes No
Navitel Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Noni GPSPlot for Windows Mobile No Yes Yes No Yes No
Open Car InfoTainmenT system Yes No Yes No ?


No
OpenCityMap Yes Yes Yes No ?


No
OSMroute Yes No Yes No No No
OSMtracker No Yes Yes No No ?


OziExplorer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PathAway GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
PocketGIS Yes No Yes No Yes No
PTGMAP Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
RoadMap Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
RoadMap Editor Yes No Yes No Yes Yes
Run.GPS No Yes Yes (cache) Yes ?


No
Turbo GPS No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
VataviaMap No Yes Yes Yes ?


No
VisualGPSce ?


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No No
YourPocketMap No Yes Yes (cache) Yes Yes Yes

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Navigating features

Name Navigate to point Find location Find nearby POIs Navigate along predefined route Create route manually Calculate route Calculate route without internet Car routing Bike routing Foot routing Turn restrictions Navigation with voice Keep on road Works without GPS
Autosputnik 5 Yes Yes Yes ?


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be-on-road Yes Yes Yes ?


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Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes yes;no Yes
cachebox Yes No Yes ?


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No No No No No No Yes
Find & Route Yes Yes Yes ?


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No Yes Yes ?


No No Yes
GLObal PositioningUtilitieS Yes Yes Yes ?


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GPS Tuner ?


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Yes Yes Yes ?


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GPS-Mate Yes Yes Yes ?


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No ?


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GPS-Tracks Yes Yes Yes No ?


No No No No No No ?


No Yes
GPSdash Yes ?


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gpsVP Yes Yes Yes ?


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No No Yes
KDR GPS Tracker Yes Yes Yes ?


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No No ?


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mapFactor Navigator free Yes Yes Yes No ?


Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes yes;no Yes
mapFactor Navigator free Yes Yes Yes No ?


Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes yes;no Yes
MoNa Yes Yes ?


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Yes No No Yes No ?


No
MoNav Yes Yes No ?


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Yes Yes Yes No No ?


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Navio ?


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NaviPOWM ?


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Yes Yes Yes ?


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Navitel Yes Yes Yes No ?


Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
outdoor-gps Yes No No ?


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Yes Yes No
OziExplorer ?


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No ?


Yes
PathAway GPS Yes Yes Yes ?


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yes;no Yes No
PocketGIS Yes Yes Yes ?


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Yes No No No Yes No Yes
PTGMAP ?


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Yes Yes Yes ?


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RoadMap Yes Yes No ?


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No No ?


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RoadMap Editor Yes Yes No ?


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No No ?


Yes
Turbo GPS Yes Yes Yes ?


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Yes

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Track making features

Name Customizable log interval GPX format KML format NMEA format All formats Geo-tagged notes Geo-tagged photos Geo-tagged audio Fast POI buttons
APRSISCE/32 Yes No No No none No No No Yes
BT747 Yes No No No GPX, KML, CSV, HTML, PLT, TRK No Yes No Yes
Find & Route No Yes No Yes gpx;nmea ?


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GeorgeMap ?


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GLObal PositioningUtilitieS Yes Yes Yes Yes gpx,kml,nmea,csv Yes No No Yes
Gobiz Mobile ?


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Yes No No Yes
GPS Tuner ?


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GPS-Mate ?


Yes Yes Yes gpx,kml,nmea,csv,txt,loc,tur Yes No No Yes
GPS-Tracks No Yes No No gpx No Yes No Yes
GPS2Blue No No No Yes nmea No No No No
GpsCycleComputer Yes ?


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Yes
GPSdash ?


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Yes No No Yes
GPSed Mobile Application ?


Yes No No gpx;proprietary ?


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Yes
GPSTracka Yes Yes Yes No gpx;kml;csv No Yes No ?


gpsVP Yes Yes No No gpx;ozi;plt Yes No No ?


gvSIG Mobile Pilot ?


No No No SHP; GML; KML; GPX ?


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KDR GPS Tracker ?


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No Yes No Yes
LocateMe ?


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No No No No
mapFactor Navigator free ?


No No Yes nmea ?


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mapFactor Navigator free ?


No No Yes nmea ?


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MoNav ?


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Yes No No gpx ?


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NaviPOWM Yes No No Yes nmea No No No No
Navitel Yes Yes No No gpx ?


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Noni GPSPlot for Windows Mobile ?


Yes No No gpx Yes No No Yes
Open Car InfoTainmenT system ?


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OpenCityMap No Yes No No gpx No Yes No Yes
OSMroute No Yes No Yes gpx;nmea No No No No
OSMtracker Yes Yes No Yes gpx;nmea Yes Yes Yes Yes
outdoor-gps ?


Yes No No gpx Yes No No ?


OziExplorer Yes ?


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PathAway GPS Yes Yes Yes No gpx;kml Yes No No Yes
PocketGIS No No No Yes nmea, lmt No Yes No Yes
PTGMAP ?


Yes No No gpx;gdb;mps ?


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RoadMap ?


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RoadMap Editor ?


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Run.GPS ?


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No Yes No ?


Turbo GPS Yes Yes Yes No gpx;kml;loc No No No ?


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Monitoring features

Name Show current track Open existing track Altitude diagram Show DOP value Satellite view Show live NMEA data Send current position via SMS Upload current position
APRSISCE/32 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No
Autosputnik 5 No No No No Yes No ?


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BetterSoftwareGPSPDA ?


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Yes No No
BT747 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
GeorgeMap Yes No No No Yes No ?


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GLObal PositioningUtilitieS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gobiz Mobile Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
GPS Tuner ?


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GPS-Mate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
GPS-Tracks Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
GpsCycleComputer ?


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No Yes
GPSdash Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
gpsVP Yes Yes No Yes No No No No
KDR GPS Tracker Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
mapFactor Navigator free Yes Yes ?


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No No
mapFactor Navigator free Yes Yes ?


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No No
MoNa ?


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Yes ?


No No
Navio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?


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NaviPOWM No No No Yes Yes No No No
Noni GPSPlot for Windows Mobile Yes Yes Yes Yes ?


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outdoor-gps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
OziExplorer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?


No No
PathAway GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PocketGIS Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No No
PTGMAP Yes Yes ?


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Run.GPS ?


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No Yes
Turbo GPS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes
YourPocketMap No No No No No No ?


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OpenStreetMap editing features

Name Add POIs Edit / Delete POIs Edit arbitrary tags of existing OSM objects Edit geometries Support imagery offset DB Upload to OSM
ArcGIS Editor for OSM Yes Yes Yes Yes ?


Yes
Bluemapia Yes ?


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GeorgeMap No No Yes No ?


Yes
gvSIG Mobile Pilot ?


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MOSME ?


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Osmeditor (QT) ?


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OSMtracker ?


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Data Logging

A number of programs are available for collecting GPS tracks:

Free Software/Open Source

  • gpsVP (http://gpsvp.com/ ) Garmin and raster (including OSM: Mapnik preconfigured, other raster maps can be configured) maps support, Windows smartphone, PDA and desktop support, track logs. (BSD license)
  • NaviPOWM Displays current position on a OSM based map. Records track data in NMEA format. (GPL)
  • Bluemapia Mobile (sourceforge) Windows Mobile (PDA and smartphone) free and open source client for bluemapia.com. GPS Chart Navigator for outdoor activities supporting several maps including OSM. Records track data in NMEA and GPX format. (GPL)
  • OSMtracker (GPLv3, PocketPC and SmartPhone)
  • BT747 (GPLv3) to talk to MTK loggers - possibility to log special waypoints on 'Mobile Platforms' like the PDA and the Java Phone.
  • GeorgeMap (BSD) Displays OSM tiles, with nodes / ways overlaid. Currently can edit way name tag / split ways and upload back to server. GPS Support.
  • RoadMap (http://roadmap.sourceforge.net/). Development has started again and merged some of the features from RoadMap Editor. Support for OSM is ongoing, no route planning yet (GPL >=v2 license). Not yet available as a download for window mobile.
  • RoadMap Editor (http://www.freemap.co.il/roadmap/) - based on Roadmap sources, still in development by Ehud Shabtai, available for Linux/GTK2, Windows mobile, Windows XP and Java ME devices, localization possible through plain-text language file, route planning, built in map editor. (GPL >=v2 license). It is not yet available as a download for Window Mobile.
  • Gosmore - will log a GPX trace, and allow you to add OSM features, as well as displaying the map, and performing routing.
  • Gpsmid can be run on Windows Mobile / CE devices, see http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Software/Mobilephones#JavaME_Midlets_on_Windows_Mobile
  • Navit cross-platform Windows/Linux/iphone/WinMobile application with offline (!) routing http://wiki.navit-project.org/index.php/Navit_on_WinCE/Windows_Mobile

Noncommercial

Freeware

  • GPS Sport Tracker GPX log and OSM rendering
  • BSGPSPDA (out now and contributing to the map)
  • VisualGPSce (visualgps.net) from VisualGPS llc. It saves data as NMEA logs.
  • Noni GPSPlot Moving-Map, GPX export. Map download tool for OpenStreetMap available.
  • TurboGPS Fast all-in-one GPS tool. Moving maps custom or online, tracks, waypoint, there is a PC and Windows Mobile Version. Map Download tool for OpenStreetMap available.
  • PTGMAP Moving / rotating map / tracklog, and GPS navigation. By using Mkgmap you can create an .img file and load it to PTGMAP. You can define hardware buttons to create a waypoint at the current position. This is really helpful for OSM tracking.
  • Cachebox - for Windows Mobile 5 Professional (PDA). Geocaching software that uses OSM tiles for displaying the map.
  • OfflineCacher - for Windows Mobile Standard (Smartphone). Geocaching software that uses OSM tiles for displaying the map.
  • NaviComputer for Windows Mobile with ver. 6.1 or above, requires .NET Compact Framework 3.5, tile download for each zoom level from many sources like OSM or others, also for offline-use when no Internet connection is available, save tracklogs in GPX format. The app has been blocked for Tile Abuse (though maybe not the latest version Anyone know?)
  • Mobbyway for Windows Mobile with ver. 6.1 or above, needs .NET Compact Framework 3.5. French solution to upload tracklogs in GPX format and more.
  • OpenMobileMaps Description needed, needs .NET Compact Framework 3.5

Commercial

  • Gobiz Mobile ([50]) Display and save OpenStreetMap for offline use! Georeference your photos, videos, audio, POIs, tracks; view your tracks in Google Earth in 3D with 3D data types; runs on Windwos Mobile 5.x, 6.x (~upon request ???)
  • GPS-Mate (gps-mate.com) Displays the OpenStreetMap and other - even georeference your own - topographic maps; record, manage, plan and export GPS tracks (various formats); available for Windows Mobile PDA + Windows CE PNA's + Windows PC; English/German (~23 ???)
  • Glopus (glopus.de) 3D map, track log, etc., only German (Shareware, 20 ???)
  • GPS Data Logger 2005 (geoaps.com) (commercial, $ 70)
  • GPSGate (franson.com) will record a GPS log, and will also allow you to share one GPS between several GPS applications running at the same time. (Commercial, US$ 30)
  • BeeLine GPS (visualgps.net/BeeLineGPS) Also has a log recording function. (Shareware, US $ 30.)
  • GPSDash (wimobi.com/gpsdash) (Shareware, 23 ??? ~ 27.6 $.)
  • Navio (tinystocks.com/gps) (Shareware, 23 ??? ~ 24.9 $) I have found it quite practical and reliable for OSM tracking (on an iPaq 6915). Logs are in NMEA format. You have to buy a licence to make logs. Waymarking facilities are poor. Can display position on a downloaded PDF or JPEG map image, but I haven't tested that.
  • CartoType (cartotype.com) - Available now for Windows, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, and Palm OS 5. CartoType is owned and developed by Graham Asher of Cartography Ltd
  • Run.GPS (rungps.net) (Shareware, 25.95 ??? ~ 33.99 $) is software for Windows Mobile Pocket PCs and smartphones that can synchronise multiple tracks directly to OSM through Wi-Fi, GPRS or UMTS
  • GPS Tuner (gpstuner.com) ($34 - With one-year free upgrade). Can directly download OSM maps or use the free map calibrator.
  • MioMap/IGO My way (mio-tech.be) Quite expensive, depending on the maps you buy. But if you already have this software, it can record tracks and export them as GPX.
  • OziExplorerCE ($ 95 / ??? 69 for life-time license). Runs on various handheld devices starting with Windows CE 3 through Windows Mobile 6+ and CE.net. An unregistered version will require manual GPS communication restart every 20 or 10 minutes. Can be used with any raster map - scanned or converted. Track logs and POIs are compatible with GPSBabel. The GPS recordings will be in NMEA format. If you need the recorded track as a GPX file (for example when you want to upload the recorded tracks directly to the OSM-server) have a look at converting NMEA to GPX.
Further details can be found on Making_Tracks_with_Homebrew-ware#Windows_Mobile.
  • PathAway ([51]) (Commercial, Standard $60) - For Windows Mobile, Symbian, and PalmOS. Can directly download OSM maps ($95 Professional version only), or use your own raster maps using the calibration tool. Can record tracks and export them as GPX.
  • odgps (outdoor-gps.de) GPX track logging, waypoint navigation and statistics. There is also a German manual.
I have quite good experience with this program. Only after 60 to 90 min., the memory fills up, so I save, restart and go on. Works.
Well with 240x240 screen resolution. --Georg 07:09, 28 April 2007 (BST)
Moved here from Freeware, because it has become shareware ... but with a reasonable price --Chaosben 13:05, 10 September 2010 (BST)

Using OSM data

BSGPSPDA Freeware - tracks your position on downloaded Osmarender tiles (zoom 10 to 17). See instantly missing ways, POI's, etc. Records tracks in GPX and voice recorded waypoint and PIO descriptions.

PocketMV is a shareware program which will display Garmin img files on a Windows Mobile device, and then if you have a GPS connected will display your position on the map. It features a search facility allowing you to search for roads and points of interest. Suitable img files can be created using Mkgmap. The following image shows a screen shot from an HP Ipaq in the area of Ryde, Isle of Wight:

OZIexplorerCE, see Oziexplorer for details:

gpsVP is an open-source (BSD license) that supports using Garmin .img map format files and shows online OSM maps (Mapnik is preconfigured, it is possible to add a configuration file for other online raster maps like Osmarender) on Windows Mobile devices (smartphone or PDA) and also on Windows Desktop computers. By using Mkgmap you can create an .img file and load it to gpsVP.

Gosmore is a routing application that uses OSM data:

Run.GPS is a shareware program that can display OSM data and load map tiles on demand through a cell phone Internet connection (GPRS, UMTS):

PDA TileManager is software that can download OSM tiles along a GPX track. For Windows Mobile with installed .NET CF 2.0 or above. It works perfectly together with Run.GPS:

Map Calibrator creates OSM maps. I use them in the GPS Tuner and in the Turbo GPS on my WinPDA:

locr GPS Photo for Windows Mobile Version 2 Alpha 1 is a free client application for Windows Mobile 5 and Windows Mobile 6 PDAs to geotag photos which uses OSM maps for orientation purposes.

OpenMobileMaps is a moving map application similar to Google Maps, but it is using OSM data instead. If a data connection is available, it automatically downloads tiles and allows to search for places. In offline mode it shows cached map-tiles. If a GPS device is available, the current position can be shown on the map and the map automatically moved.

Audio Logging

  • OSMtracker direct audio recording in the application
  • BSGPSPDA (freeware, out now and contributing to the map)
  • BT747 can be used to do audio or voice tagging by using your phone, PDA or other digital recording system and match the dated files against your track log (MTK logger, or NMEA, GPX, CSV).
  • See PDA Voice Recording for information on using your Windows Mobile device to record audio whilst you are mapping.

Port splitting

If you want to run more than one application that need access to your GPS you might need a port splitter software.

JavaME Midlets on Windows Mobile

(Including Windows CE)

In the table above we have many Java-Midlets that can handle OSM data. These midlets are running not in Java, but in Java Micro Edition (Java ME).

The phoneME project is Sun Microsystems' reference implementation of the Java virtual machine and associated libraries of Java ME with source, licensed under the GNU General Public License.

There is an adaption of phoneME for devices with Windows Mobile at http://davy.preuveneers.be/phoneme/?q=node/1

Since release "2009-01-03: pMEF rev 16539", the author included support for the JSR179 (the Location API). You can define your specific COM port through a configuration file called lapi.cfg.

Anyone who managed to run an OSM-related midlet on a Windows Mobile device can help when he lists his succesful combination of software and hardware here:

  • I was able to get GPSMid working on Windows Mobile 6 on my iPAQ hx4700. I did not try to get GPS (via bt/jsr82) working. It was very responsible, but as mentioned above, some error messages and on the whole not really usable IMHO (but better than nothing, if you don't have anything else to display an offline map!)
    • phoneme: MIDP-phoneme_feature_mr4-win32_arm_wm6-bin-rev20524.cab
    • gpsmid: custom created map/gpsmid with Osm2GpsMid-0.6.jar and an .osm saved by josm
  • I have GPSMid working on a Nokia 5800 with integrated GPS, to launch with Nokia OVI manager installed. You need to right click and select run with Java, select a small area. I can't get more than 25 square miles to render. Select the generated file and install in OVI software. It displays and tracks GPS progress as long as you stay on the map.