Another desktop program is GPSBabel. Like the GPS Visualizer, this program is completely free to use. The authors just request that you give them a donation. Unlike the other programs, GPSBabel works on a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, Mac and FreeBSD.
The interface of this program is extremely simple. You select your input information, including the file or device that you are pulling the information from, and the format of the information. Then, select your options: waypoints, routes and tracks. You can select all three if you want to.
Next, select the file or device and format of the output information. If you want save your information directly to a particular device, select it from the list. Once you are done, click Apply at the button. No matter what operating system that you are using, the setup is pretty much the same.
Another nice feature of this program is that it’s available in different languages, including Spanish and German. This program works with popular devices like Magellan and Garmin, and a variety of map programs, including MapSource, Google Maps and MTK Logger.
As you can see, you have quite a few options for GPS map conversion software programs. Since most of these programs are free or have free trial downloads, you can experiment with all of them and see which one works best for you.