How to get Way points and traces from a GPS device in Linux ?

Well basically I’m making this tutorial based in some problems I had in getting especially way points.

There are several softwares that can do that kinda job but it was hard of getting only way points. and other stuff you needed… so after I figured out (with the help of some friends) I decided for this tutorial.

As I said There are some softwares like: gpsbabel, gpsprune, qlandkartegt

What Im going to show you is Qlandkarte which Is a perfect software for doing this job on Linux.

QLandkarte GT is the ultimate outdoor aficionado’s tool. It supports GPS maps in GeoTiff format as well as Garmin’s img vector map format. Additional it is the PC side front end to QLandkarte M, a moving map application for mobile devices. QLandkarte GT is the proof that writing portable applications for Unix, Windows and OSX is feasible with a minimum of overhead. No excuses!

OK in this case I used Garmin Etrex LegendHCx: and I’m going to show you step by step..

1. First Download and Install the software by going to this site or by installing it from terminal:

# sudo apt-get install qlandkartegt

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