GPS Track Viewer
Development of information technology made available for nearly all devices to stay connected and synchronized. This enhances leisure and work activities, but also has an impact on navigation. With GPS systems letting you quickly figure your way around anywhere on the globe, GPS Track Viewer comes as a small utility that lets you analyze paths.
Lightweight and easy to use
In terms of visuals, the application poses no accommodation problems. Most of the space is taken up by a map display, while additional panels are used to store navigation data, as well as details graph. You need to add GPS data, otherwise the app only serves as a world map.
This is done by picking a target folder that needs to contain GPS or TCX files, which you can later on select from a list they're displayed in. Based on info gathered from files, the whole path is highlighted and the view is automatically placed over the specific area.
Interactive graph with map feedback
It's time for the graph to shine, putting several controls at your disposal to analyze speed, height, time and distance. These attributes can all be toggled and merged into the graph, which is interactive. This means that selecting certain areas lets you cleverly view it on the map, with thorough info shown in a dedicated panel, such as time, distance, average speed, altitude and a few more.
A poor set of features
For better analysis, the application puts several map configuration options at your disposal. You can choose to display a yardstick, map grid, as well as corresponding numbers. In addition, a measurement tools lets you draw segments on the map, and there's also the possibility to save an image of the current view.
The application is strictly limited to viewing, with no export options whatsoever other than map images. Since thorough data is displayed, it would have been useful to be able to at least pile up numbers in a CSV or TXT file.
A few last words
All things considered, we can state that GPS Track Viewer is a straightforward application with which you can analyze routes and paths. It's a pity that export options are not implemented. However, it offers a simple approach on analysis, with measurement tools, easy map navigation, as well as intuitive graph with clever selection and highlight features shown in real time on the map.