JGPSTrackEdit is a tool for editing gps tracks and planning (multiple days) tours (GPS track editor).

An abritary number of tracks may be opened or created, tracks may be merged. A track may be splitted, reversed or edited (e.g. compressed and corrected). Points may be inserted or appended to a track (routing supported) or may be moved or deleted from a track. Maps of several providers are available, the default map is OpenStreetMap.
Currently supported track formats: garmin route, gpx and txc, kml or import from www.gpsies.com. JGPSTrackEdit my also be used to download tile images for later offline use by smartphone apps.

System requirements
  • Minimum JRE version is 1.6
  • Graphics card with minimum resolution of 1024x768 with 16-bit color depth.
  • Connection with the internet for downloading tile images.

JGPSTrackEdit on an eComStation machine with Open JDK

Installing JGPSTrackEdit
Download JGPSTrackEdit_1_6_1.jar. Create a folder (directory) "JGPSTrackEdit". Copy the jar file to the new created folder (directory). That's it!

The JGPSTE.cmd file
With this file the program JGPSTrackEdit starts. I have made a JGPSTE.cmd file with the following contents;
@echo off
set path=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin
set BEGINLIBPATH=[drive: java]\JAVA160ga5\bin
[drive: JGPSTrackEdit]
cd [drive: JGPSTrackEdit]\JGPSTrackEdit
java -Duser.home=[drive: JGPSTrackEdit]\JGPSTrackEdit -jar JGPSTrackEdit_1_6_1.jar 2>JGPSTrackEdit-bugs.txt
Be aware that there is a space between "JGPSTrackEdit_1_6_1.jar" and "2>". I use 2 separate folders (directories), one for Java and one for JGPSTrackEdit with the files created by this program. The references used in the cmd file;

  • [drive: java] = drive with Java
  • [drive: JGPSTrackEdit] = drive with JGPSTrackEdit

should be replaced with real drive letters. Edit and save the file "JGPSTE.cmd" from the JGPSTrackEdit-ecs.zip file. This file is copied to the "JGPSTrackEdit" folder (directory). Furthermore, different paths?, adjust according to your needs. Create a new program object. Specify the path and file name: "[drive: JGPSTrackEdit]\JGPSTrackEdit\JGPSTE.cmd". In the tabpage Session check the boxes "OS/2 window", "Running as an icon" and "Close Window to end program". In the tabpage General you can enter the name "JGPSTrackEdit". You find enclosed in the file a JGPSTrackEdit OS/2 icon.

Parameters / options explained
  • The statement "-Duser.home=[drive: JGPSTrackEdit]\JGPSTrackEdit" will ensure that JGPSTrackEdit will save all necessary files in own directory instead of saving them in the home directory. Be sure to have enough drive space because the program will create lots of map directories and uses lots of map pictures. You will get map pictures and directories for every scale you use in te program.
  • The addition "2>JGPSTrackEdit-bugs.txt" ensures that errors are saved in the file "JGPSTrackEdit-bugs.txt". The 2 in "2>" is not a typo! The program is not totally free of errors, so you will get a bug file if you had added this addition.

In the file you can find the above command file (all driveletters are set to C:) and an OS/2 JGPSTrackEdit icon: JGPSTrackEdit-ecs.zip.

revision May 9, 2016