OkMap Desktop A GPS cartographic software for Windows. Project and walk along your trails!

Features

OkMap is an interactive software which allows you to work on your computer screen with web maps or digital maps that you have either bought or scanned. OkMap can also import vectorial data from the most common formats and DEM data relevant to height information.

Through these maps, you can organize your paths by creating waypoints, routes and tracks on your computer monitor, and upload this data to your GPS. OkMap sets automatically altitude data and estimates travel times. Furthermore OkMap provides you also with autorouting and geocoding functions.

Data collected by your GPS can be downloaded on your computer, stored and displayed on the maps. They can also be used to create different types of statistics.

By connecting a GPS to your laptop, you can plot your position on maps in real-time. If you are connected to the network you can constantly send your position to a remote computer, or receive the position of your companions on your computer and display the related tracks on maps in real time.

OkMap can also interface Google Maps and Google Earth. With Google Maps you can view maps and data of your interest. With Google Earth you can view your paths and your maps in 3D also.

OkMap include a feature to generate automatically compatible Garmin Custom Maps (KMZ format) and maps in OruxMaps format. This feature includes map tiling from and to different image file formats (including ECW map format). It's possible select KML extensions 2.2 (if GPS supports them), the JPEG quality, the image resizing, the KML transparency, the draw order, and so on. You can also select the tiles to generate in output. This feature support not north oriented maps also.



Characteristics

General characteristics

  • Display web maps for more than 40 servers
  • Ability to add new custom web map servers
  • Calibration / display raster maps (over 30 image formats) (video)
  • Display vectorial maps
  • Display hybrid maps (raster + vectorial data)
  • Ability to open multiple maps simultaneously
  • 10 cartographic projections of the most used
  • Representation of coordinates in: degrees, degrees-minutes, degrees-minutes-seconds, UTM, ECEF, Georef, US National Grid, British Grid (Ordnance Survey National Grid), Irish Grid, metric coordinates with custom projections
  • Database with over 3200 predefined projections by geographic area
  • Database with over 750 datum
  • Viewing 3D raster maps on Google Earth (for supported image formats)
  • Night vision
  • Full screen map view
  • Map add-ons management (icons, comments)
  • Vectorial data management (point, multipoint, line, polygon)
  • GPX data management (waypoints, tracks, routes)
  • Files manager
  • Selecting multiple objects with the mouse
  • Context menu (right mouse)
  • Auto-info function
  • Zoom, autofit, zoom on selected objects functions
  • Moving map function in 3 modes
  • Docking forms
  • Customizing toolbar
  • Showing yes / no toolbar
  • Showing yes / no statusbar
  • Check new releases at startup

Potential use

  • Search and rescue
  • Trekking
  • Mountain bike
  • Off road
  • Boating
  • Flying
  • Hunting and fishing
  • Finding mushrooms
  • Geocaching
  • Soft air

GPX data (waypoints, routes, tracks)

  • Creating / moving GPX data with the mouse (video)
  • Create tracks in "free hand" mode
  • List waypoints, routes, tracks and manage attributes
  • Indexing files of waypoints, routes, tracks
  • Search for waypoints, routes, tracks
  • Track statistics with more than 30 indicators
  • Track altitude profile (10 types of graphs)
  • Track simplification
  • Track smoothing
  • Track altitudes smoothing
  • Duplicate track / route
  • Join tracks / routes
  • Join track segments
  • Divide track in multiple segments
  • Divide track in multiple tracks
  • Set DEM altitude to waypoints, routes and tracks
  • Loading GPX data recently opened
  • Merge GPX files
  • Split GPX file (save each track / route in a single file)
  • Copy GPX objects to another file
  • Download waypoints from OpenStreetMap

Vectorial data (point, multipoint, line, polygon)

  • List vectorial themes and attributes management
  • Create / move vectorial data with the mouse
  • Edit vectorial data attributes
  • Delete vectorial data
  • Import vectorial data from ESRI data shapes
  • Download vectorial data from OpenStreetMap

Toponyms

  • Import the toponyms from different sources (OziExplorer, Garmin POI, GPX)
  • Create toponyms with the mouse
  • Up to 3 classification types and altitude

Photos

  • Create your own list of photos
  • Automatically manages all major image tag
  • See pictures drawn on the map
  • Show the orientation of the taken picture

Map add-ons (icons, comments)

  • Creating / moving map add-ons with the mouse
  • Edit map add-ons attributes
  • Deleting map add-ons

Function on maps

  • Compute distances and areas on the map
  • Minimap display (thumbnail)
  • Magnifying lens display
  • Indexing / list / open maps
  • Meta/map display function and show map boundary
  • Search maps function
  • Map image: print / save / copy to clipboard
  • Saving location / zoom of the map on close
  • Loading maps recently opened
  • Maps conversion from a format to another

Grids

  • Displaying latitude / longitude grid
  • Displaying metric grid (alternative projection)

Altimeter data

  • Using SRTM DEM data
  • Altitude display on the current mouse position
  • Automatic download of DEM data relating to current map
  • Showing DEM data boundaries on the map

Map tiling

  • Output formats: Garmin custom maps, KML, KMZ, JNX, OruxMaps, TomTom map overlays and OkMap (video)
  • Automatic or manual setting of tiles number and size
  • Optimizing for Garmin custom maps and OruxMaps
  • Choice of tiles to generate

Maps management

  • Orient the map by a certain angle
  • Crop the map image
  • Resize the map image
  • Warp a map according to another projection
  • Merge of two maps

Integration with GDAL

  • Loading a map via GDAL
  • Saving a map via GDAL
  • Information on a map
  • GDAL console

Google integration

  • Downloading and saving maps from Map Servers with automatic calibration
  • Google Earth 3D viewing integration (map + GPX data)

Web services functions

  • Autorouting function
  • Geocoding function
  • Search geocache function
  • Integration with www.peakfinder.org web site

Calculation and conversion features

  • Integration with GpsBabel front-end
  • Conversion GPX data to vectorial data
  • Conversion vectorial data to GPX data
  • Coordinate conversion functions
  • Coordinate conversion batch functions
  • Distances and azimuth conversion functions
  • Distances calculating functions
  • Areas calculating functions
  • Grid generator for research teams

Communication with the GPS

  • Send GPX data to GPS devices (DeLorme PN20/30/40, Garmin, Magellan, NaviGPS GT-11/BGT-11)
  • Receive GPX data from GPS devices (Brauniger IQ series, DeLorme PN20/30/40, Garmin, GlobalSat DG-100/BT-335, Holux M-241, Magellan, MTK Logger, NaviGPS GT-11/BGT-11, SysTraq Venus, Wintec)

Navigation

  • NMEA 0183 navigation
  • Automatic map centering during navigation
  • Automatic switching from one map to another
  • Display data navigation
  • Display data on satellites in view
  • Recording the "active log" track in real time
  • Storing waypoint in real time (man overboard)
  • Navigation toward a waypoint
  • Navigation along a route
  • Navigation along a track
  • Waypoint proximity alarm
  • Anchor alarm

Remote devices and servers

  • Send tracks to remote OkMap and GpsGate servers
  • Receiving and viewing tracks in real time from OkMap, EasyTrails and OruxMaps remote devices
  • Receiving and viewing tracks in real time from GpsGate remote server

Supported formats

  • Images: ECW, BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF and many others
  • Load maps: GFW, JGW, PGW, TFW, BPW (World file); ECW (Earth Resource Mapping - map with UTM projection are automatically georeferenced); KML/KMZ (Google Earth, Garmin Custom Maps); JNX Birdseye (one level, small maps); GeoTiff; OziExplorer; CompeGps; GPS TrackMaker; RMap; MBTiles; OruxMap; GpsTuner
  • Load maps via GDAL: supported formats
  • Save maps: GeoTiff; World file; Garmin custom maps; KML/KMZ; JNX Birdseye; OziExplorer; OruxMaps; TomTom map overlays; GpsTuner
  • Save maps via GDAL: MBTiles, RMap and other supported formats
  • Maps tiling: Garmin custom maps; KML, KMZ, JNX, OruxMaps, TomTom map overlays and OkMap
  • Vectorial data: SHP, DBF (Esri shape file); DCW (Digital Chart of World)
  • GPS data: GPX; CompeGPS, EasyGPS, Fugawi, Garmin, Geocaching LOC, Google Earth (KML/KMZ), GPS TrackMaker, OpenStreetMap, OziExplorer and many others formats thanks to the software GpsBabel
  • DEM data: HGT (SRTM-1 and SRTM-3)

Supported GPS devices

  • Upload/download: all new GPS devices that are handled as a mass storage device + Brauniger IQ series, DeLorme PN20/30/40, Garmin, GlobalSat DG-100/DG-200/BT-335, Holux M-241, Magellan, MiniHomer, MTK Logger, NaviGPS GT-11/BGT-11, SysTraq Venus, Wintec WBT-100/200
  • NMEA navigation: all GPS devices that support Nmea 0183 protocol

Supported projections

  • Albers Conical Equal Area
  • Bonne
  • Cassini
  • Hotine Oblique Mercator
  • Lambert Conformal Conic
  • Lambert Conformal Conic 2SP
  • Longitude/Latitude (Equidistant Cylindrical / Plate CarrĂ©e)
  • Mercator
  • Mercator 2SP
  • Mercator spherical
  • Oblique Mercator
  • Orthographic
  • Transverse Mercator

Supported languages

  • en flag English
  • fr flag French
  • de flag German
  • it flag Italian
  • ru flag Russian
  • si flag Slovenian
  • es flag Spanish