[FOSS-GPS] Program to create survey-like map?

Jochen Peters jochen.peters at uni-duesseldorf.de
Mon Aug 24 12:16:35 PDT 2020

Hi John,

I had a similar problem: I couldn't find a program with which I could load and display tracks including distances. In my case I had the additional problem that I wanted to draw and save these tracks myself.

I then looked at the code of foxtrotgps and made a few changes:

- when loading lat/lon lists the distances per waypoint are displayed on the terminal
- when measuring a multi-point distance, each point with distance is copied to the clipboard (instead of only the last point)

The first point would be interesting for you, even if no bearing is calculated. Unfortunately I didn't get any feedback from foss-gps if these additional functions are wanted and so I never made an attempt to get this change applied to "the original foxtrotgps".

If you can program by yourself, you can have a look at my changes. So when loading tacks you might be able to quickly add the desired calculations by yourself:


kind regards

Am Mon, 24 Aug 2020 14:32:30 -0400
schrieb John Ackermann N8UR <jra at febo.com>:

> Hi --
> I'm looking for a program that would input multiple lat/lon positions 
> and plot them, showing bearing and distance between the various
> points. Does such a thing exist?
> Thanks!
> John
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