November 27, 2010 in Multimedia (E)
[prMac.com] Paderborn, Germany - Independent developer Dirk Stichling is pleased to announce myTracks 2.2.13 for Mac OS X, an update to his inexpensive, versatile GPS/Photo application that allows the user to download, sync, edit, and record GPS tracks. Its Logger Assistant contains presets for more than 50 different GPS loggers, such as devices from Holux, Garmin, Gisteq, Wintec, and QStarz, ensuring problem-free downloads. Features include: automatic geotagging; iPhoto '09 & '11 and Aperture 3 compatibility; track import, export, editing and library; geocaching; and OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps, and Google Earth support; and a free iOS version of the application with sync capabilities. The update adds full compatibility with Apple's new iPhoto '11.
Balancing ease-of-use with features and flexibility, myTracks is designed for simplified download of GPS tracks and organization in a Tracks Library. The user can drag & drop JPEG or RAW photo files onto myTrack's dock icon, where they will undergo geotagging automatically, syncing to the appropriate GPS track. A manual mode allows for geotagging without a GPS track.
myTrack displays GPS tracks on a variety of different maps, including: OpenStreetMaps, Microsoft Bing Maps, OpenCycleMap, NearMap, Google Earth, and TrekBuddy. The user may scroll in any direction and zoom. The application includes both bookmark and search capabilities for easy navigation of all maps. myTracks also supports geocaching (an outdoor sport where participants hide and find containers using a GPS search) from such websites as geocaching and opencaching. Files may be filtered based on different criteria, and may then be exported.
Both iPhoto '09 & '11, and Aperture 3 are fully supported. After selecting any group of photos in iPhoto the user may drag & drop them onto the myTracks dock icon, where all location information will be automatically updated in the iPhoto Places database. The myTracks plugin allows photos organized in Aperture to be geotagged, and then updated within Aperture Places.
* Logger Assistant with more than 50 presets for downloading GPS tracks
* Search, bookmark, and organize using the Track Library
* 1-click, drag & drop geotagging of JPEG and RAW photo files
* Drag & drop to iPhoto '09 or '011, or Aperture 3 for geotagging with Places support
* Display tracks on a wide variety of maps online and offline
* Import, export, and edit tracks in GPX, KML, and KMZ formats
* Full support for geocaching, including import, export, and filtering
* Upload photos from within the application to flicr and locr
* Compatible with Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Bridge, GraphicConverter or Mac OS X Finder
* Free versions for iOS include track recording and sync with OS X application
Also supported are import, export, editing, and recording GPS tracks. The app exports to GPX, KML, and KMZ format files. It imports both GPX and KML files. Photos with GPS metadata can be used to create new tracks. GPS loggers sometimes record imperfect tracks due to mountains, high buildings, etc. myTracks allows the user to correct any track points, or add and delete points. There are two free apps available for iPhone/iPod touch (myTracks 1.3.2), and iPad (myTracks HD 1.0.3), which allow GPS logging for personal use. Tracks can be sent by email or synced with myTracks 2.2 for Mac OS X.
"myTracks 2.2 is part of an integrated GPS/Photo system for devices running OS X and iOS," stated developer Dirk Stichling. "I believe myTracks offers an excellent value to any Mac user interested in a full-featured app for GPS downloading, track organizing, geotagging, geocaching, importing, exporting, editing, and syncing."
* US English, German, French and Japanese
* Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6
* PPC or Intel Processor
* 108.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
myTracks 2.2.13 for Mac OS X is 9,95 (Euros) and available worldwide through the Dirk Stichling website. A 30-day free trial copy with no restrictions is available for download. Review copies are available upon request.
Dirk Stichling is based in Paderborn, Germany, where he crafts elegant, easy-to-use applications for the Mac platform. Copyright (C) 2010 Dirk Stichling. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.