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Viking is a free/open source program to manage GPS data (including GPX and KML files). You can import and plot tracks, routes and waypoints, show OpenStreetMaps (OSM), Bing Aerial and other maps, generate Mapnik maps, geotag images, make new tracks, routes and waypoints, see real-time GPS position, etc. It is written mostly in C with the GTK+ 2 …
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Viking is a free/open source program to manage GPS data. You can
import, plot and create tracks, routes and waypoints, show OSM
and other maps, generate maps (using Mapnik),
see real-time GPS position, Geotag Images,
control items, upload/download OSM Traces and more.
It is written mainly in C with some C++ and uses the GTK+2 toolkit.


Obtaining Viking

You can download tarball of latest released version at

You can also retrieve the latest development version on the official
Git repository:
  $ git clone git:// viking

Installing Viking

If you downloaded Viking from Git, you have to:
  $ ./

Next, or if you downloaded a tarball, you have to:
  $ ./configure
  $ make

Check output of "./configure --help" for configuration options.  In
particular, it is possible to disable some features, like
--disable-google in order to disable any Google stuff.

If you wish to install Viking, you have to (as root):
  # make install

For detailed explanation on the install on Unix like systems,
see the INSTALL file.


See test/ subdirectory for examples.


See doc/ and help/ subdirectories for documentation.
You can also access user manual via Help menu entry.
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