... the user friendly GPS tool

Changes of all RouteConverter versions

Release 2.20 from 13. May '17

  • supports reading $GNVTG, $GNZDA, $GNRMC and $GNGGA sentences in NMEA 0183 Sentences (*.nmea) files
  • supports reading $GPGLL and $GNGNS sentences in NMEA 0183 Sentences (*.nmea) files
  • uses only HTTPS when communicating with the RouteCatalog
  • uses GraphHopper 0.8.2 and mapsforge 0.8 for the Offline Edition
  • stores and restores the location and size of dialogs
  • shows timezone id and name and exchanges GMT+ with GMT- and visa versa to avoid confusion
  • sorts timezones by their id and eliminates duplicate ids
  • shows more precise Columbus V-1000 configuration options
  • removes Distance from TrackStatsExtension when writing GPX 1.1 (.gpx) files since Garmin BaseCamp recalculates it
  • avoids to show that downloads are completed with than 100 percent
  • prefers routing files with closest distance of bounding box center to the maps centers to avoid downloads of large routing files for small maps
  • handles OutOfMemoryErrors during routing and for a lot of actions at a central place
  • fixes a bug when downlading hgt files
  • fixes a bug when interpolating time for first and last position comes up with strange times
  • fixes a bug which fails to read GPX 1.1 (.gpx) files which contain temperature or speed data within a TrackPointExtension v1
  • fixes a bug when writing speed fails if there is no temperature or heading
  • fixes a bug writing OziExplorer files by reducing the description to 40 chars and replacing comma by space (character 209 aka \u00D1 didn't work)
  • fixes a bug when reading some Navigon Mobile Navigator (*.route) files
  • fixes a bug reading Photo (.jpg) files
  • fixes a bug which opened a debug dialog when using a HTTP proxy
  • fixes a bug which causes flickering on large displays by increasing buffer sizes

Release 2.19 from 26. October '16

  • reads and writes Tom Tom 9.5 Route (.itn) files
  • stores the window location and size after changes and not only when closing the window
  • enables the scale control again after Googles control unification disabled it by default
  • use a two level cache for the mapsforge based map in the Offline Edition
  • runs on Windows 10 tablets and supports the necessary scaling the user interface
  • adds a separate lock for initialization to avoid dead AWT event queue when trying to download maps via the maps dialog
  • uses GraphHopper 0.7.0 and mapsforge 0.6.1 for the Offline Edition
  • extracts the route rending of the Offline Edition to separate class, steers it with signals and uses separate threads for better reactivity
  • extracts distance and time from Google Directions API callbacks to show correct distances in the distance column
  • draws an orange line if Google Directions thinks the query limit is reached
  • allows to configure the geocoding service
  • uses the geocoding service by default that tries to select the best possible geocoding service
  • supports Nominatim as a geocoding service
  • supports Photon as a geocoding service
  • stores an existing temperature in the extensions of GPX 1.1 (.gpx) files
  • increases the time interval between route renderings which seems to stabilize the Google Directions usage
  • autoranging in the profile view does not include zero in y-axis
  • uses the Windows proxy settings for HTTP requests with Apache Commons HTTP
  • tries to prefer HTTPS over HTTP if possible
  • chooses the smallest possible download but prefers larger already downloaded files
  • introduces Google Maps API Keys which became mandatory in June
  • fixes the undo keystroke on Mac OS X
  • fixes augmenting speed and elevation which only showed correct values for metric units
  • fixes the amount of augmented positions which was always one too high
  • fixes a bug where the map view was blocked when there is no internet connection
  • fixes a bug where where URLs where not opened in the JavaFX map view
  • fixes a bug where errors in #executeScript killed the JavaFX thread
  • fixes a bug which led to deadlocks on Mac OS X
  • fixes a bug which caused loading problems of the Offline Edition due to a missing icon
  • fixes a bug which led to NullPointerExceptions when writing Training Center Database (.tcx) files or when summing up distances
  • fixes a bug which caused time not to be distributed according to the rule of three when more than one position was selected
  • fixes a bug when reading some Navigon Mobile Navigator (*.route) files
  • fixes a bug when reading Columbus Type 2 (.csv) files with garbled speed with zero bytes]
  • fixes a bug when writing Columbus Type 2 (.csv) files
  • fixes garbage in the map menu items by correctly escaping it
  • fixes version comparison if 2 digits meet 3 digits

Release 2.18 from 8. June '16

  • reads and writes Columbus Type 2 (.csv) files
  • reads and writes Columbus GPS Binary (.gps) files
  • reads and writes Photo (.jpg) files
  • reads tileserver definitions from the filesystem
  • downloads tileserver definitions from the RouteConverter server
  • uses an evil fix for China for the Google Maps API to show positions on the map at the correct coordinates
  • remembers the last selected theme for a map for the Offline Edition
  • allows to use time on the X-axis of the profile view
  • allows to configure the track and route color via Extras/Options/Colors
  • allows to use the wanderreitkarte.de map
  • allows to select the server from which the Google Maps API is the loaded
  • uses the application menu on Mac OS X
  • uses version 3.23 of the Google Maps API for the Online Edition
  • uses BRouter 1.4.1 and GraphHopper 0.6.0 for the Offline Edition
  • renders local catalog items in the browse tab even if symbolic links are broken
  • enables top/up/down/bottom only if there is a selected position and if there is more than one position
  • changes the display of time and date immediately upon a configuration change
  • updates files in the download queue from updated data sources
  • fixes a bug in the Columbus (.csv) files where a G TAG is not an indicator for an invalid fix
  • fixes a bug to load current hgt files from the catalog which expect .hgt in the keys
  • fixes a bug where printing the map was deactivated after changes to the route
  • fixes a bug which showed garbage in text labels since the untranslated bundles where not converted
  • fixes a bug to ensure a consistent time zone for the datetime and time column of positions
  • fixes asynchronous loading problems with the offline background map
  • fixes a bug when scanning the datasources for Flatten put not existing directories into the queue which led to exceptions
  • fixes a bug where the Garble formats where offered for reading and in the command line tool

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