LoadMyTracks is a piece of software that will communicate with GPS devices from many manufacturers to send and receive data. It can also be used to translate data between the popular GPX and KML (Google Earth) formats. The software provides support for Waypoints (single locations in space), Routes (lists of waypoints that can be used as instructions of where to go, Tracks (the breadcrumbs that many GPS devices keep to show where you have been) and additional data that may vary by device.
When used in conjunction with Cartographica, our GIS product, you can explore, analyze, and present your tracks and waypoints.
See our site for specifics on which devices are confirmed to work with the current version of LoadMyTracks. Many common Garmin, US GlobalSat, Magellan, and Sony GPS devices are known to work. Serial connections are supported for many models that can't communicate directly over USB (MacOS X-supported serial cable required).
Note that if you are using a device that presents as a file system device (such as some Garmin devices and others), you will need to click the Authorize button and respond to the request for access so that LoadMyTracks can access the file device.
Support for macOS 11 and Apple Silicon Macs
Ratings and Reviews
This ONLY works with a Garmin device!
… At least from what I can tell. ☹️
It’s too bad, since it was the only free app in the app store that had good ratings (as in more than 2 stars or anything at all), unlike all the others.
I should have read the description more carefully. I was not aware that this app will literally not do anything unless it’s hooked up to a Garmin GPS device... *sigh*
(four stars because I didn’t want to screw up there good reviews because I evidently can’t read).
The search continues.
Needs KML Import
Never got far with the app as it needs KML import. My goal was to import KML and export GPX
LoadMyTracks worked great
I have an older gps and this little app worked amazingly well to download not just waypoints but the tracks I hadn't been able to transfer off the device. I did use a serial to usb connecter and it wasn't fast but it was otherwise perfect. Thanks!
The developer, ClueTrust, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below.
Data Not Linked to You
The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:
- Usage Data
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
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- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
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