Prune 10

Open source application for loading, displaying and editing data from GPS receivers
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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Prune - Main window
Prune is an easy to use application for managing coordinate data from GPS systems. Basically Prune is a tool that will let you play with your GPS data after you get home from your trip.

Prune can load data from arbitrary text-based formats (for example, any tab-separated or comma-separated file) or Xml, display the data (as top-down view and altitude profile), edit this data (for example delete points and ranges, sort waypoints, compress tracks), and save the data (in various text-based formats).

Prune can also export data as a Gpx file, or as Kml/Kmz for import into Google Earth.

Some example uses of Prune include cleaning up tracks by deleting wayward points - either recorded by error or by unintended detours. It can also be used to compare and combine tracks, convert to and from various formats, compress tracks, export data to Google Earth, or to analyse data to calculate distances, altitudes and so on.

Furthermore, Prune is able to display the tracks in 3d format (like the hike plots on this site) and lets you spin the model round to look at it from various directions. You can also export the model in POV format so that you can render a nice picture using Povray.

Prune can also load Jpegs and read their coordinates from the exif tags, and export thumbnails of these photos to Kmz format so that they appear as popups in Google Earth. If your photos don't have coordinates yet, Prune can be used to connect them (either manually or automatically using the photo timestamps) to data points, and write these coordinates into the exif tags.

Prune is written in Java, so as long as your platform has a Java runtime (at least version 1.4) including GUI libraries then it should work.

Prune was developed using subversion and Eclipse on Linux, and has been tested on Linux (Mandriva 2005 and 2007 with Blackdown JRE 1.4.2, Debian Etch with Sun JRE 1.6) and Windows XP (Home and Professional, with Sun JRE 1.4.2, 1.5 and 1.6). Prune has also been shown to work on Mac OS X Leopard, using the standard 1.5 JRE, Debian Lenny using the free OpenJDK JRE, Sun Solaris, Windows Vista and 7.

Last updated on June 18th, 2010

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What's new in Prune 09:

  • Ability to paste coordinates (eg from wikipedia or geocaching sites) to create
  • New points
  • Configurable colour settings
  • Function to reorganise and sort photos either by filename or time
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