GPSyTM Third-Party Solutions and Partners

Global Mapping Systems encourages third-party developers to take advantage of GPSy's numerous data export features. Building AppleEvent support for GPSy in a GIS application only takes a page of code and about an hour of programming. Global Mapping Systems encourages these outside linkages and will provide source code and technical support to qualified partners. We also encourage developers of GIS applications to support any of our open data-exchange formats (GPSy Extended; GPSy Classic; Waypoint+, etc.) for waypoint and track data files.

We have posted a SDK (Software Development Kit) with C source code to show how to poll GPSy for information using its AppleEvent interface. If you need additional assistance, please contact .

The GPSy OEM GPS engine is available for licensing as an object code library. The GPS engine provides unparalled NMEA-0183; NMEA-0182; Rockwell NavCore; Zodiac; and Sony protocol support as well as data transfer features with Garmin, Magellan, and Eagle GPS units. Please for information on licensing details.

If you design a GPSy/GPSy Pro compatible application or script, please let us know. We would be more than happy to link you into this pages.

GPSy Partners

GPSy can "push" data to various third party GIS/mapping solutions as well as be polled (or have data "pulled") for GPS location, timing, and satellite configurations. We are proud to announce such data linkages with the following application suites:

ArcView from ESRI
GPSy can currently log real-time GPS data as well as GPS data transfers in a tab-delimited format acceptable for input into ArcView from ESRI, a high-end GIS mapping software package for the Macintosh. We are working to build in more support for GPS data polling within a custom Avenue/ArcView environment and hope to have a product announcement in the next few months.
Earth Browser (TM) from Lunar Software
Lunar Software's Earth Browser is a real-time 3-D model of the Earth with continuously updating night shadows and clouds. It uses an advanced raytracing algorithm and a high resolution satellite image to produce an extremely accurate picture of the Earth. The globe can be easily rotated and magnified to give a distant or close up view of the Earth from space. Your current GPS location from GPSy is indicated by a green cross icon. For more information about Earth Browser, please visit its website:
GEOBox from Benedikt Stratmann
GEOBox ia a desktop-mapping application for PowerPC Macintoshes. Desktop mapping means creating and editing maps an a computer, importing those maps into word processors or DTP-applications or simply enjoying your own maps. GEOBox draws maps based on vector coordinates retrieved from various file formats. It allows the composition of multiple-layer maps. Each layer may contain different objects object types or different representations of objects. GEOBox allows to create user-defined objects and extend the object database without limits.

GEOBox 2.1 can import, edit, and create GPS data files using GPSy's "Classic Data Format." For more information about GEOBox, visit its web site or .

HourWorld (TM) from Paul Software Engineering
Paul Software Engineering's HourWorld -- a sophisticated graphic world time and almanac program for the Macintosh -- polls GPSy via a live AppleEvent for the current position, speed and bearing and displays it on HourWorld's sophisticated world map and time clocks. GPSy's precision UTC time-setting allows greater accuracy in HourWorld functions. GPSy customers are eligible for a discount off the price of HourWorld (and vice versa). For details, see the GPSy Registered Users Site. For more information about HourWorld, please visit its website:
MapBlast (TM) from Vicinity

MapBlast is a high-powered internet mapping site for finding street adresses, getting driving directions and much more. You can obtain street-level maps of any U.S. location as well as door-to-door automatic driving directions.

GPSy allows you to take MapBlast directions and upload them to your GPS unit as waypoints or route files. This is ideal for the new generation of GPS units with built-in maps (Garmin GPS III+; StreetPilot; Magellan 320, etc.) as it allows you to quickly program in your driving directions without tedious data entry on the small keyboards or manual "rubber-banding." For more information on how to use MapBlast with GPSy, see our MapBlast with GPSy tutorial.

StreetAtlas from DeLorme
GPSy can display the GPS real-time position in DeLorme StreetAtlas 3, 4, and 6 as well as log the real-time position in a SA4 compatible GPL file.
Time Palette (TM) by Trygve H. Inda
Time Palette enables you to accurately determine the local time in a distant city. Time Palette not only tells you what time it is around the globe, it vividly displays the current areas of day, twilight and night on a beautiful world map. Going well beyond a traditional flat map of the world, Time Palette supports 13 unique map projections ranging from a classic Mercator projection, to more contemporary styles like the Robinson projection and a stunning 3D Globe. TimePalette 4.0 offers full GPSy support. For more information about Time Palette, please visit its website:

Please note that the above contains prospective statements that are dependent on the cooperative working relationship between Global Mapping Systems and other vendors. Because of this, we can not guarantee a time schedule for their completion and customers should not base their purchase decision of GPSy or any third-party product's prospective statements until the product actually ships. "Think Microsoft" (ie, the product shipment may be delayed and the first release may be buggy).


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