updated 10:45 am EST, Mon February 13, 2006
MacGPS Pro 6.2 released
James Associates has released MacGPS Pro 6.2, its software designed to link a GPS Receiver to a Macintosh system. MacGPS Pro works with Garmin and Magellan GPS receivers for transferring waypoints, routes, tracklogs, and GPS satellite almanacs. The update adds support for the Garmin eTrex Vista Cx Receiver, as well as Garmin GPSMap 60CSx and GPSMap 76CSx Receivers. Topo maps can be shown trimmed to exclude map margins, and the application can stitch together adjoining maps in the same window. Version 6.2 allows users to locate USGS DRG maps by Quad Name, and delete errant individual track log points. The auto-open map function is extended to work with the USGS Alaska 1:63360 and 1:25,000 topo maps, and the update allows users to view their current position on Google Maps. MacGPS Pro 6.2 requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later, and is priced at $50.