Editors' reviewSure, you know where you are. But do you know where you've been? With the simple and wonderfully handy GPS 2 Google Earth (GPS2GE), it's easy to log your travels on a GPS-equipped Pocket PC and view them later with Google Earth (a separate, free download). Just connect to your GPS unit, start tracking your movements, and set placemarks whenever you want. After finishing your journey, export the recorded data to KML format and open it with Google Earth. You'll see your entire journey marked out on Google Earth's high-detail globe. You can even use a GPS-unit simulator to plan future trips. The included GPSGate utility lets you run other GPS apps alongside GPS2GE. On the downside, GPS2GE can't import maps or display your progress without Google Earth software, so it won't help with driving a car. Also, the three executables in the ZIP-file installer package may confuse novice users. Nevertheless, the program runs stably and smoothly and suggests endless potential uses--charting an upcoming hiking trip, for example, or reliving a sightseeing tour. This is the future of travel, people. Get on board.
GPS2GE is an easy to use Pocket PC application that allows to log tracks and to create placemarks which are saved as Google Earth KML files. It is compatible with standard NMEA GPS receivers and supports GPS auto-detection. A detailed description can be attached to every single placemark. The KML files are copied via ActiveSync on your desktop and can be directly opened with Google Earth. Here you can fly along the tracks and placemarks and enjoy fantastic views. You can also log your next holiday trip with GPS2GoogleEarth. So you can watch the trip together with your friends using the fantastic 3-D features of Google Earth.
Version 2.2 fixes a bug with GPS connection.