Copyright (C) 2008-2009 Anders Gavare


GXmap is a small virtual globe and map program. Apart from showing an ordinary globe view of the earth, it can also generate Azimuthal equidistant projection maps suitable for amateur radio use.

In the amateur radio mode ("Ham"), your QTH (location) is in the center of the map. The directions (0..360 degrees) indicate which direction you would point your antenna, and the distance rings measure how far away the destination is. For example, when transmitting from Sweden to Alaska, there's no point in pointing the antenna to the West. Pointing it North is more correct.

GXmap is Free Software, released under a BSD-style license.

The default map is downloaded from http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7119, placed in ~/.gxmap/images, and additional map tiles are downloaded on demand from OpenStreetMap, and cached in ~/.gxmap/maps.

The official homepage of GXmap (where stable releases are published) is:   http://gxmap.sourceforge.net/



If you have found a bug in GXmap, or if you have questions and you can't find the answers you seek in the documentation, then feel free to send me an email: gavare@gmail.com

or ask in the IRC channel #GXmap on FreeNode.


Screenshot (click to enlarge).