QMapShack visualizes maps and tracks

Map Viewer

Article from Issue 213/2018

QMapShack displays a wide variety of maps, making it easy to plan and manage your journeys.

QLandkart GT was once considered the best tool for displaying free maps on Linux and loading them on Garmin devices. Map enthusiasts were quite disappointed when the project came to a halt a few years ago, but fortunately, a number of developers quickly came together and launched a new project that extended the functions of QLandkarte.

QMapShack [1] lets you display map data from various sources, both online and offline. You can visualize, create, and edit GPX tracks and routes. Automatic routing is even possible. QMapShack combines information from different sources as a "project," which makes the program interesting for larger projects with several different elements. All in all, QMapShack is best described as a universal map planning and routing tool.

QMapShack Hands On

Some Linux package repositories contain packages for QMapShack, but they might not have the latest version. See the box entitled "Building QMapShack" for a brief look at how to build a QMapShack application yourself.


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