Version 1.2.0 of ColumbusViewer is out.

Release Notes

This is the fifth release of ColumbusViewer.

Changes with respect to 1.2.0beta


New Features in the 1.2 series

  1. ColumbusViewer now loads GPX files (it has been tested with the GPX generated by GPSBabel from the Holux logger). They can be read in parallel to V900 files. Each track of a GPX file generates an entry in the left pane of ColumbusViewer: thus reading a GPX file might create various entries in the left pane of ColumbusViewer.
  2. ColumbusViewer can now save to the V900 format. This allows one to convert GPX files to the V900 format (losing information possibly stored in the GPX file that is not supported by the V900 format)
  3. ColumbusViewer can now batch-convert a GPX file to a set of V900 files (“Tools→Extract GPX Tracks”). The command generates one file per each different track stored in the GPX file. Thus a single GPX file might result in the creation of several V900 files. in the finder
  4. It is now possible to reveal what file corresponds to an entry in the viewer (“Tools→Reveal in Finder”)
  5. There is more control over the map: it is now possible to choose the tile server (that determines how the map looks like), the color of the path, and what information is shown in the path. The options are available under the preference pane. Changing the Tile Server requires a restart of the application and notice the “Set Value” button that has to be pressed to actually store (and in some cases enable) the changes.

GPX reading and writing functions are experimental. Make sure you backup your important files before trying to save to V900 and batch convert files.

Bug fixes

  1. Fixed a bug related to opening empty files, which caused an error in previous versions of ColumbusViewer.

Other Changes

  1. ColumbusViewer has a (primitive) toolbar. The toolbar can be hidden and shown using the “View” menu.


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See the List of Features, Screenshots, and Help for more details.


Codename no codename for this release
Version 1.2.0
Size 5M
Download link ColumbusViewer-1.2.0.dmg