MacGPS Pro™ navigation software      

Link your Mac with GPS receivers & smartphone GPS apps. Whether it's a day hike, 4x4 excursion, geocaching quest, ski trip or sailing voyage — you'll always know where you've been, where you are, and where you're going.
  • Flexibility: Support of open-standard format maps, aerial photos and charts, scan-your-own maps up to 32766 pixels wide, as well as our own maps and charts.
  • Real-Time: Connect to NMEA from many GPS receivers. View your position and navigate to your destination on a wide variety of digital topo maps and marine charts.
  • Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks: Create and edit. Use on the Mac. Transfer to and from smartphone apps, many Garmin receivers, and other software.
New features for version 10:
  • Compatible with macOS 10.12.5 Sierra.
  • Auto-Open & Find-by-Location for New South Wales TopoView maps, Western Australia 50K & 25K topos, NZ Mariner charts, & the 2015 US Forest Service topos.
  • Imports PDF map files at 250 pixels per inch, including VicMap (Victoria, Australia) 30K Geospacial PDFs.
  • Reads GeoPDF, PRJ & EWW files for georeferencing.
  • Reads KMZ files from Google Earth.
  • Trims excessive white borders from map and chart files.
  • Save only selected Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks.
  • Use “Open Index Map” to quickly find a desired map.
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Macintosh® System Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.4.11 through
macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
32 bit Universal Binary. *
* Apple announces the upcoming end of support for 32 bit applications in macOS.
Apple has released the latest version 10.13 of macOS, nicknamed High Sierra. This version fully supports Mac 32 bit applications such as MacGPS Pro.

But Apple has also made clear that High Sierra will be the last version of macOS which will fully support 32 bit applications. The version of macOS which will be released in the fall of 2019 will not support any 32 bit applications. Only 64 bit applications will be supported. The version of macOS which will be released in the fall of 2018 will drop support for some as-yet-unspecified 32 bit features.

Many 32 bit Mac applications will be updated to become 64 bit applications, normally a rather straight forward process. But MacGPS Pro at its deepest core uses map files in the PICT file format. The PICT file format was vitally important in the early days of the Mac operating system, but was largely replaced by PDF files many years ago. While PICT files remain at the core of MacGPS Pro, few other applications support PICT files today. Even Photoshop does not support them. The ability to read and write PICT format files has never been included in 64 bit versions of Mac OS X, and will not be in the future. PICT files are only accessible from 32 bit applications. Thus MacGPS Pro with its PICT format map files has been forced to remain a 32 bit application, and cannot be updated to be a 64 bit application. The MacTopos maps that we sell for use with MacGPS Pro are in PICT format, and are not readable by any 64 bit application.

To continue to use the maps you have purchased or created using MacGPS Pro beyond the fall of 2018, you should plan on keeping and maintaining Mac hardware (or a free Parallels Desktop Lite virtual machine) that can run macOS 10.13 High Sierra or earlier. Every Mac sold today can run High Sierra, but new Macs introduced after the fall of 2018 will come with a later version of macOS installed. Plan carefully before upgrading the operating system software of your current Mac beyond macOS 10.13 High Sierra when those updates become available in future years (2018 and beyond). If you do update, you will loose access to all 32 bit applications, including your MacGPS Pro software and all of your PICT format maps, until you download the free Parallels Desktop Lite application and install macOS High Sierra or earlier on its virtual machine.

Compatible with Smartphones and Tablets

Use iHikeGPS and iSailGPS on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Exchange Waypoints, Routes, and Tracks with MacGPS Pro on your Mac.  

Compatible with many of these popular GPS receivers.
Transferring Waypoints, Routes, Tracks, and Real-Time data between your Mac and GPS receiver? It's navigation software that's as easy as navigating your computer mouse. Check the List of supported receivers

Enhance every adventure.
Use MacGPS Pro beforehand to plot your route, or use it afterward to review your progress.

Create your routes and waypoints ahead of time.
View things like track speed when you're finished.

Works on the go.
You can keep your Mac laptop connected to your GPS receiver for a real-time on-screen moving-map display of your current location and speed.

Map and Chart Stitching with Automatic Margin Removal.
Got a trail that spans more than one map?
MacGPS Pro stitches maps together with ease.

The start of the trail is on one map.
The end of the trail is on another.
Both maps connected.
Maps And Listings.
View your GPS data in an Finder-like window with sortable, resizeable and movable columns.

Works with Google Earth.
If you love Google Earth, you'll love MacGPS Pro's KML and KMZ file exchange capabilities.

Geocachers rejoice!
A treasure hunt with MacGPS Pro is as simple as 1…2…3, because the software imports caches in GPX and LOC file formats from websites like It also exports GPX files to share with your friends.

1. Download the LOC cache from
2. Open the cache file in MacGPS Pro.
3. Transfer the waypoint to your GPS receiver.
Prints Maps and Charts.
Print a map to carry with you on your travels.

Other must-have features that make MacGPS Pro navigation software one-of-a-kind.
  • Works with many types of maps—even those you scan in yourself—in the most popular file formats, including GeoTIFF, JPEG, GeoPDF, ECW and BSB. Full List
  • Seamlessly stitches maps and charts together for USA, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand (including the Offshore Islands) topo maps, ECW maps, and world-wide BSB-format marine charts. How It Works
  • Calculates your speed and travel direction based on track log locations and times.
  • Capable of handling up to 65,000 waypoints, 250,000 track points, and 50 routes with 300 waypoints on each route.
  • Graphically edit waypoints, routes and tracks. Split or join track log segments.
  • Generate Waypoints from your favorite geotagged photos.
  • Link photos, websites or any other files to GPS waypoints.
  • Hide individual Waypoints, Routes & Tracks.
  • Optional large real-time position display makes for easy viewing at a distance or a quick glance.
  • Save GPS data as editable, tab-delimited text files for exchange with spreadsheets such as Excel, database software like Filemaker, and text-editing applications like BBEdit.
  • Elevation feature allows you to plot the altitude profile for track logs and routes.
  • Almost anything can be used as a map. Just scan it, save it as a TIFF or JPEG file, and georeference it with a few known points. Full Instructions
  • Coordinate conversions to-and-from 123 user-selectable datums and 25 map projections plus user-defined datums and grids to support maps for a broad range of countries. Full List
  • Sky chart shows current and projected Global Positioning System satellite overhead positions at any specific location and time.
  • Includes Maptech® World Marine chart and NASA Blue Marble World Topo Map.
  • For those new to GPS, MacGPS Pro includes its own easy-to-follow, comprehensive illustrated tutorial in its Help menu.
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