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Viking is a free/open source program to manage GPS data. You can import, plot and create tracks, routes and waypoints, show OSM and other maps, generate maps (using Mapnik), see real-time GPS position, Geotag Images, control items, upload/download OSM Traces and more. It is written mainly in C with some C++ and uses the GTK+3 toolkit.


Obtaining Viking

You can download tarball of latest released version at

You can also retrieve the latest development version on the official Git repository:

$ git clone git:// viking

Installing Viking


On Debian Sid, following packages must be installed before building:

$ sudo apt install gtk-doc-tools docbook-xsl yelp-tools libpng-dev libgtk-3-dev libicu-dev libjson-glib-dev intltool

The following packages are needed (they are included by default in Debian Sid, but not in other distributions). They must be installed too:

$ sudo apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev libglib2.0-dev-bin

The following packages are also used, but they can each be disabled with configure options, if desired:

$ sudo apt-get install libsqlite3-dev nettle-dev libmapnik-dev libgeoclue-2-dev libgexiv2-dev libgps-dev libmagic-dev libbz2-dev libzip-dev liboauth-dev

Actual Build

If you downloaded Viking from Git, you have to:

$ ./

Next, or if you downloaded a tarball, you have to:

$ ./configure
$ make

Check output of "./configure --help" for configuration options. In particular, it is possible to disable some features, like --disable-google in order to disable any Google stuff.

If you wish to install Viking, you have to (as root):

# make install

For detailed explanation on the install on Unix like systems, see the INSTALL file.


See test/ subdirectory for examples.


See doc/ and help/ subdirectories for documentation. You can also access user manual via Help menu entry.

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