How to use your Blackberry as a GPS tracker

Most Blackberries come with a built in GPS. I think this is a great feature, but I haven’t found allot of use for yet.
One use I did find however was as a GPS tracker. This allows me to track where I go on my motorcycle tours.

First you need to get beGPS from Blackberry App World
This is the free version, there is also a paid version with a few more options.

Then get GPSBabel from here to be able to convert the data that beGPS writes.

Once you have used beGPS the first time there should be a beGPS.log file on you Blackberry SD card. Copy the beGPS.log from off your Blackberry to your PC.
Then use GPSBabel to convert the log file to a KML file like this,

gpsbabel

gpsbabel

GPSBabel screen, note the translation options

or by the command prompt like this.

gpsbabel -i nmea -o kml begps.log begps.kml

Then you need to go to google maps and login with your Google account.
Go to My Maps, create a new map, and then use Import to import the KML file.

Done.

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