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Developer(s) Michael Farmbauer, Martin Schaller, Alexander Atanasov, Pierre Grandin and others
Initial release 21 November 2005 (2005-11-21)[1]
Preview release
0.5.3 / 31 August 2018; 19 days ago (2018-08-31)
Written in C, C++
Available in 39 languages[2]
Type Satellite navigation
License GNU General Public License

Navit is a free and open-source, modular, touch screen friendly, car navigation system with GPS tracking, realtime routing engine and support for various vector map formats. It features both a 2D and 3D view of map data.[3]

Navit supports a variety of operating systems and hardware platforms including Windows,[4] Windows CE, Linux, macOS,[5] Android,[6] iPhone,[7][8] and Palm webOS.[9] The Win CE version can run on a GPS device like tomtom or cartrek.

Navit can be used with several sources of map data, notably OpenStreetMap and Garmin maps.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Navit, CeBIT Open Source 2011 - Project Presentation Navit, By Amber Graner, The first publishment was in december 2005, but the project existed privately already for about 3 years.
  2. ^ Launchpad translations of Navit
  3. ^ Open-Source-Navigation mit Navit:Richtungweisend, von Thomas Haase, Markus Feilner Erschienen im Linux-Magazin 2010/07, interview in Linux Magazin Online (German)
  4. ^ Navit on Windows
  5. ^ Navit on MacOS
  6. ^ Navit on Android
  7. ^ Navit on iOS (iPhone)
  8. ^ Open Source Turn by Turn iPhone App using OpenStreetMap - Navit, by optikalefx, 06-30-2009, Mp3car
  9. ^ Navit on Palm webOS
  10. ^ Navit Maps

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