From MEPIS Documentation Wiki
Garmin is widely considered to be Linux-friendly.
- gpsbabel -- "converts waypoints, tracks, and routes between popular GPS receivers and mapping programs. It also has powerful manipulation tools for such data."
- gpx2shp -- "gpx2shp converts the GPS Exchange Format(*.gpx) to ESRI/shape format(*.shp) written by C"
- tangoGPS -- "an easy to use, fast and lightweight mapping application
- OpenCPN -- "a concise chart plotter and navigation software for use as an underway or planning tool" that works well with CM93 charting software