HeliGPS may be downloaded and tested for free.
The trial is limited to 10 min intervals of GPS positioning information. A simple restart will provide recording of another 10 min interval. There are no other limitations. HeliGPS also contains a simulation mode. This allows you to get an idea without a GPS receiver!

Any standard GPS receiver which provides NMEA 2.0 protocol output to your laptops serial or USB port may be used.

HeliGPS.EXE requires Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 to run on your computer. This framework is already part of any Microsoft Vista or Windows 7 installation, but must be downloaded and installed separately for Windows XP, Windows 8, 10 or Windows 2000.

If you need to download and install Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0, please click here to download the installation file (dotnetfx.exe) directly from Microsoft.
For HeliGPS version, you must also install the Microsoft XNA Framework 3.1 and the Visual C++ 2010 runtime. The XNA framework must be installed on all Windows OS versions and can be downloaded for free here. The Visual C++ 2010 redistributable is required for shapefile support and can be downloaded here.


HeliGPS software :
HeliGPS does require a newer graphic card since it features a 3D perspective view.
Tested graphic cards common to many netbooks, but not limited too:

Intel GMA 900
Intel GMA 950
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150


Size: 6600 kb
Release Date: March 11, 2018 Version 4.4.0
OS:Win 10, Win 8, Win8.1, Win 7,Win Vista/XP 32 or 64 bit

Changes from 4.1.2 to 4.4:
- fixes on Bluetooth communication
- New File read dialog
Changes from 4.0.24 to 4.1.2:
- some smaller fixes
- thick line draw fix on KML and shape file imports
- Support for SATLOC lightbar!
Changes from 4.0.14 to 4.0.24:
- Shape point export fix
- KML export fix
- Simple volume display and calculator
Changes from 4.0.7 to 4.0.14:
- Enhanced Bluetooth support
- File split feature added
- Flight Plan Online import feature added
Changes from 3.0.12 to 4.0.7:
- Better support for tablets and touchscreens
- Direct bluetooth connection to GPS receiver and EK45BT
- Options for larger speed display fonts
- lots of small changes, fixes and enhancements
Changes from 3.0.4 to 3.0.12:
- PolygonZ type shape files are now also supported
- Bluetooth based EK45 model included
- some bug fixes
Changes from 3.0.2 to 3.0.4:
- Shape file reading improvements
- Multiple shape file import option added

from 3.0 to 3.0.2:
- Speed info option in main window
- Option to reverse direction in navigation bar

from 2.10 to 3.0.0:
- Updated for OpenOffice 3.4.1
- Many shapefile handling improvements
- Support for EK-45V2
from 2.82 to 2.10.0:
- Helipads may be stored in external csv file
- Navigate to usability improvements
- New thumbswitch control box EI-4-K6 added

Changes from 2.66 to 2.82:
- Racetrack feature added for fixed wing aircraft
- Integration to AUTOCALII flow control added
- EK-45 auto-recovery after USB port loss
- addional color choices
- "Suggested equipment ON/OFF" mode added for non-EK-45 systems
Simply double-click HeliGPS.msi on your laptop. (ensure Microsoft Framework 2.0 and the XNA Framework 3.1 are installed) If you do an upgrade of HeliGPS, please uninstall with Control Panel/Remove Programs.

Please also read the installed documentation. (About/Help)

You are downloading a free but limited version of HeliGPS! This version is limited to the recording of 10 min of GPS data, for a full version please buy a license key. As soon as you have the license key, register in the Setup tab, no new download is required. The licensed version of HeliGPS has no restrictions.

Driver for EK-45 equipment/keyboard interface ZIP-file

PDF document for the EK-45 equipment/keyboard interface