[clug] Turning NMEA commands into maps

Michael Still mikal at stillhq.com
Thu Nov 11 21:58:09 GMT 2004

Brad Hards wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Nov 2004 07:04 am, Michael Still wrote:
>>I have a dump of some NMEA commands which was my drive home last night.
>>An apt-cache search and a google doesn't show me any open source
>>software that can render that into a map, although it's possible that
>>I'm searching for the wrong stuff.
> http://www.pygps.org/ and gpsd?
> Or how about using:
> http://svn.berlios.de/viewcvs/gpsd/trunk/nmea_parse.c?rev=1092&view=markup
> as a start, and rendering it yourself?

Interesting. I'm most interested at the moment in a simple map on a 
white background, so I might avoid GPS drive (which looks pretty ugly 
too) and have a look see at this stuff.


PS: NMEA is actually quite easy to parse, and I wrote a microparser this 
morning in about 20 minutes, but having someone else do it is nice...

PPS: Hey! I went to school with that guy (the GPSD fellow). I thought 
he'd moved to the US...


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