Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Thu May 18 07:06:46 GMT 2006

Hi Boris,

There's a bunch about. Not sure about desktop apps, but my laptop
has PostGIS with Mapserver or Geoserver sitting on top. Use GPSBabel
to slurp data from the GPS unit itself and a bit of Perl to load it.
There are also desktop apps, but I haven't been following those, QGIS
springs to mind look at http://opensourcegis.org/ and Sourceforge.

Someone recently pointed me at this rather nifty util that lets you
Export your tracks to Google Earth KML:

Basemaps (1:250,000) can be had from Geoscience Australia for not very much.


-----Original Message-----
From: linux-bounces+antti.roppola=brs.gov.au at lists.samba.org [mailto:linux-bounces+antti.roppola=brs.gov.au at lists.samba.org] On Behalf Of Rousak, Boris
Sent: Thursday, 18 May 2006 4:27 PM
Subject: [clug] GPS maps

Greets to all,
Does anyone know of any software that would be able to draw maps on my laptop and in conjunction with a GPS guide me along them. Sort of like the thing you see in PDAs these days but for linux? I wanted to use my laptop for incar navigation but found a surprising lack of software and more importantly... maps. The machine boots Ubuntu and FC4, but the source would also be fine.
Would such a beast exist even? or am I going about it the wrong way?

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