[clug] GPS on Linux

Doug Palmer Doug.Palmer at csiro.au
Wed Aug 12 17:16:43 MDT 2009

I've been using qlandkarte-gt for a while. http://www.qlandkarte.org/
You can get free vector maps for Australia to overlay.

qlandkarte uses its own GPS drivers, so you'll need to check to see
whether the particular one you have is supported. I've only used
Garmin/serial but I get the impression that USB devices are supported.


Ian McLeod wrote:
> Anyone had any success with GPS USB / Bluetooth devices on Linux?  Just 
> realised that without built in GPS on our new Netbook this will be 
> essential for travel.  Presume can work ok with Google Maps or free open 
> source software that can use some commercial maps or freely available 
> maps.  Google Maps is preferred as it is free and uses quality mapping data.

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