[clug] GPS on Linux
brenda at moon.net.au
Wed Aug 12 23:05:38 MDT 2009
I used maemo-mapper on my Nokia 770 and it was excellent. https://garage.maemo.org/projects/maemo-mapper
There is a fork of it available that runs on Linux desktops which is
customised for open street map - http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/User:Onion/Mapper
The source code is available for both versions.
MaemoMapper was able to use a lot of different map repositories.
On 13/08/2009, at 2:30 PM, Ian McLeod wrote:
> Thanks this is excellent information.
> Google Earth on Windows handles NMEA compliant input data, however
> this was removed from the Linux Google Earth version.
> There are some workarounds however, and at least the device should
> I have noticed a few open source solutions that can integrate with
> commercial mapping providers like Google Earth, in addition to OSM.
> I look forward to playing around with this on the new MSI Netbook.
> David Tulloh wrote:
>> Ian McLeod wrote:
>>> Would something like this work ok? Both USB GPS devices. Quite
>>> accurate apparently?
>>> GlobalSat BU-353 SiRF III GPS Mouse
>>> Transystem iGPS-M Pro 32 Channel MTK GPS
>> SiRF is the market leader and generally considered the one to beat,
>> I'm not familiar with iGPS.
>> It's difficult to compare consumer devices as they tend not to give
>> you any meaningful data, both of those products talk NMEA and
>> should work with Linux.
>> Finding a review that's using it in the same environment and for
>> the same purposes as you would probably be the best guide.
>> Ignore the channel count it's just marketing. You never get more
>> than ten strong satellites in the sky and the performance
>> improvements after about eight would be almost nonexistent.
>> I would probably tend towards SiRF as the more experienced product.
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