[clug] GPS on Linux
ianmcleod75 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 23:12:03 MDT 2009
I'll get the BU-353 - lots of information on use with Linux around...
I'm interested in what it takes to turn a cheap netbook in to a viable
in car navigation system - it seems surprisingly easy - even for a tech
n00b like me.
They retail for $95 in Australia and US$35 overseas so something's amiss
- I'll poke around some more unless someone can recommend a good supplier.
I'm a little annoyed that Google took out GPS support for Google Earth
Linux version although there some workarounds.
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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