[clug] GPS on Linux
ianmcleod75 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 05:30:10 MDT 2009
David Tulloh wrote:
> Most GPS devices use the NMEA protocol, often with some common
> variations. These devices simply register as a serial device over usb
> or any other protocol and the GPS programs talk plain text NMEA to
> them. If your device talks NMEA, and most do, then it will work with
> basically anything.
> I haven't really played with the Linux mapping programs, that hasn't
> really been my area of GPS interest. I believe Viking uses Google Maps.
I ordered a BU-353 GPS dongle, should have it in time for the weekend
drive to the coast. Any recommendations welcome - I will need to
download map data before going as Three are charged a fortune for
Telstra network roaming in rural areas.
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