GPS on linux (was: [svlug] VDQ : Is there a least...)

Daevid Vincent daevid at daevid.com
Fri Dec 17 12:00:53 PST 2004


I missed most of this thread, but I use the Delue GPS and it works great. 
http://www.deluoelectronics.com/customer/home.php?cat=1

> -----Original Message-----
> From: svlug-bounces+daevid=daevid.com at lists.svlug.org 
> [mailto:svlug-bounces+daevid=daevid.com at lists.svlug.org] On 
> Behalf Of Ian Kluft
> Sent: Friday, December 17, 2004 10:28 AM
> To: Beartooth
> Cc: svlug at lists.svlug.org
> Subject: Re: GPS on linux (was: [svlug] VDQ : Is there a least...)
> 
> On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 09:57:48AM -0500, Beartooth wrote:
> > I'm getting withdrawal symptoms from my GPS, which I can 
> make only the
> > lesser half my normal use of without being able to 
> interface it with a PC
> > and proprietary software from Garmin, DeLorme, and several 
> more, as I used
> > to till I got rid of W98.
> [...]
> 
> What kind of GPS is it?  When asking for help, you need to 
> give these kinds
> of details.  If I can make an assumption from your mention of 
> Garmin...
> 
> Garmin published their protocol.  So it has made them very 
> popular among
> Open Source software developers.  I can't even begin to list 
> the number
> of programs which can talk to a Garmin GPS.  But if you 
> assumed they weren't
> out there, it's time to look again.  Here are a few:
>    
> http://freshmeat.net/search/?q=garmin&section=projects&Go.x=0&Go.y=0
>    
> http://sourceforge.net/search/?type_of_search=soft&exact=1&wor
> ds=garmin
> 
> Using someone else's gpstrans program to download data, I made an
> Open Source program called "rideplot" which can plot a track from my
> Garmin GPS into a PNG image.
> 
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