[OSM-newbies] Cheap GPS device
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Mon Aug 2 11:27:33 BST 2010
On Fri, 30 Jul 2010 21:39 -0400, "Bill Ricker" <bill.n1vux at gmail.com>
> How easy to pull the data from? Is standard GPX data available over
> USB or BT as a thumb-drive filesystem, or are proprietary drivers that
> require MS windows required? Linux & Mac users don't want to run
> drivers in Virtual box if we can avoid it.
I use BT747, which is a great Java app which will download the tracks
(from any device with MTK chipset), and allow you to save them into a
variety of format including OSM-compatible GPX. It will also allow you
to changes the device settings, etc.
To use with USB connection in Windows, you do need to install drivers. I
have never had a need to look this up for other operating systems.
However, I usually connect to the device via Bluetooth for which no
driver is required (again, in Windows).
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