[Openstreetmap] Portable map data collector
steve at fractalus.com
Mon Sep 13 15:29:05 BST 2004
* Petter Reinholdtsen (pere at hungry.com) wrote:
> I recently got a Sharp Zaurus, and is considering how to contert it to
> a portable map data collector. I'm still lacking the GPS.
> My idea is to set up some system with handsfree sound recording for
> annotating the data (Bluetooth handsfree set is available), and a GPS
> of some kind. My Zaurus got a WLAN card, so I could use wlan between
> the zaurus and a laptop, perhaps.
the latter is what I do
> Any clues regarding a portable map data collector configuration? What
> hardware and software would I need?
My spec is and old laptop running gpsd from gpsdrive and a usb gps
mouse. then some java code connects to gpsd, gets the position and dumps
this into mysql. On the laptop with two batteries I get 7 hours life
I have wifi cards for both the laptop and the zaurus, but how to enter
data from the zaurus to the laptop is undecided. I was thinking of using
a browser on the zaurus and a little web server on the laptop...
SteveC steve at fractalus.com http://www.fractalus.com/steve/
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