[OSM-talk] Do any sat-navs log?
david at avoncliff.com
Thu Feb 22 23:55:14 GMT 2007
Robert (Jamie) Munro wrote:
> David Stevenson wrote:
>> Thanks that does make what I have been reading a bit clearer.
>> As alway I want everything for nothing 8-)
>> But to be more specific do the Tom-Tom car units do tracking?
>> Are there any other similar car units that do?
>> I am thinking I will get the acer n35, but note your comments.
> There is a plugin for the TomToms that is supposed to do tracking, but I
> can't get it to work on my 710. http://web.tiscali.it/macri/Event_Logger/
> The TomToms actually run linux, and a whole alternative distribution is
> being developed, called OpenTom.
> Currently the opentom distribution has an MP3 player (even for the
> TomToms that don't), GPX logger, a compass and G-force readout. The nice
> thing about it is that if you get any but the most expensive TomToms,
> they take SD card memory, and if you swap the card to an Open Tom card,
> you have an MP3 player. Swap the card back and you immediately have your
> TomTom back as though nothing had happend (except sometimes the clock
> forgets the time, but that's easy to resync to the GPS time).
> It's all a bit beta at the moment. If you are good at compiling kernels
> and stuff, please buy one and help us to get it working :-). If you are
> buying a device mainly for OSM data gathering use in the short term,
> you're probably better off with one of the hand held Garmin devices. If
> you are buying a sat nav, and want the best, go for a TomTom, but don't
> expect OpenTom to be useful straight away. It may become easy to get
> working, it may not. There is some activity in a private e-mail that is
> going between me and a small number of other people.
> Robert (Jamie) Munro
Thanks for that! I am sitting here failing to build a kernel, I really
need another problem machine 8-)
...... Will let you know when I get one.
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