[OSM-talk] Do any sat-navs log?
Freek van Walderveen
freek_osm at vanwal.nl
Fri Feb 23 20:38:59 GMT 2007
On Friday 23 February 2007, Remco van Zuijlen wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 23, 2007 at 10:13:04AM +0100, Freek van Walderveen wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Thursday 22 February 2007, Andy Robinson wrote:
> > > 3. An in car Sat Nav system is really only suitable for the car and not
> > > much else. Benefit of course is you will rarely get lost when driving.
> > > Some will log a track, but certainly not the majority. Also you have to
> > > watch that the log does not "snap" to the map. Normally this can be
> > > turned off though.
> > I am using a Navman N20 which has a half-hidden feature called "enable
> > GPS data logging" ("only to be used if required by Navman Customer
> > Support" according to the manual). This generates an NMEA log that is
> > saved in the internal memory, it can be downloaded to a PC later. It
> > works quite well for me, although I don't have other units to compare to.
> > The only problems I can think of are filesize (I don't know what happens
> > when the internal memory is full) and the lack of recording of waypoints.
> > Oh, and it's also usable when you're travelling by bike.
> I am also curious to know if this feature also works on the Navman iCN 510
> (which I have). But I suppose you will put a description on how to get to
> this hidden feature screen/whatever on the wiki so I can check it out :)
Ok, I added a section to the wiki
(http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/GPS_Reviews#PDA_devices) about the
N-Series and found that this should be possible with your device too, see
page 64-65, option "Track Recording".
Good luck with it,
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