[OSM-talk] LiveGPS plugin for josm / Mapping on the move!
dean at earlsoft.co.uk
Sun Jan 21 00:50:33 GMT 2007
Frederik Ramm wrote:
> this is going to be long(ish) so I'll use the classic triptych form
> of "say what you're going to say, then say it, then say what you just said".
> 1. Executive Overview
> Mapping on-site, i.e. while you are at the place you intend to get into
> OSM, has a lot going for it, and is certainly a field worth developing.
> A new josm plugin (by yours truly) to show your current GPS track
> exists, but handling josm on the move is difficult and needs to be
> 2. The Story
> I know that many of you use OSM as an excuse for getting some exercise.
> Still, I was intrigued by reading a report of how the pros at TeleAtlas
> and MapSource acquire their data - with specially equipped vehicles and
> a lot of gadgetry.
> I wanted to give this method a try and wrote a plugin for josm that, by
> connecting to a "gpsd" process running on the same computer, acquires
> the current GPS position. It is basically the same as your ordinary
> GPS track layer except that it is, well, live. (And it shows a little
> red circle at your current position.)
> You can get the plugin from SVN (in the josm plugins directory, it is
> called "livegps"). Linux or BSD required as gpsd doesn't work on other
This all sounds very funky :)
Do you think its possible to support GPSGate (or something similar) on
From what I can see, it doesn't support gpsd output but can send to a
udp port or a tcp server that outputs raw nmea.
Dean Earley, Dee (dean at earlsoft.co.uk)
phone: +44 (0)780 8369596
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