[OSM-talk] Recommended GPS for logs for OSM *and* for vehicle - is there such a beast?
robin.paulson at gmail.com
Thu Aug 28 10:53:25 BST 2008
Chris G wrote:
> I'm after a GPS system which I can use to provide data for OSM maps
> and as a 'normal' GPS system to tell me where to go when I'm on my
> motorbike. Is there anything which can provide both facilities or
> should I give up and buy two separate devices?
> It's doubtful (to me) if on-screen maps are much use, too distracting,
> so a system which can provide voice instructions via bluetooth (or
> whatever) would seem to be best for the 'bike.
> A receiver which can link up with a PDA might make sense as I need a
> new PDA anyway.
have you heard of openmoko? they've recently released a handheld linux
computer/phone/pda called the freerunner. it has gps, microsd (sdhc)
slot, 640 x 480 screen, and a completely open programming environment,
and mostly free drivers
there are several excellent apps developed for it, including tangogps,
for osm map viewing, navit, and plenty of others, plus i think there's
something on the go for mobile mapping. it'll do logging to the microsd
slot, and has bluetooth 2 for earpieces etc.
have a look here for more info: wiki.openmoko.org
it goes for around 400 us
mine arrives next week, i'll tell you how it goes if anyone's interested
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