[OSM-dev] I'm Looking for josm reading NMEA Files

Joerg Ostertag (OSM Munich/Germany) openstreetmap at ostertag.name
Wed May 23 07:45:29 BST 2007

I do have some Windows users which are really busy like a bee collecting new 
tracks. And since the new Windows installer for josm works nicely again. I'm 
now trying to convince my Windows users to try to use josm themselves. But 
for this I'd need a possibility for them to directly import there Tracks(from 
the NaviGPS-BGT11) into josm.

So I'm looking for a possibility to read tracklogs in NMEA format directly 
from josm. Did anyone already start something like this for josm?
I don't know if there already exists a java module for this, but if not the 
Basic NMEA parsing itself should not be too difficult.
Just look for one of the interesting lines:
	hhmmss.ss = Universal Time Coordinated (UTC)
	llll.ll   = Latitude
	yyyyy.yy  = Longitude
	a         = N or S (North or South)
	            E or W (East or West)
	hh        = Checksum
and Latitude/Longitude is calculated by splitting LLll.ll and simply 
multiplying and adding:
	Latitude = LL + ( ll.ll * 60 )
	Longitude = YY + ( yy.yy * 60 )

Jörg (Germany, Munich)

Tel.: +49 89 420950304
Skype: JoergOstertag

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