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

Christof Dallermassl cdaller.hw at gmx.at
Wed May 23 13:04:12 BST 2007


Hi!

www.gpsvisualizer.com can do the conversion from nmea to gpx.

if you need any java classes for nmea parsing: my project 
gpstool/gpsylon has some: http://gpsmap.sourceforge.net


Frederik Ramm schrieb:
> Hi,
> 
>> But
>> for this I'd need a possibility for them to directly import there  
>> Tracks(from
>> the NaviGPS-BGT11) into josm.
> 
> I think a generic NMEA import is quite difficult. It is probably easy  
> to import exactly the kind of NMEA log written by that device. But  
> that would then confuse users because they would expect to be able to  
> read other NMEA logs and you'd be bogged down with "but my NMEA log  
> looks like this, why doesn't it work" requests in no time.
> 
>> 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?
> 
> Haven't, and won't ;-) besides, you would not (yet) be able to upload  
> tracks from within JOSM.
> 
> But I have an easy suggestion: You're no stranger to Perl and CGI, so  
> why don't you just put a small CGI script on your server where people  
> can upload the NaviGPS tracks and get a GPX file in return? That  
> should be only a few lines (calling gpsbabel internally), and your  
> Windows users could convert their files using your service without  
> having to install gpsbabel themselves.
> 
> If you're adventurous, you could also offer them a choice to  
> automatically upload converted GPX files to OSM from your box.
> 
> Bye
> Frederik
> 

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