[talk-au] Making a Laptop GPS

Liz edodd at billiau.net
Wed Jun 2 12:26:43 BST 2010

On Wed, 2 Jun 2010, Eraina and Richard jenkins wrote:
> I have in mind a project that involves making my old laptop into a
> large-screen GPS.  Maybe someone on this list can refer me to where
> this has been mentioned before.  My OS of choice is linux, but the
> laptop will still run winXP, and there will be no continuing internet
> connection so I am prepared to use the winXP side of things.
> So far, I have got both gpsdrive and tangogps working separately on the
> laptop.  I have also got a usb gps receiver providing data ... so while
> I have internet access, I get street maps thru openstreetmaps.
> However, I want to put say all of NSW onto a large usb card ... and
> make it the repository ... so that maps will come up on the screen as I
> wish.
> Can anyone help with this ... 
> Richard

Navit does wonderfully on my eeepc 701 - the original tiny one
with the modest sized database for all of australia on a SD card
runs on Crunchbang Linux  which I find sleek enough for the processor

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