[talk-ph] GPS logger/receiver on Linux

George Tujan gtujan at gmail.com
Tue Aug 18 01:49:42 BST 2009

GPS Babel

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 5:41 AM, Ronny Ager-Wick - Develo
Ltd.<raw at develo.ltd.uk> wrote:
> Hi, guys,
> Thanks Jim for useful info. I'm already running eeebuntu :) Installed it
> within a few minutes after I received the computer.
> I've done my research now and found that the MTK chipset is supposedly
> superior to the SiRFStar-III, and when I got a great price on this one, it
> made the choice easy:
> http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380145573933&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:GB:1123
> The full name of the item is Transystems i-Blue 747 A+. Note that there's
> also a 737, but it's a pure receiver with no logging.
> I'm currently playing with various Linux software to make use of the thing,
> including Navit, which is currently compiling. I will let you know when I
> get it working.
> Does anybody have any recommendations for tools/programs relevant to OSM to
> use with Ubuntu?
> Ronny.
> Jim Morgan wrote:
> Ronny Ager-Wick - Develo Ltd. wrote, On Tuesday, 28 July, 2009 04:46 AM:
> Guys, I found I need to retire my old laptop, so I've ordered an eee PC
> and I'm looking to get a GPS logger and receiver if I can only find one
> that doesn't cost a fortune.
> I've found these guys have some good prices.
> 	http://www.expansys.com.hk/gps/gps-receivers
> (They have a UK site as well. In fact its a UK company)
> And this one looks as though it fits your general specs, except it doesn't
> do bluetooth.
> 	http://www.expansys.com.hk/d.aspx?i=149006
> I'm 95% sure that if it supplies GPS over USB cable, then you can get Linux
> to talk to it. I'd recommend installing eeeBuntu 3, which I just put on my
> girlfriend's EEE. Very nicely done - everything works immediately and you
> have access to the global Ubuntu repositories, so you can get your gpsd,
> tangogps etc on there easily.
> Contact me offlist if you want to go into techy details ...
> Jim
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