[Openstreetmap] Getting data from gpsd

Amaury Jacquot sxpert at esitcom.org
Thu Jun 30 07:13:11 BST 2005

Glen Barnes wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a Bluetooth GPS unit for my Mac which I can get data from using
> gpsd. It seems that most of the documentation on the Openstreetmap
> website explains how to download data from gps units that are standalone
> units. Does anyone know of a way I can log the data from my computer
> attached gps unit in a format that I can then upload to the
> Openstreetmap server?
> Also I see that most of discussion on the list is based around UK users.
> I will be collecting data in New Zealand. I guess this is still OK to
> upload? It's not just a UK/Europe thing right?
> I'll be going a 4 day road trip starting Tuesday so it would be great if
> I could get some logging sorted before then.
> Thanks,
> Glen

If you can get DBUS to run on your mac, I have a gpxlogger that you can
start which will log whatever gpsd says.

see here:


and click on "Download tarball" to get the source.

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