[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] GPS APIs in OS2007

From: Dave Smith dave.g.smith at gmail.com
Date: Sat Jan 27 23:30:32 EET 2007
On 11/01/07, Jukka.Rissanen at nokia.com <Jukka.Rissanen at nokia.com> wrote:
>  Hi,
> there exists various APIs for GPS location data in OS2007. These APIs
> should be used by applications instead of connecting directly to BT GPSdevice. The APIs enable multiple applications to receive positioning data
> simultaneously i.e., one application cannot steal the GPS device to
> itself.
> As an example of the API usage, I created wiki page at
> http://maemo.org/maemowiki/HowToUseGPSFrameworkInOS2007. The wiki page
> describes geotagging application that uses the GPS APIs in OS2007.
> The geotagging tool consists of three parts and they can be found in maemo
> garage at
> https://garage.maemo.org/projects/gps-saver/
> https://garage.maemo.org/projects/gps-starter/
> https://garage.maemo.org/projects/gtag/
> Jukka

Do you know of any plans to expose these APIs to Python?  I wrote a GPS app
in Python for the 770, but it really relied on gpsd running on another
machine, so I'm pleased to see gpsd on the 800 and it'd be nice to spawn it
off simply from the code.

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