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

From: Murray Cumming murrayc at murrayc.com
Date: Sun Jan 28 18:39:09 EET 2007
On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 12:06 +0200, 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
> GPS device. 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/


How much of this is open source?

And does it use any existing open standards? For instance, is the
bluetooth GPS data communicated via some standard protocol/format so
that it can be expected to work with non-Nokia GPS devices?

Murray Cumming
murrayc at murrayc.com

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