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

From: Jukka Rissanen jukka.rissanen at nokia.com
Date: Mon Jan 29 09:29:53 EET 2007
ext Murray Cumming wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 12:06 +0200, Jukka.Rissanen at nokia.com wrote:
> Excellent.
> 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?

The various GPS APIs in the N800 are using BSD style license.

The link between gpsd and GPS device is using NMEA protocol which is 
standard so it should work with any GPS device. Data from gpsd to 
application can either be raw NMEA data or already parsed position data 
from gpsd (this should help application a lot).


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