[maemo-users] Chinook or Diablo port of gpsdrive?

From: R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Date: Wed Jul 23 05:05:14 EEST 2008
Mark wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 4:11 PM, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
>> Joshua Layne wrote:
>>> Roadmap uses gpsd, so provided you can get gpsd running against your usb
>>> GPS, yes.
>>> gpsd.berlios.de has pretty reasonable documentation, but if you run into
>>> issues, ask here and we can try to walk you through it.
>>> Regards,
>>> Josh
>>> On Tue, 22 Jul 2008 16:17:54 -0400, tj <999alfred at comcast.net> wrote:
>>>> Can these use a usb gps, specifically a DeLorme Earthmate GPS?
>>>> tj
>>>> Mark wrote:
>>>>> On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 1:48 PM, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> Subject line says it all. Is there available port of gpsdrive for
>>>>>> Chinook or Diablo?
>>>>>> The site for an OS2006 version is now '404'....
>>>>>> G.
>>>>> I suggest you try RoadMap. It's pretty similar in functionality. You
>>>>> can find it here:
>>>>> http://maemo.org/downloads/product/OS2008/roadmap/
>>>>> There are a few other GPS/Mapping applications here:
>>>>> http://maemo.org/downloads/OS2008/travel/
>> Roadmap is limited in the maps it uses (and the interface for installing
>> maps is.....weird..)
>> gpsdrive will import tiled slices of map images as georeferenced png or
>> tif files.
>> Which is why it is useful. If I could get it built! Even on Fedora...
>> G.
> If you like tiled bitmaps, Maemo Mapper is outstanding with its ease
> of use and the number of different map sources available.
> I personally prefer vector maps.
> One consideration is that there is little chance that bitmap-based
> programs will ever be able to do native routing. You have to go online
> and download directions from another source. Vector maps lend
> themselves to that much more readily.
> Bitmap-based programs are "pretty" - the satellite map option is
> particularly cool - but at the expense of sever major features.

It does not appear that Maemo Mapper can import the map tiles. Or can it...


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