On Fri, 16 Dec 2005, Kiall Mac Innes wrote:
> Hi, i'm looking to see if there is any decent GPS software for Linux?
> something that is suitable for use in-car..
>> and.. from what i can see on line Ireland is mapped very badly, but the sites
> looked quite outdated. is this still the case?
>> Kiall Mac Innes
gpsdrive works quite well, automagically downloads maps for you from the
internet, off places like expedia. Works quite well, but a weakness is
that it cannot do routing, as all it is doing is overlaying your position
on a map image. Still very useful though, got me from Munich --> Mullingar
without any issues. Goes well with a USB GPS unit like the BU-303 that can
be had on ebay(uses an internal pl-2303 convertor to make the gps chip
talk usb). If youre using debian et al, it should be in apt, otherwise a
quick google should be fruitful.
Ewan Oughton B.Sc. Comp Sys
DB / AnonFTP / Orac Root Admin SkyNet
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