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Re: Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:24 pm

Thinking aloud about this.

I have used a Microtek USB GPSR module with laptop computers running OpenSuSE GNU and Darwin. Navit, an open-source GPS-based navigation system, offers routing, speech output, and a number of other nice features. It would not build on Darwin, however, in part, because of endian issues. It would be nice if it would build on whatever flavor(s) of GNU will be running on the Raspi, using whatever endian-ness the Raspi uses.

User interface would be tablet-like, using a touch-screen, similar to commercial units such as Garmin Nüvi or Tomtom.
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Re: Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:07 pm

I was thinking about using Navit in my car pc project as well...
Anybody tried to compile it for the Raspberry Pi?
I have^^ but with no success -.-

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Re: Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:44 am

Just compiled running archlinuxarm on rpi.
Downloaded a chunk of map bin, set config. Somehow got to set my position so I'm on the map. No gps dongle.

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Re: Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:19 am

Nice!
How did you compile it? What packages did you use?

Can someone do a tutorial for Fedora/Debian on the Raspberry Pi?
That would be perfect! =)

cheers

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Re: Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:12 pm

Are you running on a real raspberry pi? I can't tell you about other OS, but it was easy for archlinuxarm.

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Re: Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:28 pm

*Points up* Pepedog asks that because he has been working with an alpha board to get Arch working in time for release, so he's using real hardware rather than an emulator.
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Re: Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:28 pm

Okay...^^
Yes I indeed used the Qemu emulator with Debian ( http://www.raspberrypi.org/?pa.....#038;t=577 ). Maybe i just did something wrong... :-P
I am not that experienced with linux yet...

At least now I know that its possible to run it ^^ Thanks for that =)

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Re: Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:43 am

I selected map of SE England, set my position, fiddled with conf control settings, and all works reasonably quick, even 3D view and full screen

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Re: Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:42 pm

I've tried a GPS dongle on a Rapsi, not much success so far, but not been able to put much time in recently. I had a kernel build issue which meant it didn't detect USB->Serial devices which is usually what they are. Fixed that, and seems to see dongle at USB level but the gpsmon (or whatever its called) program wasn't connecting to it. Dongle worked fine on Ubuntu.

Just to spend a bit of time on it - but haven't had any!
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Re: Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:33 pm

It's good news that it works under Arch - once we're launched, I'd like to hack one into a replacement for my bottom-of-the-range Garmin. Thinking Sugru for waterproofing and bounciness-when-dropped.
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