Linux software - garmin gps?

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by mick, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. mick

    mick Guest

    Can anyone suggest some Linux software (well, Debian to be exact!) for use
    with a geko 201? Initially I want to be able to create waypoints on a
    background map & load them onto the gps. I've just been having a look at
    GPSMan ( http://www.ncc.up.pt/gpsman/ )but it seems to be horrendously
    complicated just to import a map. Perhaps I'm just getting ancient...

    It would be nice to be able to download data from the gps & superimpose it
    on the map again after a trip.

    I intend to use maps saved from the mario system
    ( http://mario.lancashire.gov.uk/ ). These are almost 1000 pixels square &
    I can save them in any raster format, I suppose, since they won't be
    leaving the pc. Certainly jpg or gif.

    Of course, the Garmin software isn't of much use on Linux. :-(

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  2. theo

    theo Guest

    "mick" <[email protected]> schreef in bericht
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    > Can anyone suggest some Linux software (well, Debian to be exact!) for use
    > with a geko 201? Initially I want to be able to create waypoints on a
    > background map & load them onto the gps. I've just been having a look at
    > GPSMan ( http://www.ncc.up.pt/gpsman/ )but it seems to be horrendously
    > complicated just to import a map. Perhaps I'm just getting ancient...
    >
    > It would be nice to be able to download data from the gps & superimpose it
    > on the map again after a trip.
    >
    > I intend to use maps saved from the mario system
    > ( http://mario.lancashire.gov.uk/ ). These are almost 1000 pixels square &
    > I can save them in any raster format, I suppose, since they won't be
    > leaving the pc. Certainly jpg or gif.
    >
    > Of course, the Garmin software isn't of much use on Linux. :-(


    I've recently downloaded the free version of GPS Trackmaker. It's very easy
    to create maps on your own computer with stitching and to import them to
    Trackmaker. You can create waypoints and routes, review tracks etc..
    It's less intuitive than Anquet but it works.

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  3. mick

    mick Guest

    On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 19:41:56 +0100, theo burbled:

    >
    > I've recently downloaded the free version of GPS Trackmaker. It's very
    > easy to create maps on your own computer with stitching and to import them
    > to Trackmaker. You can create waypoints and routes, review tracks etc..
    > It's less intuitive than Anquet but it works.


    I tried to get that a couple of hours ago but it looks like the web site
    is down. Just checked it again. :-(

    I've also got Trackview for linux but can't get it to run. It reports that
    libwx_gtk-2.4.so is missing even though there is a link to it by that name
    in usr/lib.

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  4. Nick Hopton

    Nick Hopton Guest

    In a recent message <[email protected]>, mick
    <[email protected]> wrote.

    [...]
    >I've just been having a look at GPSMan ( http://www.ncc.up.pt/gpsman/
    >)but it seems to be horrendously complicated just to import a map.
    >Perhaps I'm just getting ancient...

    [...]

    You and me both. I think that GPSman has the potential to be very
    useful, but as with many things Linux, one has to spend hours that one
    doesn't necessarily have learning how to use them. It's what they call
    *the price* I'm afraid. I did once manage to calibrate a map tile with
    GPSman, but I have never managed to calibrate and use more than one.

    Regards,
    Nick.
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    Caversham, Reading, England
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  5. mick

    mick Guest

    On Tue, 27 Dec 2005 11:46:03 +0000, Nick Hopton burbled:

    > In a recent message <[email protected]>, mick
    > <[email protected]> wrote.
    >
    > [...]
    >>I've just been having a look at GPSMan ( http://www.ncc.up.pt/gpsman/
    >>)but it seems to be horrendously complicated just to import a map.
    >>Perhaps I'm just getting ancient...

    > [...]
    >
    > You and me both. I think that GPSman has the potential to be very useful,
    > but as with many things Linux, one has to spend hours that one doesn't
    > necessarily have learning how to use them. It's what they call *the price*
    > I'm afraid. I did once manage to calibrate a map tile with GPSman, but I
    > have never managed to calibrate and use more than one.
    >


    It looks so clever though... but I want to *use* it, not train in
    cartography! At least it runs though, unlike Trackview, which I've now
    persuaded to complain about a different file. Now *that* is a problem with
    linux (insufficient GTK support in Debian) wheras GPSman looks to me as if
    it has been written by a cartographer for use by other cartographers.

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    Mick
    (no M$ software on here... :) )
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