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Old 09-10-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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what can be used as a device for geolocation?


Hi!

I'm wondering what the cheapest/simplest way to get geolocation (gps? Any other means?) of a linux machine could be? Think of a computer connected to a device and both are roaming around on a car or something. I don't need a user interface or anything like that on the device. Just being able to pull the geolocation information from the device to put it into a database, for example.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 11:24 AM   #2
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Try Kismet HERE, it is a great program that has a gps feature and should meet your requirements. I haven't used the gps part of it yet but it looks pretty appealing.

Hope this helps
 
Old 09-10-2012, 11:41 AM   #3
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Well.... from I can skim from it, it's software and depends on a piece of hardware (the kind of hardware I'm asking about :-)) am I right?

I've found two pieces of interesting hardware: ND-100S and TripNav TN200 (both from GlobalSat)
 
Old 09-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #4
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7/#post4037990

This might work for what you need.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 11:56 AM   #5
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Looks like handling these devices ain't difficult at all. Is there one device you could recommend for price/quality/endurance?
 
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IMHO the easiest receiver to integrate is one that has a serial or USB that connects as a serial port and outputs NMEA 0183 data. gpsd can put the data in a more human readable format or you can pick out the data you need since it is plain ASCII text. gpsd can also decode other formats and you might want to Look on its website for compatible receivers.

Here is another suggestion.
http://www.thegpsstore.com/Garmin-GP...FWThQgodfwsAFQ
 
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I just did a little hobby gps mapping so I can't recommend a definitive setup for extended use. In my case I use an old cheap laptop and a <$30 buck gps unit. I did add a small (300w) inverter for prolonged use in my truck. I've had the Earthmate unit for a number of years with no trouble.
 
  


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