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Old 04-22-2010, 02:49 PM   #1
gandhioftherillo
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iPhone as GPSD device


Using a Python scipt by balint of Spench.net I can set my iPhone as a gpsd device (using mobile Safari and the tether connection)


Quote:
ryank@kayleeslaptop:~$ sudo python iPhone-gpsd.py
Current directory: /home/ryank
gpsd: Can't bind to port 2947
gpsd: Maybe gpsd is already running!
gpsd: Can't bind to port 2947
gpsd: Maybe gpsd is already running!
GPSd running
Added /dev/pts/1
HTTP Server running...
Ryan-Kochs-iPhone.local - - [22/Apr/2010 10:54:14] "POST / HTTP/1.1" 200 -
Received 1 updates:
35.21156006666667,-101.86819670000001,47.42163354976343,1271951613442
$GPRMC,105333.44,A,3512.693604,N,10152.091802,W,,,220410,,,A*40
It sets the device as /dev/pts/1 but GPSDrive (and any other program for that matter) shows that there is not GPS...

Here's a link to the site:
http://spench.net/drupal/software/iphone-gps

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by gandhioftherillo; 04-23-2010 at 06:13 PM.
 
Old 04-23-2010, 10:14 AM   #2
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An iPhone is not Linux. However it is Unix. It'd be more relevant in Other *NIX
 
Old 04-23-2010, 06:27 PM   #3
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I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong on the Linux end (using Ubuntu 10.04) with gpsd and why it isn't registering correctly.
 
Old 04-23-2010, 11:11 PM   #4
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For what it's worth, I have been decidedly un-impressed with the accuracy of the iPhone as a "general GPS" device. It seems to be adequate for, say, "road navigation" purposes, but not for (say...) geocaching.
 
Old 04-23-2010, 11:17 PM   #5
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I TOTALLY agree on that. I geocache as well and it's really annoying (especially after paying $10 for the app) to wander around thinking you're close to the cache, only to find out you are 10 yards away (even with perfectly clear skies).
 
  


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