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Old 12-05-2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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GPS Software


Does anyone know if there is any software I can use with my GPS? It is a Garmin III Plus.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 12:37 PM   #2
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What sort of software are you talking about? What do you wish to do with it?
 
Old 12-05-2006, 01:03 PM   #3
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I would like to be able to interchange info between my GPS and computer. They have programs for windows to do this, but I was hoping for a Linux version, if anyone knows of such a thing.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 02:03 PM   #4
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If your unit supports NMEA (I think it should, Garmin are pretty good about that sort of thing), there's quite a bit of software out there.

Exactly what software you want to use depends on whether you want to get the raw data (so you can process it with your own program) or have some application to process the data - if you want to see tracks on maps and so on, you'll need a different app than something which just dumps the raw data.
 
Old 12-05-2006, 11:48 PM   #5
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I'm interested in this too. I want to go buy a Garmin unit to record bike trails. I've learned how to write Google Earth kml files which contain the lat/lon data. They can be imported to the client for displaying the tracks.

What would be the program to look at for reading raw lat/lon data of a track out of the Garmin from their usb cable?
 
Old 12-06-2006, 08:07 AM   #6
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Not sure about the USB cable. I have an older Garmin device (etrex) from which I could pull the data in NMEA format. It's been a while since I did it (and two OS installs), so I'm afraid I don' remember what software I used!
 
Old 03-20-2007, 12:43 PM   #7
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Not sure about the USB cable. I have an older Garmin device (etrex) from which I could pull the data in NMEA format. It's been a while since I did it (and two OS installs), so I'm afraid I don' remember what software I used!
Look into gpsbabel (gpsbabel.org) import/export/translate formats.

I can get the data from my Forerunner.
I'm looking for software to keep a log of my rides.
 
Old 03-20-2007, 12:47 PM   #8
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I recently re-connected the old gps. I use gpsman with the GPS in GARMIN mode (not NMEA) to download and manipulate tracks and so on. I also use gpsbabel is useful for converting file formats (e.g. between geocaching.com's .loc files to GPX format.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 12:02 PM   #9
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I recently re-connected the old gps. I use gpsman with the GPS in GARMIN mode (not NMEA) to download and manipulate tracks and so on. I also use gpsbabel is useful for converting file formats (e.g. between geocaching.com's .loc files to GPX format.
Hi,
I thought that I installed gpsman using Synaptic Package Manager, but I'm not sure where it went. Not in path, not using find, not using locate - oops, just tried locate again and found it.

I really just want to log dates and distances and a total distance.

Later,
mjb
 
Old 03-21-2007, 12:14 PM   #10
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I'm using edgy, not dapper, but for what it's worth, here's where the executables are:
Code:
$ dpkg --listfiles gpsman |grep bin
/usr/bin
/usr/bin/gpsman
/usr/bin/mb2gmn
/usr/bin/mou2gmn
 
  


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