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Old 09-02-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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Map program? No GPS and internet


Hi everyone,

Does anyone know of a Linux map program (US)? If possible, I would also like to enter in addresses to get driving directions. I don't want one that relies on the internet (google earth) or GPS, as sometimes when I go camping, I get lost and do not have internet or GPS signal.

Something similar to MS Mappoint.

Let me know, thanks!

Vinh
 
Old 09-02-2010, 01:15 PM   #2
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http://www.tangogps.org/gps/cat/About -- this looks more like what you're interested in.

http://gpsmid.sourceforge.net/ -- looks like it's just a java application aimed at mobile devices, but it might work on a desktop system also.

I haven't used either one, so I can't comment on how good they are.
 
Old 09-02-2010, 01:26 PM   #3
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Here' a good link to lots of linux GPS stuff:
http://tuxmobil.org/linux_gps_naviga...lications.html

Tangogps is excellent as you can download maps of the area you are interested in before you set off. Then it'll show you where you are on the map, without an internet conection. It does not do routing though - you have to work that out for yourself, not too difficult if GPS knows where you are, and you have tangogps's map, with a red marker to show you where you are.

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Old 09-02-2010, 02:00 PM   #4
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Google maps.

Click the link for directions and print them out. Or don't you know where you're going ? Why not buy a paper map ? I've driven coast to coast in the USA 3 times (with a few interesting diversions) and never really needed a map. I had a paper one just to give a sense of direction.

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Old 09-02-2010, 02:24 PM   #5
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tangoGPS looks good. Can't figure out how to download maps ahead of time though.
 
Old 09-02-2010, 03:06 PM   #6
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tangoGPS looks good. Can't figure out how to download maps ahead of time though.
It is good, but I don't think you tried very hard to learn how to use it.

As usual, R-click the thing you are interested in, in this case, the map.
... Map Download. It'll be cached locally. I'll let you work out what "Zoom level" means

None of this is likely to work unless you have a GPS-receiver plugged in, and you have waited long enough for it to get a fix of its position. Once this happens, tangogps will centre your position on the map (Click the "Auto centre On" button).

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Why not buy a paper map ? I've driven coast to coast in the USA 3 times (with a few interesting diversions) and never really needed a map.
Too right, but today's generation can't read a map. Without GPS and a voice telling them to "Turn around", they are, mostly, completely lost: Zero understanding that that big glowing thing in the sky is usually in a particular direction, and that this exact direction might possibly change depending on what time of day it is, or roughly which hemisphere they are located in.

Noses too buried in their GPS-enabled phones to be able to look up, or around them. Meanwhile they walk directly into me on the street. [/Rant]
 
Old 09-08-2011, 10:19 PM   #7
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Just wanted to close this thread out. I discovered Navit, which you can use offline maps with (like OpenStreetMaps). Setting up is fairly complicated. I outlined my setup here. Cheers.
 
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