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Old 11-22-2012, 07:10 AM   #1
andy_o
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Mapping / GPS applications or solutions?


Hi folks,

I have been moving over to linux for the last year or so and am very happy with the results. I now just have one task to make the switch with and then I can toast my windows partition.

Does anybody have a good solution for mapping / gps tracking in Linux. I was using 'memory map' on my windows partition and am looking for something that does much the same job in linux if possible.

I have been trying the 'grough route' on the grough.co.uk website, which does everything that memory map does online, so works grand from linux, however, I would ideally like something that I can use offline as well.

Generally, I use these things for planning fell hiking and running routes, looking at distance and elevation profiles and to view gps tracks that I have made while out and about

Just wondered if anyone has any solutions that they use?

Thanks!
 
Old 11-23-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
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Take a look at these:
Linux Applications for GPS Navigation & Geographic Maps
 
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:15 PM   #3
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I'm using gpsbabel to transfer GPS-data (for Geocaching) between my GPS device (Garmin Etrex) and the computer. I've also qlandkartegt installed.
We have a short HOWTO at SlackDocs http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:hardware:gps_devices

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Old 11-26-2012, 03:45 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tips folks, I'll have a read of those links.

Cheers!
 
  


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