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Linux Friendly GPS?


I'm looking for a relatively cheap GPS system that can track my vehicle or personal movements (so needs to have a batter) that works well in reporting tracks to Linux.

My goal is to write code to determine automatically if my travels were for business purposes (determined by the stops along the trip) and generate a nice monthly or yearly report of business vs personal usage.

The cheap Cobra model I started with wasn't Linux friendly. I'm currently looking at possibly building something with an Audrino Mega, but would rather not re-invent the wheel.

Thanks for any tips.


  • quaid
    quaid Posts: 17
    For being Linux-based, the Tom Tom units are getting a good reputation:


    That doesn't guarantee Linux integration though.

    I'm interested in one that can interact with Open Street Map in some cool way.

  • sven.hakonsson
    Hm... I think Nokia has several devices with GPS capabilities. Many of these are unfortunately Symbian-based, however, the N810 uses Maemo, which is almost entirely Linux-Based. If you know C or C++, it is not that hard to integrate a program into Maemo, so long as it is based from GTK+, and is not too complex. Perhaps you should look into that.,


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