Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Garmin GPS

Just got hold of a Garmin Nuvi GPS set. I downloaded the malsing files via usb to Kubuntu 8.10 laptop.

Some software being tested:
  1. gpsbabel - text based and its too difficult to use as there is not much documentation.
  2. josm - Java based and took so long to load. Uses the gpsbabel engine to generate maps.
  3. qlandkarte 0.7.3 (keeps crashing when I load a map and GPX) - Can view the maps on Linux

3 comments:

Robert Lipe said...

There's about 150 pages of documentation on GPSBabel...

http://www.gpsbabel.org/htmldoc-1.3.6/readme.html

ajxn said...

You might want to have a look att gpsdrive, http://gpsdrive.de/

Tboxmy said...

Robert,
Thank you, the link is helpful.

ajxn,
gpsdrive looks like it is still work in progress. The next time I get another gps, I will definately give it a try.