Bug#276376: ITP: gpsd -- a GPS service daemon
* Package name : gpsd
Version : 2.1
Upstream Author : Derrick Brashear <dbrashear at users.berlios.de>
Eric S. Raymond <esr at users.berlios.de>
Russ Nelson <nelsonrn at users.berlios.de>
Remco Treffkorn <remco at users.berlios.de>
* URL : http://developer.berlios.de/projects/gpsd/
* License : GPL
Description : a GPS service daemon
gpsd is a userland daemon acting as a liason between a GPS or
Loran-C receiver and clients. The receiver is expected to generate
position information as NMEA-0183 sentences, or Rockwell binary format,
although that can be changed.
gpsd listens on port 2947 for clients requesting position, time,
velocity or altitude information. gpsd can take information from the
GPS and translate it into something easier to understand for clients.
There is a GPS tester included. It is called "gps". It simply connects
to the daemon and displays your latitude, longitude, altitude, and the
signal quality from visible satellites. When the GPS emits GSV, it
will show a diagram of satellites in their current position in the sky.
The gpsprobe program queries GPSes for their capabilities and generates
a gnuplot recipe for an error scattergram to standard outout.
There is a project site for gpsd at <http://www.berlios/gpsd/>.
Look there for updates, news, and project mailing lists. See that
website for a list of GPS units known to be compatible.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.7
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C