Re: gps navigation, maps
Celejar(firstname.lastname@example.org) is reported to have said:
> On Thu, 29 Mar 2007 03:27:57 -0700 (PDT)
> Arc Roca <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Are there any tutorials, howtos out there that could
> > guide me in this? I imagine that there may be some
> > cheaper way using [debian+(radioshack or other)] than
> > traditional existing ~$900 systems.
> 1) Handheld, brand-name modern GPS systems are regularly available
> from Circuit City, Buy.com, etc. for as little as ~$200.
> 2) Receivers (no screen) are available for about $50, IIRC.
> 3) Receivers + mapping software / data packages (for use on laptops)
> are available for ~$90.
> 4) See GpsDrive . It's software that works with a receiver (see
> #2 above) and freely available data to show your location on a map.
> It apparently doesn't provide street navigation with turn by turn
> directions. I haven't actually tried any of these; I'd be curious
> to know what else is available.
I found a new one recently that I have not yet used in the car.
<roadnav.sourceforge.net>. There is a Debian package.
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