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Peter Andersson
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I've already got a female to worry about. Her name is the Enterprise.
-- Kirk, "The Corbomite Maneuver", stardate 1514.0

In my drawer I found a GPS reciever for my cellular, I have never used it because the GPS software in my phone is crap. But when I found it, I realized that it might work to connect it via bluetooth to my laptop so I could have a stratum 1 NTP server at home. But after a few hours I ended up with having a very nice graphical GPS system with maps. A stratum 1 NTP server at home is cool, but in my opinion this is better 😀

I installed the following on my Ubuntu system:

  • gpsd
  • gpsdrive

I followed this instructions to make Ubuntu communicate with the GPS reciever.

And I took my laptop and my GPS gizmo for a ride with the following result:


gpsdrive1v21

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2 Responses to “Gpsdrive, a fancy GPS navigation for Linux”

  1. Fazli Says:

    Its amazing how you always find some gadget lying around! 😛 I think this is a cool implementation…

  2. peter Says:

    My wife asks me why I keep all this electronic garbage 🙂

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