GPS logger / field data collection

Neil Brown neilb at
Tue Aug 19 02:54:36 CEST 2008

On Monday August 18, ml at wrote:
> I was kind of surprised that gpsd didn't give me a simple way to just get the current location, I 
> had to capture 5 sentences to do that simple thing, but what I really wanted was to simply get the 
> last known lat and long I was at. With the data logger I can presumably do that by getting the last 
> entry of the log.

 from the man page for gpsd

           Returns the current position in the form "P=%f %f"; numbers are in
           degrees, latitude first.

$ telnet gpsd
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
GPSD,P=43.739028 7.364333
telnet> q
Connection closed.

43 degrees north, 7 east.


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