GPS logger / field data collection
matt.joyce at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 04:08:38 CEST 2008
On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Neil Brown <neilb at suse.de> wrote:
> On Monday August 18, ml at e4net.com 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 tangogps.org gpsd
> Trying 188.8.131.52...
> Connected to tangogps.org.
> Escape character is '^]'.
> GPSD,P=43.739028 7.364333
> telnet> q
> Connection closed.
> 43 degrees north, 7 east.
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Isn't gypsy  used on some builds?
Perhaps build a logger to use either gpsd or gypsy.
Gypsy, Python examples are available .
Regarding the resulting logs :
Would be nice for choose what format; text, xml, yaml, sqlite
Start with plain text, with the expectation that someone will want
What columns for store, time,long,lat. timezone, time format.
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