[omgps] important updates

mqy meng.qingyou at gmail.com
Wed May 27 16:31:07 CEST 2009

Yes, ease of use is also an important thing other than power-safe and
In fact I haven't ever used any GPS application other than TangoGPS.
Before writing this application, I know nothing about GPS, GTK+ at all.

Other commercial level applications must have excellent ideas that I can
borrow from,
unfortunately I don't have such devices, thus your suggestions are

UBX 4/5 supports configuring navigation model via CFG-NAV2 or CFG-NAV5.
Options are:
 * 1 Stationary
 * 2 Pedestrian
 * 3 Automotive
 * 4 Sea
 * 5 Airborne with <1g Acceleration
 * 6 Airborne with <2g Acceleration
 * 7 Airborne with <4g Acceleration
Default is automotive. As of my understanding, the model determines how GPS
receiver calculates fixes,
automotive should be OK, right?

William Kenworthy wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-05-27 at 08:37 +0300, Risto H. Kurppa wrote:
>> On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 1:05 AM, mqy <meng.qingyou at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Although there is a thread about omgps, I think I'd list the important
>> things
>> > here.
>> > Those who have installed previous version(s) are recommend to do a
>> update.
>> >
>> > download url:
>> > http://omgps.googlecode.com/files/omgps_0.1_armv4t-20090527-1.ipk
>> >
>> > Important updates since first release on 2009-05-21:
>> Wow, nice! Keep up the good work!
>> BTw about the autocenter feature: could it update the position a bit
>> earlier than when hitting the edge, let's say when there's 1/3 of the
>> screen left before hitting the edge? Just to allow you to see more in
>> the direction you're going to.
>> THanks!
>> r
> I would like to add my request for this as well - at the moment its not
> usable when driving/or riding a bike as you cant see whats coming.  Even
> better than the 1/3, would be to offset the cursor so that 2/3 (or more)
> of the screen is "ahead", and only a small amount is behind (none of the
> FR gps apps I have tried do this - but TV adds for Nokias and the like
> seem to show it as standard on those devices - very few people
> riding/driving or usually even when walking are interested in where they
> have been - its where they are going thats important.  Sliding the map
> under the cursor is a much better idea than redrawing the screen when
> you get to the edge when moving for this reason.
> Even when walking, the current update method means you are always
> manually centring so it never gets to the edge ... so any power savings
> via reduced cpu are illusory as the user is always interacting with it
> anyway.  And thats something best not done when driving/riding :)
> There may be scope here for a mode setting in the config - walk, drive
> etc - the antaris GPS chip does have settable parameters for these
> modes.
> BillK
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