Subject: Re: GPS mapping for netbsd.
To: Herb Peyerl <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 12/03/2002 11:06:32
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Let me know what you find.

For some examples of maps I've generated from Tiger data, see:

My plans were to squeeze this data onto a 40 MB IDE disk in the
Frontpath Progear I recently got NetBSD squeezed onto, and to hook a
GPS in via a USB dongle.  I have generated a few maps on the Progear,
and while it's a little slow, it's not TOO bad.  I'd not want to run
it on batteries very long, but the intent is to have a car computer
anyway, so it won't be long between chargers.

The data, for what it's worth, won't reasonably fit on a 40 GB disk in
its current form.  I need to write some sort of file format that isn't
SQL, but still has a good way to search for data within a 2d area.

- --Michael

Herb Peyerl <> writes:

> Does anyone have any links to good (and non-vaporware like gnomad)
> mapping tools that work under NetBSD?  Say I have a GPS that can
> output a hundred different record types and has a serial port. My
> preference is to compile it for my Jornada running NetBSD and
> X... 
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