There is something very basic that I do not comprehend

Discussion in 'Global Navigation Satellite Systems' started by cpm@well.com, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. Guest

    I have 3 gpss, a garmin III a III+ and a rino 120.

    I have stacks and stacks of waypoint data in those three
    gpss, and I've been saving it until I could find some software
    to pull them out with so I could collate the data.

    Why, oh why is it that I cannot figure out how to get programs
    such as gpsman, gpsdrive and the like to download the waypoints
    in the gps units?

    How in the heck do I do this?

    Thanks kindly in advance.

    --chipper
     
    , Feb 25, 2005
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  2. Guest

    Why don't you use the MapSource software that came with those GPSs?
     
    , Feb 25, 2005
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  3. Guest

    wrote:
    > I have 3 gpss, a garmin III a III+ and a rino 120.


    > I have stacks and stacks of waypoint data in those three
    > gpss, and I've been saving it until I could find some software
    > to pull them out with so I could collate the data.


    G7toWin is the simplest program for downloading waypoints.
    EasyGPS is more graphical. Both are free.

    EasyGPS http://www.topografix.com/products.asp
    G7toWin http://www.gpsinformation.org/ronh/

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    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
     
    , Feb 25, 2005
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  4. Guest

    wrote:
    > Why don't you use the MapSource software that came with those GPSs?


    Fair question.

    Sorry, I wasn't clear.
    The project I'm working on is totally unfunded aside from my own
    pocket.
    I'm using Linux. All the GIS products I've seen for other OSes seem
    to
    be not only hideously expensive, but terribly proprietary.
    As I am trying to do a community based project, I will be gathering
    data
    with the help of folks who also have NO MONEY. Therefore I am
    building the
    prototype model with Grass GIS ( http://grass.itc.it/ ) not only for
    the
    pricing point, but because I think it may turn out to be in the long
    run
    a very fine software package.

    No GPS vendor I've come across yet appears to even be aware that
    there is
    anything out there other than Microsoft software/Operating systems.

    --chipper

    And yes, the cost of only 1 license of XP-Pro is a monetary barrier,
    esp in
    view of the restrictive EULA.
     
    , Feb 25, 2005
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  5. Guest

    Hi Clarence;

    Thanks kindly for the response. As I stated above (and failed to
    state in my
    original post) I am not using Windows. Therefore these fine referrals
    aren't
    of much use to me.

    The software I have tried (and failed) to pull my mapping data with
    has been,
    gpsman and gpsdrive. Both are really nice, but I'll be darned if I
    can figure out
    how to convince them to use the waypoint data on the connected unit
    rather than
    from a file. They'll upload waypoints all you like. I'm sure they'll
    pull'em too, I am
    just too dense to figure out how.

    again, thanks.
     
    , Feb 25, 2005
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  6. Guest

    wrote:
    > Thanks kindly for the response. As I stated above (and failed to state
    > in my original post) I am not using Windows. Therefore these fine
    > referrals aren't of much use to me.


    http://gpspoint.dnsalias.net/gpspoint2/download/ Debian Linux.
    Supposed to be similar to G7toWin.

    What about G7toWin under Wine? I've seen postings that say it works.
    http://www.winehq.com/


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    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
     
    , Feb 25, 2005
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  7. Graham W Guest

    wrote:
    > Thanks kindly for the response. As I stated above (and failed to
    > state in my original post) I am not using Windows. Therefore these
    > fine referrals aren't of much use to me.


    You really can't find anyone with a windows machine to help you out with
    such a simple task?
     
    Graham W, Feb 26, 2005
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  8. Jan Ceuleers Guest

    On 25 Feb 2005 15:07:36 -0800, wrote:

    > Thanks kindly for the response. As I stated above (and failed to
    >state in my
    > original post) I am not using Windows. Therefore these fine referrals
    >aren't
    > of much use to me.


    Have you tried running the utilities others referred to on your Linux
    box using wine?
     
    Jan Ceuleers, Feb 26, 2005
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  9. Stan Gosnell Guest

    wrote in news:1109346333.287354.183360
    @o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com:

    > I have 3 gpss, a garmin III a III+ and a rino 120.
    >
    > I have stacks and stacks of waypoint data in those three
    > gpss, and I've been saving it until I could find some software
    > to pull them out with so I could collate the data.
    >
    > Why, oh why is it that I cannot figure out how to get programs
    > such as gpsman, gpsdrive and the like to download the waypoints
    > in the gps units?
    >
    > How in the heck do I do this?


    GPSBabel should do it for you. It will convert between almost anything,
    including Garmin GPSrs. It runs under Linux, and is a command-line program,
    freeware. It's available on Sourceforge.

    --
    Regards,

    Stan
     
    Stan Gosnell, Feb 26, 2005
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  10. Guest

    Stan Gosnell <> wrote:
    > GPSBabel should do it for you. It will convert between almost anything,
    > including Garmin GPSrs. It runs under Linux, and is a command-line
    > program, freeware. It's available on Sourceforge.


    Does GPSBabel download from a GPS, or only convert between files on disk?

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    Clarence A Dold - Hidden Valley (Lake County) CA USA 38.8,-122.5
     
    , Feb 26, 2005
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  11. Guest

    Graham W wrote:
    > wrote:
    > > Thanks kindly for the response. As I stated above (and failed to
    > > state in my original post) I am not using Windows. Therefore these
    > > fine referrals aren't of much use to me.

    >
    > You really can't find anyone with a windows machine to help you out

    with
    > such a simple task?



    Even if I could, it wouldn't make much difference. When the prototpye
    is finished,
    and moves into production, I'll be burning CDs and distributing them to
    various
    earth science k-12 programs and public libraries. There are just a few
    caveats
    in the Windows and windows related world that sort of keep folks from
    doing that.
     
    , Feb 27, 2005
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  12. Guest

    I'm sorry,
    I haven't yet made myself clear.

    I cannot use proprietary, closed source apps in this project.
     
    , Feb 27, 2005
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  13. Guest

    Well, from the given link, it says nothing at all about getting the
    data from the gps.

    This is really making me nutz. There is some very basic function that
    folks must
    be assumed to intuit concerning gps data. I can't find anything about
    getting waypoint data from the gps. Only putting waypoint data on the
    gps.

    Everyone else just is born knowing how to do this or something. I
    wasn't in class
    that day. ;)
     
    , Feb 27, 2005
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  14. Guest

    gpspoint eh?

    Looks good. Thanks for the clue!

    Take care,
    have fun
    --me
     
    , Feb 27, 2005
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  15. Jack Erbes Guest

    wrote:
    > Well, from the given link, it says nothing at all about getting the
    > data from the gps.
    >
    > This is really making me nutz. There is some very basic function that
    > folks must
    > be assumed to intuit concerning gps data. I can't find anything about
    > getting waypoint data from the gps. Only putting waypoint data on the
    > gps.
    >
    > Everyone else just is born knowing how to do this or something. I
    > wasn't in class
    > that day. ;)



    Some of the programs on this page would seem to have some potential for
    satisfying your needs:

    http://tuxmobil.org/navigation_gps.html

    A google search for "linux read gps data" will bring up that link and
    about 385,000 more. If you go through them all maybe you'll find what
    you are looking for.

    Jack

    --
    Jack Erbes in Ellsworth, Maine, USA - jackerbes at adelphia dot net
    (also receiving email at jacker at midmaine.com)
     
    Jack Erbes, Feb 27, 2005
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  16. Guest

    Gpspoint rocks!

    Perfect! Lightweight gps downloader.
    Thanks very much!
     
    , Feb 27, 2005
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  17. Nick Hopton Guest

    In a recent message
    <>,
    wrote.

    >I have 3 gpss, a garmin III a III+ and a rino 120.
    >
    >I have stacks and stacks of waypoint data in those three
    >gpss, and I've been saving it until I could find some software
    >to pull them out with so I could collate the data.
    >
    >Why, oh why is it that I cannot figure out how to get programs
    >such as gpsman, gpsdrive and the like to download the waypoints
    >in the gps units?
    >
    >How in the heck do I do this?

    [...]

    Perhaps GPSman might do this job. This allows you to download tracks and
    waypoints, edit them and even plot them onto scanned maps, if that is
    what you want to do. I've played with it under Mandrake 10.1 and find
    that like a lot of Linux applications you need to *learn* how to use it,
    unfortunately.

    www.ncc.up.pt/gpsman/

    Regards,
    Nick.
    --
    Nick Hopton and Anne Hopton
    Caversham, Reading, England
    <>
     
    Nick Hopton, Feb 28, 2005
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