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drakecoldwinter
post Aug 17 2006, 11:26 AM
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Is there somewhere a list of compatible CF GPS cards for Zaurus ? I am looking over ebay and sometimes some GPS cards go out for only 30$ but I don't grab them out of fear of not working under Zaurus (I use cacko 1.23 on a 3100) I know that the software support is very weak and poor, but even them I'm interested in the GPS card as I know is only a matter of time before someone adapts Tom Tom Go or something like that.

So my question is, can I grab any GPS CF card and use it or I need to check for special drivers for the zaurus in wich case where can I find a compatible list?

thank to all.
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pelrun
post Feb 10 2008, 08:40 PM
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There aren't any real model variations as far as the Z is concerned; you really only need to choose based on chipset(go MTK or SiRFStarIII) and price. Any USB GPS 'mouse' will present itself as a USB serial device to the kernel*, and will spit out NMEA data when opened. And everything understands NMEA.

Installing gpsd is a good bet; many linux gps utilities use it, although most can be configured to read the GPS serial device directly.

(* there's a chance that the USB serial chipset might be unrecognised by linux, but I think support is getting very good these days...)

The bluetooth GPS units are essentially identical; but use a BT serial link instead of a USB one.
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post Feb 11 2008, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE(pelrun @ Feb 11 2008, 03:40 PM) *
Any USB GPS 'mouse' will present itself as a USB serial device to the kernel*, and will spit out NMEA data when opened.
(* there's a chance that the USB serial chipset might be unrecognised by linux, but I think support is getting very good these days...)


I don't think there's really any standard for serial over usb, so you need a driver for whatever is in your device. For example, to use an itrek-z1 over usb under linux you need the cp2101 driver in the kernel.

QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Aug 9 2007, 01:37 PM) *
What I want is:

-USB (not bluethooth)
-Works well with pdaXrom
-The ability to upload data to Google Earth or a similar app ( not compiled yet is OK)
-Externally powered would be nice, or not too draining on the battery


You should check out the itrek-z1, it outputs NMEA over usb and bluetooth, is self-powered (with solar panel for extra life), can records tracks itself, and there's java software to config the device and download tracks over usb and convert into a kml google earth file.
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drakecoldwinter   Gps For Zaurus   Aug 17 2006, 11:26 AM
Jon_J   Ambicom CF-GPS card works well on my C3100 using C...   Aug 18 2006, 02:13 PM
BarryW   I think the Pharos igps with the cf adapter will w...   Aug 18 2006, 03:15 PM
zeigerpuppy   I am looking for a gps solution that is external t...   Oct 23 2006, 06:31 PM
BarryW   QUOTE(zeigerpuppy @ Oct 23 2006, 05:31 PM)I a...   Oct 23 2006, 07:18 PM
Capn_Fish   Kind of an old thread, but what do people recommen...   Aug 8 2007, 06:37 PM
louigi600   Hum .... those are 2 questions really .... the map...   Aug 9 2007, 12:03 AM
Capn_Fish   I don't need navigation. Sorry, I'm kind o...   Aug 9 2007, 07:06 AM
louigi600   snoop around in the forums ... I've forgotten ...   Aug 10 2007, 01:56 AM
Capn_Fish   Once again looking into GPSs, so, any more suggest...   Feb 10 2008, 07:48 PM
pelrun   There aren't any real model variations as far ...   Feb 10 2008, 08:40 PM
gojira   QUOTE(pelrun @ Feb 11 2008, 03:40 PM) Any...   Feb 11 2008, 06:41 PM
pelrun   QUOTE(gojira @ Feb 12 2008, 12:41 PM) I d...   Feb 11 2008, 09:17 PM
gojira   QUOTE(pelrun @ Feb 12 2008, 04:17 PM) I t...   Feb 12 2008, 04:22 AM
pelrun   QUOTE(gojira @ Feb 12 2008, 10:22 PM) if ...   Feb 12 2008, 02:21 PM
Capn_Fish   So basically if I go and find the cheapest USB GPS...   Feb 11 2008, 04:34 AM
jpmatrix   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 11 2008, 01:34 PM) ...   Feb 11 2008, 08:31 AM
pelrun   Yup. All the usb gps mice should be quite cheap th...   Feb 11 2008, 07:27 AM
Capn_Fish   Awesome. Thanks!   Feb 11 2008, 09:56 AM
jpmatrix   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 11 2008, 06:56 PM) ...   Feb 11 2008, 12:17 PM
Capn_Fish   http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E1...   Feb 11 2008, 02:10 PM
Capn_Fish   The latest GPS I'm looking at (cheaper, same c...   Feb 11 2008, 07:37 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 11 2008, 10:37 PM) ...   Feb 19 2008, 02:31 PM
Blake   FWIW I have a Pharos Bluetooth iGPS working with m...   Feb 14 2008, 11:46 PM


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