Garmin GPS Receiver Utility
http://web.archive.org/web/20030812081752/http://map.from.net/pub/garmin.ipk Latest Garmin Utility Package
This is a .ipk file for installing the Garmin utility programs on a Zaurus SL-5500 PDA. It provides functions to read tracks from the Garmin GPS receiver into a file on the Zaurus, and to transfer waypoint lists between the devices. It is Java-based and runs under Jeode on the SL-5500.
This package operates as a command-line utility program. It requires the use of a shell. You might need to install konsole or an equivalent program before using this. Usage notes and additonal info are below (Using the Garmin Utility Program).
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This software is no longer undergoing development.
Using the Garmin Utility Program
The included script rungchat is used from a shell to start the program. All options are given from the command line:
rungchat action [ arg ] [ action [ arg ] ]... where: action [ arg ] is one of: -t trackfile Download active tracklog from Garmin GPSR to trackfile -ws wptfile Download all waypoints from Garmin GPSR to wptfile +ws wptfile Upload waypoints in wptfile to GPSR from wptfile -p Power off the GPSR Example: rungchat -ws today.wpt -t triptograndma.trk -p
The Garmin GPS receiver interface parameter must be set to "Garmin" before running this program.
The waypoint file format is compatible for use with the Map.From.Net program. Aircraft pilots may obtain waypoint and aviation data at avdata.from.net.
The track file format is useful for archival only at present. Utilities to import and display tracks on the Map.From.Net display, and to analyze tracks will be made available at a later date.
Free Packages Latest Zaurus Package is here http://web.archive.org/web/20030604082528/http://map.from.net/pub/mapfnet.ipk
This is a .ipk file for installing the Map.From.Net program on a Zaurus SL-5500 PDA. It is bundled with a map of a single county: the Borough of Manhattan in New York City. You may send a request for any single county in the United States for use with this evaluation package to email@example.com.
Upcoming releases of this packages will provide seamless accessability to the entire United States map.