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.
This web site provides access to an aviation database via SQL (we use mySQL) which is based on data obtained from the publicly available files maintained by the FAA.
No representation is made regarding its accuracy or suitability for flight planning. This interface is provided for the convenience of the public for any purpose.
If you are a pilot, it remains your responsibility to verify all data with authoritative sources prior to using it for flight planning.
If you agree that the maintainer of this site bears no liability or responsibility for the safety of your flights, then you may access the database here.
Waypoints along a Route There is also a facility which uses the database to selectively extract waypoints along a route, and present them in a format suitable for loading into your GPS receiver. That facility is here. Airman Data This database also contains three tables (airman, tickets, ratings) which comprise the publicly available FAA data on licensing. This information is not guaranteed to be current or complete. Some licensees have chosen to be excluded from the publicly-available data set. Some background information on the files from which this was obtained are here.
Requirements for Running Map.From.Net Mapper
The Map.From.Net mapper program is a Java program. As such, it requires a Java Virtual Machine with adequate memory, file and display capacity to display the maps in use. Additionally, to support the NMEA (GPS) function, it must have access to a serial port which reads NMEA GPGLL reports from an appropriate device at 4800 baud. Future versions of the program will support more varied NMEA and proprietary position reporting formats and modes.
For the initial release, this configuration is verified to work properly: Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 palmtop computer running Insignia JVM with Qtopia 128MB SD or CF memory expansion Garmin etrex GPS receiver with serial cable SL-5500 serial cable null-modem and gender-mender DB-9 connectors
The program has also been tested with the Sun Java SDK 1.3.1 environment under Red Hat Linux 7.1.