FreeBSD and Sat Navs

Stacey Roberts stacey at vickiandstacey.com
Fri Nov 24 18:40:47 GMT 2006


Hello Dave,

On Fri, 24 Nov 2006, Dave Gallagher wrote:

> I've decided I need (want!!) a Sat. Nav.
> 
> I'll not go into all the gory details of why the sudden decision other than to 
> moan about "Clear" road atlases only being "clear" because they left out all 
> the small villages which doesn't make them much use when it's a small village 
> one is trying to find.
> 
> Anyway, I've got no idea what sat nav systems are available or why they might 
> need to be attached to a PC at times or if there's any benefit to it being 
> attachable to a PC.
> 
> So, instead of going off and finding dozens if not hundreds of different deals 
> I thought I'd start by asking if anyone here uses one and if it's worth 
> looking for one which can be updated/adjusted/fiddled with or whatever via 
> FreeBSD.

Well.., there *is* a port that interacts with the Garmin models - see:

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/url.cgi?ports/comms/garmin-utils/pkg-descr

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Stacey

> 
> I assume they can all work perfectly fine standalone without ever coming 
> within spitting distance of a PC, but many seem to have USB connectors, 
> bluetooth, memory cards etc so would like to make sure I don't end up with a 
> pig in a poke.
> 
> Money *is* an object in this case. :-)
> -- 
> Dave
> 
> 
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