Posts with the tag GPS

Magellan explorist GC

As soon as the device is powered on, it starts recording your track. The tracks are then stored GPX files in the Tracks folder.

Using OSM Maps (costs money)

With software version 2.15, you can use OSM maps but you should replace the basemap first.


as found on the product...

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Garmin Forerunner 305 with Linux

Important Links: product website | firmware upgrades

My unit ID: 3334620240, Training Center S/N: TC42019554, # on the package: 13V036569

Key Combinations and Special Modes

  • Service Mode: Starting the FR305 up whilst pressing the [Enter] button enters the unit into a "test" sequence. source
  • Soft Reset press at the same time:...

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Get BT747 to work via Bluetooth with QStarz BT-Q1000P

Pair the device with Mac OS X and open BT747 then connect to the manually entered: /dev/tty.iBT-GPS-SPPSlave



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Install QlandkarteGT

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mms-prodeia/ppa
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install qlandkartegt

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GMapCatcher - an Offline Maps Viewer

update 2011-03: Google Maps is no longer supported.
GMapCatcher is an offline maps viewer. It downloads CloudMade, OpenStreetMap or Google Map tiles automatically, display them using a specific GUI. User can view the maps while offline.

get svn version

cd ~/Downloads
svn checkout gmapcatcher



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Install Google Earth - using the Medibuntu Repositories

The Medibuntu repository offers you a coolection of software that is not free and can therefore not be shipped with the standard distribution of Ubuntu linux. This example shows you how you can use Medibuntu to install google earth.

Add Medibuntu to your repositories (this is just one line!):


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sudo aptitude install merkaartoor

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JOSM Java OpenStreetMap Editor



Tested Version

To install the tested (stable) version of JOSM, get the JOSM log...

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