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GPS meanderings

2002-12-10 03:09:53+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

I'd asked about GPS stuff a while back, and recently got the serial cable that lets me download data. So I've now got some interesting scribbles on my computer, and I'm trying to figure out what to do with them. In the "these memes always break all at once" department, Jerry Halstead has started carrying one around and is coming up with some interesting Rorschach tests. For those of you interested in diddling with this on your own, I had "out of the box" success with GPS::Garmin.

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#Comment made: 2002-12-10 08:01:56+00 by: topspin

Though you're likely well beyond this point, this site explains the data in detail.

I bought a Magellan cheap [clearanced at WalMart] for my Visor Pro. I've watched it track me down the road and such, but I've not thought about drawing with it. I suppose the next step is to purposely create images. Particularly neat would be making "where is this" maps with clues coming from "walked" or "driven" images or letters.

Until I get topo software for it, however, I'll just keep using mine for a less sophisticated purpose... simply recording coordinates where I take interesting digital pics... unless I'm in a boudoir.

#Comment made: 2002-12-10 14:53:22+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Oh, great. My psychiatrist is going to be really happy with THAT meme...

"Look at these and tell me the first thing that comes to your mind."

"...A tour around Niagra Falls."

"...The morning commute."

"...Eating at Taco Bell and making a run for the toilet."

#Comment made: 2002-12-13 22:10:53+00 by: Carmen

Here's a link to people with a GPSR and some time on their hands: http://www.gpsdrawing.com I especially like http://www.gpsdrawing.com/Gallery/nbutterlfy.htm and http://www.gpsdrawing.com/Gallery/oxdon.htm