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howtos:hardware:gps_devices [2012/11/08 13:50 (UTC)]
markush [Further Reading]
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 ====== GPS-devices ====== ====== GPS-devices ======
  
 ===== Overview ===== ===== Overview =====
  
-GPS stands for **G**lobal **P**ositioning **S**ystem. GPS-devices (also refered ​to as GPS-receiver) provide the user with his/her geographic coordinates. +GPS stands for **G**lobal **P**ositioning **S**ystem. GPS devices (also referred ​to as GPS receivers) provide the user with his/her geographic coordinates. 
-I'm using a Garmin Etrex Legend HCxmy expriences ​in this howto refer to this device, but it should also work at least for any Garmin-GPS-receiver.+I'm using a Garmin Etrex Legend HCxmy experiences ​in this HOWTO refer to this device, but it should also work at least for any Garmin GPS receiver.
  
 ===== Software ===== ===== Software =====
  
-I'm mostly using gpsbabelthis commandlinetool ​can retrieve and send data from/to a GPS-device. There'​s also qlandkartegt which can deal with the data provided by the GPS-receiver. Both are available via slackbuilds.org+I'm mostly using gpsbabelthis command line tool can retrieve and send data from/to a GPS device. ​\\ 
 +There'​s also qlandkartegt which can deal with the data provided by the GPS receiver. ​ \\ 
 +Both are available via [[http://​www.slackbuilds.org|SlackBuilds.org]]
  
 ===== Connecting the Device ===== ===== Connecting the Device =====
  
-When the GPS-device is connected to the computer, it becomes recognized as an USB-device by udev and the module garmin_gps is loaded. In most cases the module will not work for us. Fortunately gpsbabel comes with it'​s ​own driversthe module garmin_gps is not needed. On my Computer ​I've blacklisted it in /​etc/​modprobe.d/​blacklist.conf+When GPS device is connected to the computer, it becomes recognized as USB device by udev and the module garmin_gps is loaded. In most cases the module will not work for us. Fortunately gpsbabel comes with its own drivers ​so the module garmin_gps is not needed. On my computer ​I've blacklisted it in /​etc/​modprobe.d/​blacklist.conf
  
 ===== udev-rules ===== ===== udev-rules =====
  
-If you want to access the device as a non-root user, the following udev-rule allows users who are member ​of the //plugdev//-group to access the GPS-device.+If you want to access the device as a non-root user, the following udev rule allows users who are members ​of the //plugdev// group to access the GPS device.
 <​code>#​ /​etc/​udev/​rules.d/​51-garmin.rules <​code>#​ /​etc/​udev/​rules.d/​51-garmin.rules
 ATTR{idVendor}=="​091e",​ ATTR{idProduct}=="​0003",​ MODE="​666",​ GROUP="​plugdev"</​code>​ ATTR{idVendor}=="​091e",​ ATTR{idProduct}=="​0003",​ MODE="​666",​ GROUP="​plugdev"</​code>​
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 ===== Sending Data to the Device ===== ===== Sending Data to the Device =====
  
-As an example here the code which transfers a gpx waypoint-file to a Garmin-GPS-device.+As an example here is the code which transfers a gpx waypoint file to a Garmin GPS device.
 <​code>​gpsbabel -i gpx -f $file -o garmin -F usb:</​code>​ <​code>​gpsbabel -i gpx -f $file -o garmin -F usb:</​code>​
  
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-* Originally written by [[wiki:​user:​markush | User Markus Hutmacher]] ​+* Originally written by [[wiki:​user:​markush | Markus Hutmacher]] ​
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