F8 and a GPS -

subhodip biswas subhodip at fedoraproject.org
Wed Jul 2 17:56:52 UTC 2008

hi !

On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 10:24 PM, Bob Goodwin USA
<bobgoodwin at wildblue.net> wrote:
> I have a Magellan 3100 GPS device that came with a USB cable and a
> collection of Windows software on a CD.
> Is there an application for F8 that will permit me to communicate with it.
>  At first I thought I would just plug it in and extract coordinate
> information for my present position but it's not that easy.
> It would be even more convenient if I could list a destination address from
> the computer keyboard instead of using the little touch screen which doesn't
> really seem designed for normal human sized finger tips.
> It does show up on my XFCE desk top when plugged in and I can list some
> files, none of which seem to be usable in Linux.
> Can I do anything with it via Linux?

install gpsbabel ..

$ yum install gpsbabel

this is the best utility that you can get to communicate with your gps device .
If you are on mapping then use josm[1] to edit and create maps .

[1] http://josm.openstreetmap.de/

Subhodip Biswas

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