New GPS & Gentoo?
On Fri, 2010-05-21 at 15:42 +0000, James wrote:
> > * Online searching
> usb and bluetooth, should interact with PC (running Gentoo?)
maybe. Sometimes they only tether with mobiles, but then you can make
your laptop look like a mobile by altering the device class
in /etc/bluetooth/hcid.conf I think.
> > * Camera with geotagging
> I did not see this anywhere, do tell me more....
Only seen it on the off-road or hiking models. The inbuilt camera
automatically tags your location into the exif data (as well as date,
time, etc). You can then upload it to the right spot on google maps
without you having to locate where you were at the time. The photo also
comes up as an icon on the map next time you go by.
> I was not looking for a GPS with wifi, although that would be
> keen, in lieu of pay for usage based services. I was looking for
> "points of interest" on the GPS device, with a "free wifi" GPS
> guide location. Surely something like this exist for mobile
> laptops, or do folks run some scanning package to find free wifi
> locations. A GPS coordinate registry for free wifi is more
> what I'm looking for. Very cool if it's built in or easily addable
> to the Garmin 1490T.
ah, I see. No doubt there is free wifi POI you can download. In my
experience, free WIFI doesn't determine where I go. If it's free when I
get there, then good, otherwise I'm there anyway!
Iain Buchanan <iaindb at netspace dot net dot au>
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