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 Post subject: Linux Navigation and Trip Planning software
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:08 pm 
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I've been searching for quite a while for a decent navigation program for linux (sort of like the equivalent of Microsoft's Streets and Trips) only to find mostly half-baked and abandoned projects strewn about the internet.

I recently came across Navit, http://wiki.navit-project.org/index.php/Main_Page, which uses maps from the Open Street Map project. This has worked pretty well for me although the UI and location finder leaves much to be desired.

I'm just wondering if anybody uses or knows of something else and how well it works for them.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:58 pm 
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http://www.lordsutch.com/chris/routeplanner.html

I found that after a single search via Google. Unfortunately, it appears to be the only thing of substance too. The next item found in the search was this thread. :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:34 am 
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I know TomTom devices run on linux but the navigation software itself is closed source and they don't make it available otherwise.

I personally dont care if such a program is open source or just a binary blob like google earth, but I would gladly pay a reasonable amount for a decent navigation/planner program with gps support if that were the case.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:42 am 
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Google Earth makes a Linux version too. It's listed right on their download page. Maybe give that a shot in the meantime?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:55 pm 
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OMG.... I'm already about to get my arse fired for playing with Google Earth and street view as we speak!
Now you're telling me I can play on da Linux too!!! WooT!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:56 pm 
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I'm surprised you guys didn't know about this as Google actually released the Linux versions before the Windows ones, betas included. It was an Epic First!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:58 pm 
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bigtoyota479 wrote:
Google Earth makes a Linux version too. It's listed right on their download page. Maybe give that a shot in the meantime?
I have used that too but they don't offer gps support in the Linux version. That and I don't usually have the internet connection needed to download the images while traveling on the road.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:59 pm 
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SpaceBison wrote:
bigtoyota479 wrote:
Google Earth makes a Linux version too. It's listed right on their download page. Maybe give that a shot in the meantime?
I have used that too but they don't offer gps support in the Linux version. That and I don't usually have the internet connection needed to download the images while traveling on the road.
Run the Windows version through Wine?


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Try GPSDrive? http//gpsdrive.de

I have no experience with it myself but it's in the Ubuntu software list.


Car navigation system
Map-based navigation system that displays the current position provided by a GPS receiver on a zoomable map. Maps can be downloaded from different map providers or rendered on-the-fly using the OpenStreetMap dataset.
Route planning, optionally with spoken directions, is supported through waypoints.

Homepage: http://gpsdrive.de


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:09 pm 
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Or just buy a GPS device?

<$100

http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1236730151/ ... 5000-10000


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