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I'm becoming quite interested in Global Positioning Systems and was wondering if anyone could tell me a little about the software involved. I'm guessing that in order to make some GPS software you'd have to build a GPS receiver from scratch and program the chip set yourself. Does anyone know of any open source projects along these lines that aren't too advnaced?

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Sounds like a BIG project.
Some of the GPS manufacturers provide doc for the interface to their hardware.
Garmin and Magellan and maybe Furino(?).
I've written software using these interfaces to run over a serial port connection to upload and download waypoints, routes and tracklogs between the GPS and my PC. I've used it for several seasons when cruising.
 
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If you're interested, you can download my program from the bottom of the page:
http://users.mo-net.com/normandpaula/TrackLogs.html
It's in a zip.
 
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