hjp: projects: gps

GPS stuff

I recently (in July 2008) bought an Openmoko Freerunner. Since that has a GPS and tangoGPS can be used to continually (1 sample per second) record the position in a tracefile, I've started to play around with it a bit.

Some random observations:

Open Street Maps

I played a bit around with open street maps, and wrote a small perl script to draw a trace onto a map. The tiles are automatically downloaded from t@h.

Here are a few samples:

motorbike tour 20080907
motorbike tour 20080913