Talk:Making Tracks with Homebrew-ware

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Getting the Date/ module

I've been looking to get the script working.. after a few hours of hunting i managed to get the script in question... too long really. We could do with a downloads section. The script fails to run, however, on my machine;

Can't locate Date/ in @INC (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/perl/5.8.7 /usr/local/share/perl/5.8.7 /usr/lib/perl5 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/perl/5.8 /usr/share/perl/5.8 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at ./ line 651. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at ./ line 651.

My understanding of perl is minimal, but as far as i can see it is missing at least one perl module.... which one(s) are required and can they be downloaded from CPAN or elsewhere ? (by Flashtek)

on Debian it is called libdate-manip-perl.. Or you can download it from CPAN. If you want to download the source read Getting The Source Erik Johansson 15:07, 10 Aug 2006 (BST) (you can sign your posts with four tildes (~) in a row)
Some general CPAN references for user: Flashtek:
Teratornis 02:49, 11 Aug 2006 (BST)

Thanks for that little tip...

My Q'n'D script to rip from gpsd and convert to gpx

My scripts site, contains a script for the above

Flash 11:33, 11 Aug 2006 (BST)

PDA editor?

Not sure if I'm understanding this correctly, but it looks like I should be able to record tracks on my phone easily enough (Windows Mobile 5.1, using a bluetooth GPS receiver which appears as a serial port and emits what look like NMEA-formatted strings at regular intervals).

However, it looks like I then need to use a PC-based editor to turn my tracks into actual map edits. This is OK for now, but once I start travelling I won't have a PC to do this part of the task. Is there an actual map editor available for windows mobile, or will I need to write my own?


A video tutorial would be useful. Naming roads on the fly could be easier then afterwards?

JNY to GPX conversion

I had some issues with converting journey log file (JNY extension) from BSGPS software to GPX file. Is there any other way I can do it? JNY file stores GPS and time information in each lines like below:

2007-09-11 19:41:44,50,082207,19,998195,0,00 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:45,50,082207,19,998195,0,00 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:46,50,082207,19,998195,0,00 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:47,50,082207,19,998195,0,00 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:48,50,082243,19,998232,3,61 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:49,50,082240,19,998253,3,54 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:50,50,082235,19,998270,2,51 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:51,50,082235,19,998270,2,51 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:52,50,082230,19,998285,0,60 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:53,50,082228,19,998290,1,47 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:54,50,082223,19,998303,3,49 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:55,50,082210,19,998327,6,44 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:56,50,082185,19,998355,8,81 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:57,50,082150,19,998378,10,28 MPH,,0,00
2007-09-11 19:41:58,50,082107,19,998392,11,57 MPH,,0,00

GPSbabel does not recognize it as its CSV file. Does anybody know syntax of any CSV format known by GPSbabel?

DrJolo 11:32, 13 September 2007 (BST)

Just open BSGPS, click File > Export > To GPX Format > Journey Log Then a new window pops up, select your Journey file (.jny) and load it, then specify the outout file (.gpx) and save it

Mhampicke 23:05, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Page per app

Would it be worth having a separate page for each application where it could be described in detail as to how it can be used for OSM? Use could be made of categories to tie things together. I think there should also be a summary table to show the features of each app. Steevc 12:32, 17 September 2007 (BST)

GPGGA (NEMA) to GPX converter

I have written a small python-script to convert the data from the Glopus-software i have to use with my GPS to GPX so i can import it in JOSM. This may be useful for others. Maybe i could put a link in the wiki...

It is free software and you can get it here: [1]

Nokia free GPS software

I've updated the section on Nokia sports Traker and added a link to the free photo geotagging software -- TomJ 1320, 14 Feb 2008

Recommend change of page name

The current page name 'Making Tracks with Homebrew-ware' should be renamed to reflect its content more clearly. A suggested title could be 'Software for recording GPS data'. Ronrib 01:02, 28 February 2008 (UTC)

Agree. I volunteer tho execute that, but who is up to make the decision? -- Erik Lundin 19:28, 6 May 2008 (UTC)


gpsbabel seems to keep time data with the following:

 gpsbabel -w -i gpsdrivetrack -f INFILE -x transform,trk=wpt -o gpx -F OUTFILE


The kismet part could use a pointer to the source of the script. Koos 22:19, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

Windows CE

What about Windows CE? Is there any software for Windows CE?

Why the word "homebrow-ware"?

What does it mean? Open source that you might compile yourself?

Why not just use the term "software"? Does it matter how you record your tracks?

Actually there also exist a software page that overlap this subject

--Henriko 15:37, 4 April 2009 (UTC)

Cleanup Request

This page has

  • to be renamed
  • details concerning the tools has to be extracted and merged with Software subpages
  • shortened

--!i! 10:15, 11 August 2010 (BST)

We decided to take a per page based approach so all software becomes it's own page and is collected using a crawler. See here: Software/Mobile_phones#Cleanup_Request --!i! 09:01, 20 August 2010 (BST)