Plug-In Request: Nav/GPS "trip log"
I'm a consultant, and track my mileage everyday between my home office and client sites for the tax deduction. It would be handy to have a plug-in that worked like the 'trip set' on your odometer, but would log the information for download/transfer later.
For example, before starting a trip, you'd hit a "Start logging" button. Then get a drop-down of perhaps user-defined options like "Personal", "Business", a client name or other reason/purpose for the trip. When you're done logging, you go back to the plug-in and click "Stop logging".
The data would be saved to a simple XML or comma-delimited file for easy import into an Excel spreadsheet or other application.
Some handy fields would be:
Trip Start Time
Trip End Time
Distance Travelled (total miles)
Average Moving Speed
Overall Average Speed
Moving Time (minutes)
Stopped Time (minutes)
Total Travel/Trip Time
Maybe this data is something that can be nabbed, parsed and/or calculated from existing log files from one's Nav software.
I did some research and it sounds like the Garmin's and TomTom's have a similar feature, though I don't know if the data is exportable.
FYI: I use iGuidance v2.0.