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    Utility needed - Save Location

    I'm in need of a pretty simple piece of utility software.

    Basically, it would be used to write a line of text to a .csv file in a user-specified format. The line of text would, at a bare minimum, contain a name, longitude and latitude. Also, the utility could be set to include additional user-entered data, such as a street address, phone number, notes, etc.

    The options for the program would be fairly simple:
    • GPS comm port/baud rate (NMEA data)
    • Folder to write file to
    • Filename to write file to
    • Include header line (option)
    • Data input format (see below)


    The program would need 3 buttons during normal operation:
    1. Save Location - This would temporarily store the current gps coordinates into memory. The coordinates would be written to the text file after doing all data entry. The reason for the temp-storing would be if you moved the vehicle after hitting the 'Save' button. It would also prompt you for the user-defined inputs at this time.
    2. Refresh - This would refresh the current GPS data.
    3. Cancel - You guessed it - cancel the operation


    The user defined data would be set up something like this:
    %lng,%lat,%1 (%3),"%2,%3,%4,%5,%6"
    Written line: %lng,%lat,Name (City),"Street address,City,State,Phone,Notes"
    %lng & %lat - These are retrieved from the GPS
    %1 - %5 (maybe allow up to 9) - These are the defined entries. In this example:
    %1 = Name
    %2 = Street Address
    %3 = City (written twice, asked for input once)
    %4 = State
    %5 = Phone
    %6 = Notes

    When prompted for the inputs (%1-%9), the program would ask for Name for %1, Address for %2, etc, as defined in the setup options.

    I've got an addon for Centrafuse that already does this, but I'm needing a standalone app for it so that I'm not tied to one frontend.

    Also, I use GPSGate, so there's no issues with creating extra comm ports as needed.

    The program could be setup to either run as a single-run (use it, write the data, exit) format or could stay resident in the task-bar after writing the data. I normally use it once, maybe twice per day.

    Now - does anyone feel like taking this on?

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    +1

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    I can't afford a lot, meaning the less it costs, the better it is

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    Just FYI, unless you find someone here who has the same interest in that program, the programming skill to write it, and the kindness to share it, you're not gonna get it for cheap. You don't want to know how much I'd charge for something of that sort.
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    No worries - I can always continue to use the free one that I have for Centrafuse.

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    PM me an offer and i'll see what i can do

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    lol fine-you can make the first offer then :P

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