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    I am in the process of building my car pc, and I would like to include GPS navigation using one of the better software packages out there. However, I also would like to run a certain exe or macro whenever I am within a short distance from my house, while getting close.

    The only way to do this would be by looking at the GPS data and see where I am and see if I am leaving or approaching the house. Is this something some GPS software can do already? If not, would I be forced to chose between GPS nav and that functionality (I will write my own software) or can most GPS units be shared between the several software packages running? Thanks!

  • #2
    I would imagine, if you can program, which I can not, that you could take the data stream from the GPS and have it trigger events based on location etc. I don't think it would be all that hard.

    I think the issue is that if you are using the GPS data for your own little app, then u can't use it for traditional GPS apps
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    • #3
      I'm sure it'll be pretty simple to get something like this into AIMEE


      Garry
      Co-Developer of A.I.M.E.E
      www.aimee.cc

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      • #4
        Have a look at EvetS, google 'EvetS' and 'Speedcam'. IIRC This is a VB based program that triggers a sequence of Wav files when approaching a GATSO camera's GPS location... Maybe you could use this in some way, add your house as the only GPS location in a database and have it run a batch program or something...

        The guy who wrote this app is known as Goto10 on this forum... He maybe able to help you.

        John
        My Nissan 200SX @ Silverstone
        NOW SADLY WRITTEN OFF!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by EBFoxbat
          I think the issue is that if you are using the GPS data for your own little app, then u can't use it for traditional GPS apps
          A port splitter like GPSGate can create multiple virtual ports that can each feed a NMEA data stream to separate apps. I've already had MapPoint, Routis and my own little GPS app running at the same time.
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          • #6
            wow, very nice find! This is exactly what I am looking for.

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