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    http://forums.chasenet.org//index.php?showtopic=8161
    I posted over at chasenet because the guys there are very good at this sort of thing but they are gonna need some assistance with the GPS. Can somebody volunteer to help out over there so we can get some really cool tracking software?

    Project description:
    client/server software
    the server on the carputer will connect directly to the client on your desktop via a free DNS (i.e. http://www.no-ip.com ) since most of us have dynamic IP's. On connection it will save your vehicles current position to the client and possibly enter it into a map so you can see where your car is. There can also be an option to download a history log of everywhere your car has been if you can get a connection for long enough. Live tracking like gpssecure should also be included but without the use of a separate server. This way your only relying on your own system and not someone elses server. I could see this being expanded into a full suite of remote vehicle control features. Think of the possibilities. starter kill, window control, door lock control, full gps tracking and on and on.
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    Sorry, I didnt realize that you had to be a member to view. Basically I'm trying to get some of the guys over there to write a client/server prog that where the server (carputer) will auto-connect to the client (desktop pc) and show current coordinates. If your intersested in helping out, create an account there and help out some of the guys. They are gonna need assistance as far as the nmea stuff goes because I don't think they are familiar with it. Here is a quote from the forum.

    Originally posted by nonamesremain1980
    I belong to a forum called http://www.mp3car.com which is all about getting computers to work in our cars. Most of these computers have GPS modules have NMEA output to give all sorts of info. (speed, coordinates, direction, etc.) There is some stuff out there that will upload the coordinates to someone elses server and allow you to log in remotely to view your vehicles position. The problem is, what happens when that server goes down? You can no longer track your vehicle if it is stolen. Secondly, it requires a constant internet connection via cell phone or something. What a lot of us are looking for is a reverse connection program similar to bifrost, flux, or assasin that will connect back to the client on our desktops and report current coordinates as the vehicle passes and connects to a wireless access point. They are all over the city andwith my mimo wireless card, it's always connecting. It wouldnt need any other features and it wouldnt even have to get passed firewalls and stuff. We can easily open up a port for it. And it doesnt have to inject into anything. I think it should be pretty easy with the exception of extracting the NMEA coordinates from the data. If you need help with that let me know. I hope someone feels ambitious enough to take this on. Please help.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by nonamesremain1980
      I belong to a forum called http://www.mp3car.com which is all about getting computers to work in our cars. Most of these computers have GPS modules have NMEA output to give all sorts of info. (speed, coordinates, direction, etc.) There is some stuff out there that will upload the coordinates to someone elses server and allow you to log in remotely to view your vehicles position. The problem is, what happens when that server goes down? You can no longer track your vehicle if it is stolen. Secondly, it requires a constant internet connection via cell phone or something. What a lot of us are looking for is a reverse connection program similar to bifrost, flux, or assasin that will connect back to the client on our desktops and report current coordinates as the vehicle passes and connects to a wireless access point. They are all over the city andwith my mimo wireless card, it's always connecting. It wouldnt need any other features and it wouldnt even have to get passed firewalls and stuff. We can easily open up a port for it. And it doesnt have to inject into anything. I think it should be pretty easy with the exception of extracting the NMEA coordinates from the data. If you need help with that let me know. I hope someone feels ambitious enough to take this on. Please help.
      Check my reply in the GPSSecure sub-forum. GPSSecure doesn't need a ocnstant internet connection to work.
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      -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
      -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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      • #4
        http://www.chasenet.org/home/news.php
        or specifically, http://www.chasenet.org/home/page.php?9 is a good example of the client/server software. Its very trusted and safe to download and play around with, but your antivirus will pick it up becasue after all, it is still a trojan. It just happens to be one that you are creating and controlling. There are no backdoors in any of their software. You can create a server and install it on your own machine. Its hard to remove server side but easy to do in the client. There is an option to uninstall in the client.
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        • #5
          This was a question asked at the other forum. Anybody wanna take a shot at it?
          Originally posted by MrJinxy
          Originally posted by nonamesremain1980
          I believe that most are USB. But I know that some are serial. In all the programs that utilize the GPS you have to specify a port. There is software that will split the port into multiple ports so that you can use your GPS software and still get coordinates into another program at the same time. The one that I use is called XPORT. Does this answer your question? I'm not sure what if usb is considered serial or not?? This one here is a very popular gps that people use. They are all NMEA compliant though.
          http://www.globalsat.com.tw/english/..._id=21&p_id=82
          Well USB is serial communication yeah, but not RS232 compliant. Does that receiver come with some kind of software that sets up a virtual COM port or something? Or do you know of an easy way to retrieve the NMEA data? If not you'd have to write some kind of app (possibly a driver) to talk directly to the GPS receiver via USB.
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          audigy
          Dual monitor Radeon
          802.11G Mimo
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          gps
          8" Lilliput touch screen
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          battery isolator
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          • #6
            Originally posted by n8scstm
            This was a question asked at the other forum. Anybody wanna take a shot at it?
            The drivers for your GPS receiver make the virtual port for you.
            AMD XP 2600+/512MB RAM/120GB hard drive
            Opus 150W/DVD/GPS/7" Lilliput TS/802.11g/Bluetooth
            Installed.


            -GPSSecure- - GPS Tracking
            -AltTabber2.2.2- - Handy touchscreen utility.

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            • #7
              MrJinxy at chasenet wrote a prog to get started that extracts the coordinates and speed data from the GPS. The only porblem is that it doesn't work when XPORT is enabled. Is there something special that needs to be in the code?
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              xm pcr
              dvd
              gps
              8" Lilliput touch screen
              IGuidance
              dual optimas
              battery isolator
              15" screen
              My Truck

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              • #8
                Credit goes to MRJinxy for finding this site.
                http://www.flashearth.com/
                Very nice alternative to maps.google.com
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                150 watt OPUS
                micro atx
                xp pro
                tv/radio tuner card
                audigy
                Dual monitor Radeon
                802.11G Mimo
                xm pcr
                dvd
                gps
                8" Lilliput touch screen
                IGuidance
                dual optimas
                battery isolator
                15" screen
                My Truck

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                • #9
                  I think GooPs is suposed to do this.

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                  something the same but different: http://briefnotion.250free.com/ Im thinking I should have called it Google Earth navigator.

                  Forum: http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=77830

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