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    I want to send the GPS Signal to the internet

    Hi everyone!

    I start developing a Internet based sofware for my new nice CAR-PC.
    It should give me via speech output Traffic, Weather and other News.
    I want to take the GPS Signal logfile and send it the last Position to my server.
    There he will show my local Wheater, Trafficreport etc...

    Only Problem ist so far how to send the GPS Data automaticly into the Web.


    Stefan (Germany) VIAM10000/256/20/DVD/WLAN/GPRS/D-Link/Xenarc/

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    Welcome to MP3Car.

    Your saying your software will download the information via WiFi and then you can have it say it during the trip?
    And then automatically update and keep the most up to date info each time you get a Internet connection?

    For Germany only?

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    gpsd under linux does exactly this.
    opens the serial port and allows others to connect to it via tcp/ip sockets, sends nmea data through the socket.
    I don't need no stinkin' startup-shutdown controller... That's what journalized filesystems are for...
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    Power,

    You may want to try this question over in the Software Development forum. You will probably get more replies. Lot's of good SW guys over there.
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    While we're on the subject. One thing that i've always dreamed of is something of that nature. Wouldn't it be so cool if we had a network for reporting information to eachother - particularly Police hidindg (like the Speedtrap registry website but better), as well as accidents, construction, etc. You could click a button and upload coordinates from the GPS to a central server that could link to a mapping program and warn you when you're approaching an event. I'm sure it will happen one day, if it's not being done already. Probably first with constructions and accident alerts (traffic.com type stuff!) and eventually some a-hole like me will build a speedtrap network. I probably won't be the a-hole cause I just don't know enough to pull it off.

    Maybe one day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by swzine
    Wouldn't it be so cool if we had a network for reporting information to eachother - particularly Police hidindg (like the Speedtrap registry website but better), as well as accidents, construction, etc. You could click a button and upload coordinates from the GPS to a central server that could link to a mapping program and warn you when you're approaching an event. Maybe one day...
    Yeah, we had this thirty years ago. It was called CB Radio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wi77iam
    Yeah, we had this thirty years ago. It was called CB Radio.


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    Quote Originally Posted by swzine
    While we're on the subject. One thing that i've always dreamed of is something of that nature. Wouldn't it be so cool if we had a network for reporting information to eachother - particularly Police hidindg (like the Speedtrap registry website but better), as well as accidents, construction, etc. You could click a button and upload coordinates from the GPS to a central server that could link to a mapping program and warn you when you're approaching an event. I'm sure it will happen one day, if it's not being done already. Probably first with constructions and accident alerts (traffic.com type stuff!) and eventually some a-hole like me will build a speedtrap network. I probably won't be the a-hole cause I just don't know enough to pull it off.

    Maybe one day...
    I too have pondered this idea. I would like to create real time speed trap database. It's still years off but once wireless Internet access becomes more widespread, it's sure to be a winner!

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    Get the T-Mobile Color Sidekick, I hear you can use it as a wireless 56k modem and upload GPS coordinates and anything else back to your home server, etc...

    What would be cool is to make a small GPS device that blue tooth's into any phone 10m away and uploads it's position to you, that way if you car gets stolen, all that has to happen is one of the car-stripper guys has a bluetooth phone and Bingo You know where it is, kind of like passive Lo-Jack !

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    Yea I really like this idea. They have something like this for UK but nothing for US

    http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews10818.html

    Plus it doesn't plug into the computer. I did a google search for USB GPS and only one item was really relevatant and it was for the UK. The USB connection only was for updating the new Speed traps
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