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    OIC....so i guess the only option for that is still Route 66.

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    Updated the program on Monday, March 13, 7:15am. Changes are:
    * Most recent version of gpsd.
    * Speed is now in the name of the Placemark.
    * Detects if your GPS receiver loses the satellite signals, and displays "GPS Unavailable" as the name.
    * Data printed in dark green if signal is available, and last known data printed in red if satellite signal lost.

    Once again, you can download the software here.

    Have fun!
    Ravi

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    Mine was the first, granted I wrote in only days, and learned applescript along the way. It's hardly polshed but works:
    Google Earth for OSX

    Dude, perhaps we should have worked on this together considering you live 13 miles from me on the other side of Austin.
    Check out www.austinmodders.com, we have an active forum group of locals.

    The GPS network program looks much more effecient then the SerialX thing I found, but I also noticed SerialX was in the Zip file, is that still used?

    Is the source code in there? As I would like the impliment some of the things I have in my code such as movement of the camera based on speed.

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    Well I'll be! I didn't even notice that you lived in Austin too. I actually saw your script the day after I finished my program ... if I had seen it earlier I probably wouldn't have even worked on mine.

    The only thing I use SerialX for is to display the list of serial ports. I wish I could do this without using SerialX, but I hadn't used Applescript in like 10 years and couldn't figure out how to get it to list the contents of /dev/ .

    [edit: I figured out how to list serial ports without SerialX, so in future versions SerialX won't be required.]

    Anyways, I'm gonna do another update to my program in a bit, and will include the code with it then. It'd be cool to see what others want to add to it. One thing I do plan for the future is saving a track file so you can see a location history.

    If you do want to mess with the code, you'll need to download, compile, and install gpsd (see the first post for a link).

    Ravi

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    Hey folks,
    OK, I uploaded a new version. Fully commented source code is included now. If you make changes that you feel will be useful to others please inform me.

    Ravi

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    Hey could you by chance implement logging so i can be able to do the same as this:
    Carputer caught dealer "playing" in my car!
    just some kind of text log thats shows the long, lat, altitude, and speed. Then maybe even have an applescript that turns off the display so the techs dont know its running :P (but that is optional, i could just turn off the power to the screen)

    lol great work btw
    MacCar progress:
    Planning:-----> [||||||||||||||||||||] 70%
    Parts:---------> [||||||||||||||||||||] 0%
    Construction:-> [||||||||||||||||||||] 0%

    Car broken into... progress is basically zip...

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    I dont know if you would be interested but AMP is now Open Source and Aychamo is a really good guy. He writes his stuff in Xcode but im sure you can help him integrate this or even do it yourself and he will release it in a newer version. Go ahead and email him or PM him on this board...better yet post in his thread and talk to him about it. Im sure he would be more than happy to work on this with you.

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    update position?

    My GPS position loads but does not update as I move. Is there something I'm doing wrong?

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    Did you check the checkbox that shows up in GE? It won't continuously update unless you do.
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    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte View Post
    Did you check the checkbox that shows up in GE? It won't continuously update unless you do.
    Can you be more specific on where that box is located? I'm sure it must be right in front of me but I'm not locating it.

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