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    New project: GPS Interface

    Dear all,

    I'm planning on working on a GPS interface. This is intended to be a supplement to the existing software out there. Therefore it's intended that you will need a com port splitter (software).

    The GPS software will have the following functionality:

    - Digital Speedo
    * Dial / Digital
    * Kph / Mph / Knots
    - Tacometer / Tripometer
    - Heading
    - Satalite status
    - Speed Alert
    - Screen Gamma change based on location & sunset time
    - Volume control based on speed
    - Positional data logging for black box / third party use (veihcle tracking).

    Any other thoughts on functionality? Note that I don't intend to have any interface into any navigation / mapping software (e.g. Routis, Mappoint).

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    Well, yeah I agree. I kind of thought that if I threw everything in including the kitchen sink, then less people would hound me for new functionality once it's written and distributed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skippy76
    Well, yeah I agree. I kind of thought that if I threw everything in including the kitchen sink, then less people would hound me for new functionality once it's written and distributed!
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    Thats why I just use a garmin handheld gps for most those items, gives me all I need. Speed limit changes so often for most roads I just leave it off in my software. Still seems like a good idea though.

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    I don't know about anyone else, but the only GPS splitter software I have found that survives standby is GPSGate (which costs) and sometimes, weirdly it lags behind and spurts out data that's a minute old - which is why I have stopped using it.

    If you're going to make this software, what are you're thoughts on adding a GPS Splitter driver with standby support built in to the software?

    Also, if you are going to have it log tracks, I would suggest to an ODBC data source - so people could log to an access database all the way upto MySQL/MSDE/SQL2000 - whatever they want - that way it would be easy to make a plug in to syncronise the data somewhere else, or re-use the data in another program
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    Not that I wouldn't prefer and nicer looking interface for the functionality, such as large digital guages, I feel like much of the things you listed are included in iguidance v2.0.

    I know it inlcudes:
    Digital Speedo
    * Dial / Digital
    * Kph / Mph / Knots
    - Tacometer / Tripometer
    - Heading -no
    - Satalite status
    - Speed Alert
    - Screen Gamma change based on location & sunset time -no
    - Volume control based on speed -no
    - Positional data logging for black box / third party use (veihcle tracking). (maybe)

    but I'll still support you. I live extra guages. Thats why I love my OBDII interface.

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    Isn't there an app that creates a comport based on data provided over IP? If so, I could supply data over an IP connection.
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    mykolJay: I'm not really sure how usable iguidance is with touch screens. The idea of me creating this is we can easily meet the demands of mp3car.com users. For example, people want to write car tracking systems. This would greatly reduce the development time for them as they would not need to create the GPS system, they would just need to interface to the database.
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    I would love an app that simply decodes location/speed/heading etc into a stream I can pipe into a perl script that I can then parse and send messages to Girder for whatever even I want.. This would make things like speed related volume adjusment, on screen messages, etc, easily doable and customizable.

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