[ILUG] GPS Software and maps.
tim at birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie
Fri Dec 16 18:07:29 GMT 2005
On Fri 16 Dec 2005 16:41, Niall O Broin wrote:
> > Hi, i'm looking to see if there is any decent GPS software for Linux?
> > something that is suitable for use in-car..
> > and.. from what i can see on line Ireland is mapped very badly
> Au contraire - Ireland is mapped very well. We have the occupation by
> our neighbours to thank for the groundwork. However, this data is not
> freely available. It IS available, but it is not cheap.
I was up in Ordnance Survey in the Phoenix Park a few weeks ago,
and I saw that they were selling CDs with map data reasonably cheaply
(around 50 euro, IIRC).
I didn't look closely, as I was not interested in that,
but my impression was that a single CD covered an area like a county.
I don't know how easy it is to use this data with GPS?
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