LinuxForums: Review of Two GPS Navigation Programs in Linux

[ Thanks to sarumont
for this link. ]

GPS’s, or global positioning systems, are becoming more and more
popular every day. With awesome standard features, increased map
detail and dropping prices, it’s no wonder why. Add to that the the
growing popularity of treasure hunting games like geocaching and
it’s easy to understand the popularity of this little gadget.

“There are several programs available for Linux that will
interact with just about any GPS on the market. This software
generally servers to either interact with or enhance the GPS unit.
Programs that interact can transfer information to and from the
unit, including way-points, routes, detailed maps, saved tracks and
more. These usually run on a proprietary protocol, such as Garmin
or Magellan…”