[OSGeo-Discuss] Mobile GPS - really low cost hardware platforms for this?

Bob Basques bob.basques at ci.stpaul.mn.us
Wed Aug 2 12:59:42 PDT 2006

M.Blackmore wrote:
> Picking up on the thread of mobile GPS, I wonder about really low cost
> hardware that can be pressed into service, that is light and portable?
> Running an open/free operating system I should think.
> What about something like this being converted - could it be done?
> http://gp2x.co.uk/
> Or has anyone had any thoughts about the one laptop per child machine
> due out real soon now? No hassles about running out of juice to pull the
> cord or wind the handle or whatever.
> The sorts of thing I am thinking about for use are GIS coupled with
> second hand old GPS kit for developing countries, or first world
> environmental organisations on a shoestring budget or no budget at all,
> or hard up state school down to primary school level, where capitation
> funding is pretty tight indeed and they waste so much money on
> overspecced PCs and microshaft conware...
> Or is the world going to be flooded with last generation or grandparent
> generation laptops which combined with a wind up power generator will
> mean that full size portables can be pressed into service and new bought
> stuff will be unnecessary?
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Ok, looks like a SD(IO) card can be used to enable Bluetooth support.

I think this would be a rather interesting port of whatever is ended up 
with though.  Looks like it might have a version of all the available 


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