Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
tmitchell at osgeo.org
Fri Sep 19 12:18:50 EDT 2008
On 19-Sep-08, at 12:51 AM, Abdelrazak Younes wrote:
> I am mostly interested in innotive navigation algorithms (using
> the embedded GPS and accelerometers).
Abdelrazak's comments reminded me of my hobby interests in GPS and
accelerometers. By day, I work for OSGeo helping day-to-day
admin, marketing, promotion and more. I'm a long time open source
fan, particularly in geospatial applications like MapServer, GDAL/
OGR, PostGIS. I wrote about them in my book.
But sometimes at night I break out the soldering iron and my Arduino
prototyping board and interface it to my GPS receiver,
accelerometers (in a game controller) and digital compass chip. Then
I pump them into the 3D globe viewer, OSSIMPlanet.
I'm at the point where (I think) I need to learn more about
"navigation algorithms", such as Kalman filters, etc. So I can merge
my inputs into something useful and less jittery than what I have
now. If anyone else want to discuss this, it'd be a great point for
this list - since I'm quite lost on my own :)
Cheers to all, it's great to meet some new folks here!
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