[FOSS-GPS] Foxtrotgps observations.
richardwest at leiston.info
Mon May 21 12:09:28 EDT 2012
I've been using Tangogps/Foxtrotgps for some time now and I'd like to make an
observation and some suggestions.
I'm using the current - May 14th - incarnation of Foxtrotgps on an Asus Eeepc
701 4GB. I find that the drawing lag is about 8-10 seconds behind reality, I'm
pretty sure it didn't used to be that long with the last version of Tangogps
but I may be misremembering.
Some enhancements I would like to see in some future version would be as
1. Stop plotting when signal lock is lost or ignore obviously erroneous
points, I get spurious points thousands of miles from my current track.
2. Stop plotting when there is no motion, this would eliminate the inevitable
"jitter" when stationary.
3 Add an upload track to Openstreetmap option.
I like Foxtrotgps and have found it the best and simplest at the job I want it
to do. which is mainly plotting tracks for uploading to Openstreetmap although
I have used it as a navigational aid when taking a narrowboat on the canals of
Although I use Open GPS Tracker on my phone a lot now, it is a very small
screen and I prefer the larger screen on my Eeepc.
Please keep up the good work.
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