[GRASS-user] v.in.gpsbabel, Garmin USB and Macintosh

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Sat Sep 23 01:26:46 EDT 2006

On Sep 22, 2006, at 10:19 PM, Dave Kent wrote:

> Thanks for your and Paolo's help.
> GPSBabel+  works real fine on it's own.   I am using the  
> sourceforge  1.3.0 binaries for PPC on a G5 PPC machine.  Grass is  
> your 6.3CVS binaries. (Thanks)
> I can use GPSBabel+  directly to download from the gps device and  
> save in GPX format.  I can then import the GPX format with  
> v.in.gpsbabel.  The data goes in as points  in the Location's  
> coordinate system.  I had thought (and hoped) from the  
> documentation that track data would import as an arc.  I need to  
> work on this.
Look at what you select for the port in GPSBabel+, and use that for  
v.in.gpsbabel (add cu. to the beginning of that name, or /dev/cu.)

> I could not get a response with ls -l cu.*   I assumed this was  
> from the console.
Oops, that should be ls -l /dev/cu.*  And that's in the Terminal (I  
assume that's what you meant by console ^_^)

> I listed /dev/ as per Paolo's note.  There are many devices but  
> none  with "usb" in the names.
> I am pretty much at a loss in discovering the device name, but it  
> is not too much of an extra step to go through an intermediate file.

With the corrected ls above, it's possible that the Garmin device  
gets its own special name without 'usb' in it.

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos at kyngchaos.com>

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