Note to self: NMEA_to_DecDeg

Note to self:

The NMEA\_to\_DecDeg function is documented in Mapping Hacks, hack #62, “Build a Car Computer”.

(I’m going to be working quite a bit on my gsmlocation stuff in the next couple weeks, building up to a lightning talk presentation at Where 2.0 on June 13th. If you have a Bluetooth GPS and a Series 60 Symbian cell phone, please talk to me: I could use your help in building up a larger dataset.)

4 Responses to “Note to self: NMEA_to_DecDeg”

  1. Martin Says:

    I’ve been playing around with Series 60 Python and a Bluetooth GPS. What exactly do you need help with?

  2. Ben Hosken Says:

    Hi. I’ve been running a GPS and Python app I wrote on my Nokia 6600 here in Melbourne Australia for a while. It grabs the GPS via Bluetooth whenever GSM cell changes the and dumps it to a flat file which I later load into my powerbook and map cell regions against. Originally I was having troubles running out of stack on the Nokia but that seems to have been resolved. Let me know if I can be of any help.

  3. Andrew Turner Says:

    Hi Chris – I just found out I’ll be at Where 2.0, and I’ve been working on a bunch of GSMLocation stuff as well. In fact, working with on getting together a public project on gsm-location information, similar to location-by-ip.

    I have a python lib for my Nokia 6600 which locally stores GSM information to a DB and also syncs up to a online db. Drop me an email so we can talk about it.

  4. Andu Says:

    I’ve been working on s60 symbian and gps stuff. I have a Nokia 6630 and a Hollux GPS Receiver. If you need any help, just say it.
    I wrote an app to record location data while taking pictures (gps code is based on yours :). It’s part of a bigger project, but now I’m just doing a mashup with Gmaps using Drupal. Check this:\_symbian\_gps\_drupal\_and\_google\_maps.html\_to\_drupal\_4\_7\_and\_google\_maps\_enabled