[Librem-5-dev] Maps apps and Linux - Useful OSM library - and GPS question

Luke Bryan luke32j at msn.com
Tue Jan 7 12:44:57 PST 2020

That Foxtrotgps looks great... especially if it could add POI view and search and navigate.
NeronGPS seems to not be active for 8 years.

So is https://pypi.org/project/gps3/ the library to use both for usb GPS and the built in GPS in the Librem 5?
Can anyone with an actual device confirm?

Thank you,

From: Neil Jerram <neiljerram at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 5:32 AM
To: Luke Bryan <Luke32J at msn.com>
Cc: librem-5-dev at lists.community.puri.sm <librem-5-dev at lists.community.puri.sm>
Subject: Re: [Librem-5-dev] Maps apps and Linux - Useful OSM library - and GPS question

On Tue, 7 Jan 2020 at 12:54, Luke Bryan via Librem-5-dev <librem-5-dev at lists.community.puri.sm<mailto:librem-5-dev at lists.community.puri.sm>> wrote:
Greetings all,

I was wondering about what sort of mapping apps would be available initially for Librem-5. Oddly enough there are not many Linux native mapping apps, and I was working on starting a Linux repeater app - the howto may be useful for anyone else building a map-based app, that supports offline map viewing and Python+GTK integration.
This library makes it pretty easy to make offline mapping apps and let's hope there are more Linux-native apps for things like Geocaching and routing, so the Linux phones will have more useful mobile apps 🙂 Will be updating this with more howtos and a Github repo soon with a more complete example.

One thing that will be an obvious question to anyone working on a mapping app, is where-am-I? and what libraries will be usable to see your exact position? I know there are example codes but they generally seem to be based on some specific or proprietary chip. What will the Librem phone be using to get GPS location, and do we have sample code?

How about gpsd and its related utilities like gpsmon?  Then for a GUI mapping front end you could look at foxtrotgps and NeronGPS - those both worked on the GTA04.

Best wishes,

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