How to get Way points and traces from a GPS device in Linux ?

Well basically I’m making this tutorial based in some problems I had in getting especially way points.

There are several softwares that can do that kinda job but it was hard of getting only way points. and other stuff you needed… so after I figured out (with the help of some friends) I decided for this tutorial.

As I said There are some softwares like: gpsbabel, gpsprune, qlandkartegt

What Im going to show you is Qlandkarte which Is a perfect software for doing this job on Linux.

QLandkarte GT is the ultimate outdoor aficionado’s tool. It supports GPS maps in GeoTiff format as well as Garmin’s img vector map format. Additional it is the PC side front end to QLandkarte M, a moving map application for mobile devices. QLandkarte GT is the proof that writing portable applications for Unix, Windows and OSX is feasible with a minimum of overhead. No excuses!

OK in this case I used Garmin Etrex LegendHCx: and I’m going to show you step by step..

1. First Download and Install the software by going to this site http://www.qlandkarte.org/ or by installing it from terminal:

# sudo apt-get install qlandkartegt

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Some phrases about programming from Little Brother

Some phrases about programming from Little Brother :

If you’ve never programmed a computer, you should. There’s nothing like it in the whole world. When you program a computer, it does exactly what you tell it to do. It’s like designing a machine ­­ any machine, like a car, like a faucet, like a gas­hinge for a door ­­ using math and instructions. It’s awesome in the truest sense: it can fill you with awe.

A computer is the most complicated machine you’ll ever use. It’s made of billions of micro­miniaturized transistors that can be configured to run any program you can imagine. But when you sit down at the keyboard and write a line of code, those transistors do what you tell them to.

Most of us will never build a car. Pretty much none of us will ever create an aviation system. Design a building. Lay out a city.

Those are complicated machines, those things, and they’re off­
limits to the likes of you and me. But a computer is like, ten times
more complicated, and it will dance to any tune you play. You can learn to write simple code in an afternoon. Start with a language like Python, which was written to give non­programmers an easier way to make the machine dance to their tune. Even if you only write code for one day, one afternoon, you have to do it. Computers can control you or they can lighten your work ­­ if you want to be in charge of your machines, you have to learn to write code.

Taken from: http://ardiansblog.wordpress.com/