I just finished to write a program to download tracks from my
i-Blue 747 data logger, based on the MTK chip.
I named it MTKBabel, it is a Perl program, released under the
GPL license, you can find it at the URL:
I wrote the program as a prototype, hoping that it can be a base
to integrate GPSBabel. There is also a Java progam to talk with
GPS units based on the MTK chip.
I know the details of MTK protocol, but I don't know the
internals of GPSBabel.
Someone interested in a collaboration?
Firenze - Italy
On Nov 21, 2007 3:45 AM, Niccolo Rigacci <osm@...> wrote:
> I know the details of MTK protocol, but I don't know the
> internals of GPSBabel.
> Someone interested in a collaboration?
It sounds like you've done the hard part. The reverse engineering and
making the device actually respond to things is usually the biggest
challenge. The details of plumbing it into GPSBabel is well understood -
we've done that over a hundred times!
Between for 'format_skeleton' example in our source tree and existing
modules that talk to similar devices like dg100 and wbt (both handheld data
loggers) you probably won't have to blaze any paths. We have an internal
serial abstraction, so if you use the 'gb_ser' family, your testing on Linux
*should* pan out for Mac and Windows, too.
The -code list is the place to work through the details, and we have
experienced folks that can help answer questions, offer guidance, and
commit the results.
Let us know how we can help.