Edit Package gpsd

Service daemon for mediating access to a GPS


gpsd is a service daemon that mediates access to a GPS sensor connected to the host computer by serial or USB interface, making its data on the location/course/velocity of the sensor available to be queried on TCP port 2947 of the host computer. With gpsd, multiple GPS client applications (such as navigational and wardriving software) can share access to a GPS without contention or loss of data. Also, gpsd responds to queries with a format that is substantially easier to parse than NMEA 0183. A client library is provided for applications.

After installing the software, gpsd will automatically connect to USB GPSes when they are plugged in and requires no configuration. For serial GPSes, you will need to start gpsd by hand. Once connected, the daemon automatically discovers the correct baudrate, stop bits, and protocol. The daemon will be quiescent when there are no clients asking for location information, and copes gracefully when the GPS is unplugged and replugged.

Source Files (show merged sources derived from linked package)
Filename Size Changed
gpsd-3.22.tar.gz 0004758761 4.54 MB 7 months
gpsd-3.22.tar.gz.sig 0000000566 566 Bytes 7 months
gpsd.changes 0000029900 29.2 KB about 2 months
gpsd.keyring 0000008749 8.54 KB over 2 years
gpsd.spec 0000012534 12.2 KB about 2 months
rules.gpsd 0000000933 933 Bytes over 7 years
sysconfig.gpsd 0000000344 344 Bytes over 12 years
udev.gpsd 0000001054 1.03 KB about 2 years
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