I've been using the geko 201 for a while now. You can usually find
them cheaper on eBay - I got one for £65.
I've found the 201 adequate for data collection, it's 10,000 point
memory being far better than other budget offerings. The only problem
I've found is the reception, which, from my very limited experience of
other hardware, can be a little weak.
If you couple it with a data cable (again eBay, £10) and possibly a
USB-serial converter, it is a great little unit for making tracks, as
it is so small you can take it everywhere. It's certaintly wise to get
some high capacity rechageables though - I get about 10 hours from a
pair of 900mAh AAAs.
> 1: I'm sure somewhere on the openstreetmap wiki there was a page on
> hardware recommendations, but I can't find it. Am I imagining it, or
> missing it?
I just bought a Bluetooth GPS. So you need a laptop and/or handheld
computer, but I already have both. Currently playing with it using
WinCE on the Ipaq, and it's pretty nice.
Will be working to get it working under Linux on both the laptop and the
Ipaq this evening. As often happens with Linux, it seems there have
been a number of different, incompatible ways of doing Bluetooth. The
inevitable winnowing has occurred, but nobody has updated the docs to
say "this is no longer the preferred way". Fscking nightmare!
> [John Levin]
>>And for info, if there are any Ubuntu users on this list, there's
>>been some discussion on ubuntu-dev about reviving the UbuntuGIS
> Perhaps an idea to coordinate this with the Debian GIS team, and form
> a common team instead?
> More info on Debian GIS available from
> (As for GPS, I use a Garmin eTrex Legend C, to get USB and 10000 track
> point support. :)