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Looking for some recommendations on a GPS tracker:
- I don't need it to navigate, I just need it to log coordinates every x seconds (preferably at an interval that I can specify)
- USB connection to computer, no serial!
- No software! I just want raw data (x, y, time) or a widely recognized format like GPX (if I get the data in a structured format, I have the tools to make it do whatever I want)
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Looking for some recommendations on a GPS tracker:
- I don't need it to navigate, I just need it to log coordinates every x seconds (preferably at an interval that I can specify)
- USB connection to computer, no serial!
- No software! I just want raw data (x, y, time) or a widely recognized format like GPX (if I get the data in a structured format, I have the tools to make it do whatever I want)


Garmin sells a variety of pucks that output in their format but could be ready by something like MacGPSPro. Any cheap receiver will do what you’re asking though as long as you have the USB connection to access the data. GPS Babel will help you convert the proprietary data into something you can use.

If by chance you will be using MacGPSPro, here's a link to their list of compatible receivers:
http://www.macgpspro.com/?id=144#thumb

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hi Hans,

you might have a look at V900. Following reviews on the web I got myself one to play with and its a decent toy for this price.

- I don't need it to navigate, I just need it to log coordinates every x seconds (preferably at an interval that I can specify)


it has bluetooth included but you can switch it off..

- USB connection to computer, no serial!


included.. you can also simply take out micro sd card and plug it straight into your computer..


- No software! I just want raw data (x, y, time) or a widely recognized format like GPX (if I get the data in a structured format, I have the tools to make it do whatever I want)


writes to simple CSV files.. easy to process.. there is some toy java software included, which you can use for quick preview of your tracks in G Earth.

as a bargain there is a photo tagging button.. and voice recorder - perhaps sth useful for photographers or OSM people..

i didn't bother too much with finding optimal tool - my goal at that time was to experiment with gps data processing.. so if anyone managed to find sth more useful i'd happy to hear as well




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