darkgps has been released as Version 2.0.4. Download from here: here.
June 27 2006
darkgps has been released as Version 2.0. GS3 Technologies has agreed to host the download section as well as the support and discussion forum.
View screenshots and download by clicking here.
April 29 2006
To all users of darkgps: There is a new version of the software in the works. Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get a beta version for testing. New features include: HPZ3801A Support and graphs, 6,8 and 12 channel support for Motorola receivers, serial port connection etc.
The current project is called darkgps. This is a suite of programs that allow for the display of GPS data from Motorola Oncore GPS receivers. Output options include HTML or curses based displays. Input methods include serial port and shared memory(from ntpd).
We need beta testers! If you like to participate, please email us.
When I first saw this option, I started thinking about how I can use it to share my GPS data with others. The obvious choice was to create a socket and just allow others to connect and just push the data to them. This part was the connector between the Oncore NTP driver, and the net.
The next part would be to have a program that would connect to the socket and convert the raw data to a useful format. HTML was the obvious choice for the output format.
After a bit of thought, I decided to use port number:
Just a reminder that all code is released under GPL.
Our advanced shared memory driver
In the NTP documentation, there is some code which demonstrates how to go about accessing the NTP Shared Memory. This code is only a sample so I decided to write a complete implementation.
My program is made up of two parts. The first is called:
The second part is called
July 2 2002 The code for both programs is still in beta mode. You can download
the complete set from the download links in the left frame or click here (darkgps_0.943.tgz)
After you download the file, do:
Please read the
You should see the gps data streaming in from the Oncore at the darksmile.net site.
Now, you should compile the
Make sure that
Now, try this:
You should see the Oncore raw data coming in.
How to share the GPS data with friends
July 2, 2002. The software is still very "beta". Even in this stage though, it still generates the GPS part of my home page. This is what I'd like the software to do:
This will create a dynamic page:
Feel free to email me with suggestions. I will try to implement all of your requests.