[plug] GPS and maps

Bernd Felsche bernie at innovative.iinet.net.au
Sat Apr 21 20:49:17 WST 2007

"Timothy White" <weirdit at gmail.com> wrote:

>> I connected to my TomTom GPS using a Bluetooth USB dongle that made
>> it look just like a wired serial (which is, after all that bluetooth
>> does; remove the copper between the devices).

>> Other than confirming that I'm receiving NMEA sentences, I've not
>> done anything substantial (yet).

>Hmmm. Any tips for connecting to the TomTom via Bluetooth? I have a

RTFM :-)

>Linux laptop with Bluetooth, and we have a TomTom Go 500 in the car.
>It would be awesome to be able to extract the GPS info!

Pair it like any other Bluetooth device and you should be abel to
open the corresponding virtual serial port to see the NMEA
sentences. Interpreting the sentences is best left to software. :-)
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