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PHP GPS Locator: Retrieve data from GPS receivers using NMEA 0183

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This class can be used to retrieve information from GPS receivers using the NMEA 0183 protocol to obtain GPS information. NMEAParser is written to allow the interaction between a laptop, a Bluetooth GPS Receiver and a Palm PDA. With this hardware configuration you can move along the streets of your city experiencing a DIY locative media platform (a very cheap one!).

NMEA Parser Class decodes the coordinates received through the GPS receiver, determines in real-time latitude and longitude and when enters an area of interest downloads and displays relevant contents: texts, images, videos and sounds. The system aims at augmenting the physical exploration of a certain area, by conveying the multiplicity of events, characters and features relating to it. The modularity of the system allows its use in different contexts such as city districts, archeological paths, ecologic museums or botanic gardens.

PS. It can connect to a GPS receiver via serial port under Windows or Mac OS X. It could be expanded for any kind of hardware supporting Apache WS.


NMEA Parser has been developed for the locative media artistic performance "Memoria Historica de la Alameda" made in Santiago de Chile, july 2005

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Name: PHP GPS Locator
Base name: phpgpslocator
Description: Retrieve data from GPS receivers using NMEA 0183
Version: 1.0.0
PHP version: 3
License: Artistic License
All time users: 4546 users
All time rank: 599
Week users: 6 users
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GPS receivers have became an important tool for those that travel around the world to unknown places. Location information obtained via GPS may help travellers to find where are the useful places that they need to go.

This class provides a means to read information sent to computers by GPS receiver devices. This may open the potential for a new bread of very interesting PHP applications.

Manuel Lemos

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Memoria Historica de la Alameda
Locative Media Artistic Performance
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Plain text file cls.nmeaParser.php Class NMEA Parser Class
Plain text file exec.php Aux. Data server
Plain text file navigator.php Appl. Palm PDA main page (locative media system callback)
Plain text file retriever.php Example hidden processor

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