Cycle GPS logger
June 11, 2008 2:18 AM Subscribe
Best GPS data logger for (1) monitoring cycle commute and (2) local mapping
posted by primer_dimer to Technology (7 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
So I've started commuting by bike to work again, but this time it's a bit further than I've done before - ~12 miles each way - so I want to start logging my speed etc. Rather than getting a speedometer, I'm thinking of getting a GPS logger which can record my position and then I can look at my stats. I'd also love to be able to play around with local mapping using GPS - the sort of thing they do on openstreetmap.org. I'm wondering what sort of hardware would be best for this. One limitation; whatever I get has to be linux-friendly, I guess ideally it would act as a USB mass-storage device, or write the data to an SD card in an easy-to-read format.
There seem to be plenty of cheap GPS loggers around (e.g. here
), but there are also units designed specifically for cycling (e.g. here
). The cycle-specific units would obviously be nicer to use on the bike, since they'd show my speed in real time, but would they also be suitable for GPS mapping? Any suggestions for specific makes/models?