Rick Richardson's Linux tools for geocaching
Tarball last modified: Sun Dec 01 08:09:36 2013 EST - ChangeLog
Here are various tools for geocaching. Some are designed to turn the clickly-clicky-scroll-clicky-clicky messes that are geocaching.com, opencaching.com, opencaching.us and navicache.com into a set of tools which you can use in a batch or cron mode to establish your normal caching routine, backup your caches and cache logs, etc. Others are used to enter new waypoints, a free geocoder, create custom maps of waypoints, etc.
These tools work on Linux and CygWin on Win/XP and also work on Mac OS X. I have no plans to port them to native Windows, and to protect your karma I urge others to refrain from doing so.
All of the tools that were written by me are released into the public domain, with no copyright or license restrictions whatsoever. Other tools, like gpx2html and geodetics.html, are copyright by their original author and may have license restrictions as indicated in the source code.
Any of the tools will print a usage summary with "-?", e.g.$ geo-nearest -?
Click the link, or cut and paste the whole command line below to download the tools:$ wget http://geo.rkkda.com/geo-13-12-01-07-09-35.tar.gz
Now unpack it:$ tar zxf geo-*.tar.gz $ cd geo
Now compile and install it:Compile: $ make Install: $ make install # to install in $HOME/bin OR $ su OR $ sudo sh # PREFIX=/usr make install # to install in /usr/bin... # make install-man # ... and the manual pages Create a $HOME/.georc file with at least these lines in it: PASSWORD="your-gc.com-password" USERNAME="your-gc.com-username" LAT=n44.56.850 # Your home latitude in decimal or MinDec degrees LON=w93.29.465 # Your home longitude in decimal or MinDec degrees
Click here for the forum where you can ask a question, submit a bug report, etc.
You can read the manual pages for more information.
Use the latest gpsbabel (1.4.3+):$ svn checkout http://gpsbabel.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/gpsbabel $ cd gpsbabel $ ./configure --prefix=/usr $ make # make install
Do this FIRST:Download and install MacPorts: http://www.macports.org/ $ PATH=$PATH:/opt/local/bin $ sudo port selfupdate $ sudo port install gsed $ sudo port install coreutils $ sudo port install lynx $ sudo port install ImageMagick $ sudo port install gawk $ sudo port install ghostscript $ sudo port install dos2unix $ sudo port install p5-xml-twig $ sudo port install p5-datetime $ sudo port install p5-html-parser Download and install gpsbabel: http://www.gpsbabel.org/ $ wget http://distfiles.macports.org/gpsbabel/gpsbabel-1.4.3.tar.gz $ tar zxf gpsbabel-*.tar.gz $ cd gpsbabel-1.4.3 $ ./configure --with-libexpat=/opt/local/lib --with-expathdr=/opt/local/include $ make $ sudo make install
Install CygWin as per www.cygwin.com. For the easiest (but longer) install experience, just install everything. If you choose to install a subset, you will need to install the base package plus these other packages (this list might be incomplete):Download and install gpsbabel:ImageMagick bash bc binutils cpio curl curl-devel gawk gcc ghostscript grep lynx make sh-utils sharutils wget expat units$ wget http://distfiles.macports.org/gpsbabel/gpsbabel-1.4.3.tar.gz $ tar zxf gpsbabel-*.tar.gz $ cd gpsbabel-1.4.3 $ ./configure $ make $ make install
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