[Wine] Mappery inquiry

Klaus-Peter Schrage kpschrage at gmx.de
Tue Jul 7 08:04:55 CDT 2015

You probably searched the Wine application database 
(https://appdb.winehq.org/) to find out that there hasn't been much 
progress recently with Garmin applications (I tried to install BaseCamp 
and MapSource into wine, neither with much success).

But did you have a look at QLandkarteGT? It is a native Linux 
application and it is not rocket science to use.  You can load waypoints 
and tracks from a Garmin device to display them on a map, if it is that 
what you want to accomplish. There are a lot of free maps available, it 
is described in the wiki how to load them into QLandkarte.

Older Garmin serial devices seem to be supported, but I could not try 
that because I only have an USB device (Dakota 20).


Am 06.07.2015 um 18:29 schrieb Beartooth:
> 	Last time I tried, a few years back, Wine was not yet up to
> handling Garmin's proprietary topo map software. It would install, and
> sometimes even work, so long as I didn't try to connect a GPS to it. (The
> ones I have are all also Garmins -- old ones wanting a serial port.)
> 	I made a huge effort, for most of a year, with a lot of help from
> high-powered Alpha Plus Technoids on several lists, this one not least
> among them. But I only ever got one GPS to talk to the software one time,
> and never figured out how ....
> 	What I'm trying to do (and did, under M$, years ago) is go locate
> game trails, lunch rocks, good stands, etc., on a hunting ground; then
> come home and include all that info into a good map, to scale, of the
> hunting ground.
> 	Another approach would be to install, say, XP onto a virtual
> machine, and do the work there. That did work, for a while, after a
> sufficiently sophisticated technoid friend installed an emulation, or
> sandbox, or whatever it was. But when I once bollixed up the virtual
> machine, my cyber-savvy didn't suffice to restore it.
> 	And yes, I know there are Linux-native suites nowadays; and
> Garmin is reported to've put its source code into the public domain.
> Alas!, those suites all seem to require advanced degrees in CS,
> cartography, or fields too fierce to mention. <sigh>
> 	Are we there yet?

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