New Open Source Project ‘GPS-Share’ Lets You Share Location Across Local Network

GPS-Share is a utility to share your GPS device on local network.

May 30, 2017Apps
GPS-Share

If you have one device on your local network that has the ability to access GPS and another one that doesn’t, GPS-Share make it easy on you to share that location between the two devices via the local network, aka LAN.

So by using GPS-Share you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of location based services on devices that doesn’t necessarily comes with a GPS receiver.

The project’s specified goals are to:

  • “Share your GPS device on the local network so that all machines in your home or office can make use of it.”
  • “Enable support for standalone (i-e not part of a cellular modem) GPS devices in Geoclue.”

GPS-Share is entirely coded in Rust (a fast, modern, programming language). It currently supports devices that “present themselves as serial port”, nonetheless “Many USB [devices] are expected to work out of the box but bluetooth devices need manual intervention to be mounted”.

At the moment, Linux is the main targeted platform for GPS-Share to run on, although it may also work on other POSIX compatible platforms.

“Patches to add/fix support for non-Linux systems, are more than welcome” says the developer of GPS-Share – Zeeshan.

For more details on GPS-Share feel free to visit the project’s page.

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