Roadnav is an in-car navigation system that can run on a variety of operating systems like Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
Roadnav can obtain a car's present location from a GPS unit, plot street maps of the area, and provide verbal turn by turn directions to any location in the USA.
Roadnav uses the free TIGER/Line files from the US Census Bureau to build the maps, along with the GNIS state and topical gazetteer data from the USGS to identify locations.
Here are some key features of "Roadnav":
· Generates street level maps for the US
· Interfaces with GPS units to display your position in real time
· Verbal turn by turn directions to any place in the US. Automatically recomputes directions if you miss a turn.
· On screen keyboard
· 3D (driver's perspective) view mode
· Daytime and nighttime color schemes
· Automatic day/night mode switching
· Plots nearby landmarks and points of interest
· Can operate offline (without an Internet connection)
· Antialiased output
· Supports multiple operating systems including Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X
· Uses freely available data from the US Census Bureau and the USGS
· Appearance can be customized with skins
· Can output status information to LCD devices through LCDproc
What's New in This Release:
· This is another bugfix release with some minor i18n and ./configure tweaks.
· Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) .deb packages are also available now.