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Opensource Navigational Solution Released: NavIT!

Posted by coldtobi | 6 Nov, 2007, 09:18

navitlogoNavIT 0.02 has been released!

Despite that the version is only at 0.02, NavIT is quite stable and feature-rich. And the best of all: It is Open Source! 

Lets quote from the website about the project:

Navit is a car navigation system with routing engine.

It's modular design is capable of using vector maps of various formats for routing and rendering of the displayed map. It's even possible to use multiple maps at a time.

The GTK+ or SDL user interfaces are designed to work well with touch screen displays. Points of Interest of various formats are displayed on the map.

The current vehicle position is either read from gpsd or directly from NMEA GPS sensors.

The routing engine not only calculates an optimal route to your destination, but also generates directions and even speaks to you using speechd.

Navit currently speaks 8 languages.

The interesting part is, that it is capable of using several commercially available maps, as well maps from the Openstreetmap-Project, which are not complete but also free.

The speech supports 8 languanges, and unlike other commercial systems, the speech is generated by a speech engine, making the instructions far more flexible.

NaVIT currently runs under Linux and Linux-Powered PDAs. For Windows and MAC, there is currently no support, but if someone wants to help, it would be appreciated (help wanted).

BTW: If you want to use Navit, they made a nice "wizard" to make an easy start.

Screenshot (click for larger version)

NAVIT Screenshot

 
[Update: Debian Packages are available here,]

Update: upated packages here 

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