Create GPX files with your TomTom (2)
An other application for the TomTom devices is nmealogger. This logger will log all the data received from the gps device into a file. This data includes the actual position, the current date and time, the amount and reception of the satellites, …
The format of information which is generated by a gps device is mostly in the NMEA format, it is also stored in a file in that format. The information of these files can be converted to any other format by gpsbabel.
The zip file you can download from the site contains a .cab file and a .toc file. The files are provided in that format because it can be installed from the TomTom HOME application.
That TomTom application isn’t working on linux therefore you must install it manually.
The .cab file is the only file we need. It is an archive file containing all files which need to be stored on the cf of the TomTom device. These files need to be extracted and the directory structure has to be intact.
[johan@raskas ~]$ file nmealogger_v1.4.cab
nmealogger_v1.4.cab: Microsoft Cabinet archive data, 686973 bytes, 16 files
[johan@raskas ~]$ cabextract nmealogger_v1.4.cab
Extracting cabinet: nmealogger_v1.4.cab
Once you’re device is booted with the nmealogger files installed you will find a new menu entry. There you can start / stop the logging.