I am putting together my hobby project where I am planing to install in car GPS Tracking devices which can record all GPS data ,in some source of flash memory card, while I am driving around. My objective is just to be able to come back and load all GPS data and getting information about where I was, how far I went from the orgin, how many stops I did, and how long I spend at each stop (time). Also, It would be nice if i can lay over my travel route on some kind of maps.
So my questions are?
1.) what would be the best and inexpensive hardware device I can do for this project.
2.) Can anyone guide me for the directions in writing the program to read NMEA protocal which recorded from the hardware in question (1) and getting all kind of data I mentioned above. For example, distance travels, number of stops, times per each stop and average speed traveling.
3.) How could I transfer the NMEA data and get my routing lay on the base map. It can be either trasfered to some source of shapefile OR if anyone have better ideas.
Really appreciate for your help