GPS 2 HTML Report
This is a utility written in Haskell, to generate HTML reports from GPS track files.
Included in the report:
- Details of the journey... journey time, distance travelled etc..
- Diagrams charting speed, elevation, accumulated distance etc..
- OpenStreetMap diagram highlighting the GPS track
An example can be seen HERE.
The Haddock documentation pages can be found here.
It is assumed that you have the Haskell Platform installed.
Just run these commands to configure and install the `gps2HtmlReport' utility, run these commands:
cabal configure cabal install
This Haskell program also makes use of the bindings to GraphcsMagick and Cairo, and so the necessary system packages need to be installed, via a *nix package manager.
On an RPM-based package manager, run this command as root:
yum install GraphicsMagick cairo
First of all, you need to have your GPS date in a GPX file. There are many gpx exporters available. I use my Android phone to take GPX tracks, with a great application, OSMTracker. This application allows you to export your GPS tracks to GPX.
The program will search for all files ending in ".gpx", and for each one, generate a HTML report.
$ cd $location_of_gpx_files $ ls 1.gpx 2.gpx 3.gpx $ gps2HtmlReport Processing 3 file(s)... Processing '1.gpx' complete. Report saved in: /home/foo/gps_tracks/1/index.html Processing '2.gpx' complete. Report saved in: /home/foo/gps_tracks/2/index.html Processing '3.gpx' complete. Report saved in: /home/foo/gps_tracks/3/index.html
This project requires testing!
If you are able to use the utility to generate HTML reports, then I'd like to hear suggestions for improvements. If you are unable to run it, then I really want to hear from you. What the problem is; How far did you get; or better still, send me the .gpx file.
I'd also like to know what is required to make this utility work on non-Linux systems. This has been tested on a Fedora Linux machine. Does it work on Mac OSX? Windows? What needs doing to run it on other Linux distro's?
Either way, get in touch!
- It would be great to port the perl `gpx2png' utility to Haskell, eliminating this dependency.
- This Haskell program currently makes use of elevation, latitude and longitude. There are many other attributes possibly available in WptType. Ideas for what to do with these attributes here most welcome.
Thanks goes to the developers of the gpx2png project, which is used to generate the OpenStreetMap image.
In addition, thanks to Thomas DuBuisson, for implementing the `gps' package and contributing it to Hackage.