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Re: [gpsd-dev] [PATCH] [log.chk] [TPV timing] implement $GPVTG message,

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] [PATCH] [log.chk] [TPV timing] implement $GPVTG message, and proper timing for output "TPV" messages
Date: Mon, 28 May 2018 16:24:14 -0700

Yo teyrana!

On Sat, 26 May 2018 18:43:26 -0400
teyrana <address@hidden> wrote:

> I was looking through gps.h, and I notice that " struct navdata_t {"
> @ line 1849 has a 'compass_heading' field. Are you okay with storing
> the GPVTG data there?

'heading' and 'track' are not the same.

'heading' is where you are pointed.  'track' is where you actually went.

Imagine you are in a sailboat pointed north, with a hurricane force
wind from the east.  You heading is north, but your track will be to
the west.

> p.s. FYI: compass 'dip', (aka compass inclination) is in the 'struct
> attitude_t', while the other compass deviation & variation are in the
> different struct: 'navdata'.

Yeah, a mess.

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