Unsurprisingly given some of my previous posts, the initial use of the GPS device is to increase the power and data gathering ability of my war-driving rig for wireless security assessments. Therefore I was a little disappointed when I struggled to got the device working out of the box with gpsd, which is pretty much the de-fact0 standard in gps software.
After much hair-pulling, command-typing and Google-searching I found a series of articles and forum posts stating that the BU-353 works fine with gpsd-2.37 (sorry, can’t find links, but thanks to all those who put the information out there). A quick download and compile later and everything was good.
I don’t have prior experience with GPS devices for comparison, but I’ve got no regrets with the purchase. The accuracy seems very impressive, and the data logging ability when coupled with wireless sensors is equally so.
— Andrew Waite