Navit is an open source car navigation system with routing engine.
Its modular design is capable of using vector maps of various formats for routing and rendering of the displayed map. It’s even possible to use multiple maps at a time.
The GTK+ or SDL user interfaces are designed to work well with touch screen displays. Points of Interest of various formats are displayed on the map.
The current vehicle position is either read from gpsd or directly from NMEA GPS sensors.
The routing engine not only calculates an optimal route to your destination, but also generates directions and even speaks to you using speech-dispatcher.
- Can read the vehicle’s current position:
- directly from a file.
- from gpsd (local or remote).
- from upd server (friends tracking).
- Calculates an optimal route to a destination using a Dijkstra algorithm. The routing starts at the destination by assigning a value to each point directly connected to destination point. The value represents the estimated time needed to pass this distance.
- Generates directions.
- Speaks to you using espeak.
- Supports the following map formats:
- OpenStreetMaps – display, routing, although street name search isn’t complete.
- Australian OSM extract.
- European maps – Grosser Reiseplaner and compliant maps.
- Garmin maps – display, routing, search is under development.
- US/Tiger maps.
- Other maps.
- Speaks over 70 languages – Afrikaans, Arabic, Asturian, Basque, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Simplified), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia/), English (United Kingdom), Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Lithuanian, Low German, Macedonian, Norwegian Bokmal, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Support: Wiki, GitHub
Developer: Charles Curley, jandegr, jkoan, Johan Fitié, Joseph Herlant, lains, Marc Capdeville, Michael Dankov, mvglasow, naggety, Patrick Höhn, Pierre Grandin, Robert Pohlink, Sebastian Leske, Stefan Wildemann, Timo, trldp, youte62
License: GNU GPL v2
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