> What concerns me about openstreetmap, is I had envisioned a system where
> the database is downloaded to the operator's embedded system depending
> on the anticipated area of local/regional travel, thus not having to
> depend on constant/reliable internet access.
You can do that as well. I think you need to spend more time with the
project than one day.
> Sort of a GPS/nautical navigation system, under the control of the
> operator. I'm still learning about openstreetmap so I have moved
> those issues (as suggested by our Mike) to that forum, for now.
It's a good idea.
> From my initial research so far, nothing exist for a marine
> environment, so I'll most like roll-it, including some epoxy
> coatings and daughter board on the first-gen effort.
Do AD as close to the sensor as possible. I would use a digital bus
back to the pandaorwhatever.
> My reason for using this list, is to flush out any gentoo-ish
> common ground or any hardware suggestions;
I guess not much there.
> It's liable to be a few months to cmplete this research,