USB GPS module tracking with custom application?
I'm going to mount a tablet netbook in the dash of the vehicle; can I use a USB GPS module, something like this:
My main concern is it looks like these are made to work as Sat Navs with Microsoft Streets and Trips. Instead, is there a way to just obtain the position data directly with custom software and record it either as a spreadsheet or graph, or even just something like a comma separated text file?
I don't know anything about programming, so I will be finding a programmer to help me out, but I was wondering if this is the best way to go about this or are there gps modules made for this type of application?