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Waypoint uploading

Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:03 pm

Is there a chance that GpsGate will ever support in the future the sending of NMEA commands to the GPS from a calling program? Is this a technical issue or a commercial one?

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Peter

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RE: Waypoint uploading

Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:07 pm

Maybe, we haven't desided what will be included in the next version of GpsGate.

Can you detail the scenrio you want to have supported?

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Johan

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RE: Waypoint uploading

Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:06 am

I have a need to upload waypoints of marks for sailing races and to display at the same time the digital charts based on the GPS location. The coordinates of the waypoints are calculated with a program I wrote. I see two potential options:
Allow a straight pass through of ASCII text and let the GPS accept it just like it would accept it without using GpsGate. The calling program has to ensure the correct format. I doubt if this would work for USB devices. This could work for any NMEA based device such as a compass or wind indicator. I have both and you have to send NMEA strings to them for configuration.

Create some GpsGate NMEA type commands which the calling program would have to use. This way the USB devices would work.
A call would be:
GpsGate_Garmin_WayPoint(,5331.6088556,N,11430.9972186,W,205-S1*28) would pass the string following to the non USB Garmin GPS’s. $GPWPL,5331.6088556,N,11430.9972186,W,205-S1*28 or pass an equivalent USB command for USB based GPS devices.
similar calls for tracks, routes and etc could be defined using this approach.


I might be dreaming but this would realy help me.

Peter

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RE: Waypoint uploading

Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:25 am

Allow a straight pass through of ASCII text and let the GPS accept it just like it would accept it without using GpsGate. The calling program has to ensure the correct format. I doubt if this would work for USB devices. This could work for any NMEA based device such as a compass or wind indicator. I have both and you have to send NMEA strings to them for configuration.

This works today. (But I don't think there are any GPS devices that supports live position at the same time as it receives data.

Create some GpsGate NMEA type commands which the calling program would have to use. This way the USB devices would work.
A call would be:
GpsGate_Garmin_WayPoint(,5331.6088556,N,11430.9972186,W,205-S1*28) would pass the string following to the non USB Garmin GPS’s. $GPWPL,5331.6088556,N,11430.9972186,W,205-S1*28 or pass an equivalent USB command for USB based GPS devices.
similar calls for tracks, routes and etc could be defined using this approach.

Ok, well see what happens.



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Johan

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RE: Waypoint uploading

Fri May 11, 2007 5:45 am

Johan,

I have the same issue as sail2gps. What I need to do is receive the gps data in my nav program and be able to send wpl sentences to the gps from another program. My gps is capable of sending and receiving at the same time and it is connected directly through a serial port.

You say in your response to sail2gps that a straight passthrough of text to the gps port is possible today, but although my upload program works fine when directly connected to the gps, it does not upload when the nav program is connected to gpsgate.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Jbub

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RE: Waypoint uploading

Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:16 am

I'm a HAM radio operator I have the Garmin 2610 GPS. It would be nice to have the ability for the kenwood D700 that I am using with this GPS , to display the other operators in my vacinity. The D700 outputs in MNEA-0183 format the other users in my area to the GPS port

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