[aprssig] Compatible GPS for waypoint upload?
archer at eskimo.com
Tue Jun 12 14:15:28 CDT 2007
On Tue, 12 Jun 2007, Stephen Peters wrote:
> I've been looking around for an automotive style GPS (autorouting,
> good basemaps, color screen etc) that can accept waypoint uploads.
> I've been disappointed to find that most of the modern GPS units do
> not include an NMEA-0183 serial port, and instead only a USB port.
> With the advent of so many "waypoint upload" style APRS products, Can
> anyone recommend a good GPS unit to connect to the other end of such
> a device!
How's about someone starting a Wiki page at info.aprs.net devoted to
this "which GPS'es accept waypoints" thread?
Make categories for handhelds and vehicle-mount units so that we can
both keep the list up to date and refer new people to the Wiki. I
know I forget which models are which as well.
While we're at it, there are some newer units that have much more
sensitive GPS front-ends, and this info would be nice to have
available on the Wiki somewhere. I suggest a Hardware->GPS Wiki
page with these categories:
Vehicle Mount GPS'es:
With the more sensitive GPS units marked specially somehow. It's
the SiRF Star III units that are the more sensitive units.
Designating these units as special could be _very_ important for SAR
people, probably others too.
Curt, WE7U. APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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