[groupi] Re: GPS info (Urgent!)

  • From: Lorin Tauss <taussl01@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <groupi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 22:18:52 +0800


It does matter, since not all GPS units use the same settings for for
baud rate, data bits, parity, stop bits and handshake. Although the
NMEA 0183 standard is common, it is by no means the only standard
that GPS units use.

Since they have both differential (big, expensive "professional" type
units) and handheld ("consumer grade" units), it is possible that they
use more than one standard.

I will send them an email tonight, just to be sure.



PS. I will upload my first attempt at serial comms in C# in a
minute..... getting there, but not finished yet! If i've done
anything thats a bit weird/not good in C# feel free to point it out!!
On Tue 25/08/09 21:28 , Beau  wrote:

Howdy .
 I was fairly sure that GPS was a kinda standard, eg it shouldn't
 on the model.
 Lorin Tauss wrote:
 > Hi Beau and all,
 > I've been looking at the serial comms issue, looking promising.
 > trying to get my head around C# though....... what "project type" 
 > should I be creating in visual studio? I've restricted it to using

 > .NET 2.0 just incase (anyone know what the Archer uses? can it be 
 > upgraded to 3.5?)
 > Anyway, THE IMPORTANT BIT: I need to know what brand and model of 
 > differential GPS Eureka is using? Also the brand and models of any

 > other (handheld) units they want to use with our system. I need to

 > know this so I can work out which serial standard they are using.
 > Should I email sam/Iliya about this? or do you want to liase with
 > for me? I just need to know this info ASAP so I can get started on
 > proper comms library type thing.
 > Cheers,
 > Lorin

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