[time-nuts] ublox chip sets - what GPS device should I buy?

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Fri Aug 31 19:19:54 EDT 2012


These mapping programs tend to fall back to NEMA, but also have proprietary formats. (Certainly true of Garmin and Delorme.) Now I wonder if by specifying a S&T USB GPS they want whatever proprietary format MS used. That is, it would have made more sense that if they wanted NEMA, they would specify NEMA.

Those MS hockey pucks were notorious for being mistaken by the OS as a mouse out of the blue.  You eould have to boot the notebook. All in all, a technology that didn't work well.
 
-----Original Message-----
From: "Don Latham" <djl at montana.com>
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Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 17:05:58 
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Subject: Re: [time-nuts] ublox chip sets - what GPS device should I buy?

I have a gps called ambicom with a usb that works with Msoft streets
directly.
Don

Bob Camp
> Hi
>
> It's not a great receiver, but it works. Back when it first came out,
> the price was pretty good for what you got. Time marches on and you now
> can get some very good / very cheap stand alone units.
>
> Bob
>
> On Aug 31, 2012, at 5:03 PM, David Kirkby <david.kirkby at onetel.net>
> wrote:
>
>> On 31 August 2012 20:35,  <SAIDJACK at aol.com> wrote:
>>> Dave,
>>>
>>> that depends on which uBlox the unit supports. There are basically
>>> three
>>> different sizes: AMY, LEA, and NEO. They also sell chip-sets, but
>>> only to
>>> very  large volume customers.
>>
>>
>> It plugs in on USB. Somewhere I read it had to be ublox  compatible,
>> but having looked in the manual, it says:
>>
>> -------------------------
>> GPS (Global Positioning System) allows you to ‘stamp’ each data trace
>> with your physical position in latitude/longitude/elevation format.
>> This can be useful when making measurements on cell towers or other
>> antennas at remote locations. NOTE This feature is usable ONLY with
>> the GPS receiver that is shipped with Microsoft “Streets and Trips”
>> and “AutoRoute”. The GPS receiver is NOT available from Agilent. Only
>> the GPS USB receiver is used with the FieldFox. Therefore, it is NOT
>> necessary to purchase the very latest version of the map software.
>> -------------------------
>>
>> So it seems I need to purchase Microsoft "Streets and Trips" with the
>> optional GPS device, which is only $70 in total.
>>
>> http://www.microsoft.com/streets/en-us/default.aspx
>>
>> Does anyone know how good/bad that device is? I'd be using it in the
>> UK 99% of the time.
>>
>> Dave
>>
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