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GPS position check

This is a discussion on GPS position check within the MapPoint Desktop Discussion forums, part of the Map Forums category; Hello Everyone, Anyone know a way to make mappoint check for your position every second vs. every 15 seconds? Maybe ...

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    Anonymous is offline Senior Member Black Belt
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    GPS position check

    Hello Everyone,

    Anyone know a way to make mappoint check for your position every second vs. every 15 seconds?

    Maybe some kind of registry key or something? I'm new as you can tell.

    Thanks.

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    There's no registry setting AFAIK, but there is a way to "hack" the .exe (I think) using a binary editor and change some value from 15 to 1, but as I understand it such hacking is illegal.

    A better option would be to use an add-on such as GPS Plus for MapPoint ( http://www.engo.com/mappointtoolbox/ ) or AGPS ( http://www.techgt.com/agps/ )

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    You can try NavStar 2002

    Mobile GPS Online has developed an advanced GPS Navigation System based on Mappoint 2002. You can download a eval copy from http://www.mobilegpsonline.com/products.htm.

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    part of the problem here is that the mappoint gps tracking REQUIRES nmea2 at a slow baud rate.

    nmea2 contains a dumpload of data to transfer the satellite information (up to 12 satellites worth on most gps units).. and as far as i can figure it, mappoint doesnt even USE the satellite data. the actual lat/long data only comes once per cycle through all the nmea2 data. the bottom line is that it can only track as often as it receives that data.

    if mappoint allowed nmea1 at a faster baud rate, it would be able to get the position every couple of seconds...

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    Try NavStar from Mobile GPS Online

    Mobile GPS Online's NavStar can update GPS postion every second. It is realy real time.

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    yes, they must have written their own serial port listener (it's quite easy to do)

    prepare the port in form load:
    Code:
       ' Use COM1.
       MSComm1.CommPort = 1
       ' 19200 baud, no parity, 8 data, and 1 stop bit.
       MSComm1.Settings = "19200,N,8,1"
       ' Tell the control to read entire buffer when Input
       ' is used.
       MSComm1.InputLen = 0
       ' Open the port.
       MSComm1.PortOpen = True
    then you need to listen.. the code here is triggered when the com port receives data. this code will also parse the nmea for lat and long(i cant remember which spec i am parsing here. NMEA1 or something):
    Code:
    Private Sub MSComm1_OnComm()
    Dim instring As String
    Dim lat As String
    Dim lng As String
    
    Dim i As Integer
    instring = MSComm1.Input
    i = InStr(instring, "GPGLL")
    Do While Len&#40;instring&#41; - i < 26
        instring = instring & MSComm1.Input
    Loop
    lat = Mid&#40;instring, i + 6, 9&#41;
    lng = Mid&#40;instring, i + 16, 10&#41;
    Text1.Text = lat
    Text1.Text = Text1.Text & " -- " & lng
    End Sub

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    Mappoint refresh

    I am very new to GPS, but I installed AGPS (10.00) and its default is every 2 seconds.

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    Re: Mappoint refresh

    Quote Originally Posted by MConley
    I am very new to GPS, but I installed AGPS (10.00) and its default is every 2 seconds.
    Did you buy it?

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    Re: Mappoint refresh

    Quote Originally Posted by MConley
    I am very new to GPS, but I installed AGPS (10.00) and its default is every 2 seconds.
    Hi someone has Agps valid key to lend me?

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    gps position check

    where do i insert this code?

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