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Visual Basic Help - MapPoint 2002 Newbie

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    Visual Basic Help - MapPoint 2002 Newbie

    Regarding the use of a GPS with MapPoint 2002, is there a way to "capture" the values from the gps (the LAT/LON). Can't seem to find any info in MSDN. Any help is greatly appreciated. :?
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    Some resources you might look at...

    Export lat/lon: http://www.mp2kmag.com/articles.asp?ArticleID=13

    Export lines (and other drawing objects): http://www.mp2kmag.com/importersub01.asp

    Merging Multiple Routes: http://www.mp2kmag.com/articles.asp?ArticleID=72

    GPS Add-ons: www.engo.com/mappointtoolbox and www.techgt.com/agps
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    Thanks for the info but I am mainly looking for the COM associated with the data stream coming from the GPS to Mappoint 2002 (I don't think that part of the code was published for the developer to use). Looks like I will need to tap the API to get what I want. :x
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    Yes, I think you're right.. it's not part of the MapPoint object model.
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    it's really easy to read the serial port for the GPS.. NMEA comes in plain text over the serial port and you can read it and parse it from the serial receive buffer. search google for serial port BVB code (i dont have my code on this machine) and all you need is to set the baud rate and such to match the gps. your gps probably even came with an outline of the NMEA text formats...

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