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NMEA data to Graphical Output?

  1. Feb 16, 2009 #1
    Hey there fellow engineers,

    I have a question to pose for a project I am carrying out.

    I currently have a GPS logger I have created myself and was wondering if anyone knew how to take the GPS data (in minimum NMEA forum- so just time and longitude and latitude values) and import this (probably through some coding) into a mapping software like Google Earth.

    The problem is that Google Earths GPS support is not free, so anyone know anyway around this? Or perhaps any other ideas??

    Thanks in advance. And a very nice forum you have here too Ive noticed :cool:
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  3. Feb 16, 2009 #2
    im doing a project on NMEA strings atm actually... a bit of a rubbish solution but i think a UMFPU-V3 chip can parse NMEA messages and has some kind of graphical output (no idea how good it is)

    sounds like you need to find some way of making a .GPX file - http://freegeographytools.com/2007/creating-gps-routes-in-google-maps

    could try making a route in google earth and finding the file and seeing if u can open it in notepad and understand it...
  4. Feb 16, 2009 #3


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    Haven't tried it but what about this http://mboffin.com/earthbridge/
    There is also a www.gearthblog.com[/url] and [url]www.gearthhacks.com[/URL] which discuss tools for google earth
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  5. Feb 16, 2009 #4
    You can type in Lat Lon here and get a kml file out. From this you can determine what you need to add to a file parser


    Here is website that gives you the PHP code
    http://the.taoofmac.com.nyud.net:8090/space/blog/2005/07/04 [Broken]
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