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  • initialism National Marine Electronics Association; shortened form of NMEA 0183.


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  • NMEA 0183 (in short: NMEA) is an electrical interface and data protocol for communications between marine instrumentation.

  • + Transfer waypoints, routes and tracks from/to your Garmin GPS device (USB and RS232/serial) + Import Tracks, Waypoints and Routes from GPX, PCX5, OziExplorer or Google Map (KML) + Online GPS shows current position and direction in WW (NMEA over RS232 and also with all Garmin devices) and more.

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  • Plus the GPS receiver is compatible with any NMEA compliant software, including ArcMap.

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  • Then everything ran pretty smoothly afterwards - I started gpsd -p /dev/ttyUSB0 and immediately got the expected NMEA-codes from it:

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  • I configured it to send NMEA, and spent a couple of hours trying to get in touch with it from my laptop.

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  • It's a Garmin GPSMap 60C with a USB interface, and it can talk both the Garmin protocol and "standard" NMEA.

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  • ChartPlotter is a Java based moving map program for use with GPS units that support the NMEA communication protocol (the GPGLL sentence). chtiGPS is intended for sportsmen and hikers for training and to locate itself by knowing the distance and the direction from the closest cities.

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  • It gets the positioning data from any NMEA capable GPS receiver and displays the position on a digital map.

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  • Wrangler allows you to: display, write, and count GPS NMEA sentences (direct download link).

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  • Elgaard Positioning System provides an interface capability of saving tracks from units with NMEA format output.

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