Originally posted by John Davis: Just a thought on the utilities... Would it be possible to add a routine that would (As an option) obtain the location from a GPS unit other than one that's part of a datastorm system? For example a Garmin attached to either a Serial or USB port?
To quote somebody-or-other, "All things are possible, many things are difficult." I've looked into adding NMEA-over-serial compatibility to DSLocator, and it definitely falls into that category. Doesn't mean it'll necessarily never happen, just means that you shouldn't hold your breath.
Thanks,, In fact that is more or less the kind of answer I was looking for....
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I do thank you for considering it. One of the major problems you will have to address is how to find the blasted GPS, it tends to move around a bit on my system depending on where I plug the Serial adapter in (my old system did not have that problem)
Hey great utility! Have you considered pulling the Lat/Long from the registry where Don's DSSatTool puts it? It would be a great for us triplodders who use GPS's to input our location with DSSatTool and then have to do it again for DSLocator. Isn't it great having lots of users to give you suggestions on how to spend your time? :-) thanks David
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That's actually more difficult than you might think, because of interactions with some fairly complex programming that's already in DSLocator. Nonetheless, I've put it on my to-do list for some future version.
In the meanwhile, it might be fairly easy for Don to change DSSatTool in a helpful way... My program already supports pasting in latitude and longitude, so if he were to add a button to copy the lat+lon to the clipboard, you could then paste it into DSLocator in one swell foop.
Don, if you're interested, let me know and I'll e-mail you the right sort of format to use.
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I've been trying to find a way to extract lon/lat from MS Streets and Trips w/GPS to clipboard or otherwise but no luck so far. BTW I'm slightly proficient in VB so if anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them! lee