USB GPS

Submitted: Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 22:04
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Hi all,
I am wanting to buy a simple USB GPS mouse unit to work with my laptop and Oziexplorer. All I want is something that tells Ozi the present location so I don't even want one with a display. Having said that, has anyone had any problems with any basic unit similar to this, communicationg with Oziexplorer? Is there anything I need to know or avoid before I start looking around?

It's just that the list of brands/models in the Oziexplorer configuration seems fairly limited and I don't want to buy one only to find it won't communicate properly.

Any info gratefully accepted
Cheers
Gerry
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 22:14

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 22:14
Gerry,

All GPS Mouse's (or should that be Mice) work well with OziExplorer.
You just set the GPS type to NMEA Only in the Ozi configuration.

Have a look at the one's in the ExplorOz shop.
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Reply By: Alan H (Narangba QLD) - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 22:14

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 22:14
I recently got a Haicom HI -204III - USB and it works fine for me.

You have to read the directions and follow them to get the right communications between the GPS and Oziexplorer. Follow it and you will have no trouble. The directions you need are on the CD that comes with it not the piece of paper in the box which just says stick it in a USB port.

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Reply By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 22:35

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 22:35
Haicom Bluetooth 406 GPS with SirfIII - versatile connections for GPS
www.ja-gps.com.au/haicom_hi406bt.html

The HI-204 is a magnet based GPS device, to clamp to vehicle exterior. The cable is thin enough to put through the vehicle door rubber. If you already have or are developing application software, and you need a GPS receiver to provide your position, velocity and time data, this is the perfect low cost solution.

www.ja-gps.com.au/gps-haicom-204.html
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Follow Up By: mike w (WA) - Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 00:45

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 00:45
Haha, funny that, just got one of these, only problem was they were meant to send a PS2 GPS!!
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Reply By: joc45 - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 22:39

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 22:39
Hi Gerry,
I've got a Globalsat BU-353, and it works fine with Ozi via the USB on my Compaq V2000.
Has a top SIRF-III receiver.
Gerry
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Reply By: GerryP - Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 22:58

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 22:58
Thanks to all for your quick replies. It appears that any unit should work OK through the NMEA only setting. Now thinking bluetooth might be an option as it will eliminate the need to find a suitable route for the cable.
Cheers
Gerry
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Follow Up By: Member - John and Val W (ACT) - Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 08:11

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 08:11
Gerry

You still have to power the thing. Mine is a serial mouse style gps drawing power from a USB port. Has a USB to serial converter in a blister on the lead. Cost less than $100

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Reply By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 09:35

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 09:35
This is the one I got from ebay. Works well with Oziexplorer.

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