Originally Posted by forsailbyowner
Is there a way to connect a smartphone with gps? Any formats I have to look for? Will these work inside the cabin
or will I need a waterproof one?
There are apps (for ios and andoid: google
is your friend) which will allow you to create a tcp server on your phone
and give out NMEA
gps data. You need to have a way to connect the phone
and the computer (existing on-board wireless network, or use ad-hoc networking). Then you create a datastream in opencpn
connecting to the tcp server on the phone.
USB BU-353 is probably easier.
Both work in my (GRP) cabin. Doesn't need to be any more waterproof than your laptop