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Old 30-12-2012, 14:19   #1
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GPSGate buddy

Hello,

There is in this page

DSC and Buddy via AIS. | Official OpenCPN Homepage

some explanations about GPSGate buddy. But these explanations are very poor ...

So, Which could give more explanation here.

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Old 02-01-2013, 10:57   #2
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Re: GPSGate buddy

Hello,

Up !

Nobody is able to say what it is?

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I'm not sure what you're asking but if you are asking about GPSGate, its a utility. It reads input on one com port & then outputs to multiple ports including virtual ports and including translation. So for example you can input Garmin and output NMEA plus Garmin streams on multiple virtual or real ports.
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Re: GPSGate buddy

I think what you are looking for is here:

GpsGate Server BuddyTracker - Products - GpsGate.com

GPSGate BuddyTracker allows sharing of location information by groups. OpenCPN can display this location information much as it does AIS data. So, it is just another method of getting location information for another person/vessel/etc. In this case you need to be a "buddy", so it is not like AIS where you can receive any signal. If you and your friends are buddies, and you are feeding your location to the buddy server, and OpenCPN has a connection to the server, then you can see each other's position.
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Re: GPSGate buddy

Hello Dsanduril,

I begin to understand a little. But not completely.

I understand there is an exchange of information between two boats.

1 Where is the server? On a boat?

2 The information in transit, are they sent and received by the transmitter and the receiver AIS of the boats?

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Re: GPSGate buddy

Hello Bobofthenorth,

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I'm not sure what you're asking but if you are asking about GPSGate, its a utility. It reads input on one com port & then outputs to multiple ports including virtual ports and including translation. So for example you can input Garmin and output NMEA plus Garmin streams on multiple virtual or real ports.
What you said is different from what Dsanduril said. What you say sounds like what Xport. Or VSPE.

But if you look at the page indicated in my first post, you will see that there is a way to show something that is an AIS target a particular type.

I need to understand. And the link with the AIS screen OpenCPN.

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1 Where is the server? On a boat?
You can use the public server at GPSGate.com or you can use a private server that runs GPSGate Server software. I have not used with OpenCPN, but have used GPSGate for vehicle tracking, with a private server.


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2 The information in transit, are they sent and received by the transmitter and the receiver AIS of the boats?
No, they are sent by a data connection to the server. So, if you use the public server then you must have a data connection to GPSGate.com. If you (and the other vessels) have a private server then all must have some type of data connection to the private server. Each vehicle/vessel/person that is being tracked runs the GPSGate Client software (which also does the data splitting mentioned above). The client reports the position to the server, and reads the positions of "buddies" from the server. There are many platforms where you can run the client. In order to see other vessels on your display you will need a connection to the server, and they will also need a connection to the server so that they can report their position.

It really does not have anything to do with AIS, it is just in the same place because the tool displays the location of other vessels on the map as do AIS/DSC.
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It really does not have anything to do with AIS, it is just in the same place because the tool displays the location of other vessels on the map as do AIS/DSC.
Thank you

Thank you for your reply. I admit that sometimes changes to OpenCPN baffles me. As for the site opencpn.org, sometimes, it is strange. This is the case with "GpsGate buddy"
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Hello Bobofthenorth,
What you said is different from what Dsanduril said. What you say sounds like what Xport. Or VSPE.
I use GPSGate to do exactly what I posted but I was unfamiliar with GPSGate Buddy. Sorry for confusing the thread.
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