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Subway Sailor 04-06-2014 23:28

GPS via Bluetooth or Cable
 
i have been searching the forum and online but can' seem to find a straight answer. Can i use my iphone's gps to show my location on openCPN?

i just downloaded openCPN today and managed to load the infamous cm93's on to it. now i just need gps...if possible with what i have....

1 spot global sat phone
2 iphone
3 garmin colorado 400c.

Neptune's Gear 05-06-2014 00:47

Re: gps via bluetooth or cable
 
Absolutely. If its an android phone there are several apps to provide GPS phone data to the PC via Bluetooth. I guess there are some for iphones as well, but i dont have one!
However, in my experience with andriod, they are not that stable, and I personally would not rely on one for primary navigation. Cool for playing with though! ☺

Sent from my Nexus 7 using Cruisers Sailing Forum mobile app

CarCode 05-06-2014 02:01

Re: gps via bluetooth or cable
 
For the iPhone you might use gps2ip, see app store.
However it is not good idea for a long voyage because the iPhone needs to be recharged always.

Gerhard

Subway Sailor 05-06-2014 09:11

Re: gps via bluetooth or cable
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CarCode (Post 1557413)
For the iPhone you might use gps2ip, see app store.
However it is not good idea for a long voyage because the iPhone needs to be recharged always.

Gerhard


Have you actually used it though? How is setup?

CarCode 05-06-2014 09:37

Re: gps via bluetooth or cable
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Subway Sailor (Post 1557657)
Have you actually used it though? How is setup?

Yes, I have bought (I guess it was about $5) and tested it, it works OK. But be carefull, it runs in the background and drains battery of the iPhone.

Gerhard

Subway Sailor 10-06-2014 21:18

Re: gps via bluetooth or cable
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CarCode (Post 1557669)
Yes, I have bought (I guess it was about $5) and tested it, it works OK. But be carefull, it runs in the background and drains battery of the iPhone.

Gerhard

i have finally decided to try using this..but i don't seem to connect to client..i dont' know what i'm doing wrong..

i have the gsp2ip on my phone
i have a adhoc network setup on my netbook
i set the parameers in opencpn to the correct ip...
nothing.... please explain to me how i can resolve this.. i have been trying for a few days..

CarCode 11-06-2014 02:38

Re: GPS via Bluetooth or Cable
 
Please go to CapsicumDreams | iPhone apps - GPS 2 IP: Turn your iPhone into an NMEA gps receiver
and follow carefully the instructions.

Gerhard

Subway Sailor 11-06-2014 09:19

Re: GPS via Bluetooth or Cable
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CarCode (Post 1561859)
Please go to CapsicumDreams | iPhone apps - GPS 2 IP: Turn your iPhone into an NMEA gps receiver
and follow carefully the instructions.

Gerhard


Gerhard, thanks.... for nothing...i have followed and read that page in and out 1 million times..which is why i came here for help...why don't you make a quick youtube video of how its done and share with the community...this seems to be quite the problematic app to make work from what i read.

Danke dir.

CarCode 11-06-2014 11:17

Re: GPS via Bluetooth or Cable
 
I do not know what you have done.
There are several ways to use gps2ip.
You may even use it with gpsd.
Otherwise use TCP or UDP.

Gerhard

Subway Sailor 11-06-2014 11:24

Re: GPS via Bluetooth or Cable
 
Have you ever read a closed book


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