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Old 04-01-2019, 22:23   #1
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Help Showing GPS lat/long in Google Earth

I run OpenCPN on a laptop, with NMEA and AIS data arriving via an NMEA WiFi muxer.

I believe there is a way I can also show real-time location on Google Earth, but the G-E GPS import functions only appear to cover wired connections.

There must be a way, anyone able to help please?

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Re: Help Showing GPS lat/long in Google Earth

Hi Lockie,

Read this a week ago and was pretty sure I use to do this a couple of years ago. So I reinstalled Franson GPSGate that takes a real com port and creates virtual com ports to be used by many applications, I guess like your NMEA WiFi muxer.

I started it, setup the real com port for my GPS and two virtual com ports. I then started Google earth, opened the Tools/GPS and selected the Realtime/Nmea and checked the "Automatically follow the Path" and Google earth immediately went to my location using one of the virtual com ports. See my attachment.

So it can be done.
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