I'm running Ubuntu 10.
I am new to OpenCPN
and am trying to interface a Garmin
GPSMAP 60CSx via the USB cable. I do not have a serial
or other cable for the device.
The USB out for the GPSMAP 60CSx exports data in Garmin's proprietary format. While the data out type for the Garmin
can be set for the serial
cable (to NMEA
for instance) the USB out format cannot be changed and must remain in Garmin's proprietary format.
I can output live data from the Garmin with xgps fine while hooked up with the USB, but selecting Tools->GPS->Network GPSD in OpenCPN
doesn't do anything. If "Show GPS/NMEA data stream" is selected, nothing outputs.
If I use gpsbabel to read the GPS
data from /dev/ttyUSB0 in the Garmin format, then write the GPS
data to /dev/ttyGPS (a manually created file) in NMEA
format, I can get OpenCPN to dump raw GPS data using the "Show GPS/NMEA data stream" option. Still, however, it doesn't use the GPS data to interface with the charts
/ waypoints / etc.
So.. I'm trying to get the Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx to interface successfully with OpenCPN via a USB cable. Can anyone help me figure this out? Thanks!