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Old 30-05-2018, 13:01   #1
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Open cpn

I have downloaded opencpn on my computer and I'm very content and very happy it works very well but now I have tried to download it onto my Android cell phone and I've been able to download the program and download the charts but I'm being shown to being in Africa somewhere but the GPS is working and the coast direction is working can you help me resolve this problem I'm using an LG Android phone thank you Captain Paul Wilson
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Which Android OpenCPN?
If you want something supported it should show as version 1.0.18
(not 4.1.xxx)
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I have android 1.0.5
Base 4.1.1028
Build date 2015-10-28
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Old 30-05-2018, 14:02   #4
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Perhaps looking here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....opencpn&hl=en
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if I purchase this version will it download Over the Top of the previous version to keep my charts
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Old 30-05-2018, 15:27   #6
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Re: Open cpn

I had the same problem with my old Motorola Xoom. There is a bug in the NMEA output of latitude in some Android versions.



http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...-a-192539.html


An easy way to confirm if this is your problem is do what I did - install GPS NMEA and see what is being output.
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if I purchase this version will it download Over the Top of the previous version to keep my charts
Don't know that old home brewed beta version but to be sure you can move your charts before uninstall to for example ../"external SD card"/charts/ and than point to that folder in the official OpenCPN.
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I have downloaded the paid version I'm still not able to get the GPS
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I have downloaded the paid version I'm still not able to get the GPS

Did you run GPS NMEA or a similar app to see whether it could possibly work before getting the paid version?
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Yes I did run that program but I'm not certain exactly what I'm looking for but it is operating I am getting 16 satellites I am getting good signal I am getting speed and I am getting course Direction I'm really at a loss hear what to do I really hope somebody can give me an answer cuz I'm just stuck
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Yes I did run that program but I'm not certain exactly what I'm looking for but it is operating I am getting 16 satellites I am getting good signal I am getting speed and I am getting course Direction I'm really at a loss hear what to do I really hope somebody can give me an answer cuz I'm just stuck



When you run that app, you need to look at the raw NMEA output screen and check the $GPGLL and/or $GPGGA lines.


If you see:


$GPGLL,0000.0000S,........
and
$GPGGA,......,0000.0000S,....

regardless of your latitude, then you have the same Andriod bug as my tablet and you will NOT be able to OenCPN using the internal GPS.


Any Android app which uses the standard GPS API will still work fine, but any that rely on NMEA output from the GPS will not work.
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scuba...
Some simple debugging to start:

1. What is your device(phone) make/model/type?

2. Leaving aside OpenCPN for now, when using "GPS NMEA or a similar app", does it show your correct position on land (latitude/longitude?)

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Dave yes the gps lat and long are accurate
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I have an LGMP 260 android
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This is the GPS INFO
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