[time-nuts] ublox chip sets - what GPS device should I buy?
djl at montana.com
Fri Aug 31 23:05:58 UTC 2012
I have a gps called ambicom with a usb that works with Msoft streets
> It's not a great receiver, but it works. Back when it first came out,
> the price was pretty good for what you got. Time marches on and you now
> can get some very good / very cheap stand alone units.
> On Aug 31, 2012, at 5:03 PM, David Kirkby <david.kirkby at onetel.net>
>> On 31 August 2012 20:35, <SAIDJACK at aol.com> wrote:
>>> that depends on which uBlox the unit supports. There are basically
>>> different sizes: AMY, LEA, and NEO. They also sell chip-sets, but
>>> only to
>>> very large volume customers.
>> It plugs in on USB. Somewhere I read it had to be ublox compatible,
>> but having looked in the manual, it says:
>> GPS (Global Positioning System) allows you to stamp each data trace
>> with your physical position in latitude/longitude/elevation format.
>> This can be useful when making measurements on cell towers or other
>> antennas at remote locations. NOTE This feature is usable ONLY with
>> the GPS receiver that is shipped with Microsoft Streets and Trips
>> and AutoRoute. The GPS receiver is NOT available from Agilent. Only
>> the GPS USB receiver is used with the FieldFox. Therefore, it is NOT
>> necessary to purchase the very latest version of the map software.
>> So it seems I need to purchase Microsoft "Streets and Trips" with the
>> optional GPS device, which is only $70 in total.
>> Does anyone know how good/bad that device is? I'd be using it in the
>> UK 99% of the time.
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