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RE: [K12OSN] [OT] Downloading GPS data



Well, that's a very different story.  The GL-50 uses NMEA, so I would try:

http://gpsd.berlios.de/

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Steven Santos
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com]On
> Behalf Of Sudev Barar
> Sent: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:09 PM
> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] [OT] Downloading GPS data
>
>
> On 30/05/07, Steven Santos <steven simplycircus com> wrote:
> > OK, lets see.  Many moons ago I used GP50 data loggers to record seismic
> > pressure readings.  The two older units recorded readings from
> the pressure
>
> I think there is some confusion here. The device i am referring to is
> described at http://www.sanav.com/gps_loggers/gl-50.htm
>
> OOOOOoopppppsss.... It is GL50 and not GP50
>
> > sensor via a serial port, while the newer units had the GP50
> built into the
> > housing of the sensor unit.  Poking around an archive CD from
> 1996, I have a
> > file called pos-gp50.hw2 (ahh, home word 2...)
> >
> > Here are the contents of that file:
> >
> > {begin}
> >
> > Downloading from the data loggers
> >
> > 1. Using the blue cable on FRED, connect the data logging unit
> (serial port
> > 2)
> > 2. Fire up Terminate, and select "GP 50" from the dialing menu
> > 3. Once connected, you will see a flow of current data
> >    Press crtl-b repeatedly until you get a ">" or ":" prompt
> > 4. Turn screen capture on
> > 5. enter "type pdata"
> > 6. When data dump ends, turn screen capture off
> > 7. delete the extra lines from the capture file
> > 8. save to a floppy disk and give to Toni or Laura
>
>
> I still need to test this out.
>
> >
> > My first question is did it break to allow entry of commands?
>
> >From what I troed the data strem did not break. But then i only gave
> Ctrl+b once.
>
> --
> Regards,
> Sudev Barar
>
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