I'm trying to figure out how to get the proper data off the serial port from my GPS adapter. I'm using xPort to split my GPS into 3 virtual coms, 1 for iGuidance, one for netstumbler, and one for my frontend. All i really want is speed and bearing, so I can have a basic compass in my front end all the time.
Now I know what part of the NMEA sentence I need, but I'm having trouble getting the sentences into VB in a consistant form. I can see the data that I need in the status bar in xPort, but I'm getting alot of garbage and | characters in my input stream.
I can zip up my test app that i wrote and attach it if someone wants to take a look at it.
any help is appreciated.