Earthmate GPS Reciever Com Port issue in Map Monkey
Ninja and all....You are right...as usual! So i did some more searching on the net and it turns out that Garmin does not use NMEA. They have some proprietary protocol that their recievers communicate with their software...So that was a nice $130 experiment that didnt fly....SO i went and bought a Delorme Earthmate GPS. People here seem to be happy with it...I installed it and it created a virtual com. When i go to device manager and look at Human Interface Device, it shows up as:
Delorme Earthmate GPS com Device (com3)
Then in the map monkey config screen i use Com 3 and autodetect baud rate....That doesnt work. I use the baud rate that is in the earthmate instructions, that doesnt work. When I go in the GPS settings in Map Monkey and click on find GPS, it reports GPS not found. When i use the street atlas program wich came with the earthmate, it picks up the earthmate and the satellites pretty quick. Does the GPS not found correspond to not finding satellite or not finding the USB receiver? I think its the latter because it comes up instantly....This is driving me nuts! I cant wait to get these issues resolved...Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated....