PDA에 GarminQue 와 Garmin지도를 설치하기 – 메뉴얼






Guide for PPC users to use a SiRF III GPS
with the GarminQue navigation software.

by lawman


Finally a way for GarminQue application users to utilize the power of the SiRFSTAR III chipset with their GarminQue applications. This has been working for many others but lately as of the last couple of months or so, the required application has improved to easily allow this to happen.

Requirement:


  • A PocketPC i.e. Dell Axim X50v with WM2003SE. Also works with Dell Axim X51v with WM5.
  • GarminQue application installed which is v2.70.
  • Download both the following apps (fromSourceforge.net -> http://sourceforge.net/projects/gpsproxy/);

    • GPSProxy (application gets updated and improved frequently – just overwrite the old files with the new ones)

      • GPSProxy v1.15 (excellent app written by Andrew Rowland Klopper) addresses two things, allowing the GPS10 to be shared by multiple applications in NMEA mode, and allowing the use of a more sensitive NMEA GPS with the GarminQue app like a SiRFSTAR III GPS unit.
      • GPSProxy has been morphing with help from a developer named wsian on www.malsingmaps.com) to improve certain behaviour like jitter. For latest beta versions, you’ll need to register here to get the latest beta. But Andrew usually updates this on Sourceforge once the beta stabilizes.

    • VirtualComPort v1.1 (an excellent free serial port driver written by Andrew Rowland Klopper) – no need for GPSGate!

  • A non-Garmin GPS unit i.e. BT SiRFSTAR III GPS unit.
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Now to begin.
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  1. Install GPSProxy into your your preferred storage location i.e. BIS, CF, or SD. In this case I installed into my CF card.

    • You should have these files in the following locations;

      • storage cardAndrew Klopper GPSProxyGPSProxy.exe
      • storage cardAndrew Klopper GPSProxyOpenNETCF.dll
      • storage cardAndrew Klopper GPSProxyOpenNETCF.Drawing.dll
      • storage cardAndrew Klopper GPSProxyOpenNETCF.Windows.Forms.dll
      • Note:- You can move the files anywhere in your storage card as long as they’re together.


  2. Next unzip the VirtualComPort.zip file and copy into your PPC directory in the following location;


      • Windows directory on your PPC.
      • Soft reset your PPC to re-initialize ans start clean.


  3. Launch GPSProxy.


  4. Click on ToolsSettings to launch Settings Dialog. Select the Misc TAB. For the Virtual COM Port selection, you need to assign an unused COM port. By default COM0 is selected. But COM0 does not work. To select a unused COM Port, look for a COM port with a description of (?) in the GPS TAB. In this case, I see COM6 as unused. Then go to the Misc TAB, and set your Virtual COM Port Number here.


  5. After changing this, restart GPSProxy, for this to take effect before proceeding to the next steps below.

  6. Launch GPSProxy again, and select ToolsSettings to launch Settings Dialog. Check that in the drop down list that your COM6 (or whichever port you chose in the previous step) now indicates that COM6 is assigned as a GPSProxy Virtual COM Port. Now you need to select which COM port your BT GPS unit uses to communicate with your PDA. From this GPS TAB, I selected COM7. The baud rate is 4800 (but for BT GPS units, recommended is 57600).



  7. Next, comes the setting for the Application TAB.


  8. Next comes the Garmin Protocol TAB. Here, you need to have a Garmin GPS unit that you own, and for which you have unlocked the detailed maps to use. Its a 10-digit number. Note:- This 10-digit number is NOT the ID located on the back of your Garmin GPS unit. Once you’ve put in a valid ID, this will cause GarminQue app to unlock the detailed Garmin maps (i.e. CitySelect, Topo etc.) when used together with maps that have a matching unlock code for that unit ID. If you’ve forgotten it, you can get your Garmin GPS unit ID from www.garmin.com. The rest of the settings are default except for the SNRdB Min/Max values. Since the Seidio RBT-2010 has a higher sensitivity, I increased the min/max range. You can leave it as default or tweak it. But leave them as default for now. Once its working, you can return here to tweak more. Now select OK, to return to the main GPSProxy page.

    GPSProxy works with Unit IDs from GPS18 (North America City Select), Garmin 76CS (Atlantic Blue chart), iQue 3600 (CSEU 7), and GPS10 (Atlantic Blue Chart, City Select 7). Topographic maps work with all receiver IDs,since the mapsets are not coded. Any map you have which is unlocked for any Garmin receiver of yours can be used with GPSproxy on your PDA with GarminQue.

    Andrew’s reasoning for the following ‘GPS Product ID’ and ‘GPS Software Version’ which we do not need to modify is as follows: “The only reason I didn’t hardcode these two fields is in case Garmin releases a new GPS with the same product ID as the one that GPSProxy uses, but with different capabilities. The Garmin protocol includes GPS capability discovery, but not for all GPS models. The others have their capabilities hardcoded into the software. As unlikely as it probably is, if Garmin uses the GPSProxy product ID for a GPS with hardcoded capabilities, then GPSProxy won’t work correctly. The software version is used in conjunction with the product ID for GPSs that use hardcoded capabilities, but where the capabilities change between GPS software versions. So basically, you can use any values you like here, as long as they don’t clash with an existing GPS product”.



  9. Now select OK, to return to the main GPSProxy page. Make sure your BT is enabled on your PPC. Next, switch on your BT SiRFSTAR III GPS unit, and select ‘Start’ on the GPS TAB to see if GPSProxy can communicate with your BT SiRFSTAR III GPS unit. You should see that the following similar GPS info.


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  11. Now, leave GPSProxy running and minized, and launch GarminQue application and go into GarminQue’s Menu/System Setup/Interface TAB. Just leave the ‘GPS 10 Bluetooth’ selection as is. Change the “Communications Port” to the one marked as “GPSProxy Virtual COM Port” as shown below. Check the Status window below and see that it changes from “Searching…” and indicates that it is ‘Connected to “GPSProxy Virtual COM Port” ‘.


  12. Now, check to see if your GarminQue is now up and running! You’re now using your GarminQue with a SiRFSTAR III GPS unit. Congratulations…!

  13. So, to get it functioning properly everytime, you need to ensure that it is done in the proper order;

    1. BT is enabled on your PDA.
    2. Run GPSProxy. Click on Start to get GPSProxy running to convert NMEA to Garmin protocol so that Garmin apps will work.
    3. Run GarminQue.

  14. To automate, within GPSProxy, you’ll option to Run external app after proxy startup. So, if you chose GarminQue like I did, when you ‘Start’ GPSProxy after launching the app, it will automatically fire up GarminQue.
This HowTo Guide above now gives you an excuse to go get a BT SiRFSTAR III GPS unit to use as an alternate GPS device with your GarminQue application. To buy BT GPS units, see Aximsite.com for lots of choices and ideas.


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