Revolution Reading GPS Data
Thomas McGrath III
3mcgrath at comcast.net
Sun Mar 2 16:49:22 EST 2008
What is the make and model of the device?
Most of the devices that I have seen (even the USB only ones) use
serial commands or a converter to serial commands. I have come across
a few generic USB drivers for things like the Keyspan High Speed
Serial converter. It is a Serial to USB hardware converter. BUT it
uses serial commands in the device, the USB driver only emulates a
serial port on the Mac.
I have also noticed that other types of devices use the same exact
driver. I can look it up if you tell me more.
So a little more info on the device will help.
On Mar 2, 2008, at 3:26 PM, Graham Samuel wrote:
> This interests me also - I have a simple GPS device (a so-called
> 'training' device) which captures trackpoints and waypoints. Its
> current PC software is just that, i.e. it doesn't work on a Mac, and
> more or less the only thing it can do is to create a kml file for
> use by Google Earth. I am not at all sure that it uses the same
> chipset as the mainstream GPS devices (the kind you can pre-
> programme with a route, like Garmin etc), but my main problem in
> even starting to deal with it is the lack of USB capability in Rev.
> In order to talk to the device, I have to have a USB driver of some
> kind and I absolutely do not know where to start. I have tried
> emailing both the retailer and the manufacturer for advice but
> neither has bothered to reply.
> Has anyone got any advice about cracking the USB problem?
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