National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) is organisation setting standards of communication between marine navigation devices.

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Latitude & Longitude values from Simple Voyage Data Recorder [SVDR]

I am receiving values in the form of 0113.7276,N,10339.0121,E from a Ship Data Recorder. I am not a GIS/ GPS expert and am unable to decipher what do these values mean, because they are out of range ...
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How can I convert Horizontal dilution of position to a radius of 68% confidence?

I am working at mobile app that uses external GPS module. What I need is to calculate accuracy for the fix from GPGGA command to be able to compare it with my mobile platform's GPS accuracy. Mobile ...
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Which are the most useful NMEA sentences for location based services

I am pretty new to GIS, I have been learning about all the different NMEA sentences from this website http://aprs.gids.nl/nmea/#allgp What is $GPGSV and $GPGSA and why are they useful to location ...
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How to determine the Geoid model used by GPS receiver?

I have the following NMEA output by Holux M-241 GPS receiver: $GPGGA,144014.000,2227.0987,N,11410.1382,E,2,6,1.67,32.6,M,-1.3,M,0000,0000*7B I know that WGS84 height is higher than geoid height 1.3 ...
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Help with running this ArcGIS AddIn for Parsing AIS Shipping Data to GDB?

I was wondering if someone could try the same Add-In with the same data and see if they have an error. I have downloaded the 'AIS Data Handler Pre-Processor' ...
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Current time from GPRMC or GPZDA?

In GPRMC there is a time field, called fix time. Can I consider this always the same as value from GPZDA time? Is there any possibility that when GPS device is configured to stream both GPRMC and ...
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Will NMEA support the GNxx string in future?

At the moment there is no problem when using GPS only devices, NMEA string with information about speed, DOP value etc starts with GP.. prefix. But with Glonass included NMEA string has different ...
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How to configure various client applications to display AVL data?

Given x number of GPS units transmitting NMEA formatted strings back to a server (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxxx) is there a way to listen in on the traffic and parse NMEA formatted strings for display on a ...
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GPS Tracking by SMS

I have a GPS Tracker which sends the GPRMC string of the NMEA 0183 protocol, at fixed periodicity, to a predefined number as SMS. I am looking for a software which can port these incoming SMS to a COM ...
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How correct is the “Accuracy” value given by GPS devices?

I have a Garmin Forerunner 305 and a Google Nexus One Android phone. From the GPS on both these devices I can get a "Accuracy" value that is usually between 6-20 meters. How much can I trust this ...
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Calculating absolute precision confidence number from Dilution of Precision indicators from GPS receiver

End-user GPS receivers typically show an absolute confidence indication, such as Within 25 Metres, for the calculated position. I am parsing NMEA data from a GPS unit and wan't to calculate a similar ...