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

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What is the difference $GPRMC and $GPRMCA?

What is the difference between $GPRMC and $GPRMCA strings? I can find online documentation about $GPRMC strings, however I have a device that sends $GPRMCA strings. ...
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windows application with nmea infos

Does anyone know a Windows application,which I can save gps position datas in.xml files with nmea datas? I know only androSensor for android.
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NMEA to CSV with timestamp using gpsbabel

I tried to convert a file in NMEA to csv using gpsbabel, $ gpsbabel -i nmea -f GPS_20160204_092027.log -o csv -F GPS_20160204_092027.csv I get a csv file with only latitude and longitude, but was ...
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Time of the gps fix in GPGGA sentence is always rounded

I am using QSTARZ 818XT device for my app. I am using GPGGA sentences to get the GPS fixes, but I have noticed that timings are always rounded like xxxxxx.000 - for 1Hz GPS frequency and xxxxxx.x00 ...
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GPSD and NMEA mode with gpsctl -n

I have a USB GPS device I use on linux using GPSD. The device is SiRF/NMEA compatible but on booting up it starts up in SiRF mode and I need NMEA mode so I use "gpsctl -n" in my startup script but ...
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Valid Range of Geoidal Separation in GNS and GGA sentences

I haven't seen any information about valid ranges of geoidal separation in GGA and GNS sentences. I am using Nema Studio Simulator to simulate GPS receiver. In there Geoidal Separation can be set to ...
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Is there any standard or source of information to check for valid ranges and accuracy of each information conveyed in NMEA format ?

Currently I am reading IEC 61162 Nmea 0183 standards document. In there there is not information about valid ranges of some values or precision of data fields in nmea sentences. Is there anywhere that ...
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Relation between Geoidal separation and antenna altitude in GGA sentence?

I have searched about definitions and relations about geoidal separation and antenna altitude reported in GGA sentence. The more I read the more I am confused.So in a simple manner can anyone explain ...
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Geoserver+AIS+adsb [duplicate]

I am trying to make a web application with a map server and two receivers one for ais and the other for planes. The project will be without the use of internet maps inside LAN. Is it possible to do ...
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NMEA-2000 Message 129540 (“GNSS Sats in View”): SNR field is integer or decimal?

If you're familiar with the older NMEA 0183, there was a "GSV" record for reporting information about GPS satellites in view, including their SNR (signal-to-noise ratio, also known as ...
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Clear usb gps logger with nmea or sirf

I am trying to clear a Canmore gps logger with hex commands but I dont understand how to do this, I am using java but I am also using other programs like RealityTerminal, but I dont understand how the ...
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Are there methods of filtering gps-data with metadata?

In our project we captured GPS-tracks from a few electric vehicles in the timeframe of a year. In total we captured around 13000000 GPS-points this way. The captured data comes from electric powered ...
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How to measure distance between two coordinate pairs taken from NMEA file?

In order to measure momentary speed, first I need to measure the distance between two pairs of coordinates. That's where my lack of knowledge stops me. I have example data in NMEA format: ...
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suggest me some good online coordinates converter for GPS NMEA data!

I want to check my GPS conversions from NMEA format to decimal degrees and vice versa. Can anyone suggest to me some online GPS converters for quick reference where I will get entire conversions by ...
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How to convert negative NMEA latitude and longitude values ('S' and 'W')?

I'm getting from GPS data in the form of NMEA. There I'm getting positive latitude and longitude values('N' and 'E'). How do I convert the negative latitude and longitude values('S' and 'W') into ...
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How do I import a NMEA file into QGIS 2.8?

I have some NMEA data recorded in a file - this is not a realtime application. How do I import that into QGIS 2.8?
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Given raw NMEA data, how do you estimate accuracy on-the-fly?

I have streaming NMEA data from a GPS device to my application. One of the sentences includes HDOP. I previously calculated the circular error probable (CEP) for this unit. How can I calculate the ...
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How to extract NMEA outputs from an external bluetooth GPS to an Android device

I am requested to create an Android app that have to connect to an external Bluetooth GPS and read the NMEA output and visualize the location on ad digital map. I am a new comer in this aspect. ...
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What does 'Course Made Good' in NMEA string mean?

I was looking at some GPS data that a client sent me. It has lines like this: $GPRMC,183123,A,1725.4170,N,07825.4779,E,37.80,297,161214,, I was looking at http://aprs.gids.nl/nmea/#rmc, which says ...
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Where can I find documentation on the NMEA sentences supported by the Garmin GLO?

I just picked up a Garmin GLO Bluetooth GPS device. Does anyone know where I can find documentation of the NMEA sentences it outputs?
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Translating hdop, pdop and vdop to metric accuracy from given NMEA strings

How can I translate dilution of precision to a metric unit? For example: say I got 1.2 in hdop from NMEA sentence of my GPS receiver, in what should I multiply to get a metric accuracy? Just like the ...
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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 ...