We have a maritime simulator in our office we occasionally use for engineering studies...I was trying to figure out how to get a shape file of the path taken by the ship being driven into QGIS. Data is being sent to a PC with a charting software called Rosepoint on it in NMEA format over a TCP stream via a network cable. According to Rosepoint it is doing this via NMEA over TCP.
Initially hooking up QGIS I didn't think it was seeing anything, I tried Global Mapper which really saw nothing as it wouldn't even connect. It did however occur to me that with QGIS my lat/long were both 0 so it must at least be connecting with autoconnect. If I set the com port to something else it fails to connect all together.
So I'm assuming maybe this is working and it's just not able to understand the sentences coming through...is there a way to define the format on my own, or something I'm not doing correctly??