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Here you can download examples of shape files (*.shp) containing roads in different countries.
Roads and highways in Greece, Haiti and Dominican republic, Cuba, USA, Canada:
It is possible to use roads from these files for GPS simulation as shown in this video:
Starting from v.4.0.5 GPS Generator PRO has an option to send simulated NMEA protocol via UDP. This article describes how to configure GPS Simulator to send UDP datagrams to specific host or broadcast (multicast) NMEA UDP within network.
GPS Generator can send generated NMEA data via UDP. It can send UDP packets to specific host, broadcasting data within network or multicasting to a set of host.
To configure the software prease click 'Data Transmission >> Communication Port Settings' menu item.
Then Switch to 'UDP' page, please.
On this page user can specify address (or name) to send UDP packets to and UDP port. Address can be specific host address (like '18.104.22.168' or 'myhost'), local host address ('127.0.0.1' or 'localhost'), broadcast address ('255.255.255.255') or multicast address (like '22.214.171.124').
Port can be any not used port (like 8899, 1234 etc).
After that press 'OK' to close the dialog.
When you start GPS simulation, the software will start to send NMEA packed to UDP to specified address and port.
You can use the following program to test that everything is ok and data can be received:
Download UPD Listener
Microsoft .Net framework is required to run this tool.
Unpack the downloaded archive and go to 'UDPListener/bin/Release/' folder. Start 'UDPListener.exe' file. After that if everything is ok it will start to receive and display received data.
By default this listener is configured to listen on local host address '127.0.0.1' with port #8899. These are default settings for GPS Generator.
Source code (C#.Net) for UDP listener is included, so you can change it (address, port etc) as you wish.
You can load previously created route from file. To load route data from file switch to Route mode page, then press Load... button and select *.csv file. The file shall contain tabulated data in the following format:
1st line contains number of points. Each next line contains data for each waypoint (name, latitude, longitude, altitude, speed on segment), separated by semicolon.
Example of csv file:
10 W1;-46.1502641367563;166.023055697577;100;20 W2;-46.5305712165813;166.764654503236;100;30 W3;-46.6066326325463;167.544284016877;100;40 W4;-46.587617278555;168.476036362448;100;50 W5;-46.5495865705725;169.27468123008;100;50 W6;-46.4735251546076;170.244464283634;100;50 W7;-46.0361720128089;171.195231983196;100;50 W8;-45.351619269124;171.10015521324;100;40 W9;-44.8952507733341;171.746677248942;100;30 W10;-44.2218987384408;172.608738233039;100;20
When this file is loaded to GPS simulator the following path will be created:
You can use GPS Generator to generate NMEA sentences of required version.
Example of NMEA 0183 v2.3. output (somewhere in Red Sea):
$GPGGA,160023.69,1130.832,N,04344.045,E,1,04,2.6,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*7C $GPGLL,1130.915,N,04344.052,E,160024.70,A*0C $GPGGA,160025.71,1130.998,N,04344.060,E,1,04,2.7,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*74 $GPRMC,160026.73,A,1131.081,N,04344.067,E,300.00,4.96,110213,0.0,E*5A $GPRMC,160027.74,A,1131.164,N,04344.074,E,300.00,4.96,110213,0.0,E*54 $GPGLL,1131.247,N,04344.082,E,160028.76,A*06 $GPGLL,1131.330,N,04344.089,E,160029.77,A*0C $GPRMC,160030.79,A,1131.413,N,04344.096,E,300.00,4.96,110213,0.0,E*56 $GPGGA,160031.80,1131.496,N,04344.104,E,1,04,1.8,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*72 $GPGGA,160032.81,1131.579,N,04344.111,E,1,04,2.0,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*7F $GPRMC,160033.83,A,1131.662,N,04344.118,E,300.00,4.96,110213,0.0,E*53 $GPGGA,160034.84,1131.745,N,04344.126,E,1,04,2.9,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*7C $GPGGA,160035.86,1131.828,N,04344.133,E,1,04,2.6,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*70 $GPGGA,160036.87,1131.911,N,04344.140,E,1,04,2.9,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*72 $GPRMC,160037.88,A,1131.994,N,04344.148,E,300.00,4.96,110213,0.0,E*5F $GPGLL,1132.077,N,04344.155,E,160038.90,A*06 $GPGLL,1132.160,N,04344.163,E,160039.91,A*04 $GPGLL,1132.243,N,04344.170,E,160040.93,A*08 $GPGGA,160041.94,1132.326,N,04344.177,E,1,04,1.3,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*70 $GPGLL,1132.409,N,04344.185,E,160042.97,A*0C $GPGLL,1132.492,N,04344.192,E,160043.97,A*09 $GPRMC,160044.98,A,1132.575,N,04344.199,E,300.00,4.96,110213,0.0,E*56 $GPGLL,1132.658,N,04344.207,E,160046.00,A*09 $GPRMC,160047.01,A,1132.741,N,04344.214,E,300.00,4.96,110213,0.0,E*56 $GPGGA,160048.02,1132.823,N,04344.221,E,1,04,1.5,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*7E $GPRMC,160049.04,A,1132.906,N,04344.229,E,300.00,4.96,110213,0.0,E*5E $GPRMC,160050.05,A,1132.989,N,04344.236,E,300.00,4.96,110213,0.0,E*5E $GPGLL,1133.072,N,04344.243,E,160051.07,A*07 $GPGLL,1133.155,N,04344.251,E,160052.08,A*0C $GPGLL,1133.238,N,04344.244,E,160053.09,A*00 $GPGLL,1133.321,N,04344.237,E,160054.11,A*03 $GPRMC,160055.12,A,1133.404,N,04344.230,E,300.00,355.32,110213,0.0,E*5B $GPGGA,160056.14,1133.487,N,04344.223,E,1,04,1.1,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*73 $GPGGA,160057.15,1133.570,N,04344.216,E,1,04,1.7,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*7A $GPGLL,1133.653,N,04344.209,E,160058.16,A*05 $GPGLL,1133.736,N,04344.202,E,160059.18,A*03 $GPGGA,160100.19,1133.819,N,04344.195,E,1,04,1.2,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*7A $GPGLL,1133.902,N,04344.188,E,160101.21,A*0D $GPGLL,1133.985,N,04344.181,E,160102.22,A*0B $GPRMC,160103.23,A,1134.068,N,04344.174,E,300.00,355.32,110213,0.0,E*51 $GPGLL,1134.151,N,04344.167,E,160104.25,A*04 $GPGGA,160105.26,1134.234,N,04344.161,E,1,04,1.6,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*7E $GPGLL,1134.317,N,04344.154,E,160106.28,A*0B $GPGLL,1134.400,N,04344.147,E,160107.29,A*08 $GPRMC,160108.32,A,1134.483,N,04344.134,E,300.00,351.35,110213,0.0,E*5C $GPRMC,160109.32,A,1134.565,N,04344.121,E,300.00,351.35,110213,0.0,E*50 $GPGLL,1134.647,N,04344.108,E,160110.33,A*0F $GPGLL,1134.730,N,04344.096,E,160111.35,A*0F $GPGGA,160112.36,1134.812,N,04344.083,E,1,04,2.8,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*77 $GPRMC,160113.38,A,1134.894,N,04344.070,E,300.00,351.35,110213,0.0,E*57 $GPRMC,160114.39,A,1134.977,N,04344.057,E,300.00,351.35,110213,0.0,E*58 $GPGGA,160115.40,1135.059,N,04344.044,E,1,04,1.7,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*70 $GPGLL,1135.141,N,04344.032,E,160116.42,A*07 $GPGLL,1135.224,N,04344.019,E,160117.43,A*0E $GPGGA,160118.45,1135.304,N,04343.997,E,1,04,1.9,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*7D $GPRMC,160119.46,A,1135.384,N,04343.975,E,300.00,344.96,110213,0.0,E*59 $GPGLL,1135.465,N,04343.953,E,160120.47,A*0D $GPGLL,1135.545,N,04343.931,E,160121.49,A*05 $GPGGA,160122.50,1135.626,N,04343.909,E,1,04,1.0,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*7B $GPGGA,160123.52,1135.703,N,04343.877,E,1,04,1.8,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*7E $GPRMC,160124.53,A,1135.780,N,04343.846,E,300.00,338.25,110213,0.0,E*51 $GPGGA,160125.54,1135.858,N,04343.814,E,1,04,1.2,100.00,M,-33.9,M,,0000*70 $GPGLL,1135.931,N,04343.774,E,160126.56,A*0C
You can also use this free online tool (NMEA emitter) for getting sample NMEA with random coordinates if you don't care about values in NMEA sentences.
First of all you need to install GPS Generator and virtual null modem software (com0com).
By default 2 virtual COM ports will be installed. They will have CNCA0 and CNCB0 names. You can use default names (example for CNCA0 port name):
However, in order to use these virtual COM ports in other applications we suggest to rename them. It can be done in "Setup command prompt" or "Setup" utility (see "Programs / com0com" in Start menu).
If you prefere to use command prompt:
command> change CNCA0 PortName=COM2 command> change CNCB0 PortName=COM3
If you use GUI "Setup" utility simply rename port names:
Please choose names for COM ports that are not currently used in your system.
After that 2 new COM ports will be available. Configure GPS Generator to write NMEA sentences to one of them (for example to COM2) and other application to read from another port (COM3). Launch the software and start Generator. If everything is done correctly client application will read NMEA sentences from COM3 port.
Any version of BlueSoleil BlueTooth driver can be used for described connection method (steps 1-10).
This topic describes how to connect GPS simulator to BlueTooth enabled device which provides SPP (Serial Port Profile) service.
BlueTooth driver: BlueSoleil v. 126.96.36.199 PC with OS Windows XP Pro with SP3 BlueTooth device with SPP support
BlueTooth driver: BlueSoleil v. 188.8.131.52 PC with OS Windows XP Pro with SP3 Asus P320 with Windows Mobile 6.1Pro
Some devices do not provide Serial Port Profile (SPP-service). In this case the device does not have incoming Bluetooth COM port. At the following picture one can see that selected ASUS_P320 does not provide SPP-service.
So, the only way to connect the device and PC via Bluetooth Com port is to connect them using outgoing COM port on the Bluetooth enabled device. You need to perform the following steps to connect them: