Configuring Serial GPS Ports

GPS receivers are connected through a computer serial port (RS232 or USB).

To add a new GPS port, click the Add button on the Configure Ports tab. The port editing dialog will appear. Set the port type to Serial_GPS.

Serial GPS Configure Dialog

The other parameters you will need to specify for the GPS receiver are:

The "Test Port" button provides a means of verifying that you have connected to the correct place; it opens a terminal window connected to the configured serial port so that you can manually test the GPS receiver for the desired operation. To complete testing, close the terminal window.

Once you have the settings the way you want them, click the Save button.

You can check how well your GPS receiver is performing by selecting the menu choice View -> Show GPS Status.