"GPS functionality requires a GPS device that supports NMEA 2.0 or later" RRS feed

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  • What is NMEA 2.0, emphasis on the 2.0? I can't find any GPS NMEA devices that have NMEA greater than 0183. I found some nautical GPS devices by Garmon with NMEA 2000... Am I missing something here? I like to hike a lot, and was planning on purchasing the Oregon 450 by Garmon within the year, but if that is incompatible with MS Streets and Trips, then this will be an issue for me. Please let me know what 2.0 is, and if the Oregon 450 by Garmon is compatible with MS Streets and Trips. Thank you very much.


    Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:24 PM

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  • The correct term is "NMEA 0183 version 2.0".

    "NMEA" is an organization, "NMEA 0183" is a specification to enable marine devices to talk to each other. "2.0" is just the second version of the standard. I've never knowingly seen a v1.* device.

    In some respects NMEA 0183 is a bit antiquated, so I'm guessing "NMEA 2000" is an update, but I've never used it and I don't know if it is backwardly compatible.

    Richard Marsden
    MapPoint Add-ins at Mapping-Tools.com

    Friday, July 13, 2012 12:11 PM