How to read the raw GPS data of a handheld GPS connected to a laptop PC
Hi. This is my first post and I am looking for any advice about how to read a handheld GPS unit connected to a laptop through a USB port. What I am looking for is to read the GPS raw data, basically using the handheld GPS as just an antenna.

Where I am going with this is 2 fold - first I am trying to develop an application for GPS, and secondly I want to use my laptop as a GPS unit without having to go out and buy another antenna (the GPS I have already has an antenna). So the second part of why I want to do this will also require some laptop GPS software. My handheld GPS is a Garmin nuvi 750.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ken in Regina
Hi Mookie,

Scroll to the bottom of this page and look at the list of similar threads. Take a look at "Can the Nuvi 550 supply live GPS data to a Windows PC application?" The 550 cannot but yours might and there are links in some of the posts to help find out how to do it.


Thank you very much for the lead. First thing tomorrow I will be on it.
Thanks again for your help About