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ArcGIS randomly crashes when using Microsoft USB GPS receiver
PowerUser
I'm having a problem with Arc GIS 9.3 SP1 application randomly crashes when using the Microsoft Streets and Trips 2010 GPS receiver.

I did not have this problem before using MS Streets & Trips 2007.

The computers are HP Office HP 2710p & 2730p models.

Anyone had this issue before?
Marvin Hlavac
Hi PowerUser, and welcome to Laptop GPS World. How is the GPS receiver behaving when connected to Streets & Trips, or some other program other than ArcGIS?
PowerUser
Streets and Trips works fine.
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by PowerUser
Streets and Trips works fine.
Then it's likely there is something in the incoming data that ArcGIS is not happy with. Which NMEA standard is it expecting? Is it expecting an older standard than the Navation receiver is using?

...ken...
PowerUser
Thank you for the reply. This is not a Marine GPS unit, so I do not know how to respond to your question.

I agree that the ArcGIS (ArcMap) and the MS Streets & Trips 2010 are not communicating with each other.

We have talked to the technicians with ESRI to see if they knew of something that is causing the crashing, but was unsuccessful.

I will gather more info and re-post later.

Thanks again to all.
tcassidy
Both the GPS that came with S&T 2007 (Pharos 350?) and S&T 2010 (Navation 168) output NMEA data at 4800 bps with a refresh rate of 1 Hz. What Ken was suggesting was the older GPS device may have used an older NMEA standard than the newer one and ArcGIS was having difficulties with this newer standard. I don't see any relationship between ArcGIS and the S&T software so the hardware may be the issue.

Terry
PowerUser
Thank you for the info. This was very useful information.

We got one to work by using a old MS GPS receiver.

How would you load old NMEA standards to the 2010 receiver?
Ken in Regina
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Originally Posted by PowerUser
Thank you for the info. This was very useful information.

We got one to work by using a old MS GPS receiver.
That is good to know.

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How would you load old NMEA standards to the 2010 receiver?
You can't. They are preprogrammed to send out the data according to the version of the standard they are designed to. Also, some may have vendor extensions.

Perhaps this will help you understand:

NMEA 0183 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

...ken...
tcassidy
I wonder if GPS Gate could assist in resolving your issues?

Terry
Ken in Regina
GPSGate is a good suggestion, Terry. It produces a pretty generic data stream. I wouldn't be surprised if it filters some of the vendor extensions. In this case, that might be a good thing.

...ken...
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