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How do Street & Trips and AutoRoute work with GPS BU-353-S4
SkagitBayTom
NMEA and the BU-353-S4

Hi, I just joined so I apologize for not looking deeper for my answer. I am wondering how the Street and Trips and AutoRoute work with the GPS BU-353-S4.

According to Microsoft they both need a GPS talking NMEA 2 and this wonderful sounding GPS BU-353-S4 is using NMEA 0183. I think I'm missing something.

Any illumination will be appreciated.

Thanks, Tom
tcassidy
Take a lok at this thread re the S4. It includes testing with S&T.

http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/2599-globalsat-bu-353-s4-usb-gps-receiver

Terry
SpadesFlush
Tom, that is probably the best GPS antenna to use with S&T.
Marvin Hlavac
Hi Tom, and welcome to the forum.

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According to Microsoft they both need a GPS talking NMEA 2 and this wonderful sounding GPS BU-353-S4 is using NMEA 0183.
The newer NMEA 2000 standard adds very little, if anything, that would affect a single GPS device feeding signal to Microsoft Streets & Trips. NMEA 2000 devices are easier to use on networks, which simplifies wiring on a boat if you are connecting various marine instruments together, but for our purpose this is irrelevant.

GlobalSat BU-353 USB GPS receiver works very well with Microsoft navigation software.
winwaed
Another +1 for the BU-353. I use it for testing, and find it will usually work indoors. Much better signal acquisition than your average phone or tablet GPS!

My understanding is that the standard is "NMEA 2.0 0183" but I could be wrong.
Marvin Hlavac
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My understanding is that the standard is "NMEA 2.0 0183" but I could be wrong.
No, Richard, you are correct, it's just me confusing things with NMEA 2000. Yes, there was a version 1 and version 2 of the NMEA 0183.
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