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03 May 14 How to connect an external Bluetooth GPS Receiver with Android Phone or Tablet?

1- In your Android device, go to “settings” -> Bluetooth -> Available Device, you will see your GPS receiver. If not, please scan for the device.

2. Tap the bluetooth GPS, it will prompt for “Bluetooth pairing request. Please key in 0000 as the PIN code & tap “ok” button.

3. The bluetooth GPS is paired with your Android device.

4- In the Android “play store” download “bluetooth GPS” App.

5- In android, go into settings -> “Developer options” -> Debugging -> Allow Mock location -> enable “mock Locations”

(“developer options” is hidden by default. To show it, go to Settings -> About Phone and tap on ‘Build Number’ seven times. )

6- Before you launch your GPS software (e.g. Copilot, Tomtom) , launch “bluetooth GPS”, click “connect” and check “Enable Mock GPS Provider”.

7. Launch your GPS app & it will use the bluetooth GPS

Bluetooth GPS receiver can be purchased from http://canadagps.com/bluetoothgps.html

09 Feb 11 How to Geo-Tag RAW file.

The following software support RAW file writing.

http://code.google.com/p/gpicsync/

30 Jan 11 How to pair a Bluetooth GPS with a Mac computer?

1. Make sure you have an internal Apple Bluetooth module installed in your computer
2. Open “System Preferences” and click “Bluetooth”
3. Select the “Devices” tab
4. Click “Set Up New Device”
5. The “Introduction” page is displayed. Click “Continue”
6. Select “Any Device” and click “Continue”
7. Select the proper Bluetooth GPS device
8.    Click “Passkey Options”
9. Once again the Bluetooth Device Setup is displayed and immediately. Clicks “Continue” . Enter the Passkey Code (or PIN code) “0000” and click “continue”. For B-Speech keychain Bluetooth GPS 20c which is 1234.
10. Click “Quit”

30 Jan 11 How to pair a Bluetooth GPS with Windows Mobile 5/6 devices?

1.        Tap on Start, Settings, Connections tab, tap on Bluetooth Icon.
2.        Make sure the Turn on Bluetooth check box is checked.
3.        Tap on Devices tab, select New Partnership… After a few seconds, you will see the BT GPS Device ID show on the Select a Bluetooth Device page. Tap once on the BT GPS Device ID and select Next
4.        Enter the Passkey Code (or PIN code) “0000” and click “Next”. For B-Speech keychain Bluetooth GPS 20c which is 1234.
5.        Check the Serial Port checkbox and select Finish
6.        Next, tap on COM Ports tab and select New Outgoing Port
7.        Tap once on the BT GPS Device ID/Name and select Next
8.        Select a COM Port for this outgoing connection and make sure you UNCHECK Secure Connection checkbox
9.        Select Finish.
10.        Launch your mapping  and configure the GPS settings of that application using the same COM port number as your Outgoing COM port number above.

30 Jan 11 How to pair a Bluetooth GPS with Palm, Treo & Tungsten devices?

1. Tap the Bluetooth icon from the taskbar screen
2. Select Power “On”
3. Tap “Preferences” and select discoverable “Yes”
4. From Network Service, select “Setup Devices”
5. Tap “Trusted Devices” followed by “Add Device”
6. Select the GPS device name as this represents the GPS receiver and select “OK”
7. Enter the Passkey Code (or PIN code) for the GPS receiver and select “OK”
(For most Bluetooth GPS receivers, it’s 0000. if not, please verify with the GPS user manual ).
8. Name your new Bluetooth device.
9. Launch your GPS navigation application.

30 Jan 11 How to pair a Bluetooth GPS with Windows PC?

1.        Click the Bluetooth icon in the right-bottom of the screen
2.        Turn Bluetooth adapter ON
3.        Click the Bluetooth icon again and select “Add a Bluetooth Device”
4.        Check “My Device is set up and ready to be found” in the “Add Bluetooth Device Wizard” and Click “Next”.
5.        Select “New Device” from the displayed Bluetooth devices and click “Next”.
6.        Select “Use the passkey found in the documentation”.
7.        Enter the Passkey Code (or PIN code) “0000” and click “Next”. For B-Speech keychain Bluetooth GPS 20c which is 1234.
8.        Bluetooth Manager will display and designate an Outgoing and Incoming port for your device. Use this Outgoing port for the mapping software port configuration.
9.        Click “Finish”

30 Jan 11 Connect a bluetooth GPS to a Ipod touch / Iphone / Ipad

Bluetooth GPS uses SPP (serial port profile), but Ipod Touch /  Iphone / Ipad only support HFP (Hands-Free Profile). Natively, Apple does not provide SPP to connect an external bluetooth GPS.

To connect a External bluetooth GPS receiver, You may have to “Jailbreak” the Ipod Touch / Iphone / Ipad.
(We don’t taking any responsibility of your device “Jailbreak”. You might need to take your own risk. )
After that, use the application “Roqy” to connect external bluetooth GPS antenna to your iPad/iPhone. For detail, please refer to http://www.roqy-bluetooth.net/wp/

We have a few screenshot for your info.


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Bluetooth GPS receiver can be purchased from http://canadagps.com/bluetoothgps.html

30 Jan 11 A userful Geo-Tag Video application

VeoGeo – This website allows you to combine travel log and video by date/time to show your video on the map directly. Please go to www.veogeo.com for further information and register for a free new account.

30 Jan 11 A few userful Geo-Tag photo applications

Locr GPS photo – This utility can integrate travel log and digital photos by date/time to show your photos on the map directly. After the integration, the current GPS coordinates also can be imported to your digital photos for the further application. Go to http://www.locr.com for the further information.

JetPhoto Studio – This utility can integrate travel log and digital photos by date/time to show your photos on the map directly. After the integration, the current GPS coordinates also can be imported to your digital photos for the further application. Please go to http://www.jetphotosoft.com for free
download.

30 Jan 11 Tools for convert your NMEA file to GPX file

GPSBabel -This utility can transfer your NMEA file to GPX file or other formats. It has Windows, Mac & Linux versions. Please go to http://www.gpsbabel.org for free download