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When you try to import points from GPS devices to GeoAgro GIS, using a device not compatible with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NMEA_0183 NMEA] protocol, the program will not recognize a connected device.  
 
When you try to import points from GPS devices to GeoAgro GIS, using a device not compatible with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NMEA_0183 NMEA] protocol, the program will not recognize a connected device.  
  
Usually these are devices which are connected to the computer through a USB cable and are shown as a Mass storage device where one or more files are displayed.  
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Usually these are devices which are connected to the computer through a USB cable and are shown as a Mass storage device where one or more files are displayed, for instance.  
  
 
*Magellan: line [http://www.magellangps.com/Products/eXploristseries/eXplorist-GC eXplorist]  
 
*Magellan: line [http://www.magellangps.com/Products/eXploristseries/eXplorist-GC eXplorist]  
*Garmin: lines [https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare.do?cID=145&compareProduct=26876&compareProduct=26875&compareProduct=63350&compareProduct=63349 Oregon], [https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare.do?cID=145&compareProduct=30926&compareProduct=30925 Dakota]<br>
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*Garmin: lines [https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare.do?cID=145&compareProduct=26876&compareProduct=26875&compareProduct=63350&compareProduct=63349 Oregon], [https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare.do?cID=145&compareProduct=30926&compareProduct=30925 Dakota]<br>
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*For a full list of devices not recognized by GeoAgro GIS visit: [[What_GPS_Models_are_supported_by_GeoAgro_GIS%3F|What GPS Models are supported by GeoAgro GIS?]]<br>
  
 
== Solution  ==
 
== Solution  ==

Revision as of 07:39, 10 October 2012


Problem description

When you try to import points from GPS devices to GeoAgro GIS, using a device not compatible with the NMEA protocol, the program will not recognize a connected device.

Usually these are devices which are connected to the computer through a USB cable and are shown as a Mass storage device where one or more files are displayed, for instance.

Solution

To import points into GeoAgro GIS additional software it's needed to convert the points to a compatible format:

  1. Download and install GPS Babel from this link
  2. Once installed, in the main program window, you may select the data input and output

    GPSBabel 000001.jpg

  3. For input, you can select the file type of your GPS device, in this example, the file type Magellan - eXplorist was selected.
  4. For output you can select Comma separated values.
  5. Finally, you can import the output file in GeoAgro GIS using the tool Import text file


This FAQ shows: how a text file with GPS coordinates can be imported


Additional information

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Tags

GPS Oregon Colorado USB eXplorist Magellan GPX 

Software

GeoAgro GIS ALL Versions.

Problem type (GAGIS feature, Bug, Procedure)

There are three types of Troubleshooting guides: Feature for missing functionality, Bug for erroneous behavior and Procedure for procedural solving. In this case it corresponds to:

Feature Bug Procedure
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