Freitag, 5. Februar 2016

Mappers Blog: Use an external GPS to work with Mapper on Android

As my colleagues at Orienteering Mappers Int. reported some difficulties to get their external GPS linked to OCAD on a Windows OS, I thought I would just test how well this went  with Mapper on Android...
fig.1. Heading for a happy end: Mapper on Android and SXBlue II GPS.

To get to use an external GPS on Mapper there are two basic steps to do:

1) Pair the GPS with your phone via Bluetooth.
  • Put the GPS on
  • Enable the phones Bluetooth
  • Scan for new devices
  • Pair phone and GPS by entering the PIN.
2) Mock your phone to the external GPS position 
  • Install the app Bluetooth GPS on your phone
  • Get developper status on your phone
  • Change the setting "Allow Mock Locations" to yes
  • Open Bluetooth GPS; connect; enable Mock GPS provider.
Done.