How To Use Multiple GPS Programs
I like having many solutions. I use Live and Google Maps when I’m on a trip as each has its own qualities. Microsoft has a utility that you can use to manage the GPS port on your Shadow so you can use several different mapping programs such as Live, Google Maps, GPSVP, Navizon, and Mobium. I’ve uploaded it to the site so it doesn’t disappear, the app is called GPSVP (you might need to download to your computer first). As in the screenshots above, you will need to tell your mapping programs about the change. Keep reading for the details…
Once GPSID is installed, you will need to tell it which hardware to listen to and which software port to assign it to. As in our post on Bluetooth GPS I use port COM6 for the Hardware Port and COM7 for the Program Port. Use the Baud Rate that your GPS supports and check the box for Manage Automatically.
After installing GPSID and telling your mapping programs to listen to the ‘GPS Intermediate Driver’ or let it be ‘Managed by Windows’, your programs should work just fine. Some programs don’t give that option so be sure to point them to the Program Port you chose.
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