Usb gps

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  1. cdnyny

    cdnyny New Member

    Does anyone know of either a USB-based GPS dongle that works with Android, or a verified Android app that reads lat/lon from a Bluetooth GPS device? I tried "Bluetooth GPS" with a device that was advertised to wrok, but it only crashed my system every time I tried it.

    Many thanks.

  2. moscro

    moscro New Member

    What kind of hardware are you using as the host? The problem with portable USB devices is that it requires a very specific USB protocol to be able to handle communication with the dongle called USB On-The-Go. This protocol was not developed to act as a computer-like host (in which it can communicate with virtually any devices with the proper drivers), but rather be capable of being applied in very specific applications.

    I've been looking into hardware development for the Incredible, and it's been very difficult to discern whether or not it has this capability. As a matter of fact, I've had a hard time trying to tell if any of the Android based phones are capable of doing something like this.

    If you're looking for basic navigation, the Google Maps app works well for virtually anything. You can even share a certain location with another person.
  3. jonbonazza

    jonbonazza Well-Known Member

    I am currently developing a similar app for my company right now. We are taking a list of Geo points that are sent to the phone via bluetooth and mapping them on an integrated map environment as they arrive. I have hit somewhat of a snag, but hopefully I get it figured out soon. Once I get it done, I will try to create something similar for you that fits your needs. It cannot be identical as what I have is company proprietary, and I could get into some big trouble, but yea... You get the point... haha

    Ill see what I can do once I finish this current project.
  4. cmh0114

    cmh0114 Well-Known Member

    What exactly do you need this for? If it's just for reading lat and long, I'm pretty sure there's already an app for that.
  5. jonbonazza

    jonbonazza Well-Known Member

    If it is anything like my company's app, he will be having a file of lat and long points being sent to his device via bluetooth in which he will need to parse and and plot them on a mapview automatically.
  6. cmh0114

    cmh0114 Well-Known Member

    I thought there was a function for viewing/plotting lat and long points included for Maps, although I've never actually used it.
  7. jonbonazza

    jonbonazza Well-Known Member

    Youa re thinking of overlays. It's not a function, but a means of doing it.
  8. cmh0114

    cmh0114 Well-Known Member

    What do you mean, "a means of doing it"?
  9. jonbonazza

    jonbonazza Well-Known Member

    Its not a single fubctionthere is a procedure you use to do it.
  10. cmh0114

    cmh0114 Well-Known Member

    Ah, I understand. Could you explain the procedure?
  11. Yocee

    Yocee Well-Known Member


    Im not to expert in android, and software development. I have a geniatech enjoy smart tv box: Geniatech Enjoy Smart TV Box, Powered by Android 2.2, Google TV box.
    We talk this box here:

    I have a one big problem with this hardware. I want to use it in my car, and need the gps hardware. I pluged in usb bluetooth stack, paired with usb mouse. the bluetooth gps provider seen the satelites, long, lat coordinates, but the navigation programs (maps, navigon, sygic) didnt communicates with gps mouse. In the setting semu, the location and security point is missing, and missing the all gps component maybe.

    Please, ask, this is solvable problem?
  12. sjake

    sjake New Member

    I'm looking to use a USB GPS Receiver with an Android Tablet using Navionics software (droid) on my boat. I don't / can't rely on 3G, and don't want a bluetooth device because of the recharging issue. Can you recommend a USB GPS receiver that works on a tablet now?
  13. on3chd

    on3chd New Member

    Hi.Did you get any answer as I am looking to do the same?

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