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  1. empyreandance

    empyreandance Well-Known Member
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    Hi everyone,

    I like to storm chase in the summer and now that I'm rooted, I can use the tether to get live radar data to my laptop. My radar program can accept gps data to show exactly where I am in the storm, so if I could get this from my droid, that would save me one more device! Is this possible?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. alostpacket

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    Uh, dunno if there is something with live streaming data over the tether, but quite a few programs that will keep a record of GPS data for you.

    Lattitude, Instery (maunually), but I think Google My Tracks would be worth looking into the most.
     
  3. empyreandance

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    I understand all those, what I'm asking is a way to stream the live data so my program could plot my position on the radar plot
     
  4. alostpacket

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    I get what your asking, but I doubt anyone has written a way to stream data to your specific radar app. I also dont think anyone has written an app to just stream data over a tether with no purpose or no specific app to receive the data.


    It might help if you told use the name of your radar program and the operating system you use though. And what device you use to get the data normally. Also what format the GPS data should be in for your app to "accept it."
     
  5. empyreandance

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    the program in GRLevel3 and GRLevel2 Analyst, both available here: GRLevelX Main Page

    almost positive they use NMEA-0183
     
  6. alostpacket

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    Hmm, from reading their site it looks like it can read from a file on a disk at a regular interval to update itself. However it's all very unclear as they have next t no documentation. That app seems incredibly arcane too.

    Not sure what to tell you. It's certainly possible to get GPS data from the phone to your laptop HD, but you would need an app on the phone to send the data out and a
    program on the computer to accept it and write it to a file in that NMEA format.

    I think it's pretty unlikely you'll find something, but good luck. I might recommend looking into applications that support more modern data transfer formats like XML and USB/websharing/wifi/bluetooth/etc. Though, I really don't know if there is anything like that in the storm radar app world.

    Sorry I couldn't help more, perhaps others on this board know more about what's out there.
     
  7. PreciousMetal

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    one thing you could try is to add the radar data to google earth or google maps.
     
  8. empyreandance

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    Awesome, thank you very much for the help :)
     
  9. alostpacket

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    NP, I didn't do much sorry, wish I knew more. The idea of getting data from the Droid to a PC intrigues me as a dev.
     
  10. CRPercodani

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    GPS Gate for WinMo can send NMEA data through bluetooth or wifi. Then your programs would accept the data like a faux GPS antenna was hooked up to your pc. Basically it used the GPS receiver in your phone. Unfortunately GPS Gate isn't available for Android.
     
  11. shadowdude777

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    Are there any efforts, commercial or community, to get this ability for Android?

    It'd be really cool to see that as part of PdaNet as an all-in-one solution, but considering they've specialized in data tethering for a while, I doubt that'll happen.
     
  12. CRPercodani

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    I contacted the dev but have yet to get a response, been over 2 months now.
     
  13. shadowdude777

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    A community effort would be cool. I'd prefer an app developed by the community over a commercial one, anyway.
     
  14. empyreandance

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    totally agreed
     

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