gps2geX
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gps2geX, or GPS-to-Google Earth, is a utility to monitor your GPS position and track in Google Earth.

Features:
  • Tilts, tracks and zooms to follow your position in real time
  • Your choice of fix icon (aeroplane, car, or generic position marker)
  • Icon changes to warn of loss of GPS fix
  • Follow your track along the ground, or in three dimensions (even through the air)
  • Optional periodic snapshots of position, velocity and time
  • Customizable view range and tilt angle


gps2geX is a Cocoa (Mac OS X) GUI-based version of gps2ge, bringing the
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • corrected error in KML colour selection which swapped red and blue components.
  • made main window resizeable.
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SiliconAddict commented on 09 Dec 2007
Doesn't work with 10.5.1 Crashes on launch.
[Version 1.6]


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smokeonit reviewed on 18 Jan 2007
works great with my macbook pro, GE4, osx 10.4.8 and tomtom bluetooth gps.

thnx;-)
[Version 1.6]


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mcoyle commented on 16 May 2006
No criticism intended! I just wanted to let people know how to get the app working.

in fact, I owe you 'big time'. I took the train into work this morning and tracked my progress with your app, Google Earth, and a bluetooth GPS.

The cute girl who sat next to me was VERY impressed. :-)

Michael
[Version 1.1]


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mcoyle tipped on 16 May 2006
Ok... this works, but there's no documentation so it took me a few minutes to figure it out.

You must download BOTH gpsdX and gps2geX.

The first is the GPS data server that interfaces with the Google utility (gps2geX).

After installing gpsdX launch the new app in the Applicaton folder and configure it for your GPS hardware port.

Then launch gps2geX and tell it to open the KZM file. Once Google Earth launches, notice the new sidebar GPS and check its box to activate it.

Pretty Cool!

Michael
[Version 1.0]

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Robin Darroch (developer) replied on 16 May 2006
Fair call, Matthew... and thanks for writing the walkthrough for other visitors! Since both of these utilities came from build-from-source-for-command-line-nerds-only projects, I think I fell into the trap of thinking "it's a GUI, so it doesn't need documentation". Of course you're right - it should have some documentation, and I'll work on that. MU's listings don't make the "requirements" section very obvious - I have listed gpsdX there (although if someone happens to have gpsd already installed, that will do).

Anyhow, thanks for the review - I'll see what I can do about documentation over the next week or so!
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stivert replied on 13 May 2007
More of a question than a comment:
- what .kmz file are you talking about?

Regards;
E.
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Nordsted commented on 21 Jan 2009
Hi
I'm having some trouble downloading gps2gex 1.6. Does anyone know where I can get it? Or maybe send it to my email?
I've got the gps2gex 1.5, but I can't get it to work. I have followed all the instructions i could find in different forums etc. But still it says "No GPS information received - waiting...."

Thanks in advance!
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Downloads:10,161
Version Downloads:325
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:29 Jun 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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gps2geX, or GPS-to-Google Earth, is a utility to monitor your GPS position and track in Google Earth.

Features:
  • Tilts, tracks and zooms to follow your position in real time
  • Your choice of fix icon (aeroplane, car, or generic position marker)
  • Icon changes to warn of loss of GPS fix
  • Follow your track along the ground, or in three dimensions (even through the air)
  • Optional periodic snapshots of position, velocity and time
  • Customizable view range and tilt angle


gps2geX is a Cocoa (Mac OS X) GUI-based version of gps2ge, bringing the ease-of-use of a graphical interface to the fun (and functional) gps2ge utility.


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