And to think that my technicians walked these toys almost a year, To finish saying to me that they did not understand to him and that they preferred to stay with the Pro. Well, let's find a way to use a couple of GPS Mobile Mapper 6, which I hope to put to work with a base Promark 3 and post-processing with Mobile Mapper Office.
Without post-processing, this computer is like any browser. With post-processing He wins until A Juno SC from Trimble.
Just to bite them, we'll try connecting them to Google Maps, using the readme that Jonathan Draffan made from April last year.
Connect to the Internet
The MobileMapper 6 brings three ways to connect to the Internet:
- Bluetooth, which is the most practical as it can be done via the mobile phone or as some still call it, the cellular.
- Connected with USB to a PC that has Internet access, via Activesync. This can be a Netbook, one of those 300 dollars, and an Alcatel-type USB modem, a service now provided by most telephone companies.
- I think you have another one with a VPN connection but I have no idea how it works. A pity that these toys do not include another type of wireless connection, such as that which can be used with a wireless modem.
Download Google Maps
For this, go to Google's mobile resources, on page http://m.google.com. The system automatically recognizes that you are connecting from Windows mobile, and the option to download it appears.
It asks a couple of times to authorize the download and installation, but in less than a minute it is installed. It is possible to activate or deactivate layers such as:
Activate the GPS.
For this, it should only be done from the menu: Options> activate GPS.
To configure it, it is done in Options> Configure GPS. You can leave the Windows Managed alternative, but you may get better results if a specific port is enabled.
We will use COM1 and 9600.
Surprising, with the blue button in the corner, you click and it takes you right to the position you are, with a transparent wheel of the possible precision error that decreases as more satellites are seen. At first it falls almost on my office, with the satellites that it receives from the clarity of the window but with a while of having it static you can see how it begins to turn trying to give a better position, in a range of up to 20 meters.
The number of satellites you are viewing is shown at the top right. Very practical to go in the car, we will see what happens when post-processing the captured data.