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 out how to use a pair of GPS Mobile Mapper 6, which I hope to put to work with a base Promark 3 and postprocessing with Mobile Mapper Office.
Without post-processing, this device is like any browser. With postprocess 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 the USB to a PC that has access to the Internet, via Activesync. This can be a Netbook, of those of 300 dollars, and an Alcatel-type USB modem, a service now provided by most telephone companies.
- I think it has another VPN connection but no idea how it works. A pity that these toys do not include another type of wireless connection, like the one that can be served with a wireless modem.
Download Google Maps
For this, go to Google's mobile resources, on page http://m.google.com. Automatically the system 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, go to Options> Configure GPS. You can leave the option Managed by Windows, but you can have better results if a specific port is activated.
We will use COM1 and 9600.
Surprising, with the blue button on the corner, you click and take you right to the position you are, with a transparent wheel of possible precision error that decreases as more satellites are seen. Input falls almost on my office, with the satellites that receives from the clarity of the window but with a while of having it static can be seen as it starts to go around trying to give a better position, in a range of up to 20 meters.
Above right shows the number of satellites you are viewing. Very practical to go in the car, we'll see what happens when you post-process the captured data.