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How to get coordinates from my TRACKER SMS to my laptop?

 
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joebloggs2006
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:19 pm    Post subject: How to get coordinates from my TRACKER SMS to my laptop? Reply with quote

Hi all.

I have a tracker unit like this

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/GPS-PERSONAL-TRACKER_W0QQitemZ220306692517



Of course I have to type my info from my SMS message into google maps or my TOMTOM, which for anything moving, is a real pain. What's the best way to get the data into my laptop?

Im my parts bin I have a wavecom WM12219 GSM modem.

Lets's say I set the tracker to send out an SMS every 5 minutes , i need the modem to get that data into my PC, my PC know to send it to say Autoroute (emulating a GPS receiver plugged into the pc i guess)

Any thoughts? Assuming there is no off-the-shelf cable I can knock up a cable from the modem to the serial port on my pc (might have to use a PCMCIA serial port card ) Do I need some special piece of software do you think to communicate with the modem, IE to read the SMS and be able to send it to map software in a way it understands it?

The tracker has the facility to send in NMEA 0183 format according to the PDF on the cd that came with it.

Thanks in advance! and happy new year.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about using Skype to received the SMS messages?
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