I suppose these packages are not installed now? And if I guess right, some computer “magic” is necessary to set it up and get it working? Sometimes I wish I was a computer geek so that I actually could understand all this properly
The only thing that you need to do is put your NMEA data on UDP port 192.168.2.2:27000.
This software can do that for you.
My setup is a little complicated (my rov connects to an Ubuntu desktop running a Win7 VM for the USBL), so I’m sending my data from a file to the UDP port. However, I do use the NMEA Router software that Jacob just linked on my Windows VM, and it should be fairly easy to set up the serial–>UDP that way!
Still not able to get the position onto the rov panel. The NMEA signal comes in on COM10 and is sending out to Remote host 192.168.2.2 - Port 27000
Tried to swith GPS settings in QGC to NMEA, also no luck, now put back in Automode also
The program taking the data in on the ROV only accepts GGA. I will update it to accept some more message types and let you know when it’s ready.
Are you running the waterlinked system or GPS for surface positioning only?
I am using a different system (Blueprint Subsea USBL) The position seen on the display is the ROV position, Not the surface vessel or GPS.
Was there a resolution to the issue of connecting a gps to the laptop and displaying the lat & long on the widgets?
You may connect a gps to the laptop, and the position will be displayed on the map. The lat/long coordinates are not displayed.
Thanks Jacob, any plans to make this possible in the future?
Not that I’m aware of, you can search/add a feature request in QGC: https://github.com/mavlink/qgroundcontrol/issues
Many thanks, Jacob.
I am trying to get my GPS data displayed on QGC and am wondering what you finally did to get the LAT/LONG to show on the display. I have tried sending it to UDP 27000, but no luck. Would very much appreciate it if you could tell me how you did it.
Are you using a USBL, WaterLinked or just surface GPS?
I followed a procedure that Jacob explained to me. I believe I made a “how too” procedure with text and figures. I used a free software called nmea router. I Will look for the procedure
Thank you for responding. I used NMEA Router too. Rusty at Blue Robotics told me I should just try disabling GPS in the QGroundControl setup because is was somehow conflicting with NMEA Router. I did it and it worked. I just sent it to UDP 27000. That’s it.
I know its an old post , but how do you disable GPS in the QGC
Maybee to many places, but better safe then sorry (numbers 1-3 refering to picture):
- Turn of RTK GPS
- Turn of connected NMEA
- Turn of connections in Commlinks
- Do not send NMEA to QGC other then thru Companion 192.168.2.2:27000