FAQ: What NMEA messages does ArcPad support?


What NMEA messages does ArcPad support?


ArcPad recognizes the following NMEA 0183 version 2.0 or higher sentences:

Sentence Title	           Description

$GPGGA GPS fix data
$GPGLL Geographic position, latitude and longitude
$GPGSA GPS Dilution of Precision (DOP) and active satellites
$GPGSV GPS satellites in view
$GPRMC Recommend minimum specific GPS/TRANSIT data
$GPRRE Range residual error
$GPVTG Track made good and ground speed
$GPZDA Time and date
$PGRME Estimated error information (Garmin Proprietary)
$PGRMT Sensor Information (Garmin Proprietary)
$PMGNVER GPS hardware and software version numbers (Magellan Proprietary)
$PASHR,POS Position information (Ashtech Proprietary)
$PASHR,SAT GPS satellite tracking status information (Ashtech Proprietary)
$PRWIRID Version Information (Rockwell Proprietary)
$PRWIZCH Channel Status(Rockwell Proprietary)
$SDDPT Depth, in meters
$SDMTW Water Temperature, in degrees Celcius

Most GPS receivers output a limited number of NMEA 0183 sentences. ArcPad uses data from a number of NMEA 0183 sentences to display all of the information in the GPS Position Window as well as to populate the fields associated with the GPS Tracklog. When information is not displayed in the GPS Position Window it is usually the result of ArcPad not receiving the required NMEA 0183 sentence from the GPS receiver.