Using Google Earth's realtime GPS feature (using Serial Port)
Google Earth has a feature in the Windows and Mac versions
for interfacing with serial based GPS units. This feature
can be used with Share GPS for real-time location tracking.
Follow the steps below for setup:
Start Share GPS and press the connection to begin
Depending on the method used there may be other actions
that need take place. See the help for the desired
Ensure you have a GPS fix before continuing as Google
Earth will not connect without valid data (it also tends
to disconnect when GPS is lost)
Start Google Earth and go to Tools->GPS. On the
Realtime tab, select Automatically follow the path
and click Start. Google Earth with start scanning
When using Virtual COM ports or Outgoing Bluetooth COM
ports, Google Earth should stop on the port assigned for
Share GPS and connect. It will move the map to your
position and show a dot (a timeline will appear as well)
Incoming PC bluetooth ports can be a little tricky. The
user needs to long press the connection while listening
and press Connect. However, this needs to be done while
Google Earth is looking that the COM port in question.
It may take a few times to get the timing right. Keep the
Realtime tab for Google Earth up while doing this so you
know what is going on.
If Google Earth leaves the COM port for some reason
(like fix being lost) Share GPS will restart the
connection. If this connection was made in Connect
mode, it will attempt to Connect, otherwise it will
listen for when Google Earth tries the COM port again.
When done, long press the connection in Share GPS and