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Re: [gpsd-users] heading info ?

From: Greg Troxel
Subject: Re: [gpsd-users] heading info ?
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2014 20:05:32 -0500
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Niall Parker <address@hidden> writes:

> I'd like to access the magnetic heading information from the fluxgate
> compass in my Oregon 450 but it isn't clear to me whether this is
> possible via gpsd. I saw one reference in the email archive about
> getting it from gpsdecode but I missed the details. It also doesn't
> look like the API includes heading (in contrast to course derived from
> position fixes). $HCHDG is a possible NMEA output string, is this
> handled by gpsd anywhere (for any device ?)

I haven't seen anything that makes me think it's available, but I
haven't really looked into it.   I suppose you could capture the raw
NMEA output from the receiver for a few minutes and look at and
understand all the sentences.   Have you done that?

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