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Re: Question about NMEA docs on Wish List

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: Question about NMEA docs on Wish List
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2022 12:53:03 -0800

Yo Laura!

On Sun, 06 Mar 2022 21:09:36 +0000
Laura Smith <> wrote:

> Not sure if this is the right place to post but seeing as no team
> emails are published on the GPSd website ....
> The GPSd website seems to suggest that the team have not had sight of
> NMEA0183 and/or NMEA2000.

None of the gpsd devs have seen that doc.  It is very expensive, and
closely held.

> The website also provides links to the NMEA website where the going
> rate is thousands of dollars.


> Wikipedia tells me that NMEA0183 = IEC61162-1 and NMEA2000 =
> IEC61162-3.

Nope.  From that page:

"The 61162 standards are all concerning the transport of NMEA sentences,
but the IEC does not define any of these. "

> Which begs the question as to whether there are any reasons why the
> GPSD team have not considered purchasing those versions instead which
> by definition are the same thing but significantly cheaper by many
> magnitudes ? e.g.

Still more money than we have.

> 61162-1:2016 @ EUR31.80 (appx USD 34)
> 61162-3:2008 @ EUR13.08 (appx USD 14)
> 61162-3:2008/A1:2010 @ EUR 5.74 (appx USD 6)
> 61162-3:2008/A2:2014 @ EUR 11.39 (appx USD 12)
> So two standards, two amendments for approx 66USD.

Which don't contain what we need.

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