If you use an integrated Windows GNSS sensor, you do not need to
perform any additional configuration steps or driver installations.
to verify that your sensor is working and providing data on your
If you use an external GPS receiver, connect it to your laptop and
configure it as per the manual provided by the device manufacturer.
For Bluetooth devices, this typically involves “Bluetooth pairing”;
and for USB devices, a driver installation is usually needed. Once
your device has been connected to your laptop and turned on,
To configure TamoGraph to use your GPS receiver, all you need to
know is the
number (on Windows) or Port name (on macOS) through which your
device is connected to your computer and the
Bits per second
frame allows you to select these values. Finding out the port
number is discussed below in this chapter. The
Bits per second
rate is typically 4800 or 9600; please refer to the GPS receiver
manual to find out this value. You can also click
to have TamoGraph scan your ports and detect the correct values.
However, this might take several minutes.
Once you have selected or detected the port number/name and data
rate values, click
to test your GPS receiver. The dialog will display the
and the availability of GPS data (also referred to as a
If GPS data is available, which typically requires that you be
outdoors, you will see your current
(you can select the format you prefer in the corresponding frame),
as well as the data accuracy information. Click
to save the data. You are now ready to perform GPS-assisted site
The GPS settings dialog on Windows is illustrated below:
The GPS settings dialog on macOS is illustrated below: