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by Rassiloth
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Open Source
Topic: GPS Map Refreshing...
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

Re: GPS Map Refreshing...

Colin, The problem seems to be tied up in the way the two applications access the GPS data. Skippers Mate appears to use custom code, pulling the data at set intervals and parsing it for the database etc, while OpenCPN appears to have moved away from this approach and now prefers to use the GPSD mod...
by Rassiloth
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Open Source
Topic: GPS Map Refreshing...
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

Re: GPS Map Refreshing...

Penny, Unfortunately trying to get other GPS options to play nicely along side Skippers Mate seems to have been the proverbial straw on the camel's back. All GPS is now non-functional and added to issues with sensors and cameras (possibly down to the various tinkering done to test things out) has re...
by Rassiloth
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: User queries and support - Skipper's Mate
Topic: GPS tracking halts overnight and odd restarts...
Replies: 10
Views: 4076

Re: GPS tracking halts overnight and odd restarts...

Colin,

So far so good.

No halts in the plotting process to date.


Ian
by Rassiloth
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Open Source
Topic: GPS Map Refreshing...
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

Re: GPS Map Refreshing...

Penny, What was trying to use was the 'Plot Your Position' option but I run into problems auto refreshing the screen as it keeps wanting an ok to resend data. Can't see any other options with the BCS menu though. I'm only looking to provide a map display on a small RPi inside the boat. The unit doub...
by Rassiloth
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Open Source
Topic: GPS Map Refreshing...
Replies: 7
Views: 2651

GPS Map Refreshing...

Not a problem this time, more an observation. One of my side projects has been to build a simple Raspberry Pi device for me to control and manage my SM installation while onboard (as I don't want to go digging out my laptop all the time). The platform I've built is a standard RPi in a 7" touchscreen...
by Rassiloth
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: User queries and support - Skipper's Mate
Topic: GPS tracking halts overnight and odd restarts...
Replies: 10
Views: 4076

Re: GPS tracking halts overnight and odd restarts...

Colin,

No problem, feel free to connect.

The system sits on its own dedicated connection so nothing should interfere.


Regards

Ian
by Rassiloth
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: User queries and support - Skipper's Mate
Topic: GPS tracking halts overnight and odd restarts...
Replies: 10
Views: 4076

Re: GPS tracking halts overnight and odd restarts...

Colin, Some of it is probably related. Doing some testing (and assuming I've understood the platform correctly), a reboot just clears out anything except the base registration from the database and this seems to work fine. Whether the reboot is scheduled or manual has no untoward impact. What does s...
by Rassiloth
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: User queries and support - Skipper's Mate
Topic: GPS tracking halts overnight and odd restarts...
Replies: 10
Views: 4076

Re: GPS tracking halts overnight and odd restarts...

Colin, I'll do the sensor tests when I have a bot more time, they are currently shutdown to stop the rebooting, but for the GPS see below. Checking the portal last night (11:35pm) everything was ok and GPS data was shown in the 'Real Time Update' view. The unit was rebooted at 11:44pm and when check...
by Rassiloth
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: User queries and support - Skipper's Mate
Topic: GPS tracking halts overnight and odd restarts...
Replies: 10
Views: 4076

GPS tracking halts overnight and odd restarts...

With a stable 4G connection now in place, and the 'Remote Access' also working fine, I've started to keep an eye on the GPS data. This has lead to a couple of strange observations: The SM platform stops getting any GPS data from the GPS unit overnight:- Not 100% sure on the exact time but it was fin...
by Rassiloth
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: User queries and support - Skipper's Mate
Topic: Problems getting 4g Dongle to work
Replies: 15
Views: 4814

Re: Problems getting 4g Dongle to work

Colin, First thing. Its all now working ;-) Second what was up. It was all tied up in NAT. Dumping the ip tables config into a file showed that their was only postrouting masquerade set for eth0, usb0 and wlan1 applying one for eth1 fixes the issue. I've added this as a permanent thing and all is no...